integrity3imagesWomen’s bodies are not a commodity as many patriarchal societies believe, and no man has a right to violate the integrity of her body in any way. Throughout history the value of a woman has been placed upon her sexual purity and it is when men violate her integrity that she becomes devalued. There is no such devaluation for a man, because it is men who have set the standard of a woman’s worth and it is men who created the division of inequality between the genders. The Bible clearly reinforces this practice of division between male and female in all areas of life which reveals its human origins. What starts out in the second chapter of Genesis with male and female being as “one flesh” quickly devolves into the woman being ruled over by the man and becoming his possession, thus setting clear lines of division between the genders and making certain natural functions of a woman’s body considered unclean and shameful. Even in the New Testament Jesus makes it clear to his audience that the best condition for man is to be unmarried (separated from the woman), as does the apostle Paul who confirms the sentiment that it is only good to marry if one cannot contain their sexual desires, but the best way is to remain unmarried as he is. This does nothing but exacerbate the already existing division between male and female, which is also contrary to the idea of unity put forth in Genesis 2.

 

Matt.19:10-12 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

1 Cor.7:8-9 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

 

Even though the idea of division of the genders did not originate in the Bible, its teaching clearly reinforces the male viewpoint of different standards of value for men and women. A woman’s value is judged on what she is worth to a man, thus robbing her of her own identity and integral value; whereas a man’s value is judged solely on the standard of men and his integrity remains intact. If anyone has any doubt as to the origins of male centered, biblical thought, it can quickly be put to rest; every patriarchal society in the history of humankind is structured on a male dominated order. Patriarchal systems were well underway before the Hebrews became a people worshiping one god and have continued on through history until today. This being the case it is easy to see the progression of male domination of women being incorporated into the male mindset that dressed the god of the Bible in his masculine garments. The erroneous idea that the Bible teaches unity is held by most Christians who are unaware that just beneath the seemingly peaceful, unified surface lies a tempest of division. Not only is there division amongst the genders, but division amongst races is also rampant. The only respite from this overflowing abundance of division, is the unity of salvation found in Christ, which applies to the male and female of all races on earth; meaning that every human on the planet can be saved according to the Bible if they believe that Jesus is the son of god. Galatians contains the only verse in the Bible that specifically includes male and female as part of the universality of salvation.

 

Gal.3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

 

These verses of unification with god through salvation have nothing to do with the lack of fleshly equality amongst genders, which is reinforced by all the New Testament writers. Rules, laws and obedience are the hallmarks of Scripture, which masquerade under the guise of freedom espoused by Jesus and his apostles. Instead of punishment for violent behavior against women, suppression is supported and condoned by biblical teachings. There can be no true freedom when one is subjugated to the rule of another because of their gender, neither is there any freedom when one is threatened with hell if you don’t conform to a specific set of doctrines. It’s time for women to rise up and demand their equal place alongside men, and fathers to begin teaching their sons to view women as their equals. Any religion that denies women equal human rights and oppresses them based on gender should be exposed as a false religion and condemned.

2 Responses to “A Woman’s Integrity”

  • ''Quickened'':

    Rose, women have arisen today, in all manner of ways when compared to the past.
    Has this done them any good ?
    yes and No.

    ———————————-however…………………

    A great miracle is to be divested of a carnal minded concept of the Word of God. It was never written for the carnal mind of man to understand.

    it is a love letter to THE REAL MAN OF THE HEART – THE SPIRITUAL MAN- [in both sexes] to awaken HIM, the CHRIST PARTICLE- into the reality of true divine life.

    Jesus, never allowed ”his woman” to dictate to his ministry, why? He was not flawed by the tree of good and evil knowledge, therefore he knew how to allow His male element the spiritual man to be activated – this is how He is as He is.
    speaking of marriage – he is correct – for none of us should remain ”married” to our deceived woman Eve.

    it has nothing to do with carnal relationships, for this contradicts ”be fruitfull and mulitply”.

    ”the woman” AS A DEEPER meaning – appears 1st to be a female person from our carnal minded understanding – but – the ”woman” is our soul person and both make and female have ”the woman” inside themselves who has eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and become ”flawed and perverse to the Word of divine inspiration”.
    The Male – for a deeper meaning, is our arisen spiritual man of the heart – quickened and made alive to Lord it over our deformed souls and bring her into submission to the real man of the heart. ”The Male” is in both sexes – as it is an EXPRESSION of divine realities of the invisible world.

    it is NO good trying to fathom out so many contraditions, with a carnal mind – but – to gain divine wisdom from above, and find peace for our souls in both sexes to become THE REDEEMED.

    consider 1 point
    why are men just as deceived as women? – both sex are as deceived as each other therefore, a new way of thinking is opened up to allow WISDOM FROM ABOVE to teach us correctly on things that appear silly, ugly and unbalanced to a human mind.

    perhaps this word from me today, has helped you to view THE WORD from a spiritual aspect, rather than becoming frustrated and cross from a failed understanding.
    you will never make sense from the whole bible, when you use the flesh to gain understanding.
    it is a SPIRITUAL BOOK, WRITTEN for the NEW MAN of our heart – the real us – the ”God” in us – that is mostly asleep.

    its the deep calling to the deep.

    when Jesus was speaking about ”marriage” – He did not wish anyone to be still joined/married to ”their deceived woman” Their soulish fleshy Eve, who doubted God’s word and found another’s advice more attractive that she followed after to her grave.

    so in spiritual terms.
    ”the woman” is in both sexes – she is our flesh that lives off the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

    ”the man” – is in both sexes – is the real Man of the heart – our God particle who needs to ARISE AND SUBDUE eve our flesh and bring her back into submission to the Word of God – so she will become alive from the dead.

    I hope ”your Man” prevails Rose and you get re-gene-rated – or re-gened back into your real spiritual selfhood and withdraw from contenting by the flesh.

  • Rose:

    Hello Quickened,

    You opened your post with the question:

    “Rose, women have arisen today, in all manner of ways when compared to the past.
    Has this done them any good ?
    yes and No.”

    Absolutely YES! Little by little women are gaining their equal human rights which have been denied them my men…making them better able to care for their families by getting educated and choosing how many children they want to have and when to have them, thus improving the quality of life for everyone.

    The only reason men deny women their equal rights is because they want to control them, unfortunately the Bible has only served to reinforce those ideas. The reason for this is because the Bible was written by men who’s primitive mindset thought that men were superior to women.

    It seems you have been deluded into thinking that the Bible has value as a spiritual book, which couldn’t be farther from the truth. The Bible was written in the language of male thinking minds who’s intellectual level is far below that of people today. Primitive minds that thought slavery was okay and slaughtering men, women and children was the punishment for worshiping other gods. The god called Yahweh that the authors of the Bible constructed is an immoral monster who’s portrayal shows us how barbaric men thought in ancient times.

    It is not possible to make sense of the Bible, because the foundation of the myths it is based on are false. No true creator god would ever use fallible primitive humans to convey a message of his existence based on an ever changing human language prone to misinterpretation. The language of life is what reveals the nature of our origins and the more humans discover the workings of the universe the greater the gap widens from the Bibles account of creation and science.

    My advice to you would be to use your ability to reason, to discover for yourself the truth about the mythology contained in the Bible. Let your mind freely ask questions and openly search out the answers. The first question I would ask is, “Why should I believe the Bible’s account of a creator?”

    Thank you for your comments,
    Rose

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