Reflections on life, marriage, and a young woman who is constantly learning how much there will always be to learn!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Biblical Portrait of Women

I just read this excellent piece by John MacArthur on the biblical status of women. I really appreciate how Dr. MacArthur references so many scriptures to back up his assertions. It begins...

The Bible is, and has always been, a revolutionary book. It stands like a coastal rock cliff to resist the surging, crashing waves of cultural change. And there may be no clearer demonstration of the Bible’s immutable word than what it teaches about genuine femininity.

The Bible rightly exalts women against cultures that distort, degrade, and debase them. Many in our society tout the sexual and reproductive liberation of women against the supposed oppressive, outmoded strictures of the Bible. I have to ask, “In what way are women truly free? In what way does our culture honor them?” Sure they can vote; sure they have opportunities to compete in the marketplace. But are they really free? Is their dignity and honor intact?

Dr. MacArthur goes on to describe how Biblical Christianity has historically uplifted women, in contrast to the world, which has always enslaved and debased women in various ways. As one with some experience being a Christian woman, I concur wholeheartedly with his analysis. I thank God that he made me a woman, and for the joy and freedom that I find in being one!


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