March 12, 2011

Contrasts

Edited 4-14-2011, deleted video.


Men are superior to women on account of the qualities with which God has gifted the one above the other, and on account of the outlay they make from their substance for them. Virtuous women are obedient, careful, during the husband's absence, because God has of them been careful. But chide those for whose refractoriness [stubbornly disobedient] you have cause to fear; remove them into beds apart, and scourge them: but if they are obedient to you, then seek not occasion against them... (Koran, 4.34)

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her... So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord [does] the church.  (Ephesians 5:25, 28-29 NKJV)


Buon girono. Ignorant and dishonest people complain that the Bible is "sexist", but that is not true. In reality, the value of women is affirmed in the Bible. For instance, Jesus went against the cultural trends of his day by speaking to, and even teaching, women. Quite a contrast from Islam: Beat them until they straighten up. Addendum: Where are the feminists, the supporters of women's rights, huh?


Here is a small chunk of time that I am asking from you. It is from Ravi Zacharias, former atheist turned Christian apologist. He is answering a question regarding the status of women in the Bible. This one is embedded, no external download needed (original source is here, if you want it), the relevant excerpt is below:

2 comments:

Rhomphaia (Sword) said...

Ravi needed this verse in the NT
1 Tim 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.


We are fearfully and wonderfully made- and there are many things that God put into play for the woman who bears children. I could list some that I know...

The Lord loves us- we have far more value in His eyes than women do in the eyes of those who believe the Koran. (Muhammad's child bride should speak the final straw.)

Stormbringer said...

Well, the "saved through childbearing" verse, while it appears only once, causes a great deal of controversy. My understanding is that the meaning is less plain, that it refers to women in the church, caring for and raising Godly children. It's been a while since I read up on this, but I know it's not literal (which would be quite unfair to barren and celibate women).

But then, I may not even be understanding where you're going with this verse.

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