GENDER EQUALITY IN THE CHURCH Part 1
WOMAN ARE NOT INFERIOR TO MEN
Memory Verse: The Lord gave the word; great was the company of those women that published it. Psalm 68:11
The word company is translated from Hebrew word ‘tsaba’, It is feminine in gender and means “a mass of women organized for warfare (an army).
GOD’S PURPOSE FOR MAN AND WOMAN
1. Rule Together
This means that the original intents for man and woman was they be co-regents (rulers together) over the renewed creation. The unique partnership is confirmed in I Cor. 11:13
2. Full Participation
God intended the woman to fully participate in what the man does. John 5:20, John 5:21
3. Responsibility of Judging
The Greek word judgeth is ‘Krino’, it means “to decide (Judicially), to punish, avenge, judge, act as a lawyer (barrister). This illustrates Gods intent for women as co-regent with the man John 5:22, Eph. 5:30-32.
4. Submission and Obedience
The office of the husband is an administrative one requiring specialized functions commensurate with the abilities ( physical) of the administrator .It is like the pilot and copilot of a commercial airline , they are equally important but for administrative reasons someone has to lead in marriage the man is the cerimonial leader. It is like embarking on along journey with a trailer it is easier for the man being the stronger( physically) to drive while the woman assists . So women were told to obey their husbands Gen. 3:16, Eph. 5:22. Even though women were told to obey their husband, she was not inferior to him Eph. 5:21, Gal. 3:28