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April 04, 2014


Veronica Zundel

If Jesus was not a feminist (and I understand your argument), he was certainly not a complementarian! Or a chauvinist... I think we can co-opt Jesus for egalitarianism to the extent that he treated everyone as his equal.

Bernard of Menthon

Jesus gave the world two commandments - love God with all our might and our neighbours as ourselves. These embrace a universal message of peace, love, freedom and hope for everyone irrespective of gender or race. We are all God's children and loved by Him/Her. God took human form in Jesus to save those at that time and all those to come. That the world has not always accepted this universal message and man still wages war, exploits others, perpetrates violence, rape and abuse against others is testimony to the position that we have much to learn and do.

Alexander Pendjurin

I agree with your post. Tell me your thoughts on this:

1 Timothy 2:5-13 English Standard Version (ESV)

5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man[a] Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; 9 likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve;

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