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United Nations approach to gender equality – a biblical review

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Just a few days ago, the internet was filled with special messages to the women folk as the United Nation declared a day for the women all……over the world to mark the contributions of women to the development of the world.
The Bible equally recognizes the significant contribution of women to the development of man’s relationship with the creator. However, the Bible does not place a woman on the same equal plane with a man. The position of the United Nations is another subtle blow on the teachings of the Bible. Right from 1995 when women gathered in Beijing China, so many families have been shaken as women returned to begin to fight for equality with men.
That a man is the head of the house is a direct office handed over to him by the almighty. True Christian women recognize this fact and have lived peacefully with the husbands without any hitch until this campaign by the UN started to crawl into homes.
God made the woman to be a “help meet” to the man. Gen 2:18 And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

The man is designed by God to rule over the woman. Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [shall be] to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

The man is the head of the woman Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Within the worship setting, the woman is to be under the leadership of the man. 1Cor 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but [they are commanded] to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

1Tim 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

Paul the Apostle gave solid reasons why this arrangement is so. 1Tim 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 1Tim 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

So, true Christian women are not carried away by the breeze of the United Nations aimed at destroying the plain teachings of the Bible.
True Christian men are trained by the Bible to love and cherish their wives and to dwell with them with understanding.
To invoke equality is to to distort the original plan of God and thus rebel against the almighty.
Let us as Christians not be easily carried away by things that we don’t understand the deep content.

By Mike Udam

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