Christian Perspective: Feminism
Pastor Christian Lamb // September 16, 2018
What is Feminism?
The advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.
Was Jesus a feminist?
Jesus had women as disciples
Women were the first witnesses at the tomb
Women were the last ones at the cross
Women were Jesus’s financial support
Paul’s view of women
1 Corinthians 14:34-35
Paul’s feminist answer: Men, recognize the equal intellectual capacity of women, and teach her (because that was the only way women would be able to learn in their society) so you may have intellectual conversation together.
1 Timothy 2:9-10
Modesty is not just for women and is not about jewelry or crop tops
Modesty is being showy or making people look at you for your wealth or clout.
Immodesty is showing up to church in a Bugatti or wearing really fancy clothes vs your normal clothes
1 Timothy 2:11-12
Is simply a declaration not against women teaching but against anyone teaching that doesn’t understand the Bible.
The appeal to Eve does not mean women are lesser than men. It is a simple statement saying, make sure you are educated about the Bible because Eve was deceived and unless you are careful, you could be deceived like her.
Paul’s point of emphasis is not on the typical power structure of the society but on the reverse, the mutual submission and respect of one another. In other words, equality.