No More Men

Source: “‘Men’ edited out of law in Washington state,” Omaha World-Herald, page 4A, 4 February 2013. Lawmakers in Washington are removing all references to men from their laws. Dairymen are now called dairy farmers, freshmen are now first-year students, and penmanship is now handwriting. The claim by Sally Clark, one of the instigators, is “But language…

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Is the Bible sexist?

Question: I have asked you several questions in the past and really respect your opinions. I’m a freshman in college at the moment and in my English class, we are doing a unit on gender inequalities. The teacher (and other people in the class) think that the whole Bible is sexist because God is a…

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Who is God to decide my life?

Question: So who is God to decide and what mechanism do I have to protest that He is wrong? Being male is not enough to suggest He is all-knowing. Why put me on this earth with an overwhelming sense that I don’t belong here. Why keep dragging me back to now when He knows I…

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Objections to Biblical Limitations on Woman’s Role

by Bobby Graham From beginning to end under every dispensation, the Bible is clear about the role of woman in relation to men.   Hers is a secondary role of submission to her husband in the family and to men in the local church (Ephesians 5:22-24; I Corinthians 14:34-35; I Timothy 2:8-15).   Whatever the culture, Lord always dictated…

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I don’t believe a woman gives up her body when she marries

Question: When a woman marries a man she becomes his wife; this does not mean that she gives up her body and mind to a man (her husband). Rape can occur in a marriage. If a wife does not consent to sex and she is forced to have sex by her husband, this is rape.…

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Is there truth behind “The Da Vinci Code”?

Question: Have you heard of The Da Vinci Code? It’s a book written about Leonardo da Vinci, Opus Dei, and stuff like that? I’ve read the story and it was about hidden truths in Christianity: Jesus being married to Mary Magdalene, the Bible as a product of men, the books of the Bible are incomplete, the…

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Should a woman stay home and not work to take care of the children?

Question: Should a woman stay home and not work to take care of the children? Answer: I find your question perplexing because I don’t know of a greater work or a more difficult work than that of raising children. One of the tasks assigned by God to women is that of home management. “That they…

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Why is there no female god in the Bible?

Question: Why is there no female god in the Bible? Answer: If this is in reference to false gods of idolatrous worship, then there are female gods mentioned in the Bible. People worshipped Asheroth or Asherah, a Canaanite goddess of fertility. “So the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD. They…

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The Message of I Corinthians 11

by Ethan R. Longhenry I would like to examine a passage that has caused many divisions and great strife in many churches of Christ. Many have simply disregarded this passage and do not wish to find any way in which to apply it to their own lives because of the controversy that it generates. We…

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Is sex within marriage a privilege to be earned?

Question: Thank you for the timely reply. Though I do not agree with your comments, I find it interesting that you did not address the conclusion I stated about oral sex, cross-dressing, etc. being acceptable if sex is reduced to a physical level only (which is what happens when the situation occurs as I described). We…

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