During my junior year of college, my roommate honored me with the nickname “Tin Man” after I admitted (at the conclusion of My Sister’s Keeper) that I’d never cried during a movie. ... May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace; Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue. Why must feminists substitute for the glorious hierarchical vision of blessedness a ramshackle and incoherent ideal that flattens all human beings to a single level-a faceless, colorless, sexless wasteland where rule and submission are regarded as a curse, where the roles of men and women are treated like machine parts that are interchangeable, replaceable, and adjustable, and where fulfillment is a matter of pure politics, things like equality and rights?
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike; to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in one's right hand. Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of the Ammonites, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they have ripped open pregnant women in Gilead, that they might enlarge their border. What are you doing, son of my womb? An evil man seeks only rebellion, and a cruel messenger will be sent against him. He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? “If a man will let himself be lost for My sake,” Jesus said, “he will find his true self.” A Christian woman’s true freedom lies on the other side of a very small gate-humble obedience-but that gate leads out into a largeness of life undreamed of by the liberators of the world, to a place where the God-given differentiation between the sexes is not obfuscated but celebrated, where our inequalities are seen as essential to the image of God, for it is in male and female, in male as male and female as female, not as two identical and interchangeable halves, that the image is manifested. They rejected their humanity and used their God-bestowed freedom to defy Him, decided they’d rather not be a mere man and woman, but gods, arrogating to themselves the knowledge of good and evil, a burden too heavy for human beings to bear. Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, ... After many days the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.” So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Whom are you mocking? Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
And he said to me, “What do you see?” I said, “I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold, with a bowl on the top of it, and seven lamps on it, with seven lips on each of the lamps that are on the top of it.
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. Christian vision springs from mystery. Contact me: openbibleinfo (at) gmail.com. The Bible knows no other gender categories besides male and female. The woman presented in these books was empathetic; she craved emotional intimacy and prioritized quality time. Then he came up and told his father and mother, “I saw one of the daughters of the Philistines at Timnah.
In His inexorable love He demonstrated exactly what He had had in mind by calling Himself a Bridegroom-the Initiator, Protector, Provider, Lover-and Israel His bride, His beloved. For much of my life I didn’t think of myself as feminine. And she said, “True, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.
I do not know where the men went.
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Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. ‣ For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” ... “All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful.
Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. And the worthless men brought a charge against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, “Naboth cursed God and the king.” So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones. Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Early in the morning he came again to the temple.
But we must not be greedy in insisting on having all of them, in usurping the place of men.
R And the angel who talked with me came again and woke me, like a man who is awakened out of his sleep. K Misguided perceptions of femininity and masculinity aren’t problems unique to the church, but they do create a moral conundrum the church must grapple with in a unique way. All your leaders have fled together; without the bow they were captured. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”.