Can, “salvation” be as a real and practical experience for a woman equal to a man? Is she redeemed from her past equally as a man? Do you truly believe that the original sin of a woman is still held against her after she commits her life to Jesus, while the original sin of a man is forgiven? Can you believe that women are truly equal in Jesus Christ or just an appendage to the men of the church? “It was for freedom that Christ set us free … do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” (Gal. 5:1). I am persuaded that new life, joy, blessing will be experienced by the Church when every follower of Jesus can enter the liberty to understand who he or she is in Christ.”
The story of creation in Genesis recounts, “The curse” woman’s “fall from grace” in the eyes of God and men. Though Jesus’ redemption of all humans, women continue to labor under such a curse throughout the ages that has been imposed upon her by Christian men. Traditionally, the church world has gone beyond the curse in its subjugation of women to her husband by severely limiting the roles scripturally available to them in the ministry and placing them under the subjection of all men.Do you really believe that women are inferior to men? Does the creation story imply that man, is in some sense, higher or better than women? What biblical evidence shows that women have equality with men? In what sense are they equal to men and they are not?
Do you believe there are no exceptions in Christ’s redemptive work; redemption is never qualified sexually, racially, or economically? Do you believe that the Great Commission of Christ applies to women believers as to men believers; that women should not exercise the Great Commission unless her husband tells her she can do so; that these signs shall follow women who believe the same as men who believe? Do you believe that women believers are authorized to heal the sick, to cast out devils, to cleanse the lepers, to raise the dead, to preach the gospel, the same as men; the anointing and the power of the Holy Spirit has the same purpose in a woman’s life as in a man’s; that every blessing provided by the sacrifice of Christ is for every woman for whom He died?
In examining attitudes and teachings toward women, Jesus is shown breaking down the cultural barriers of first-century Palestine. Do you believe the later Pauline works are found to be consistent with Jesus’ views? Paul gave women a vital place in his ministry. The woman question will have you examine women’s roles in the Church. Should women be placed in leadership roles in the church under men, and if so, does her position take anything away from the men’s leadership? Should all women be in subjection to all men in the church? Do you believe that all men are superior to women? Do you believe in the ordination of women; that woman’s place only in the home?
Christian women are still under a so-called curse from the Old Testament while men enjoy the freedom of the blood of Jesus freeing Christian men and not women; that the Apostle Paul was a sexist? Have you searched the scriptures to see what teachings and attitude of toward women are true? What do you think—particularly the recurring question of whether women should be “in silence learn in all submission,” (1Timothy 2:11)? Are women to be in submission to her husband and does it extend to all men?