Before we talk about feminism, let’s define it as per Google search dictionary shall we.
Definition: advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
It is a very interesting topic, Bible does talk about it quite a bit. But the thing is an average Christian is 30 or 40 year old or behaves like one, doesn’t think about women rights. And probably has lived in a very conservative community.
The question of feminism comes up in Genesis itself, which infact is the first Book of the Bible, comes up within few pages of the Bible. (Adam and Eve in the Garden)
Most Christains think God cursed man because of disobedience, that is clearly not the Case. God specifically told them, if you eat of the tree. You shall surely die. The knowledge of good and evil is the law, then everything else is Grace. God made them rulers of the earth, gave them every other tree including the tree of life to freely eat of. God wanted man to trust in his goodness, trust in him for what is good and evil. That is faith, they had to receive grace through faith, without which you won’t have a relationship or free will. But both Man and Woman ate of it.
We all focus on what curses woman received as she lost her standing in front of God and look at man’s loss for conceptual clarity
To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.
It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.
By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
Notice the worst curse comes last, for Man it is death, he was made out of dust, he shall return to dust because his Spirit is separated .
For Women, she came out of Man. Thus since her spirit is separated from God. Her desire would be for her husband and he exercised dominion over her.
Which is to say, She can only please herself by pleasing man, thus man rules over her. For example If I really really excessively cared about what a person thinks about me, that person can and probably would exercise dominion over me. Whatever that person tells I would be affected and influenced by it greatly. This is all too common in various relationships.
For a women to be carnal, she would have instinctive desire to suject herself to the control of Man, just as a man is carnal he would lust for flesh and materials of this world. For a womans case being separated from God ,true feminism cannot exist. But if she subjects herself to God, then she no longer needs to rely on Man even if she is from Man. Just the way Man doesn’t need to behave carnal if he is connected to God. This is how Jesus fasted for 40 days and overcame the temptations of the flesh. He lived not by bread alone but by the word of God.
Matthew 4:4: But he answered and said, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
For a woman to become a true feminist, ie become a equal, she must be connected to God. Just like Jesus who lived not according to the flesh but by every word that proceeded out of God. But first you need to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior for the redemption of sins, and be a daughter of God. More closer you get to God,less dependent you become on Man. Thus you shall become a true feminist, ie equal with man, infact actually being superior is very much in scope. Thus wives are asked to subject themselves to their husbands, just as Jesus Christ being the greatest, God himself became a servant and served us by offering himself entirely until his last breath on the cross.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her26 to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Women are fundementally created in a superior way as far as specs , because in pure Hebrew, God squeezed man from clay, but God delicately shaped woman from Man. Woman is man v2.0. Even Scientists acknowledge that men have compartmentalized minds which is actually a bad thing!! Because in life everything is connected. For women it’s not the case, they think the same way(ie everything being connected), and thus can percieve life in a much clearer way.
True feminism is only possible by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior. And having a close intimate relationship by living according to his word, just as Jesus did. Which is really exciting news for women amen.Infact it is too good to be true news, which is the Gospel for women.
Praise God, hope you receive Christ and become a true feminist. Amen