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Christianity and Racial Harmony a) Religious pluralism is the act of accepting all religions and faiths as having an equal right to co-exist. b) These days, the roles of men and woman in Christianity are very different from wheat they used to be. At one time, people thought that men were far superior to woman. For example, this next quote from 1 Timothy 2;11-14 states that, ‘A woman should learn in quietness and full in submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.
She is to be called Woman.” (Gen.2:23) Woman and Man was given a body, mind and soul. Each had a personality and capable of exercising dominion. (Gen 1: 28-29) (Genderstanding Jesus) Luke uses a technique of pairing references to men and women, “this pairing, it has been suggested, indicates a substantial number of women constituting the Gospel audience.” (Kopas) In society today women form part of Governments, they own businesses, they hold executive positions in companies but are they really considered equal to their male counterparts, do they receive the same kind of respect and recognition for their achievements. This paper seeks to look at the relationship of Jesus and the women he encountered as well as those he used as examples to reveal the principles by which women should be treated. The Bible has countless examples of women who have broken through societal boundaries to get close to Jesus.
First, a woman’s position in the church as a teacher has many standards set by God. The Lord sets some standards of who a woman is to teach in the church. Gilbert Bilezikian in his book Beyond Sex Roles, states, “According to the Epistle, women were appointed to teach, provided they were properly qualified.” Although, who can they teach? The bible says, “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” (I Timothy 2:12) The first standard set by God is that women cannot be teachers over men, because it violates the order of authority that God has established. Samuel Bacchoicchi states in Women in the Church, “Teaching is by nature an exercise of authority and would violate the principle of submission of women to man.” God has designed men to have authority to teach and lead woman in the way of the righteous.
This is because they interpret parts of the Bible, such as 1 Timothy 2:11-12, as saying that only men should preach. In 1848, women made a retaliation to these sentiments. At the Seneca Falls convention, women (including Elizabeth Cady Stanton) signed a Declaration of Sentiments. In the declaration it states: He allows her in church, as well as state, but a subordinate position, claiming apostolic authority for her exclusion from the ministry, and, with some exceptions, from any public participation in the affairs of the church (Declaration 1) The people that these women fought against, including other women, believe that it is the duty of a woman to be quiet and submissive. I have experienced this anti-freedom dogma growing up in the Church of Christ community.
They are called platforms for a reason, they get you into office. Be wary of such absolutes, as they are routinely a gambit. In the Christian context, this alignment causes a barrier to God 's work. God is not interested in politics, His sole interest is in a better world, one where each and everyone of us strives to help each other, but to align oneself to politics or a “Worldly Nation” is to ignore the “Christian Nation”. Boyd believes “a significant segment of American evangelicalism is
Ultimately, a couple may decide that they must divorce and put an end to their legal status as a married couple. This is done through the legal system but not recognised by many Churches who believe that marriage is a sacrament, it is binding for life and that a couple cannot be un-married. 'What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder' (Mark 10:9) Attitudes Towards Re-marriage in Different Christian Denominations Attitudes towards divorce affect what people think about re-marriage. The Methodist Church teaches that if a divorced person wants to marry again in church, they must be interviewed by the Church minister, who must be willing to marry them. However, the Church of England sees things slightly differently.