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Does the God of the Bible Support The Subjugation of Women?

aired October 6, 2020

Episode 547 Show Notes 

From the Show

The true God of scripture defends and honors women. God made man in his image, male and female. And throughout the Old Testament, you have the stories of women who God used mightily. I think of Deborah, Ruth, and others. The Old Testament scriptures give a voice to women. There were provisions in Israel for the protection of women in the ancient world. One of the shocking things about God, especially in the context of the ancient world, is that the God of the Bible identifies with and cares for groups that in that day were often subject to abuse and mistreatment: widows, orphans, and strangers. God advocated for them and upheld them in a society where they were cast aside.

–Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. How do I deal with a Christian friend who has fallen for a lot of false teaching and who is not teachable and gets offended if I don’t agree with them?

2. If God will blot out our sins, why do we have to give an account for every word that we speak? 

3. What is the biblical distinction between the spirit and the soul? What role do the heart and mind play in this relationship or distinction? 

4. My daughter told me about a lecture she heard in her college class where the professor said that God the Father in Christianity functions as a way to maintain patriarchal structures in society, which causes harm to women. Is there a way to encourage her and affirm that God being a good Father doesn’t have to mean what the professor seems to be saying?


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