Episode 27 Show Notes
From the Show
Why Does It Seem Like God Loves Men More Than Women in the Bible?
Well, it isn't the case that God loves women less than men. Especially when you compare it with pagan views of women, the Bible's totally different in this regard. First, look at the fact that in creation, God said it is not good for the man to be alone. Women didn't have that position in the ancient world outside of Israel. Women were like property in the ancient world, but not in the Bible. Here in Genesis 1, Adam is considered incomplete without Eve. No other creature could suffice until God created Eve. And not from Adam’s feet, mind you, but from his side. The story emphasizes the point right there in chapter 1:26 and 27, ‘then God said let us make man in our image, after our likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,’ and everything else on Earth. So God created man in his own image, ‘in the image of God he created them male and female, he created them.’ Notice here man made in the image of God equals, male and female.
And then in the very next verse, ‘And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”’ Eve was given that rule right along with Adam. She is an equal human being. —Michael Horton
Questions in this Episode
1. How can youth ministers encourage our youth to read the Bible? What do you think youth need to know that might inspire them to take up and read?
2. How do we know which Bible translation is 'inspired'?
3. Why does it seem like God loves men more than women in the Bible?
4. What did Jesus means when he said in John 8:15: “You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one”?
5. What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit?
6. Does Romans 4 teach that we are saved by faith alone?
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