Advent – should women look for the Christ Child or a husband?

Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, and churches will light the Hope Advent candle and the church begins its countdown until the Christ child is born on Christmas Day.

Many faith denominations do not light Advent candles, but almost all churches spend the month of December with Cantatas, children’s Christmas plays, and so forth. The song “A Baby Changes Everything” was popular one year and Don and I heard it sung at two different churches.

But do women really need Jesus?

Listen to what a man commented on my blog, “The man answers to God for the actions of his wife and children.”

Whoa! Did you catch that? How can a man answer to God for the actions of his wife and children? For that to happen we must find scriptures to support the following beliefs in the Bible:

1. That a husband is divine as he stands as a mediator between his wife and kids and God. The husband would have to be divine because it is a divine Jesus who stands as the mediator for the husband. (Job 9:32-35) Surely women wouldn’t need a human standing before God for her, would she? (1Timothy 2:5-6).

2. That the wife cannot speak for herself because she is an incomplete human being, incapable of coming before God for herself, and who has no hope outside her husband. (Romans 3:22).

3. That children are not complete human beings capable of having a relationship with God. (Acts 2:17).

There are no scriptures to support a man answering to God for the actions of his wife. In fact, each scripture reference that I have given says completely the opposite of what the person who wrote the comment said. Oh, but he is just one person. Nobody really believes like that, do they?

Cindy Kunsman can tell you that some seminarians believe it. Several years ago she was invited to a conference at a Southern Baptist affiliated seminary. Cindy says “Several young men asked how it was that I believed that they would not stand before God…to give an account and to intercede for their wives…These (young men) were seminary students.”

Advent – should women be looking for the Christ child, or for a husband?

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Shirley Taylor writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality for Christian women.
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8 Responses to Advent – should women look for the Christ Child or a husband?

  1. Cindy K says:

    Hey, no wonder my ears were burning!

    You know, this statement from really nice young students just absolutely floored me. I never dreamed in a million years that I’d ever hear anything like this in a Baptist institution. Unbelievable.

    • I use your quote often. I love that post of Advent – should women look for the Christ child or for a husband. It is truer than even they know. They love to spout stuff like Jesus is head of man, the man is head of the wife and God is head of Christ, without realizing that this statement completely takes Jesus out of the equation for women.

      > Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 00:18:22 +0000 > To: bwebaptist.women@live.com >

  2. Sarah Myers says:

    I just came across your blog and find it refreshing! I especially like your use of the caged bird image. Good luck to you – I am certain that Christ smiles on you and your work.

    • Welcome! Thank you for your good wishes and comment.I believe that Jesus would want us free, and I work for that freedom daily. I write to encourage, exhort, and persuade women to get off their equal-buts and speak up for their equality. Because as I say, when you don’t accept equality for yourself, you are denying it for all women. I don’t think we have that right.

      You might also like to read my book Dethroning Male Headship. I have been selected as a Visiting Author and will be with 1200 tomorrow with a booth to sell my book. My new book “Women Equal-no buts. Powered by the same Source” will go directly to Kindle on January 20, 2014. It is a compilation of some of my blogposts, which have been edited, expanded upon, updated and grouped according to subject matter. It brings humor and righteous outrage.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Michelle says:

    As usual, you get right to the point. I love this. It would sail right by the heads of the people who live this way, though. And/or they would deny it. Two masters and whatnot….
    Thank you :-)

    • I posted this last Christmas and it says so much, doesn’t it? I am stupified by the ignorance of male headship and what it actually means. I am dumbfounded that women are willing to give up their equaltiy to the keeping of a human male.

  4. Dana Booth says:

    to put sb through sth [ ordeal] → infliger qch à qnThe children had put him through a lot of worry when they were teenagersBUT Les enfants lui avaient causé beaucoup de soucis lorsqu’ils étaient adolescents.to put sb through hell → en faire voir à qnThose two husbands put me through hell → Ces deux maris m’en ont fait voir .

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