Defining equality

Somebody by the name of Peter C made this comment on Krishk.  “Egalitarians take a modern political ideal – that of equality – and choose to worship it. Consequently they inevitably distort it and ironically end up abandoning it and, if applied within the church, God Himself.”

The title of the post was “Tim Keller women and ignoring your own rules.” After his comment, the post was closed to comments. But something has to be said in response to the ignorance Peter C expressed.

My response is very simple: Egalitarians do not claim or desire that women are better than men. Complementarians both claim and desire that men are superior to women. Which attitude is more like Jesus?

Jesus is our standard, and since Jesus did not commit women to husbands, or to males, and because Jesus did not deny women anything based on their being women, then we cannot in good stewardship of the gospel, do so either.

When “equal” is qualified in any way, women become unequal in whatever way a religion decides to define it.

Are you ready for equality? If not, why not?

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About bwebaptistwomenforequality

Shirley Taylor writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality for Christian women.
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4 Responses to Defining equality

  1. TL says:

    “When “equal” is qualified in any way, women become unequal in whatever way a religion decides to define it.”

    so true.

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  2. TL says:

    I suspect that a lot of women don’t want to contend with men. They think it is to their advantage to comply. Or they are afraid of what the men will do if they don’t comply. It isn’t that they don’t wish things were different. The problem is that they don’t know how to encourage or direct change. They do not know they have any power or authority or rights themselves. No one has told them they do. They’ve been told and shown that their only power is to comply and yield. I think it’s way more complicated that appears.

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