Women and Christianity, Women in Christianity
In this article we shall discuss about women’s value/role in Christianity from the Bible by using context. Women are always degraded before the Islam arrival but when Islam arrived the women have gain their values which were distressed.
Let’s start with reading the Bible, what does it says:
Woman created from / for Man
Adam was first created according to different sources of Christian sacred text. According to Christian missionary first Woman (Eve) was created from the rib of first Man (Adam). Do you know what is a rib?
A bony and cartilaginous structure which surrounds the thoracic cavity and supports the pectoral girdle, forming a core portion of the human skeleton. (Wikipedia; Human rib cage)
Now, for getting proof from Bible that woman is created from Man’s rib. Here it is:
So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. (Genesis 2:21-22)
This clearly shows that Eve was created from the rib of Adam while he was in deep sleep. By taking one of his rib and closed up the place with flesh and bones. After that the woman was created.
More verification needed, let’s get another two verses from the holy book of Christians:
For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. (1 Corinthians 11:8-9)
Now if you are Christian, it is fully confirmed for you about this fact which taken from the Bible. I am not misinterpreting the biblical verses but it neatly states.
Men are glory of God but Women are glory of Men
These are also among the verses claiming by us that women are degraded if Christians follow their sacred book. But most of the Christians not follow, thus they are inferior to women everywhere. However, a man who is a good servant of God (i.e. follows what God asks for) has a high degree if comparable to the woman who is also a good maid-servant of God (i.e. follows what God says).
As written in the Bible,
If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head. A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. (1 Corinthians 11:6-7)
It is obligatory for every Christian woman to cover her head because she is glory of his husband instead of God, so it is the insult for her husband if she didn’t veils. If she does not cover her head, she must shave his head hairs otherwise veil is needed. But it is not necessary for every men to cover his head because he is the glory of God, therefore the glory of God will be seen clearly.
Nevertheless, it is not inferiority of women but superiority of men over women because they are responsible for their meal, drink and other expenses. Of course man has a high level over woman. Women who are Christians should veil their heads in order to get modest, otherwise she is disgracing her husband’s reputation.
Women aren’t in charge of men but men are in charge of them
It is forbidden or prohibited for every women to teach his husband or to have the authority over her husband. Women are permitted to be in silence even if he does bad. Let’s take a look on this verse of the sacred Bible:
And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. (1 Timothy 2:12)
Females are permitted to be in silence even her husband is doing harm for her. This verse is complicated to understand but it is explained as usual text what the verse says. Also women are not permitted to talk or to speak in church but to remain silent.