Christians give other Christians a bad name, mainly because of limited beliefs and ignorance. If we understand that the people who wrote the Bible were superior in knowledge to the people who later translated the Bible it will be easier to come out of the ignorance.
If we understand the people who translated the Bible had different cultural beliefs than the people who wrote it, it will be easier to come out of the ignorance.
It’s kind of like a child trying to interpret a dissertation – mistakes and misunderstandings will happen.
There are only 5 books of the Bible that have words from the Messiah, who is God in the form of flesh. All the rest are ‘inspired’ by God. That’s a very important distinction. Because just like when we watch a move that’s ‘inspired’ by real life, there will be things altered. And those alterations make a big difference when it comes to the Bible.
The Bible is not the Word of God, (other than the red words in the Gospels). Yashua (Jesus) is the Word of God. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1).
The words in red are a different color on purpose, in order to distinguish the words of God from the words of man. No matter how righteous the other men who wrote the scriptures were, they were still imperfect. Only The Messiah was perfect in every way.
What gives Christians a bad name is taking words of men literally, instead of consulting the True and Living Word (Yashua) who sits at the right hand of the Father/Mother. “From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” (Matthew 26:64)
Yes, many people defer to the book instead of the one who the book is about.
As you know lots of the history we’ve been taught is untrue. Who is to say the men who translated the Bible at a time when women were considered inferior did not transfer their own belief systems into their translations?
If Yah created mankind in His/Her image, why would such an intelligent and highly creative being draft a sterile human as a first creation?
If we can open our minds to think it’s highly possible that woman (XX) was created first, and that Yah took a chromosome – and not a rib – from her and then made Adam (XY) it makes more sense. A chromosome actually looks like a rib.
There has never been in the known history of mankind a biological male to give birth (life), so why would Yah create a sterile being and then pull a creative being from the sterile one?
There are instances in nature where a bio female has given birth without a bio male, it’s called parthenogenesis. Even female bees can create life without fertilization. And Mary did it too. So Eve being created first is a plausible interpretation.
Did Yashua say women can’t preach? No.
Did Yashua say woman should be submissive to men? No
When the serpent deceived Eve, she became cursed and was then put under the rule of Adam. Women who are reborn are no longer under that curse.
Some men want women to submit to them because they have not conquered their ego. And you could also say they love being in the position of power. But that position makes them weaker not stronger. Because women have the creative wisdom given by Yah and this can motivate their husbands towards earthly and spiritual success.
And they conveniently overlook the scripture that says: “submit to one another in the fear of God.” (Ephesians 5:21)
Whenever anyone lessens themselves in order to make someone else feel greater they are doing both themselves and the other a huge disservice.
‘Christians’ have made women and children slaves in the name of their own self-seeking power, not in the name of God. And soon these vile beliefs and practices will be struck down as righteous judgment is coming to the earth. Blessings!