Men and Women Created Equal
Nena Arias | March 12, 2018Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion …over all the earth...” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 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 earth.” Genesis 1:26-28
The Bible records the origin of all creation in its first book: Genesis. The above passage clearly states the origin of man and woman. I have highlighted in bold the word “them” to point out that in God’s plan man and woman are placed in the same level of importance, worth and purpose. In God’s eyes they are both the same.
Even after the fall of Adam and Eve into sin, they continued to be the same in God’s eyes even though God had to establish a social order for the family in the roles that each must carry out. The man is responsible for his family and the woman is his helpmate. Both are one in authority in regards to the children. “Honor your father and your mother” is the fifth commandment and it makes no distinction in the honor part only in the role that each plays. The man is father, provider, and protector. The female is mother, she conceives, carries and births the children, but together, husband and wife, are one. (Genesis 2:24)
Sin distorted humans, due to disobedience now they both wanted to be their own god. They believed the lie of Satan when he told them, “You shall be like God” (Genesis 3:5), since then this battle of the sexes is an ancient battle and will continue to rage until both men and women surrender and stop fighting God and his design of them. Jesus came to restore all things back to their original order. Paul declares it this way: “And this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no distinction,” (Romans 3:22).
Every year in the month of March, International Women’s Day is celebrated.
In 1914 International Women's Day was held on March 8, that day was a Sunday, and now it is always held on March 8 in all countries. The 1914 observance of the Day in Germany was dedicated to a women's right to vote, which German women did not win until 1918.
In America, in 1987, Congress declared March as National Women's History Month. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year, which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women. That seems noble enough, but is that what it means to the modern woman?
The National Women’s History Project claims, “We are retelling history and changing the future.” They are rewriting history is more like it, but has it been for the better? Have women gained a higher value since these movements started? The clear answer is, no they haven’t.
It is clear that the modern day “celebration” of women is nowhere near inclusive of all women and all issues that pertain to women. They pretend to care about all women, but do they? Do they mention the 22 million women missing in the United States due to abortion? And that’s not accounting the sex-selective abortions that target unborn baby girls in this country. Where are their rights? Where are the rights of those women who don't support their worldviews and agendas, and those women who choose to be homemakers, and those women who are Christians? Bottom line, these so-called women’s movements have become only Democrat/liberal women's marches. It seems like only "freedom of choice" to kill their unborn children and "reproductive rights" is what sounds the loudest coming from these females especially since their symbol of choice is a vagina shaped hat.
Women in America are more than vaginas. They are admired and recognized in value not because of noisy protests in the streets to demand respect; they earn it by their dignity, noble character and valuable contribution to society. They know that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. A man or woman who respects themselves and others and lives a productive life in service to God and others never has to march on the streets or toot their own horn to laud their value to be noticed, least of all respected. The following quoted from The American Conservative:
Alexis de Tocqueville came to America in 1831 to study its prisons, but ended up documenting nearly every facet of American life. With journalistic curiosity, the French aristocrat scrutinized America’s religion and government, its society and industry. He wanted to know what allowed the United States to surpass Europe as the world’s political and economic superpower. His conclusion? Women.
The women Tocqueville saw were not CEOs or celebrities, politicians or professional athletes. They were largely confined to the home: cleaning, cooking, taking care of children. But to the young political historian, no position seemed more important. “There have never been free societies without morals, and…it is the woman that molds the morals,” he wrote. Tocqueville saw American women as the keystone of the family, the ones who held everyone else together. By taking primary responsibility for the home, American women allowed their husbands to fulfill their roles as providers and protectors, and they both worked toward a common goal: strengthening the family. These traditional roles of men and women, maligned today as harmful “gender stereotypes,” are precisely what helped to make America exceptional in Tocqueville’s eyes.
The true value of anyone’s life, male or female, is not in his or her gender but in their quality of character. Our true worth and freedom is found in the restorative work of Christ to redeem us from our fallen state.“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28