Today is going to be ranty.
I grew up in a VERY conservative home.
And while I am very grateful for my upbringing, I have grown to disagree with a lot of the beliefs in my particular denomination of Christianity.
Today, I was discussing how it was not wrong for a woman to get up and preach. The person I was talking to said that “Women should write inspirational pieces, not sermons.”
Excuse me, but what?!
I have life experience, knowledge of the Bible and theology, and a working relationship with the Creator. How am I not worthy to speak the truth.
I believe that we often take the New Testament to seriously in 1 Timothy 2:11-15:
“A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love, and holiness with propriety.”
I think the world at this time was obviously in a much different place. Women were worth as much as property, and they had no say in anything.
I don’t think God believes that my worth is less than a man’s and that my thoughts and beliefs and my words are not as important just because of my anatomy. That is silly and primal and ignorant. My God is none - zero, zip - of those things.
Since leaving home, I have realized my stance on this topic of women in the church. I think that is one of the most beautiful parts of growing up and leaving home - you find out who you are and what you believe. Not what you were told was right and wrong, but you study, and you learn and look around and figure out your thoughts. Trust me, there is something so powerful and empowering about this.
I encourage you to not just take my word for it, but look into this topic and find out what you believe to be exact!
Two female celebrities could be straight-up scissoring their way down a public street and the press would still be like “Wow! Such close friends. Gal pals! Close personal companions. Nothing gay about this!”
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august 25th, 2019
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