1 Timothy 2.13-14 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. [tniv]
I wake up every morning thanking God I was born male. I am not trying to be sexist or chauvinistic but I see what women have to go through in life, and I don’t think I could do it. Just the thought of childbirth alone makes me want to grab my crotch and thank the Lord for His goodness to me!
Physical pain aside, what about the degradation women have had to endure right down through the ages as being seen as a lesser being. It still takes place today! Take for instance the role of women in the Church. In some denominations it still is a very touchy subject. There are many who take 1 Timothy 2 literally and believe that women are responsible for everything bad in this world. To support their claim, they use verses like these and the ones which follow which indicate that a woman’s place in church and society is to remain silent, have babies, dress modestly and do good deeds.
But this verse clearly states, “Adam was not the one deceived.” This is entirely true. Way back in Genesis 2, the first command is given to the human race. “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” The human race at that stage consisted of just... read more