IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE BIBLE NOT TO BE PERFECT !!!
Considering the “real” author of the Bible, the book can be nothing other than perfect !!! Certainly, it was written by people chosen by God, but the words are the words of God and not of those that penned them on whatever medium they used. However, man has continually tried to introduce certain negative descriptions of the Bible and anytime this happens, we can be sure that Satan has his hand in the situation…The Bible is absolute and not to be interpreted, but is meant to be understood. Man has no right to change a single word within the book, but as we read, the Spirit will give us the understanding that may seem to be different than what has been written. An example of this is that the final battle most likely will not be fought in chariots and men on camels with swords. These types of understanding will be given to us, but we must not alter the Bible because we do not know, in fact, the last battle may actually be fought using chariots and camels, but it does not matter because it is the event that is important, not the method !!!
As we have examined before, the Bible has been called chauvinistic as well as many of demeaning things, all of which are impossible when we think about whose words are contained within it.But, none of this matters to the elect of God, however others are missing a very important point. We are given lessons and information for two aspects of our lives from the stories and doctrine that are described in this book. We are shown the nature of man and how to overcome evil in this world in order to achieve any sense of contentment; and we are given the way to achieve eternal salvation !!!
People who pick out certain verses to try to prove their personal point of view are missing an extremely important and vital point. It really does not matter what the story is or anything else that is used to give us a lesson, IT IS THE LESSON THAT IS IMPORTANT.
If we stay on the subject of chauvinism, it may be useful to look up the description of the word, and we would see that the Bible does not even closely approach the meaning of the word: “unreasonable devotion to one’s race, sex, etc., with contempt for other races, the opposite sex, etc., …” Obviously, chauvinism is not part of the Bible.
The use of this word is relatively new and became part of our daily conversational language at the time that women began to fight more vehemently for the rights to which they are entitled. And we also know that where there is controversy and conflict, there is Satan. And, we also know that if Satan can use any conflict to adversely affect the thoughts of people concerning God in a negative way, that is exactly what he will do. But, do not be convinced or influenced by Satan into believing anything about the Bible other then it is perfect.We do not disagree with anything that women can do in order to obtain their entitled justice, but the Bible was not written to diminish the equality of woman and if there are stories that indicate this, then they were written to give us the lesson that this is wrong… The stories are there to GIVE US A LESSON, do not miss those lessons because of the words used to illustrate some important aspects of our lives that will lead us to peace and contentment.
I believe that alot of feminists have taken the Bible's instructions regarding women out of context. The Bible's second greatest commandment is that we love each other as we love ourselves, and if we all did this, we would not be able to disrespect another gender. Even during marriage, husbands are instructed to love their wives as their own bodies Ephesians 5:28.