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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Republicans Clinging to Guns and Religion Aiming at Women



                                                 Exerpts from my book: "When Will Eve Be Forgiven?"

War On Women Ends With Women, Not the GOP. Taking charge of a woman's choice and her decision about her body has roots that run long and deep through history, a history that is continually misused to causing confusion in a woman knowing her worth or being labeled a feminist for wanting freedoms endowed to her by God and state. Be informed, read my book - available on Amazon.com and share this with sisters, daughters, and other women before you cast your vote in 2012. Now is the time for women to know their true value and worth and fight back against the WAR ON WOMEN.
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Sexy, curvaceous, deceitful, and wanton; these are the words one may use to describe Eve in the Garden of Eden. Paintings depict her standing nude by a tree with a serpent encircling her body leaving creamy flesh exposed to every eye. All is uncovered except her tools of power and manipulation; her breasts and genital area. There is not a doubt left to man’s imagination what lady Eve stands for – sin.

To this day, there still can be heard accusatory phrases from many Christians and non-Christians as well, stating it is Eve’s fault things are so bad today. I have heard while teaching youth Sunday school, a child, usually a pubescent girl, state how much she hates Eve for messing things up for her. Anger mingled with shame could be seen in the young female’s eyes at Eve for causing all of the evils in the world. The young boys, prone to do what young boys do, would begin to laugh and pick at the girls and echo how terrible Eve was for destroying the Garden of Eden and how evil all girls are till this day.

This book looks at various women of the Bible and their role in the unfolding of Christianity. Lesser known women will be introduced and their contributions to Christianity will be discussed. The role of goddess worship in Ephesus and the importance it played in the expansion of Christianity will be addressed. And finally, I hope to offer encouragement to all women, Christian and non-Christian, in their position of woman within their community. And, yes, sex, birth control, and child bearing statistics of the Christian community will be examined with amazing facts how little most Christian men do not adhere to the teachings set forth for them, but insist women follow every letter of the Bible.
Within the chapters of this book several questions will be posed. The questions are: What do the words ‘woman’, ‘Eve’ and ‘image of God’ really mean? What actually happened in the Garden of Eden? What have Christian men of the first and second century said about women? Was Paul sexist towards women in general? Is the biblical definition of a woman and what the Bible says about her demeanor still a taboo subject destined to divide the two sexes in the 21st century? Does reluctance to discuss fulfilling female Christian service have anything to do with sexism? Has the totality of the Scripture been applied to the understanding of who a woman is in God? Did Jesus' birth, ministry, death, and resurrection remove the guilt of sin from woman?”

The Bible contains several women who can be named for their outstanding Christian character. Search the Scriptures to find: Anna who used her strength in prayer and fasting (Luke 2:37), Hannah prayed fervently (I Samuel 1:10), Junia who was a missionary (Romans 16:7), Tabitha was a disciple who had a ministry making coats for widows (Acts 9:36-39), Tryphena and Tryphosa, labored for the Lord (Romans 16:12), the woman at the well helped win a city to Jesus (John 4:39), Philip’s daughters preached the gospel (Acts 21:8-9), and multiple women named Mary who supported Jesus’ ministry (John 12:3, Roman 16:6, Luke 10:39).
There may not be many documents, in regards to doctrine, in Christian history written by women, but there are several accounts of Christian woman contributing to the continuation and success of Christianity, even to the point of giving their lives. Pomponia Graecina, a woman willing to give her life, comes before a more gruesome and well known account of the Martyrdom of Polycarp. There are several more influential “mothers” of the church such as Macrina, Perpetua, Caecilia of Rome, Agatha of Sicily, Margaret of Antioch, Paula, Eustochium, and Amma Theodora to name a few.

The Apostle Paul gives the reader a glimpse of how he views women in his writings to Timothy. In his writings he cautions Timothy that a woman is someone to be carefully watched. He instructs his pupil by telling him a woman should learn in silence and never teach or have any authority over a man. The question must be asked and answered: Why did Paul write what he did about women in I Timothy 2:11-15 (NIV), “A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. 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 woman will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love, and holiness with propriety.”

Christianity is one of the few religions which does not glorify sexual gratification. Sex was strictly for procreation within the bonds of marriage. Many other pagan religions used sexuality as the symbol of agricultural fertility and rejuvenation. In many of the religions of the early centuries, the woman’s sexuality was the key to the insurance of rebirth and life in the world at large. This deification of woman as the holder of the origin of life in nature had to be dealt with. The Church Fathers did not run from such an enormous challenge.
Chapter after chapter there is a strong foundation for all the daughters of Eve to build upon. Your creation was not a mistake. The essence of womanhood God endowed each woman with is central to the being of a woman. Just as man, woman has stumbled in her relationship with God. Just as man, woman has the opportunity to be free of the guilt of sin.

The greatest enemy of woman is not the words penned about her in the Bible and other writings of antiquity, but the finger pointing of Satan towards woman for all of the ills of the world. We are all wise because we are created in the image of God. It is time for us to be wise in our handling of our depiction of women in relationship to Christianity.

Allow yourself to be free of the past. Paul let go of his criminal past when he met God on the Damascus road. He moved forward in his purpose God had created. Daughters of Eve, meet God and assume your divine purpose.

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