Originally posted by Sparky63
I disagree. The real meaning is there, but it takes diligent personal research to ferret it out. You have to examine the context, the meaning of the
actual words used, and the way they are used in other passages.
If a person is already of the mindset that the Bible is full of contradictions, that is is merely the word on a bunch of different men....ect, what
motivation is there to do deep research? It is much easier to simply discount it and make flippant statements about it and deride anyone who believes
in it....not that any of the tolerant open minded people here would do so......
Of course I am guilty of discounting claims made by people like John Lear.....and the 911 conspiracy believers.....I guess it is just human nature.
well, then, alot of the churches then are still haven't examined the context enough, because the bias is still in their doctrines...
there's some glaringly obvious ones....like the sect of mormons that have recently gotten into a legal bind for forcing underage girls into
marriage...but look have the southern baptist's doctrine, the pentecostal, the catholic...ect...
they have watered down the original words, but none of them will dare remove women's position as being under man...
you take the words....."the head of the man is God, the head of the women is man"...and you draw a diagram that is symbolic of these words..
what do you get, because what I get is God, at the top, then a little under it, is man...with a line directly to God.. (there used to be a Priest, and
a king, and maybe even a master if the man was a slave)...and then down below, is the women, her line would be going directly to the man..
therefore, it wouldn't be God women would be trusting to provide her with her necessities, it would be man. it wouldn't be God women would be
looking to for guidance, it would be man. it wouldn't be God who would be protecting her, it would be man. heck, you read the bible, and you might
even come to the conclusion that the women's salvation even depends on the man bowing to God.
there's kind of a conflict between Jesus's words...."My sheep know my voice and obey only me"....and "wives, obey your husband in all things."
don't ya think?
I had a vision once of a bunch of women standing infront of a door, being blocked from entering it.....this is what is blocking them...
Man has chosen to use "God's words" to fullfill his desires and the modern day churches are stuck with the words....lest they "blasphemy the word
of God" and prove that the Bible is indeed fallible after all. but it is very difficult for a person to have two masters with such over reaching
authority as this. unless the two masters have one mind, and most men are not that tuned into the mind of God.
ao, well, what can I say, we are stuck here discussing this mainly because the churches are too stubborn, or chicken, to admit that their
predecessors were in error and set the record straight...
they would rather have that door locked for those women instead!
so what can I say, my husband once did have a direct line to god, but he turned his back to be my master and without him realizing something else
stood in place of his head.....and I will not blindly obey that!! and I will not go to a church that tells me God wants me to, or follow a christian
doctrine that states such things.