“Why do you guys feel the need to be superior then woman in literally EVERYTHING. It’s like woman can’t catch a break! I’m not trying to be rude as I’m only twelve. Why is this discussion important? Shouldn’t we be talking about God instead of another disadvantage of getting the trash gender? I’d hate to be born female. I would’ve cut of my genitals if I had to. Just so I would get the gender that gets have a relationship with God. Please, Larry just explain to me. Why? Why do woman have to be inferior? Why do they need to be second class. Imagine this, being born with something that you couldn’t control and you having to be nothing more then an object. I’d rather kill myself having to have that gender.”
This was a comment I recently received from a young man who called himself Daniel.
Neither I, nor most of the commenters on this site feel the need to be superior to women in “literally EVERYTHING”. What we do feel the need to do is proclaim God’s Word to a generation that has abandoned the doctrines concerning gender roles as found in the Bible.
Women actually do have advantages or superior abilities over men when it comes to caregiving and nurturing. God has given women this advantage as part of his design for them to be caretakers of children as we read in the passage below:
“4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
Titus 2:4-5 (KJV)
And speaking of children. In God’s design women get to experience the joy of carrying another human being inside them and then molding and shaping that little person’s life for their first few years of their life. What an awesome privilege this is!
Why is this discussion important? Why can’t we just talk about God?
It is important to have this discussion because you cannot fully talk about God without discussing his design and intention for our lives.
The Apostle Paul said in Acts 20:27 “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God”. Paul was saying he was not afraid to declare all the law of God and all his intended purposes for our lives. Today most Christian pastors and teachers and have actually cowered in fear of our culture and they are horrified of being labeled as misogynists for teaching that the Bible says God made woman for man and to be in subjection and service to man. Unfortunately, this is the culture you and your fellow teens have grown up in.
Why does woman have to be inferior to man in many ways?
1 Corinthians 11:7 give us the answer when it states “For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man”. It is because God created man, the male human being, with his masculine human nature to live out the attributes of God with his life. He created woman as “the weaker vessel” (1 Peter 3:7) for man to help him fully live out the attributes of God by needing his leadership, provision and protection.
This is why God made men with more muscle mass, more logical and systemizing natures as well as being more aggressive and competitive. All of these attributes represent the image of God in man. Woman was given her shared human attributes with man not to represent God with her life, but rather to make her a suitable companion for man. This was meant to picture how all of mankind is weaker than God and needs his strength, his provision and his leadership.
The Bible Teaches Us To Honor Woman as The Weaker Vessel
The Bible teaches us that a woman’s weakness in comparison to man should not be shamed, but rather it should be honored as part of God’s plan to paint a beautiful picture of the relationship between himself and his people. In the 5th commandment in Exodus 20:12, God commands that women are to honored as mothers and in 1 Peter 3:7 husbands are commanded to give “honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel”.
This is why as Christians we should never refer to women as “the trash gender”. And it is not treating women as trash to say that they should know their role in God’s creation and act accordingly anymore than it is treating men as trash to say they owe unconditional love, leadership, provision and protection to the women God has placed under their authority.
A Person’s Value Does Not Come From Equality
Lastly, regarding your feeling that you would want to kill yourself if you were a woman if this is God’s design for woman. This is a message I receive all the time. Probably about once a week at least. The reason for your feelings is because you have been raised in a humanist culture where equality, rather than duty is it is highest value. If a person does not have equal rights and privileges with another person than they are being said to be treated as less than human and their life does not have value.
This is why many today, reason that is better to abort a child that will have some physical disability or be born to an impoverished family. Because after all, if they will not be equal in their physical abilities and equal in their lifestyle to others, what is the point of the life?
The Bible however, give us a very different perspective of what should give meaning and value to our lives:
“6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; 7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Isaiah 43:6-8 (KJV)
Teens, the Bible teaches us that that the value of our lives comes not from our equal rights, privileges, health or economic status with other human beings but rather it comes from being created by God as part of his design to bring him glory. And wherever he chooses to place us in his design, whether as male or female, strong or weak or rich or poor we should always give God the praise and glory for the life he has given us.