Supunere, interdicția de a păstori o biserică, vas mai slab, ușor de păcălit. Sunt expresii care au devenit clișee pe care le auzim foarte frecvent când vine vorba de rolul femeii în biserica contemporană. Întrebarea care se ridică este dacă au și suport biblic astfel de idei?
Am citit cu interes și cu sufletul la gură răspunsul pe care îl dă Grace Driscoll, soția lui Mark Driscoll, în urma unei analize a cărții Rut, acestor întrebări și, pentru a vă potoli curiozitatea, vă las că citiți un rezumat al răspunsul ei:
To answer the initial questions that I asked about the Bible, we have to ask who our God is. Does what the Bible say about women really apply to us today in this culture (submission, can’t be a pastor, weaker vessel, more easily deceived, etc.)? Yes. God created us to submit, not because He hates us, rather because He loves us enough to protect us. Doesn’t it make us too vulnerable to our husbands? As daughters of Eve, we are more easily deceived, but like Ruth, under the security of our husbands and our God, we are safe. Doesn’t it limit our ability to demonstrate our gifts? No. We can lead children and women, which is what a Titus 2 woman should desire. God doesn’t give us gifts unless He provides righteous opportunities to use them. We just need to make sure we don’t use them unrighteously. Doesn’t it make us less of a human to just stay at home with the kids or take care of our husbands? No. We were created in the image of God, and that is where our value comes from, not in what we do. It is an honor, after working in the corporate culture for many years, to be a helpmate for my husband and a mother for my children. The Proverbs 31 woman is a crown for her husband, and her children rise up and call her blessed. That is a privilege that we can either embrace from the Lord or reject in sin. These ideas are only antiquated because our culture has labeled them as such. But we find favor in the eyes of our Lord when we seek His good and perfect will. „Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” (Prov. 31:30)
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