On Saturday one of the ladies in our tribe brought an interesting topic to the group which was God related. I was at work and doing my monthly closing but was forced to engage in this conversation mainly because I am always curious to know how people understand God. It was really an interesting conversation and after our lengthy discussion I had a “revelation.”
It been a few months now since i denounced Christianity, yeah you read right I am not a Christian. I am a child of God, I am a believer but not a Christian, I am all about a Just God not “Mwari wemunhu wese.” I will be honest I don’t really like talking about God because I am one of those “vasina kutumwa,” so I am always afraid of messing with people’s faith. Disclaimer these are my opinions backed up by scriptures and if you think or feel like something is not fair, take it up with God he is the one who sent people to write these things. Now that’s out of the way we can talk about my revelation lol.
A few month ago my sister in law asked me what the Bible talked about and to be honest with you I didn’t know but because I wanted to sound smart I told her something and she was quick to say no, it talks about Jesus Christ. As the doubting Thomas I always am I needed facts and I was directed to Hebrews 10 vs 7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Feel free to read the whole passage to get a proper understanding of who was talking or take my word for it, Paul was talking about Jesus. From my understanding in the volume of the book, this was the bible and it talk about Jesus.
Now that my foundation has been laid, my “revelation” was about gender equality. Since I believe and it is written the book talks about him, and I believe and it is written that nature preaches the gospel Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. Gender equality is not possible why because our “sex” preaches the gospel, how, okay in the book of Ephesians 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church, do read from verse 22, this is the passage about wives submitting to our husbands and Paul (this guy was blessed shame, he had all these things revealed to him) clearly mentions that this mystery was about Christ, but it is being preached through the marriage setup.
So who is the husband, 2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ, correct me if I am wrong but the husband is Christ here. If we go back to Ephesians we see that Christ loves his church as a husband should love his wife.
I believe we all understand that we are not equal to Christ, he is the only one who has blood that can take away sins. You can refer back to Hebrews 10 for clarity, so our husbands or men were asked to play the role of Christ, Ephesians 5:23 and us we were asked to play the role of the church, which is the wife. Is a church equal to Christ? Even if we try we can never be, we were not born of virgins, we cannot die for sins and we cannot be raised form the dead after 3 days.
Back to gender equality “revelation” this setup is what was designed from the beginning, Genesis 2:21-23 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. We spend so much time trying to change things to suit our needs, we seek equality that was never there from the beginning. Funny story when a woman did try to be the head she ended up feeding her husband the fruit and they were chased out of the garden and as if that was not enough, Adam was cursed for listening to his wife Genesis 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
If they were supposed to be equal why was it so bad that this man listened to his wife? Because a marriage is a representation of Christ and the church, the church cannot be telling Christ what to do, hence a man and woman cannot be equal, the first man did not practice equality. Lets not get this twisted just because women and men are not equal does not mean that they are not significant, nah ah, it was women that went to preach to the men disciples that Christ had risen Luke 24: 10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. Only Mary Magdalene did something that made Jesus himself say Mark 14:9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
In life we all have a role to play, in as ‘wrong’ as this may sound, we are in a play were scripts have already been written for us Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. We cannot be all equal, that’s why we were not all born on the same day and even identical twins have differences, so instead of chasing gender equality I have personally come to terms with the fact that we all have a role to play. Yes it might seem unfair but hey it is not supposed to be equal and it is meant to preach the gospel.