Did God not want to be a woman?

Q. Why is Jesus male? Are women less? Is it embarrassing to be a woman? Could you imagine how a lot of us as women feel? If he is not, why does every man act like God front of women and Bible support him? So why didn’t God just vanquish us? We are not deserve to live. Even God doesn’t want to be a woman. Please help, I am Orthodox Christian, but I’m just that close to lose my faith.

God had to come to earth either as a man or a woman. But even though Jesus was a man, he showed great respect for women. Jesus was born of a woman, and he was known for the respect that he showed his mother. Even on the cross, he made sure that she would be cared for after his death.

Jesus taught women at a time when the other rabbis refused to teach women. He said that the women who followed him were his sisters.

When Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared first to women. He told them to spread the good news of his resurrection. So Jesus chose women to be the first messengers about his resurrection.

Jesus protected women from abuses of the practice of divorce. He warned men not to look at women lustfully.

So if you are getting the impression that God does not value women, that is not coming from the teaching and example of Jesus. It is coming from men who are not following the teaching and example of Jesus. Pray for these men, that they will become more like the Savior they say they believe in.

But know that you as a women are created in God’s image. The Bible says of the creation of humans, “In the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.” So both men and women reflect the image of God. Jesus welcomes and values both men and women as his followers. He values you!

Author: Christopher R Smith

The Rev. Dr. Christopher R. Smith is an an ordained minister, a writer, and a biblical scholar. He was active in parish and student ministry for twenty-five years. He was a consulting editor to the International Bible Society (now Biblica) for The Books of the Bible, an edition of the New International Version (NIV) that presents the biblical books according to their natural literary outlines, without chapters and verses. His Understanding the Books of the Bible study guide series is keyed to this format. He was also a consultant to Tyndale House for the Immerse Bible, an edition of the New Living Translation (NLT) that similarly presents the Scriptures in their natural literary forms, without chapters and verses or section headings. He has a B.A. from Harvard in English and American Literature and Language, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell, and a Ph.D. in the History of Christian Life and Thought, with a minor concentration in Bible, from Boston College, in the joint program with Andover Newton Theological School.

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