Real Equality

These days it’s all about fair an equal representation for women who for so long have been undermined in the workplace and other areas of life.

The truth is that God created Man and what that means is that both Male and Female were created equal from the very first day.

Genesis 1:26-27 “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Let’s examine these scriptures. First thing we notice is that God speaks to two other entities. God said, “Let us” and this is the very first evidence of the Triune God. God is speaking to Jesus and Holy Spirit – both co-equal to God and eternal, but not the same.

Next, God says to “Let Them” which implies that both male and female are to be co-rulers over all forms of life.

Finally, God tells all that he created Man (both female and Male) in his own image and that in his image he created “Them”.

All of this was good to God and it was before Man sinned. Of course, after this was said and done Eve disobeyed God along with Adam. You see they are equal and despite the order of the very first sin, both were condemned and punished by being banned from God’s presence.

All humans follow the same punishment which is that we were all guilty and separated from the presence of God at that same moment because we are all the same and equally responsible for the fall from grace.

So, what did God do? He forgave Adam and Eve by covering their bodies with the skin of an unblemished Lamb because the covering that Adam and Eve made could never make up for the sin they caused. They realized that they were naked after they sinned and tried to cover up their shame with shabby materials to cover their bodies.

This is why all religions are “Work Righteousness Religions”. If works get you to heaven, Jesus would not have died on the cross.

So, the works by Adam and Eve were worthless in terms of their salvation and so was ours.

Jesus paid all our sin debt on the cross. All we have to do is confess our sins and then he forgets them because he already forgave us on the cross for all our sins.

Woman are equal to Men in every way. So, Men, treat women with dignity, grace and with the love of God.

Pastor Ross