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Responding to the feminist abuse of Galatians 3:28

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Olivencia, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Olivencia

    Olivencia New Member

    Mar 18, 2009
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    Feminists scream loud and often that a wife does not need to be submissive to her husband (Ephesians 5:24) claiming that we are "one" in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28). What they fail to realize (actually refuse to accept) is the fact that this text has nothing to do with a wife not being required to be submissive to her husband but it refers to our soteriological standing in the eyes of God. We are all equal in terms of salvation. There are no "favorites" in God's eyes as to whom He saves.
    Verse 25 - Faith
    Verse 26 - Sonship
    Verse 27 - Baptism with the Holy Spirit which places a person into the body of Christ
    Verse 28 - All people have this opportunity
    Verse 29 - Heirs of Abraham

    a. Brown: Quoting Galatians 3:28, "This, however, is not a call to abolish all earthly relationships. Rather, it puts these relationships in the perspective of salvation history. As Paul goes on to say, "And if you are Christ's then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise" (Gal. 3:29; cf. also Rom. 10:2). All who are in Christ have the same status before God; but they do not necessarily have the same function. In the context of the -> circumcision question in Gal., the assertion is doubly relevant. For women could not be recipients of the sign which Judaizers were insisting as a prerequisite for full salvation (NIDNTT 2:570, Man).
    b. Mounce: In the church of God, when dealing with salvation, there are no barriers (Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, Man, page 435).