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Bibles Expectations of Women, Not Worlds Expectation

For all those who claim to live, practice and preach religion at others who do not conform to 'your' expectations then you may find the following very interesting. If you have read the above 3 pages on this site referencing religion it is clear the hypocracy within the world of religion.

On the whole many women, like many men, expect all men to remain in an image and expectation that society has evolved them into and the current position for men started in the early 1800's for dress, behaviour etc. This is despite women 'evolving' into a modern woman since. I'm not talking about independence, being individuals, etc, but about having rights to be whatever, have access to whatever, to reflect their personalities in any way without question even though many women (and men) will question a man who tries to adopt an open and equal life for himself. I am not questioning Feminism, a womans independence etc. Society was wrong in the past in this area but freedom rights which do no harm to societies existence or movement apply to ALL.

I am  therefore intrigued as to how the following Christian Bible passages at the end of this page stand in this modern life that women only are allowed to evolve into - freedom of individuals and rights to all and equality. We have moved away here from 'Men in Skirts' but I am trying to demonstrate the hypocracy of the Bible and justify why it has no say with regards objections of men in skirts.

On the 1st June 2013, myself and my wife attended a Blessing at a Minster here in the UK. We were invited and I was skirted in items of clothing I depict on this site. The Readings were Ephesians 5:21 to the end which are mentioned in the passages at the end of this page and Mark 10:6-9 and 13-16 which I have not specified as this is about children. Immediately following these readings was the address. The address spent alot of time covering these readings and apparantly explaining the true meaning of these readings, note the literal wording used. This I find interesting recalling many facts from my pages of Bible hypocracy on this site. He discussed about wives submitting to their husbands but I never heard or understood the real alternate meaning of the passage from the Bible if the Vicar provided one as he said he was. Also, in the readings from Mark, the Vicar started talking about illegitamate children and that they would never be welcome in the glory of God. I thought that discounts a huge proportion of the worlds population, not just single parents but many stable families quite often have an illegitamate child before getting married and not just from the 1950's, 60's and beyond, but previously, and throughout human history. But we have the Christian faith and the Bible which says, God loves all. 

Reference to sections of the Bible and how it puts women down are at times made in discussions on gender within the human 'battle of the sexes' and I always find it interesting when replies come back saying this is not what the Bible is actually saying. Fine, but why then is the Bible quoted literally by those who want to use it against men and others? I'm not a believer in the strict texts of the Bible when it comes to womens status, both genders are equal human beings with regards aspirations, beliefs, ethos etc etc but I accept for both genders not one and not to suit an individual only.

Wives and Husbands
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.
24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.
28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,
30 because we are members of his body.
31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”
32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.
33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband
 
Principles for Marriage
 
1 Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.”
2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.
4 For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
5 Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
6 Now as a concession, not a command, I say this.
7 I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.
8 To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am.
9 But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
10 To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband
11 (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.
12 To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her.
13 If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him.
14 For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
15 But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace.
16 For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?
Ephesians 5 'Husbands and Wives' is very similar to the context behind Deuteronomy 22-5 where it talks about distinction of the sexes by apparel, men should not do the womens work in the house etc. Click here to go to my page. The Context section of Deuteronomy 22:5 is about mid way down, in bold italics. Just what proportion of Society follows these as strictly as written, written within the book that is thrust before us all as a rule book to live! Especially in a modern world of equality and supposedly equal rights for all!
The following passage from Ephesians 5 and 1 Corinthians were not read out but I find them quite interesting with regards the behaviour of Society generally, religious or not!
 
Walk in Love
 
1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.
4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.
5 For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
7 Therefore do not become partners with them;
8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),
10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.
11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.
13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible,
14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper,    and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,
20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 for the husband is the head of the wife, evan as Christ is head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
 
 
The Unmarried and the Widowed
25 Now concerning the betrothed, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy.
26 I think that in view of the present distress it is good for a person to remain as he is.
27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife.
28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that.
29 This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none,
30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods,
31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.
32 I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.
33 But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife,
34 and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband.
35 I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.
36 If anyone thinks that he is not behaving properly toward his betrothed, if his  passions are strong, and it has to be, let him do as he wishes: let them marry—it is no sin.
37 But whoever is firmly established in his heart, being under no necessity but having his desire under control, and has determined this in his heart, to keep her as his betrothed, he will do well.
38 So then he who marries his betrothed does well, and he who refrains from marriage will do even better.
39 A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
40 Yet in my judgment she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God.
 
And I can add Genesis 3:16 "your (women) desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you". The Bible and religion is full of hypocriscy in many aspects because it is human based and human written. Extracts are used and ignored to suit a particular objective of an individual.
 
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