It’s a truism in many secular precincts that Christianity has kept women in a subordinate position to men, but is that a reflection on the Bible that defines the faith or on the Christians who misused or misunderstood it?
With at least 100 newly elected women heading to mount the Capitol Hill steps above as a result of the 2018 midterm election, according to Kathryn Watson of CBS News, the treatment and status of women in America is certain to be a huge issue in the new Congress come January. (Photo above by Louis Velazquez on Unsplash)
One thing that may surprise these new senators and representatives is the great number of women already in powerful staff positions. It is common in Congress to deal with women who are committee counsels and staff directors, as well as members’ chiefs of staff, communications directors and legislative authorities for senators and representatives.
It would not surprise me, though, if a randomly selected sample of 250 women working on Capitol Hill were to say no or some variation thereof, if asked whether Christianity is a positive influence on their career status.
Neither would it surprise me to find a similar situation with the general population of the U.S. Such a situation should break the hearts of Christians because it shows how poorly the church has communicated what the Bible actually teaches about women.
Now enters Dr. Sean McDowell, a Biola University professor of apologetics, to confront the facts of the Bible on the status of women: