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YeshuaBought
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spicyjeans
Con (against)

Can a Biblical case be made for gender equality?

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Started: 5/10/2018 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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YeshuaBought

Pro

Watch this: the whole way through. I will also review your evidence as well.
spicyjeans

Con

If we're talking from a Biblical stance, no it can't be. The Bible is relatively against women and their rights so there aren't any legitimate arguments for this case
Debate Round No. 1
YeshuaBought

Pro

"Whom the Son sets free, is free indeed", and "Where the Spirit of God is, there is liberty, doesn't just apply to men. I am a woman, and I lkove the Lord Yeshua mny God.
spicyjeans

Con

That was God/Christ speaking. They know how it's really supposed to be. God's creation, on the other hand, is foolish and ignorant and didn't know any better. When the woman was first made, they were described as equal to male, until it was the woman that fell under the serpent's spell. That's when men officially decided that women were too weak to be their equals and everything went downhill from there
Debate Round No. 2
YeshuaBought

Pro

Fair enough. Jesus was progender equalty, in my opinion. I regard Him as the Word of God, and think the Bible has bveen mistranslated.
spicyjeans

Con

And indeed you're right; the Bible has been mistranslated over the centuries, but that's a whole other ball of wax. So let's put that away for now and pretend like everything in the Bible is as accurate as the day it was written. Men owned women, as in like an object. Women were raped, tortured, and mistreated, and it was all excused with men being greater/more than women. There is nothing in the Bible that says otherwise.
Debate Round No. 3
YeshuaBought

Pro

Adam and Eve were coequal marital partners in the garden of Eden, and the patriarchal male dominance was a result of the fall from grace. Yeshua spoke of the husband and wife as equals in mnarriage in Matthew 19:1-10, referenced here:
Matthew 19 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Jud"a beyond Jordan; 2 and great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
Where did Yeshua say one is better than the other? For the record, Yeshua is Jesus.
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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by aaronjdf 3 years ago
aaronjdf
You honestly expect someone to watch an hour long video propagating your point of view before you will debate them? Using a video as your source of evidence is not citing a source.. its using someone else's work and presenting it as your own. Please make your own points in your own words and if any facts you present are disputed then find reputable sources to back them up. ie times in a youtube video referencing the points you made, not an entire video. I would be happy to debate this topic with you if you state your point of view on the issue and some reasons for that point of view.
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