This following blog extract comes from Lance Robinson – President/Founder of Equitas, an organization dedicated to building partnerships that seek justice for the vulnerable and oppressed. He served for many years as a church planter and pastor. You can follow him on twitter: twitter.com/robinsonlance
Did I really believe in a God and a gospel that would subjugate part of the humanity (however so slightly) to another part of humanity simply because of their gender (or race)? Of course not. … I also came to believe that whatever interpretative Scriptural difficulties there may be on this subject, the early church, based on their experience of Jesus, began to set as their trajectory one overriding principle: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:28).” No limitations. No subjugation. Nothing less than living in full equality with one another. Complete freedom to be who God made you to be, regardless of gender or ethnicity. That’s just. That’s good news. That’s a trajectory worth following.
- True Woman | Gender-Inclusive Bible: A Good Idea? (connecttowommin.wordpress.com)