Articles on Equality
A Message to the Women of God
by Germaine Copeland. Germane Copeland is the founder and
president of Word Ministries, Inc., and author of many books including
Prayers That Avail Much. In this message, Germaine calls women of God to
arise and live according to God's original plan that has been restored
in Christ Jesus. To access her books and prayer ministry go to
Women in the New Testament:
A Middle Eastern Cultural View by Dr. Kenneth Bailey. Dr.
Bailey has kindly given permission for us to offer his article, "Women in
the New Testament: A Middle Eastern Cultural View." This article was
written in 1995. The truth about God's view of women is not new, it has
been clearly stated over and over. Dr. Bailey, a renowned theologian,
shows through careful consideration of scripture that biblically there
is no ground for discrimination against women. It is amazing, that in
the church, the tradition remains so prevalent.
A Time Past Due by Gene Edwards.
Here is Chapter 1 from Gene Edwards' new book, The Christian Woman .
. . Set Free. In his highly readable style, Edwards examines
the origins of the negative view of women often found in the Christian
church and examines the scriptures used to support this view. GWTW
highly recommends The Christian Woman Set Free as an introduction
to biblical equality. A review of The Christian Woman Set Free
is found in the
'No' To Psycho-Babble by Leslie Johnson with Gary Johnson. Here is an excellent short
article encouraging the people of God to judge by the Word rather than
"pop-psychology theories and mindless suppositions regarding gender
tendencies." Leslie is the author of Does God Really Prefer
The Lord's Tsunami by Barbara
Wentroble. A tsunami takes place because of a shift in the plates
of the earth. That natural shift represents a spiritual shift that
is releasing men and women to work together in a full and equal
partnership. This article also shows how the church has been
influenced by Greek philosophy rather than scripture when it comes to
its traditions on the place of women.
Empirical Data in Support of
Egalitarian Marriages and A Fresh Perspective on Submission and
Authority by Dennis J. Preato. Groundbreaking material that
calls on the church to look at the positive data on the egalitarian
marriage as opposed to the traditional male headship structure.
Included is a look at the biblical meaning of the word translated
submission. Don't miss this one, it's fantastic.
The Choice: Truth or Tradition,
Understanding the Difference Between Biblical Womanhood and Feminism
by Susan Hyatt. This article is taken from Dr. Hyatt's
dissertation . It helps us see that biblical womanhood goes far
beyond even standard evangelical concepts and certainly is not secular
Jesus Was A Feminist by Leonard
Swidler. This article concludes that our Lord, Jesus, was a
feminist. He defines feminist as “a person who is in favor of, and
who promotes, the equality of women with men, a person who advocates and
practices treating women primarily as human persons (as men are so
treated) and willingly contravenes social customs in so acting.”
Jesus Friend of Women by Dr. Susan
C. Hyatt. Jesus lived in "a man's world," yet He often went
against the norms of patriarchal culture by treating women as persons
equal with men. In general, we miss this when we read the Gospels
and we fail to grasp the radical nature of Jesus' actions. This
article is from Susan's book In the Spirit We're Equal. It
is available by emailing Susan at
A Biblical Theology of
Womanhood for Spirit-Oriented Believers, A Course Designed for
Pentecostal Charismatic Training Contexts by Dr. Susan C.
Hyatt. This doctoral dissertation is a treasury of information and
research in a readable and useable format. We recommend that you
look at the table of contents to see the breadth of material available
in this document.
The Son Re-expressing the Father's Heart
Towards Women by Dee Alei. This is Chapter 7 of her book
From Bondage to Blessing. Jesus continually broke with the
traditions, religious law and attitudes of the time regarding women.
In this chapter we see how He continually affirmed women, honoring them,
encouraging them in their faith, giving them dignity, equality, value
and lifting them up to the men as positive examples. After reading
this you may want to order the whole book. To do so,
God's Gals by Gerald McCray.
We (Barbara, Gay and Pat of God's Word to Women) are pleased to be able
to put up Chapter 11 from God's Gals by Gerald McCray.
Gerald contacted us a few years ago asking permission to use our website
as a resource, a real complement. He also wanted to use some of
the articles by Kathryn and Richard Riss, so we put him in contact with
Kathryn who wound up editing his book. We are delighted that he
mentions our friendship on his acknowledgments page. The book is
making an impact. God's Gals can be purchased from your
local Christian bookstore or ordered from either
Equality by Kathryn Riss.
With all the turmoil in society caused by the radical secular feminist
and homosexual activist agendas, many wonder if championing women’s
rights in the Gospel will compromise Biblical authority, weaken the
church, or undermine Biblical family values. The question is
explored in Kathryn's article.
The Glory of the Lord is Upon You by
Carole Scott. This prophetic message, "Get Up Daughters, The Glory
Of The Lord Is Upon You!" was birthed in that vision and is empowered
with an anointing prayer for women of all ages.
The Perception of Equality by
Kluane Spake. Dr. Spake encourages us to open our spiritual eyes to see what
really exists, not what our senses and feelings tell us. No longer
should we strive toward equality -- it's not an issue -- it just IS.
Equal in Creation, Male and Female
Created to Co-labor with God by Fuchsia T. Pickett. The church
has long misunderstood God's divine plan for the genders. He never
intended for man to rule over woman. This article is reprinted
with the gracious permission of Fuchsia Pickett and the magazine Spirit
Led Woman published by Strang Communications
To Be Ordained or
Not to Be -- That is the Question! by Barbara Collins. The
word "ordain" is definitely scriptural and usually means simply "chosen"
or “selected. But does ordination become a real drawback when the
designation “clergy” is a distinction that lifts one out of the true
brother/sister position and puts one “over” instead of “along with” the
A Challenge for Proponents of
Female Subordination To Prove Their Case from The Bible by Dr.
Gilbert Bilezikian. Dr. Bilezikian issues a challenge to prompt
Christians to grapple with biblical facts rather than to accept
traditional assumptions about female roles. This article is a
Should Women Serve
as Pastors? By Barbara Collins. This article explores the
arguments on this controversial subject.
The Sonship of Women by Cindye
Coates. Many have been hindered by the generic implication of the
word, "sonship." In this article Cindye declares that the time has come
for kingdom women to move from the wilderness over into their covenant
place, possessing that which was already possessed for them in, through
and by Jesus Christ.