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Equality is Biblical

Updated: Jun 12



EQUALITY is Biblical


Many scriptures are clear about how God created humans to be equal. God does not oppress or discriminate and commands us to do the same. Jesus preached about discrimination and judgement based on outward appearances.


Equality does not mean we are the same. The dictionary defines it as “the state of being equal especially in status, rights, and opportunities”. Even the declaration of independence lays out the government philosophy that “all citizens are equal and entitled to certain inalienable rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Yet many preach that God’s government, is to discriminate against His daughters, especially wives by treating them as inferior or subordinate to man. What a perversion of God’s love and nature!


Women, married or single, are not inferior to men just as no race or person is inferior to another. These misunderstandings and wrong translations in the Bible have already been debunked but many refuse to do the research or believe the correct findings. See my book “Le My Women Go! Setting Women Free from Oppression in the Church and in Marriage” for the correct translations regarding women and wives. You may also check out Lee Grady’s books 10 lies the Church tells Women or 10 lies the Church tells Men.


Once sin entered the world, the effects of it began to create hierarchies and division between men and women. The demonic spirits of pride, religious legalism, arrogance, haughtiness, and domination began the battle for control and supreme authority or superiority. Putting husbands above the wife instead of God is a sin of idolatry. It is idolatry to put anyone or anything before or above God. Abuse and oppression come from pride - attitudes of superiority taken from inaccurate Bible translations. Inequality and domination grew as a result.


To be prejudice against women or to discriminate against them as inferior, is called chauvinism, sexism, and in worse cases, misogynism. To treat women as inferior, less intelligent, easily deceived, a subordinate to a husband, less important, are deceptions from the enemy to keep women in bondage. Jesus came to redeem us from the world curse system that sin established and to set the captives free. The definition of captive in the Webster’s Dictionary is “held under control of another but having the appearance of independence”. Many women are held captive in their marriage. Holy Spirit once told me that being in an oppressive, or controlling, or abusive marriage is not a marriage but a prison sentence. God didn’t create His daughters to be oppressed, abused, or controlled. Those are characteristics of the devil.


Marriage is meant to be a replica of Jesus’ love for His bride the Church (Eph 5:32 TPT). Jesus’ love is sacrificial, He died for His bride to set Her free. There is no freedom in someone ruling over you and always having the last say. Jesus' style of leadership is to serve and not be served (Mark 10:41-45), to put others ahead of Himself (Phil 2:3), to outdo one another in showing respect and honor (Rom 12:10). Jesus who is love (1 John 4:16) does not abuse, control, demand or impose.


There are many leaders within the body of Christ, with Jesus as the Head. Every Christian is called to lead, to be above only, and not beneath (Deut. 28:13). The Godhead - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit exemplify being one, working together while possessing equal power and authority. There is no hierarchy within the Trinity. Therefore, marriage as a replica of the Body of Christ has no hierarchy. Husband and wife co-lead, yielding to one another’s strengths, gifts, and anointing. Working together as one, while possessing equal power and authority, being led by the Godhead.


See my book “Before the Ring and Beyond, The Ultimate Key to a Healthy Marriage” to learn the one skill that if practiced can make any relationship succeed, especially marriage. The appendix in the book has a long list of scriptures of how God hates attitudes of superiority.


Following are the Bible verses that teach on equality and against discrimination.


1) Galatians 3:16 – There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male or female for you are all one in Christ Jesus.


2) Genesis 1:26-27 – And God said, Let us make humans in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So He created mankind in His own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.


3) Deuteronomy 10:17 – For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.


4) Ephesians 2:6 – He seated both men and women with Christ in Heavenly places.

(a place of authority)


5) Ephesians 2:14 – God made us into one body and broke down the barrier, the dividing wall [of spiritual antagonism between us] by abolishing in His [own crucified] flesh the hostility caused by the Law to establish peace.


6) Ephesians 5:21 - Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ


7) John 13:34 – A new command I give you; Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.


8) Mark 12:31 – The second is this: “Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.

(There is no love in control and domination, or being a captive)


9) Mark 16:15 - Jesus said to His disciples (male and female): “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation”.


10) Philippians 2:3 - -Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.


11) Psalm 67:4 - May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth


12) Romans 2:11 – For God does not show favoritism


13) Acts 10:34 – Then Peter began to speak; “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism


14) James 2:1—My fellow believers, do not practice your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with and attitude of partiality [towards people – show no favoritism, no prejudice, no snobbery].


15) Acts 2:18 - both men and women shall prophesy.


16) James 2:4 – Have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? …we are all heirs to the Kingdom which He promised to those who love Him.


17) 1 Samuel 16:17 – For the Lord sees not as man sees; man looks on the outward appearances, but the Lord looks on the heart.


18) John 8:15 – you judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.


19) Jude 1:19 - It is these who cause division, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.


20) Proverbs 24:23 – Partiality in judging is not good.


21) Titus 3:10-11 – As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.


22) Galatians 3:29 – If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise


23) Romans 8:17 – Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory


24) John 14:12 – I assure you and most solemnly say to you, anyone who believes in Me [as Savior] will also do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.


25) 1 John 4:4 – for the One who is living in you is far greater than the one who is in the world. (the Holy Spirit in a husband does not have more authority than the Holy Spirit in a wife).


26) 1 John 4:17 – all that Jesus now is, so are we in this world


27) Romans 5:17 – Death once held us in its grip, and by the blunder of one man, death reigned as king over humanity. But now, how much more are we held in the grip of grace and continue reigning as kings in life, enjoying our regal freedom through the gift of perfect righteousness in the one and only Jesus , the Messiah!


28) Revelation 5:10 – And You have made them (humans) a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth.


29) Matthew 19:4 – Jesus replied The Creator made us male and female from the very beginning, and the two will become one.

(no hierarchy, no superiority, no authority over another)


30) Matthew 28:18-20 – Then Jesus came close to them [his disciples] and said, all authority of the universe has been given to Me. Now go in my authority and make disciples of all nations

(Jesus had male and female disciples)


31) Luke 10:19 - Jesus said to His disciples: Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you.

(equal power and authority given to all disciples of Jesus).


32) Deuteronomy 28:13 - For those you diligently listen and obey the voice of the Lord, the Lord will make you the head (leader) and not the tail (follower); and you will be above only and you will not be beneath.

(no hierarchy, no superiority, no inferiority)


33) 1 Corinthians 12:12-25 – For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many form [only] one body, so it is with Christ. For by one [Holy] Spirit we were all baptized into one body,[spiritually transformed – united together] whether Jews or Greek (Gentiles), slaves or free, and we were all made do drink of one [Holy Spirit] [since the same Holy Spirit fills each life].

(Jesus is the Head of the body, we each have a vital and unique part to play in His body. We all share in His authority because the head and the body are one).

34) Colossians 1:13 – [The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.

(control is from the darkness)


35) Proverbs 8:13 – The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

(Pride and Arrogance are defined as attitudes of superiority, thinking of others as inferior)


36) Proverbs 6:17 (TPT) – God truly hates when people put others down while considering themselves superior


37) II Thessalonians 2:4 and Isaiah 14:14 – The devil likes to elevate himself above others and be in charge.

(he wants all power and control to himself, this is called pride, arrogance and haughtiness)



Know the truth so the truth can set you free! (John 8:32)


see more explanation in my book Life in God's Kingdom, How to Manifest Heaven on Earth.


Be free, in order to be Mighty for Jesus!


In freedom and might,


Jeannette


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