Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

22

As with many of these questions, some of the answer is already in the question. You've termed occurrences like this "conditions" - in other words, deviations from the general norm. As with other medical conditions they are a result of The Fall. So the line you quote is correct, God created male and female, very clearly and distinctly. So, how do people ...


11

As for hermaphrodites, the Bible isn't clear. it's simply not addressed. My wife and I have discussed this a few times, and my personal answer is "I don't know. But I know they can be saved, just like anyone else. so I'm not going to focus on their sexuality, but rather on whether or not they've accepted Christ. Once saved, they will have their own ...


7

Just because there is no explicit prohibition on a thing does not mean that the Bible "endorses it." Unwritten Expectations There is, for example, to the best of my knowledge, no biblical prohibition cannibalism. Possibly it wouldn't fall under definition of kosher, but it is at best ambiguous! In spite of this, the author of the text rightfully expects ...


7

St Augustine says we do and I might as well quote him at length since its way way in the public domain: Whether the Bodies of Women Shall Retain Their Own Sex in the Resurrection. From the words, Till we all come to a perfect man, to the measure of the age of the fullness of Christ, Ephesians 4:13 and from the words, Conformed to the image of the ...


7

Yes. No. Maybe. This is all really tied up in the idea of Federal Headship. The most obvious Scriptural example of this is Adam and Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive This is developed a lot more in the epistles, but the general idea is that Adam acted as a representative for all of mankind: a ...


6

According to this source, women were not even allowed to be taught the Torah publicly in the Jewish faith, so they were not able to even sit in the same area as the men who were taught from the scriptures. Restrictions applied to any public reading of Scripture in the Synagogue (Megillot 73a) and they were unable to pronounce the benediction after a ...


6

In his teaching, The Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II argues that the essence of being human is both body and spirit. He asserts that a human spirit without a body is as much an aberration as is a body without a spirit. Therefore, either without the other is not entirely human. He makes the very good point that Jesus was raised bodily, and that ...


5

The number one most quoted verse concerning this is from Ephesians 5. 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in ...


5

If we go by direct statement, no, the Bible never explicitly states women should serve in active combat. However, as Affable points out, there are plenty of things Scripture doesn't condemn directly that we can assume are wrong by using principles based on extrapolation of direct statements and precedent, in a legal sense. And since the question asked "or ...


5

You seem to be asking for a definitive verse in scripture that states or implies that the soul has a gender. There is no such verse (it seems), and indexes to mentions of gender list nothing concrete. However: God made humans, "in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:26), and this was so before the fall. This passage ...


4

Of course, the man is the spiritual head of the family. There are many references in the Bible that point to it. Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and ...


4

Gender in Heaven The Bible does not appear to address this specifically. However, we are given some clues. In Jesus' account in the afterlife of the rich man and Lazarus, He refers to the rich man and Lazarus and Abraham all with masculine pronouns. So, this indicates that there is some continuance of masculinity. 19 “There was a rich man who was ...


4

The only "evidence" I have seen for this is the time when the Pharisees are attempting to trap Jesus by asking who would be the husband in heaven of a woman widowed seven times. His answer is none; we will be like the angels in heaven. Some people think that this automatically means that there will be no sex or procreation and also no gender. A few issues: ...


4

The Catechism of the Catholic Church #239 specifically states that "God is neither man nor woman: he is God": 239 By calling God "Father", the language of faith indicates two main things: that God is the first origin of everything and transcendent authority; and that he is at the same time goodness and loving care for all his children. God's ...


3

Is there a biblical basis that suggests gender is not merely biological/physical? I would say that the principal argument in favor of the assertion that gender is not limited to physical creatures, is that God the Father is spirit (John 4:24) and invisible (1 Tim. 1:17), yet He is always referred to by masculine-gendered pronouns in the New Testament. ...


3

A few beginning thoughts before I answer: Wycliffe Bible Commentary on Matthew 19 Some people are incapable of marriage because of their defects; others because of injury or restrictions imposed by men. Still others may forego the privilege of marriage in order to devote themselves more completely to the service of God (e.g., Paul, 1 Cor 7:7, 8, ...


2

Where does this leave the Bible? The fact that the Bible is mostly silent concerning intersex does nothing to discredit the text nor its source. It wasn't an issue in ancient times (which doesn't mean it never occurred) that warranted special attention. Modern statistics posit that 1 in 1,666 births have some form of hermaphrodism. In ancient times, infant ...


2

There doesn't need to be a Biblical reason for this. There are some terms that mean a certain thing because that is the definition of the term. From http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gender?s=t gen·der 1 [jen-der] Show IPA noun Grammar . a. (in many languages) a set of classes that together include all nouns, membership in a particular ...


2

The fact that the Bible is mostly silent concerning intersex does nothing to discredit the text nor its source. It wasn't an issue in ancient times (which doesn't mean it never occurred) that warranted special attention. Modern statistics posit that 1 in 1,666 births have some form of hermaphrodism. In ancient times, infant mortality was perhaps as high as ...


2

See my answer to your other question, since it applies here, and provides the necessary biblical quotes and citations. In this question, you seem to be asking for a definitive verse in scripture that states or implies that only the body has a gender. There is no such verse. In both questions, though, you seem to be asking "does the Bible say that gender is ...


1

I don't think the Bible mention about these. But if the Government make rules, then I think we should follow it unless it is a sin. Hebrews 13:17 (NIV) Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you. ...


1

Where do these people fit into the Christian male/female scenarios? First, " these people " are, as everyone, human beings. Genesis 1;27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1;31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening were the ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible