2. Recognize how Jesus sets women free.
Now contrast the thoughts of some ancient Greek writers with how Jesus interacts with women in the gospels. As Jesus ushered in his Kingdom, the old way of doing things was done away with; the new had come. So it is that we find Jesus traveling with women and being supported by them; teaching them as he would his male disciples, and engaging marginalized females like the Samaritan woman in deep theological conversation. When an unclean, bleeding woman touched him, she was instantly made whole-rather than Jesus becoming unclean. And in a shocking reversal of convention, Jesus sent out Mary Magdalene as the first witness to the Resurrection. As Scot McKnight writes, “The implications of the fall are being undone for those who are in Christ.”
So what’s a girl to do with the problem of Eve? First, we recognize that both Adam and Eve sinned. Second, we affirm that their sin did not cancel God’s intentions. And, finally, we affirm that in Christ, we are called to restore relationships tragically broken by sin. God’s full interests can only be represented by his original intentions: male and female designed to freely serve him together, side-by-side. To that end, followers of Jesus should work to restore agency to every female God has created-all for the
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