Pro-life is a term representing a variety of perspectives and activist movements in bioethics. It can be used to indicate opposition to practices such as euthanasia, human cloning, research involving human embryonic stem cells, and the death penalty, but most commonly (especially in the media and popular discourse) to abortion, and support for fetal rights…
There is no mention in the Christian Bible about abortion, and at different times early Christians held different beliefs about abortion. However the debate is legitimate on the life of an unborn child. Historical and denominational views differ on the stage at which an unborn child is considered to be human, at which point it..
In general religious use, ordination is the process by which a person is consecrated (set apart for the administration of various religious rites). The ordination of women is a controversial issue in religions where either the rite of ordination, or the role that an ordained person fulfills, has traditionally been restricted to men because of..
Article by Dr. William Zook and Monique Zook, ministers at FLAME International Ministries. I continue to receive inquiries about the acceptable roles for women in the church. Within the churches I’ve worked in, the churches I’ve visited and the churches I’ve read about (during 40 years of working with churches around the world) there’s probably..
The Christian views of marriage historically have regarded marriage as ordained by God for the lifelong union of a man and a woman. This foundational principle was first articulated biblically in the Book of Genesis (2:24). Later, Jesus set forth his basic position on marriage by bringing together two important passages from Genesis (1:27; 2:7–25)…
Article by Eric Gondwe (BMC, MBA, DD), webmaster for Women’s Rights World and author of Breaking Spiritual Strongholds and Healing the Wounded Spirit: Dealing with Root Causes. It seems worth opening the topic with an embarrassing quote on women’s rights from a fellow Christian. It’s embarrassing to Christianity hearing it from prominent circles in a..
Some people unfamiliar with the New Testament claim that the case for female disciples of Jesus is controversial. However, as explained below, “disciple” means “one who follows a person’s moral teachings.” The New Testament clearly identifies a number of women who chose to follow Jesus’ teachings. The four gospels differ in the number, name, and..
The Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament on Women The Hebrew Bible (also called the Old Testament or the Tanakh) is the basis for both Judaism and Christianity, and a cornerstone of Western culture. Through its stories and its elaboration of statutes, the Hebrew Bible’s views on women have helped shape gender roles and define..
Complementarianism is a term to describe a theological view held by some Christians that differing, non-overlapping roles between men and women, manifested in marriage, church leadership, and elsewhere, is biblically required. The term Complementarian was coined in recent years and largely replaces today what previously was known as the Traditionalist or Hierarchical view of gender..
Christian Egalitarianism (derived from the French word égal, meaning equal or level), also known as biblical equality, is a recent adaptation of the moral doctrine of Egalitarianism which holds that people should be treated as equals. Ultimately, Egalitarianism holds that all human persons are equal in fundamental worth and moral status. Christian Egalitarianism holds that..