In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
Christians not only baptized Jesus God; Trinity; Son of God and vicarious atoner for inherited sin. Christians, using instances of Jesus with women, also try to plume Jesus as liberator of women and equalizer of the sexes.
While as prophet of God Jesus is expected to give Divine teachings (though many of Jesus’ sayings in the Gospels are absurd doctrines), in trying to make Jesus liberator of women and equalizer of the sexes (which are not supported by the Gospels) Christians are trying to spin straw into gold.
Christians project Jesus as the answer to all things; though Jesus admittedly, did not give “all truth,” which “all truth” he left for the Comforter (Mohammad) to give.
Here are some of the Christians claim (noted in “brown”) and our answers.
(1) Jesus speaking with the Samaritan woman–(John chapter 4).
As the text shows, all Jesus was interested in from the woman was a drink of water.
As prophet of God, Jesus could not turn anyone away; but he could avoid them, and which he did, as is evident from his admonition to his disciples to not preach to non-Jews (and even Samaritans who also were Jews) whom he regarded as “dogs” and “swine” and from his preaching in parables so they would not understand and be saved.
Obviously, Jesus had no intention of indulging in argument with the Samaritan woman. But the woman was sharp and cornered Jesus into it. This is no liberation. Jesus was on self-defence. And as prophet he was obligated to give the best advice which is service to God. This could hardly be trumpeted as liberation or exaltation of women or equality of the sexes.
If the woman had said nothing, it is without doubt that Jesus would have taken his drink and left her to dwell as the “dog” and ‘swine’ she was without any hope of her understanding his preaching in parables and be saved. (See Jesus-only for Jews).
As with the Samaritan woman; Jesus had similar inter-action with a clever Greek woman–(Matthew 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30).
(2) The first people Jesus “chose” to appear to after his (make-believe) resurrection was women–(Matthew chapter 28; John chapter 20):
Jesus did not “chose” these women. Jesus “met” these women who were already on their way to spread the news of his “resurrection” as the “angel” had instructed them; (angel hanging around sepulchre after a “great earthquake” to give instructions to mortals?) (Compare the four Gospels on this matter for their contradictions; especially the Gospel of John; And bearing in mind that Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16:9-20 are “forgeries in the Bible).
Jesus “chos”ing these women could hardly be claimed as him having given worth to a woman’s “testimony” and elevated her “value.” Aside from the fact that this scenario is dubious. Considering that there were no men around, Jesus had no alternative but to give instructions to these women. That Christian women have no “witness” worth is evident from Moses, and from Jesus’ own statement: (See Christianity-women).
(3) Jesus taught monogamy:
In answer to the Pharisees question “is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?” Jesus reminded them that at the beginning God made them “male and female.” “And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder”–(Matthew 19: 3-6).
(Arguably, at the beginning there was only one man and one woman; and no preponderancy of women over men –as war generally leaves widows; wives generally live longer than husbands and females mature earlier than males– to contend with).
If this saying of Jesus is taken to mean “monogamy’ then, considering that women –widows and young blooming females mentioned above– have feminine needs which can only be fulfilled in the carnal bed then society would be filled with adulterers and adulteresses who, according to the Bible, are to be stoned to death; and with armies of “bastard” children who will become orphans after their parents are stoned to death..
It is rather intriguing that Jesus would condemn polygamy when God gave David “his master’s wives” (2 Sam. 12:8); and Solomon had “seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines (1 Kings 11:3. And Solomon is said to be “wise”); and Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, had “eighteen wives and three score concubines” (2 Chronicles 11:21 And as sex with these concubines is adultery, David, Solomon and Rehoboam would need to be stoned to death as the Jewish Law require).
Clearly, Jesus was only stressing that the relationship between a husband and wife is closer than child-parent relationship; he was not negating polygamy.
It is also claimed that whereas Moses allowed a man to divorce his wife because “she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her”–(Deuteronomy 24:1), Jesus says “Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery; and whoso marrieth her which is put away (i.e. the divorced woman) doth commit adultery–(Matthew 19:7-9; Mark 10:11-12).
Thus, a woman who is not adulterous is to waste her young beautiful self in a loveless marriage till death claims her. And if a man has a lazy and hard-nosed wife then, barring adultery, she can make the man’s life an infernal misery and he can do nothing about it.
Also how can anyone marry the divorced Christian woman when she is to be stoned for committing adultery? As shown in the next topic Jesus did not abrogate stoning).
Contrast this confounding Christian law of divorce with that of Islam’s clarity which requires that if a couple cannot live in harmony they are to part in peace (see Islam-divorce).
(4) Jesus forgives the adulteress:
In the Gospel of John, Jews brought a woman who they said had committed adultery which, according to the Mosaic Law, carried the punishment of stoning to death. They asked Jesus for his view in the matter. Jesus replied: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”
After no one had cast a stone at the woman, Jesus said to the woman that as none of the Jews had condemn her, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more”–(John 8:1-11. Strangely, there is no mention of the man with whom the woman is said to have committed adultery. Neither did the woman confess to nor deny the charge, nor was she asked if the charge against her was true. Some justice!)
Jesus telling the scribes and Pharisees, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her,” does not mean Jesus forgave her (or that this statement abrogated the Mosaic law of stoning to death). If the woman was guilty and Christ did not stone her then Christ had simply failed to enforce the law of God.
There was no case to begin with; the woman’s accusers had all left without “condemning” her. Jesus, rightly, as he had no evidence in the matter, could not condemn her either; he telling the woman to “go, and sin no more,” is not a reflection that a sin (adultery) was committed. While this may be the best advice that Jesus could have given, it certainly was not “forgiveness.”
Aside from that, not only did the Jews not accept Jesus, Jesus was in no official capacity to execute judgment in the matter, and, therefore the case should have been decided by the very scribes and Pharisees that brought the woman to Jesus. Jesus must have known they were “tempting him that they might have to accuse him,” as John 8:6 says, and was only being clever with them in saying “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”
It would have been interesting to note Jesus’ response if the scribes and Pharisees had said to him that since he, Jesus, was without sin for him to first cast a stone at her.
It is also said that Jesus forgives sins. So what! Moses’ brass serpent had power to preserve the life of those bitten by a snake–(Numbers 21:9). Jesus forgave sins through the power of God much as he performed Miracles through the power of God.
(5) Women of positive spiritual attitude:
Jesus spoke about the Queen of the south who came to listen to the wisdom of Solomon–(Matthew 12:42); and gave parables about wise women. (Jesus’ parables also show that some women were stupid/foolish).
So what! Jesus did not liberate or exalt these women. How can Jesus speaking about “wise” women liberate these women? Moreso considering the brutal and rabid misogyny in the Bible, from beginning to end, (shown later; see also Christianity-women)
(6) Jesus taught Mary, sister of Martha-(Luke 10:38-42).
The beginning of chapter 10 states that the “Lord” (Jesus?) appointed other seventy also and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.”
Continuing. Luke chapter 10 verse 38 states: “Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.”
The narrative does not state as to what Jesus told the women. Only that Mary went off leaving Martha alone with the “serving.” After Martha complained about having to serve alone, Jesus told her that while she (Martha) is “careful and troubled about many things,” “But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
As prophet of God it may be easily assumed that Jesus spoke to the women about serving God. But how is this a liberation of Mary/women and equality of the sexes?
As noted, the beginning of chapter 10 states that Jesus appointed others and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place.
Hence, Jehovah’s Witnesses coming in pairs to your door, trying to sell you their concoction that God had made man to live forever but Adam’s sin brought death into the world and his sin is passed onto all mankind, so God sent the “perfect” Jesus (of virgin birth; though there was no virgin birth) to die for this sin, foisting onto you John 3:16 which says: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
But when you corner the Jehovah’s Witnesses (and other Christians) to show where in the Bible God says He commits the injustice of putting Adam’s sin onto babies in their mothers’ wombs and made Himself complicit in murder by sending Jesus to be killed, and John 3:16 which, as the context from verse one shows, is not about inherited sin and/or crucifixion, they take off saying, they will come back.
I am still waiting for them to come back. Though others would come and their game would go on.
From personal experience, Jehovah’s Witnesses (and other Christians) do not care about reason and facts; they are just looking for gullible people to swallow the mythical blood and body of Jesus Christ –spiritual cannibalism.
Equally significant. Whereas Jehovah’s Witnesses (and other Christians) try to ram “Jehovah” as the name of God down the throats of the world, fact is Jehovah does not exist.
(7) Jesus refers to woman as daughter of Abraham–(Luke 13:16).
So what! If Jewish (and Arab) men are sons of Abraham then logically Jewish (and Arab) women are daughters of Abraham.
How is this reference of Jesus to woman a liberation of woman and equality of the sexes?
(8) Jesus had women in his inner circle–(Luke 8:1-3).
As the narrative shows these women “ministered unto him (Jesus) of their substance.” (Perhaps anoint and wipe his feet with their hair, from him having sore feet from walking all day–Luke 7:37-38; John11:1-2; 12:3. And to cook and wash for him and his disciples).
(9) Mostly women present at Jesus’ execution–(Matthew 27:55-56; Mark 15:40-41).
So? Maybe they had never seen an execution and were curious. Or perhaps these women were the ones who supported the men who brought the trumped-up charge of sedition against Jesus and were eager to see him crucified.
Notably, Jesus was not “killed” for fulfilling prophecy or as vicarious atoner for “inherited sin. Jesus was crucified because he was a thorn in the seat of Jewish hierarchy. A fact to which Biblical scholars admit. The ‘Bible Dictionary’ notes as part of its explanation of the term ‘scribe’:
“Their familiarity with the law allowed the scribes to take on a role of growing importance in Jewish society –teaching in the synagogues, serving as judges, and becoming members of the Sanhedrin. Jesus refused to accept the mass of detail and the superficial technicalities which they affixed to the law, and He accused them of hypocritical interpretations of the law. For these reasons they opposed His teachings and were one of the groups, as were the Pharisees, that helped to plot His death–(Matt. 5:20; 21:15; Mark 10:33; 14:53; Luke 11:44; 20: 46; John 8:3; Acts 4:5; 6:12).”1
There is NO inherited sin.
NO vicarious atonement.
NO “ransom” for sin.
It is a contradiction of the most glaring kind that Jesus nullified the Divine command that a woman’s desire is to be to her man and to negate the Mosaic teachings on divorce and yet tell his people that heaven lies in observing the Mosaic Law (until the coming of the Comforter) and for them to obey the scribes and Pharisees because they sit in Moses’ seat. Any wonder Jews consider him an impostor or false prophet? (See Jesus vs. Jews).
While Christians dance left right and centre trying to conflate Jesus’ sayings on divorce and other matters to promote Jesus as liberator of woman and equalizer of the sexes, Paul, even though he counselled men to love their wives –and people also love their dogs and cats and even make them inheritors in their will– recognizes and categorically upholds the Divine decree that women be subjected to men.
●“Unto the woman He (God) said ….thy desire shall be to THY HUSBAND, and HE SHALL RULE OVER THEE”–(Gen. 3:16).
●“Neither was the man created for the woman; BUT THE WOMAN FOR THE MAN–(1 Corinthians 11:9). And that woman is an object for sex: “It is GOOD for a MAN NOT TO TOUCH A WOMAN. Nevertheless, TO AVOID FORNICATION, let every man have his own wife”–(1 Corinthians 7:1-2).
●Christianity condemns woman as the transgressor: “And Adam was not deceived BUT THE WOMAN BEING DECEIVED WAS IN THE TRANSGRESS-ION”–(1 Timothy. 2:14. Allah tells us that both Adam and Eve were deceived; and that they were forgiven–Qur’an–(2:36-37; 7:20-22).
●Christianity says that only man is the glory of God : “he is the IMAGE AND GLORY OF GOD: but the WOMAN IS THE GLORY OF THE MAN. For the man is NOT of the woman; but the WOMAN OF THE MAN”–(1 Corinthians 11:7-8).
●Christianity demands that wives submit to their husbands, and reverence their husbands as they reverence God: “WIVES, SUBMIT YOURSELVES UNTO YOUR OWN HUSBANDS, AS UNTO THE LORD” “As the Church is subject unto Christ, SO LET THE WIVES BE TO THEIR OWN HUSBANDS IN EVERY THING” – “And the wife see that SHE REVERENCE HER HUSBAND”–(Ephesians 5:22-23, 33).
●“Let the woman learn in SILENCE with ALL SUBJECTION. But I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH, NOR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN but to be IN SILENCE–(1 Timothy 2:11-12);
●“but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth (to sit with Christ). These are they which were NOT DEFILED WITH WOMEN; for they are VIRGINS”–(Revelation 14:3-4. For more on this see Christianity-144,000 virgins & Jesus).
Surely, to place women in subjection and bondage, to view her as an object of sex, as the transgressor and as defiler of men are hardly expressions of “liberation” and “equality” of the sexes.
Whereas Christians try to tinsel Jesus’ contradictory teachings with their colorful interpretations to project Jesus as liberating and exalting women. In contrast Allāh states decisively the lofty status of women in Islam, as He revealed to the Prophet Mohammad:
-He created man from a single soul and made woman from the same–(4:1; 7:189, this verse establishes that from the beginning women have equality with men). Man and woman being created from the same essence, both have the same faculties and potentials. If one develops himself/ herself and the other does not, then either may be superior to the other.
-He has put love and compassion between them–(30:21);
-women are to be honored–(4:1);
-men and women are garments to the other (to protect, comfort, beautify, and to cover each other’s faults)–(2:187);
-women have rights similar to those against her–(2:228);
-woman has rights to inheritance, and full control over her earnings–(4:7, 11, 177; 4:32);
-women have moral and spiritual equality with men–(3:194, 197; 24:30, 31, 55; 33:35; 49:13; 57:12, 18, 19);
-women and men are protectors of one another–(9:71).
Woman is so highly enthroned in Islam that the Prophet Mohammad tells us that Paradise lies at the feet of mothers. Allāh has listed honor to parents, especially to mothers, after worship of Him–(Qur’an 6:152; 17:23; 31:14).
Whereas critics carp that a Muslim woman’s witness is only half of a man’s (and this is so only in the matter of business) the Christian woman has no “witness” right and the Christian man’s “witness” is less than that of the Muslim woman’s (see Islam-women).
Whereas Islam gives woman rights alongside man from the cradle all the way to Paradise. Christianity is not only misogynistic; Christianity is brutally misogynistic (see Christianity-women).
- King James Bible, Self-Pronouncing Edition, The World Publishing Company, 2231 West 110TH Street, Cleveland 2, Ohio, p. 77. (Emphasis added).