Many women use this verse to try and convince me that God is an egalitarian God who believes that men and women are equal (the same is what feminists actually mean) since they absolutely hate the thought of patriarchy and men in authority:
“There is neither Jew not Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28)
Here’s how Trey responded to a woman on my post “Be Careful What You Wish For”:
“Regarding your ‘incidental’ statement about Galatians 3:28…
“I am not exactly sure what you are trying to convey about men and women being ‘equal’ but it sounds like egalitarianism to me and that kind of equal is NOT what Paul is saying in that verse. The context of the Book and the verses surrounding it make it very clear what Paul is talking about.
“The central theme of Galatians is ‘How is a person saved and justified? By works of the (Mosaic) law, or by faith?’ Almost everything Paul writes in this book (to the Gentile churches in the region of Galatia) is to answer those questions.
Galatians 3:23-28 – “But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew not Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28)
“What Paul is saying here is STRICTLY to do with Salvation and Justification and NOTHING to do with the roles (or authority) of men and women on this earth.
“So yes, men and women have equality in salvation and justification, but they do not have equality in their God assigned roles and duties on this earth. The authority structure that God created on this earth is that of Patriarchy, (man/father/husband) rule and the Bible makes it clear that men and women are not equal in authority, role, or function on this earth.”
Women, you must be students of the Word so when women use this verse to try to erase all of the other verses that the Apostle Paul used to clarity men and women’s roles, you will automatically know that they are giving you false doctrine to fit their narrative and not God’s. Our God ordained roles are good! They are perfect for us and once you begin living them out joyfully and contentedly, you will see for yourself. Yes, there will still come trials and tribulations since these are promised us but there will be much reward too.
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.