With the rise of feminism and the advance of the anti-God and anti-Christians elites this has become unacceptable. Now everything must be gender neutral. It must be that way even if it goes against the original language of the scripture. These are cultural modifications, not what God actually meant to say.
These people totally miss the nuances that are necessary in the covenant between a living, eternal God and people He created in His image. Eternal truths are not always simple. To quote C.S. Lewis,
“It is not good asking for a simple religion. After all, real things are not simple. They look simple, but they are not.” Mere Christianity, p. 40So in the Christian faith we have this balancing act between being one before God but having different roles in our relationships with others. We have people with the gift of leadership. They have greater responsibility, that does not make them superior. That is part of the miracle of the American system. We have adopted the acceptance of success and status without accepting the European idea that certain classes are innately superior.
Compare this view of the roles of men and women with what you see in Muslim cultures. In Saudi Arabia women are not allowed to drive cars. The Koran says that a man’s witness is worth four women. Women are definitely second class citizens in every way. And yet you still have Muslim women speaking out in favor of this system. There is no nuance. Women are inferior. If you ever see a gender neutral Koran, Islam will be dead.
I am not sure that a gender neutral Bible doesn’t say the same thing about the religion of the translators. If your choice of words is made to satisfy people who hate the God of the Bible, then you have rejected that God because you have rejected what He, yes I said “He,” said.
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