Ezer Kenegdo: Helper or Strength
The purpose of this essay is to examine the question of whether or not the Bible was intended to instruct equality between men and women, or if it was intended to instruct women's submission to man. Conventional Christians and evangelicals believe that the husband should have the leadership role in the household, women should not speak in church, wives should submit to their husbands, and other ideas that put women below men. Modern Christians and feministic Christians however, believe that the Bible intended to teach equality between man and woman. The belief is that the bible is not being interpreted correctly thus leaving people with the wrong ideas on how men and women should correspond with each other.