Geneva feminist theologians say Bible is outdated and not relevant to today’s values
The Holy Bible has long been viewed to suppress women’s rights, promote slavery, and condemns homosexual acts. After hundreds of years, the rise of the feminist #metoo #groupthink #bandwagon movement has prompted feminist theologians from the University of Geneva to reinterpret the Holy Bible. Authors Parmentier and Savoy think it will benefit the “Me Too” movement.
It’s Hollywood’s fault
Women in the Bible were portrayed by Hollywood as slaves, prostitutes, and merely on the sidelines. However, scriptures do show love and respect of women. Jesus showed reverence to His mother, while He defended women’s oppression. The old testament depicted a high respect for these women of courage – Zipporah, Deborah, Manoah’s wife, Ruth, Hannah, Abagail, the wise woman of Tekoa & Abel-Bethmaach, Shunammite Woman, Queen Esther. (Rachel Lehner)
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Women in the Bible needed an upgrade says Lauriane Savoy, a theology professor who pushed for the “Une Bible des Femmes” (“A Women’s Bible”). Published in October 2018, the Bible reflects the value and importance of women. “Feminist values and reading the Bible are not incompatible,” said Professor Savoy. (France 24)
Christians should be wary reading Une bible des femmes
“We wanted to work in an ecumenical way,” said Parmentier, also a theologian working with Savoy on the reinterpretation. Around half the women involved in the project were Catholics and the other half from certain branches of Protestantism. “We are fighting against a literal reading of the texts,” and this is where the danger lies. Ecumenism is one of Satan’s tools to dilute Biblical truth.
Being a theologian or a learned pastor does not make one infallible in Biblical interpretation. To begin with, the Bible was written plainly for everyone to understand and there really is no need to publish Une bible des femmes.
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None of the most respected and learned Bible scholars were consulted. Saying Catholics had a say in it actually weakens it because certain Catholic doctrines, such as on the Virgin Mary, is a Biblical fallacy. Mary’s portrayal a perpetual virgin, Mother of God, Immaculate Conception, and Assumption were an interpretation by the infallible Pope. (Mariology).
Is the Bible outdated and irrelevant?
Standing behind the statues of Calvin and other Protestant founders at the University of Geneva, Savoy claims that the Bible we have today is “completely outdated with no relevance to today’s values of equality.” Although the new bible version may present itself as holy, it is nothing but an egalitarian reinterpretation of sacred text.
An egalitarian Bible
In 2013, a BBC documentary on Mary Magdalene suggested she and Jesus probably had an intimate relationship and even suggested that Mary would have been the leader of the Christian movement, because of her strong leadership abilities and closeness with Jesus.
While BBC has nothing to do with the feminist bible, point is, we are in the last days when some people will listen to demonic teachings that appear divine. (1 Timothy 4)