Women in God’s Agenda God Created Everything With a Purpose
Webster Dictionary defines the word agenda as a list, plan or outline of things to be done, matters to be acted upon. Therefore in examining God’s agenda for women, we shall be considering what plan, what outline of ideas God had in mind in creating women. God created everything with a purpose. His purposes were always planned ahead of time; everything was already “made” in the mind of the Maker before He created it.
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In a patriarchal and traditional African society and even in most modern societies, the lot of women as the weaker vessel, as people who are considered inferior to men, as chattels who are given up, sold into marriage (and a man can purchase as many as he pleases), in a society in which the myths, the folklore, the proverbs, the taboos, all conspire to dehumanize and oppress womanhood, it becomes compelling for women today, especially Christians, to look into the resources of their faith, the Holy Bible, to discover the essential reasons for which God created them to be women. No human being chose his/her gender. It was the sole responsibility of God to decide who He wants to be male or female. It is this critical concern that has informed the theme of this conference – Women in God’s Agenda. This paper posits that drawing from the Bible, it is written that women are God’s idea; they are created to be women, mentors, priests, leaders and kingdom helpers. This paper will examine their roles along these terms.
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E. M. Uka