For the next few weeks we are going to be examining what it means to be a biblical woman of God. Biblical womanhood isn’t a list of do’s and don’ts. It isn’t subsisting on the fluff and nonsense that so many of us have grown accustomed to. Biblical womanhood isn’t meant to make you “feel good” about how you are doing as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, or friend. In fact, going through this series might show you areas where you need a biblical check up, a diagnosis, and biblical medicine to heal so that you can strive to be the biblical woman God would have you to be.
The next doctrine is a core belief in the life of a Christian. It is the foundation upon which we stand that can never be denied.
We believe that sin has separated every human being from God and keeps us from reflecting His image as we were created to do. Our only hope for restoration and salvation is found in repenting of our sin and trusting in Christ who lived a sinless life, died in our place, and was raised from the dead.
Sin entered the world the day that Adam and Eve ate of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. They disobeyed God. They now knew both good and evil. In that moment death also entered the world. Death equals separation. It was not an immediate physical death that came although the beginning of the corruption of the body began. It was, however, an immediate separation from God which is spiritual death.
Adam and Eve knew something had happened, something was different. They tried to cover up their sin. No matter how hard man (and woman) tries to cover their sin, they cannot.
Genesis 3:1-7, Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Genesis 3:15-16, And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
But God showed mankind mercy and grace through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Mark 1:9-11, And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Mark 1:15, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Paul testifies of the wonderful redemptive story in 1 Corinthians.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
All are sinners and have come short of the glory of God. Sin has separated us from God. It is only through Christ’s shed blood on the cross that we are restored back to God. This is the foundation. Christ is the Rock. As a true biblical woman of God our calling is to point all we meet to Christ’s redemptive work on the cross.
The framework of this series was taken from the True Woman Manifesto provided through Revive Our Hearts Ministry.