Because Christianity is bigger than Biblical manhood or Biblical womanhood (Blog of Retha Faurie)

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Why did Jesus have to be male? An opinion from a biologist

1jesus_savesI previously argued that the birth of Jesus as male is no evidence for male supremacy. Here, a biologist takes a guess why Jesus was born male:

I believe that Mary was a virgin when Jesus was conceived.

In fact, and you complementarians take notice, THIS is WHY Jesus being male may be important because if He were female, I might be able to argue away parthenogenesis because it happens (not in mammals to our knowledge but in cordites and other animals.
But Jesus was/is a man, He needed either a Y chromosome or something male-derived to be able to be a man. Mary had to be a virgin and Jesus had to be a dude to give this a profound wow factor… – Debra Baker

Is this why Jesus was not a woman?

Cheryl Schaltz gave me a reason why Christ had to be male. And also, why women came from man, and was not created separately.

Sin entered the world through Adam:

Rom 5:12-14  Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—

To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.

(How could it be that sin entered through Adam, as Eve ate first? (more…)

Why did God not become a woman?

Could this be the awaited saviour? BETHLEHEM, JUDEA: Local shepherds claim that angels appeared to them and told them to go and see a newborn baby boy, who will grow up to be the messiah. “At first we were shocked at the sight” said one of them. “I mean, have you ever seen anything like that?” “But,” tells another, “the angel told us not to fear. ‘Said it is good news of great joy for all!” “Then, suddenly, I just saw light and angels everywhere” added another sheep herder. “The whole sky lit up with them.” One of the group, who want to remain anonymous, claimed (more…)

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