It seems all those threads are locked now though (assuming due to inactivity). Could you move this to a new thread so I am not bombarded with pm's or painted as the guy who thinks all slavery in history has been good (which I don't think).
I am not advocating treating any race or sex as inferior nor deserving of unequal rights. Can I clarify that?
_Slavery or divorce is not good. Only things of God are good. Some things are bad. If there was a grading system, good things get an A, and bad things get a D, and really bad things get an F. Acceptable things get a C. Slavery was acceptable (only because the world we live in is fallen). Slavery was very sadly often turned into a D, and even more sadly turned into an F. But it's initial design (as given to the Israelite's was a C. Divorce for any reason (change of mind, not getting along ect) D or F. Divorce for infidelity, C. _
_I wanted to make clear I don't think those are good things, but they are acceptable within the correct confines of the Israelite law. But I wouldn't say they are automatically bad no matter what either. _
As far as women, the NT doesn't say anywhere that they are inferior not should they have unequal rights. There is a B solution in this fallen world, is to have our sexes in marriage as a team, a yin yang. Women are to submit to man as man is to submit to God. But man is to love women as God love's man. So if man loved the women, she would be over joyed to submit, like we are joyed to submit to God. If man doesn't meet his conditions, it is hard for the female to submit. It is a team work, no one is inferior nor deserves any less rights in the legal system. The NT preaches (inferior rights) nowhere.