Current cultural trends reflect humanity’s brokenness

God’s design for man and woman is consistent and coherent

8. The Bible’s teaching on God’s design for man and woman is consistent and coherent

Part 8 of 10 Things You Should Know about the Bible’s Teaching on Men and Women

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible paints a unified picture of what it means to be a man or a woman. The dual pattern of male leadership and male-female partnership pervades all of Scripture: from creation to the fall to redemption in Christ and to the final consummation. For a thorough discussion of this, see our book God’s Design for Man and Woman: A Biblical-Theological Survey.


This is a guest post by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Margaret Elizabeth Köstenberger, authors of God’s Design for Man and Woman: A Biblical-Theological Survey. This post is part of our 10 Things You Should Know blog series.


About God’s Design for Man and Woman

Equipping a New Generation to Live Out God’s Design

This thorough study of the Bible’s teaching on men and women aims to help a new generation of Christians live for Christ in today’s world. Moving beyond other treatments that primarily focus on select passages, this winsome volume traces Scripture’s overarching pattern related to male-female relationships in both the Old and New Testaments. Those interested in careful discussion rather than caustic debate will discover that God’s design is not confining or discriminatory but beautiful, wise, liberating, and good.

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