The Women's Bible (1895, 1898)
HERE is the sacred historian's first account of the
advent of woman; a simultaneous creation of both sexes, in the image of
God. It is evident from the language that there was consultation in the
Godhead, and that the masculine and feminine elements were equally
represented. Scott in his commentaries says, "this consultation of the Gods
is the origin of the doctrine of the trinity." But instead of three male
personages, as generally represented, a Heavenly Father, Mother, and Son would
seem more rational.
The first step in the elevation of woman to her true
position, as an equal factor in human progress, is the cultivation of the religious
sentiment in regard to her dignity and equality, the recognition by the rising
generation of an ideal Heavenly Mother, to whom their prayers should be
addressed, as well as to a Father.
on Genesis 1:26-28: