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men and women indiscriminately. The apostle did not forbid their exercise.
Recent writers on religious subjects, or speakers. Nothing said about woman's
inspiration at the outset of the New Testament dispensation. Evangelical
Woman's position in the family, in the church, and in the state the standard of
her condition in all other relations of life. All women judged by the law of
WOMAN'S RIGHTS AND DUTIES.
THE EQUALITY OF THE SEXES AT THE CREATION, AND SINCE
“ And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion,” &c., &c.
“So God created man in his own image, in the likeness of God created He him, male and female created He them.” Gen. i. 26, 27.
Dominion is man's predominant propensity: he says, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.” To satiate his unbounded desire for dominion, this world has often been made a theatre of blood and carnage, a literal aceldama, a charnel-house.
Man is prone to represent his commission to rule, to be sealed and endorsed in the court of heaven, knowing well, if he can take hold of the conscience, he has a powerful advocate to enforce his claim; thus we have had different orders in the human family, that have professed being vicegerents of God, with a charter from him to rule their brethren.
The political despot pleads for the Divine right of kings, aud predicates his claim on Romans xiii. 1–7, “ The powers that be are ordained of God,”—with many other corroborating portions. The ecclesiastical despot claims the occupancy of St. Peter's chair, Matt. xvi. 18, 19, with other passages. And domestic slavery professes to have its charter from the 25th of Leviticus, together with the curse pronounced on the posterity of Ham, Gen. ix. 25, 27, and sanctioned by the New Testament. But when these claims have been brought to the ordeal of investigation, by apply