Wesley quotes on the equal treatment of women

“’There is neither male nor female in Christ Jesus’… It has long passed for a maxim that ‘women should be seen, not heard’ and accordingly many are brought up in such a manner as if they were only designed to be agreeable playthings! But is this doing honour to the sex? Or is it a real kindness to them? No, it is the deepest unkindness; it is horrid cruelty… And I know not how any woman of sense and spirit can submit to it. Let all you [women] that have it in your power assert the right which the God of nature has given you. Yield not to that vile bondage any longer! You, as well as men, are rational creatures. You, like them, were made in the image of God; you are equally candidates for immortality; you too are called of God.” John Wesley Sermon 98: On Visiting the Sick 1786

“Brethren in our Creator’s eyes, I dare not injure or despise the workmanship of God.” Charles Wesley, from Hymns for the use of families and on various occasions 1767

Bible verses associated with the equal treatment of women

Six Bible verses

1) “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 2:28

2) “For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.” Deuteronomy 10:17

3) “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27

4) “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34

5) “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:3

6) “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23

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