Fundamentals of the Christian Faith in the Light of the Gospels

by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din

The Righteous Have Always Existed in the World Says the Gospel: Mention of Prophetesses and Righteous Women

Even Joseph, the husband of Mary, has been spoken of in the Gospel as

a just man (Matthew, 1:19),

and in the same way, another man, Joseph of Arimathaea, has been called

a good and just man (Luke, 23:50).

“A woman, Anna, was a prophetess” (Luke, 2:36).

Besides her, the Torah and the Gospel make mention of other women who were Divine Messengers and, pointing out the ways of God’s will and pleasure, called upon the people to walk in the way of God. It is not, therefore, proper and meet for the Christians to call and condemn woman as the source of sin, nei­ther is it right to believe that man has ever been such a devil.

“And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him” (Luke, 2:25).