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A Wife’s Submission to Her Husband is NOT Oppression

A Wife’s Submission to Her Husband is NOT Oppression

Written By Gabriel Hughes

The Proverbs 31 woman I rarely see in a feminist. Okay, I’ve never seen the Proverbs 31 woman in a feminist. The feminist is far too full of herself. But a woman who fears the Lord, “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and she does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her” (Proverbs 31:25-28).

The Proverbs 31 woman is a wife and a mother who loves her husband and children, works at home, and is submissive to her husband, “that the word of God may not be reviled” (Titus 2:5). If that sounds awful and oppressive to you, you have no joy in Christ. A wife’s submission to her husband is not oppression — it is the delight of her heart, a willful obedience to God as a picture of the way the whole church is to submit to Christ (Ephesians 5:22-24).

Likewise, it is a joy for a woman in the church to humble herself before God, heeding the roles God has designated for men and those He has designated for women. Whether a wife, mother, or single, it is a woman’s pleasure to follow in quiet submission and not rebel against what God has ordained.

Furthermore, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that women grow in godliness and holiness. Listen to the preaching of the word, and do what it says. Your selfish frustration in reading “quietly with all submissiveness” will cause you to miss the instruction “let a woman learn!” A strong woman of God is supposed to be a woman educated in the ways of God. Feminists hate this. They don’t want women to be strong in the faith. They want them to be weak (2 Timothy 3:6). Strong women aren’t easily manipulated by their lies — the same lies of that ancient serpent who hissed at Eve, “Did God really say…?”

Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
1 Timothy 2:11

*You can read the rest of this article “Bad Examples of Women Pastors” HERE. It is excellent!

It Must Be Okay To Be Promiscuous, Have Debt, and Be Covered with Tattoos?

It Must Be Okay To Be Promiscuous, Have Debt, and Be Covered with Tattoos?

For some reason, I was pondering the swift and negative reaction from the Christian community to my viral post “Men Prefer Debt Free Virgins Without Tattoos” yesterday (because it continues to receive a lot of traffic and comments) and a thought occurred to me. I wondered about all of the young women who were debt-free virgins without tattoos and their thoughts after seeing the reaction from the Christian community to this post. What was going through their minds? “Oh, I guess it’s not that important to be a debt-free virgin without tattoos. God will forgive me for all of these things if I decide to be promiscuous, rake up a lot of debt, and cover my body with tattoos. His grace and mercy covers all!” Yes, this is what young women most likely thought from the many Christians’ reactions.

This morning, I received this comment on that exact post and I thought it was perfect!

“Wow! Truth! It’s kind of shocking to read but unfortunately true. I am so glad Lori wrote this post as feminism is truly harmful to everyone involved. I know first-hand. At 17, I was very mature, quiet, shy, and ready to settle down. I wanted to get married, stay home, and have children. I was encouraged by everyone around me to go ‘live my life’. I needed to go to work to support myself, study, and have fun just to fit in.

“Very long story short, I ended up going down a very bad path that I deeply regret. I only got out of the destruction through meeting Christ and accepting Him as my Lord and Savior. At 25, I met my now husband and read the Bible only to find that there was indeed nothing wrong with the original me who naturally wanted to be at home, serve my family, and have a gentle, quiet spirit.

“Sadly after years of sin and pain, there was a lot of undoing to be the woman that God created me to be and there are some things that well, you just can’t undo. I don’t feel sorry for myself but I do see that feminism, especially in the Church, is seriously damaging and undermining God’s original created order that does not change. Women fight for all these rights that they think they want, however, the proof is in the pudding so to speak.

“The Christian friends and family I know who have a feminist worldly mindset are absolutely miserable! I would never want my daughter to live the life I did before getting saved and following the Word. I see young couples in Church who are ready to commit and be married only to be told to wait another few years  which usually means giving into temptation and living in sin which seems to be perfectly acceptable. Seriously, why would women want to be used up by passers by instead of having the love and security of a good husband? Women have abortions so that they can further their careers then later go through expensive fertility treatments because they left it too late. Seriously where is the wisdom in all of this!? God’s ways are perfect!”

Yes, God does forgive those who live promiscuous, debt-ridden lives. His grace and mercy cover all of our sins past, present, and future the moment we believe in Him BUT this doesn’t mean that older women shouldn’t teach the young women to be chaste, discreet, and not go into debt. It doesn’t mean that older women shouldn’t teach young women to not follow the ways of our culture but follow the ways of the Lord instead. It will spare them a lot of pain and scars.

Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2 Timothy 2:22

Anti-Masculinity Propaganda on Full Display

Anti-Masculinity Propaganda on Full Display

Last week, I published a handwritten post on Facebook encouraging mothers to not interfere with their husband’s discipline and training of their sons. Most dads want their sons to grow up tough and masculine. This world is tough and they don’t want their sons to be wimps. Of course, the feminists’ cry was loud against this post. Here is an example of one of their comments:

“This is the toxic masculinity that causes fear in young women. It’s okay to be a wimp. You aren’t automatically expected to find a wife and provide for a family simply because you’re a man. You don’t have to be tough. You can be sensitive, and weak, and feminine, and you still matter. Your existence and your place in this world isn’t defined by societal standards or your genitalia.”

What I wrote had nothing to do with “toxic” masculinity and causing fear in young women. There’s nothing in my post about raising mean and dangerous sons. It’s about raising sons who aren’t afraid to take on the responsibility of a family, work hard, and provide for their families but many women don’t seem to like this anymore. They want sensitive, weak, and feminine men who don’t want to work hard and provide for their families. They want wimps! No, thank you.

Who are these women actually fighting? God and His will for men and women. God’s will is for men to be tough and masculine. Look what He asked men to do throughout the Bible! Lead hordes of people through the wilderness. Go fight wars against the enemies of God. Be thrown into the lion’s den or into a fiery furnace for not bowing their knees to a false god. Meet with God on the mountain to have the Law written on tablets of stone. Look at the life of Joseph and all of the sufferings he went through to become a strong, godly leader of Egypt. What about the twelve disciples who preached the Gospel even when it meant persecutions, beatings, and their deaths. Finally, look at Jesus Christ who willingly was crucified on the cross to bear the sins of the whole world so that all who believe in Him will be saved. Jesus is the ultimate picture of a tough, masculine man! Yes, God wants men to be tough and masculine.

God calls women the weaker vessel. We are the ones that are sensitive, weaker than men, and feminine. We are the ones God calls to marry, bear children, and guide the home. This is the job that He created for us. We don’t have the testosterone flowing through our bodies like men do. He created us with different hormones to bear and raise children. Yes, we are more emotional and sensitive than men because of this and it’s a good thing!

“Your existence and your place in this world isn’t defined by societal standards or your genitalia.” She’s right about not being defined by societal standards but dead wrong about the genitalia. Our existence and place in this world is defined by God, our Creator, and He is clear about our existence and place in this world. Strong nations are built upon strong family units. Feminism has done all it can to destroy the family unit. Let’s not allow this to happen to us, dear women. Go back to the Word. Go back to the role that God created you for and become a feminine woman of God while appreciating the strong, masculine men in your life.

Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13

Has Feminism Made Women Better or Happier?

Has Feminism Made Women Better or Happier?

Has feminism made women better or happier? “The feminist movement taught women to see themselves as victims of an oppressive patriarchy…Self-imposed victimhood is not a recipe for happiness” (Phyllis Schlafly). Feminists have made men the enemy and see men as the oppressors who are keeping them from their full potential and ultimate happiness. After all, men used to be the ones who had most of the jobs, made the money and were in positions of authority. This looked so much better to women: to leave their family each day to seek the happiness that was eluding them. “Oppressive patriarchy” became the battle cry to convince women of their self-imposed victimhood and a search to settle the score, even if it meant walking into a harder, stress-filled life that most husbands were trying to protect their wives from.

 In a recent article written by a female retired college professor, Victoria Brown tells of a time when she was screaming at her husband over all of the evils men bring into this world: “In the centuries of feminist movements that have washed up and away, good men have not once organized their own mass movement to change themselves and their sons or to attack the mean-spirited, teasing, punching thing that passes for male culture. Not once. B****. Don’t listen to me. Listen to each other. Talk to each other. Earn your power for once.”

So “good men have not once organized their own mass movement to change themselves…”? Judaism, Christianity, and many of the world’s religions were started by men and carried forward by men to help civilize the world. The Magna Carta, Democracy, and Bill of Rights are just a few of the most recent accomplishments of men making men and women better. Many wars were fought by organized men wanting righteousness: the Civil War to free the slaves and two World Wars to save the world from evil, tyrannical men. Modern day management has been organized by men to improve leaders and employees as team players. Christian colleges, as the seat of learning almost all developed by men for the benefit of men and women but now turned into costly, liberal bastions. Police forces, regulators, FBI – all organized by men to help men and women be fair and civilized towards one another.

One really has to ask, “Dr. Brown, is there really anything that women have organized to make women better as we see what an utter failure feminism is as it streaks towards greater extremes? Are women more gentle, more civil, more committed to faithfulness, and family? Has the free sex of feminism really achieved anything good for women but for a few moments of pleasure and massive heartaches and STD’s?” I have never seen women as mean-spirited as they are today, especially with those with whom they disagree.

No, Dr. Brown, feminism isn’t a women’s mass movement that has changed women for good or made them better and certainly no happier. Yes, women can now vote, have any job they want, get equal pay, and the insanity to abort their child at almost any stage of their unborn baby’s life. But take a look at the women’s marches, mean-spirited speeches, screaming, and dressing up in vagina costumes,then tell me if feminism has not set women back thousands of years in civilization. Feminism has made women far worse as it pushes selfishness while devaluing women’s bodies with immodesty, promiscuity, easy sex, and murdering or neglecting the lives of their own children. Mothers of old would be flabbergasted to see the modern feminist woman.

Women are leaving their children in the care of strangers so they can go off and “pursue their dreams and goals.” Marriages are falling apart at alarming rates and children’s lives are often shortchanged, all the while women are starting to display the very traits in men Dr. Brown so greatly despises. In many cases, instead of having more to offer society, women are leaving their role of mother and wife that only they can adequately fill, to replace a man who can do what they do in the workforce. They come home too tired to adequately care for themselves or family, but somehow this is seen as progress and self-betterment?

If Dr. Brown thinks there is no mass movement that has changed men, she has not been around Christians.  I know many men who are none of those things she claims them to be. My dad, my husband, my sons, my brothers-in-law, my many friend’s husbands and sons, my cousins and their sons, the men in my neighborhood, and most men are not “mean-spirited, teasing, punching things.” Many of these men were raised in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord and were taught His ways: to love God, love others, and treat others better than themselves. A majority of these men she hates are out busting their tails so that their families are well cared for, yet even then many of their wives are not happy. Like Victoria, many women are angry with “men” yet they have forgotten and neglected the one man who loves them enough to stick with their antics and thoughtless screaming. These women are angry because someone has planted a lie in their heads that says, “But what about me?” when everyone of us should be saying, “Life is not about me but what I can do for others.”

No, feminists and their rage aren’t going to accomplish anything good. Screaming at your good husband isn’t going to accomplish this either, Victoria. Is this not the exact behavior you are accusing men of doing? Temper tantrums need to be stopped in children so they don’t continue happening in adulthood as we are seeing in many today. The more women excuse their rage by blaming men, the more they become exactly what they claim they want to change. After all, sin and evil has no gender. It just depends on which sins one wants to count as being most evil. Talk to the manosphere and you will discover this same rage against women because of the evils women have done to husbands by leaving them hurt and broken all in the name of their own selfish freedoms and new found virtue called feminism where a woman’s power to choose trumps common goodness and faithfulness to family.

There is a better way that has held true throughout the centuries, and men under God’s direction have well organized the family unit to be that method of bettering mankind. In the family, we are to train our boys and girls to value each person as God does, and teach God’s ways of love, joy, peace, goodness, and faith. Teach the children to treat others the way they want to be treated without blaming an entire gender for all the problems in the world. It is only individual responsibility based on a minimum standard of common human decency that can keep our society together and help it progress. This is not going to happen, Dr. Brown, by everyone screaming at each other, but instead by seeing that goodness and evil are choices each person makes, so train the foolishness out of your children (Proverbs 22:15), dear women.

Dr.  Brown’s idea of an improved society is to get men to organize themselves for betterment, yet feminism has all but destroyed the greatest betterment program ever called the family. Mom and dad getting along and showing by way of example to the children how they should unselfishly live in a selfish and immoral world. We should be training children in the way they should go and continually teaching them the wonderful precepts of the Lord and who they are in Christ. If you want to create a mass movement that ends in making men and women better, stop destroying the one place where common human decency and love can be best trained, the family. A whole, healthy family with dad at the helm and mom closely following as each lives sacrificially is what betters our culture.

I love the men in my life and I know many others who feel the same way. Without men in this world it would be sorry place, and if they were not filled with testosterone we would not have the bridges, buildings, trains, planes, computers, and cell phones, and many more things that we have today. Let’s stop trying to turn our men into something they are not. And let’s stop turning women into something they are not designed to be either. Stop the stream of screaming and hate towards the other gender and start talking about the reality that we need both sexes to be just the way God created them to be within His roles for each gender. Our culture is desperate for husbands and wives who love each other and are committed to raising well-behaved, mature children who grow up to lead unselfish lives. This is the best betterment movement for all cultures.

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
Hebrews 12:14

Were Old-Fashioned Women Happier?

Were Old-Fashioned Women Happier?

There is an interesting article in the Daily Mail about a woman who just turned 60 years old and compared herself to her mother back when she turned 60 years old. This woman, Liz Jones, is beautiful and puts me to shame (since I just turned 60 years old) if we were measuring only by appearance. She is in perfect shape and looks amazing for her age but at what cost? (She has spent a TON of money on herself to look this way!)

Dr. John MacArthur defines women like her perfectly. (Yes, this was written in 1996 but is still relevant for today.)

“What kind of woman is the prototype of the ‘90s woman?  What is the modern super-woman supposed to be?  Maybe something like this: she works, builds her own career, demands equal pay, refuses to submit to her husband, demanding equality with him in everything, has an affair or two, and a divorce or two.  She exercises her independence, relies on her own resources, doesn’t want her husband or children to threaten her personal goals, has her own bank account.

“She hires a maid or a cleaning service, eats out at least 50 percent of the time with her family or without them, makes cold cereal and coffee, the standard breakfast for her family, quick frozen meals usual dinner fare, or she calls Domino’s Pizza, expects her husband to do his share of the housework. She is tanned, coiffured, aerobicized, into body-building shape, shops to keep up with the fashion trends, makes sure she can compete in the attention-getting contest, puts the kids in a day care center, makes sure each has a TV in his room, or a radio, or a CD player so they can be entertained. She is opinionated, demanding, wants to be heard, eager to fulfill all of her personal goals.”

This is how Liz Jones admits to living her life except she never had children as many are choosing to do today in the 21st century. She followed the feminist mindset and did life her own way. Her mother, on the other hand, was an old-fashioned wife and mother.

“She would no more have worn a swimsuit, or put on sun cream, than fly to the moon. Having had seven children, she had no desire to look young or thin. In this photo, she already had a full set of false teeth and grey hair. Normally, she wore glasses.

“My mum was born on December 23, 1919, and in the photo she is 60. She has shortish grey hair that has never been dyed. She is wearing a touch of red lipstick, and a smudge of mascara from an ancient block she had to spit on. She is wearing a home-made shift, and her head is tilted towards the sun – it would never occur to her to hide from it.

“Her toenails are not polished; she couldn’t reach her feet by this stage, as she suffered from arthritis. My dad had to help with the stockings, and place a built-up shoe on each foot. You can’t tell from the photo she had already had a hip and a knee replaced. She was in constant, excruciating pain. And yet she is smiling.

“My mum had never heard of grooming, except when it applied to horses: her beauty routine extended to using Pond’s cold cream and letting any make-up ‘wear off’. She had never had a massage. She owned one handbag, one pair of shoes. She never drank water, still or fizzy, but subsisted on tea and Rich Tea biscuits…Having endured rationing, she certainly never dieted. She never owned a pair of trainers, a tracksuit, or jeans.

“I had always imagined that, turning 60, I would suddenly look like my mum, which terrified me. Now I’ve arrived, I realize what should have worried me was not turning out like her – loved, happy, content – at all… I know I will continue to battle to keep the years at bay. Why? Because I’m not where I should be: I’m single, not secure, not loved. I can’t relax. I have to keep trying.

“Passing 40, I panicked, lied about my age again, and hurriedly married a younger man who cheated on me. When I told my mum what he’d done, all she would say was: ‘Just be patient, darling.’ It wouldn’t have occurred to her not to forgive, not to expect a man to provide, to chauffeur her everywhere, to map-read, to book hotels and holidays, to nurse her when she could no longer walk.

“When, coming round from the breast surgery, I phoned my husband, he replied with a distracted: ‘Who’s this?’ It’s not just women who’ve changed; men have changed with us. As we’ve demanded less they’ve given up, retreated.” (I disagree with her here. Liz’s mom probably didn’t demand anything of her husband. She was reaping what she was sowing. She served him. He served her. This is an eternal principle.)

“It had seemed a good idea at the time, being so very different from my mum, rebelling against her lack of vanity, ambition, selfishness…My mum was content with her lot, she lived in the moment, she didn’t put off life, thinking: ‘As soon as I’m eight stone… As soon as I’ve bought that new house…’

“My overriding feeling, as the Big Day came and went last week, was that my generation of women was sold a lie. We were told our mothers’ lives were disgracefully submissive. We were told we must battle our bodies into submission, land a career in order to hold all the power.”

There is only one reason that Liz’s mom lived a much more satisfying and fulfilling life than Liz did. Her mother lived a selfless life and Liz has lived a selfish life. May we all become more like Liz’s mom and less like Liz by learning to live a selfless, self-sacrificing, and self-denying life. In giving our lives away, we will find the life that Christ tells us to pursue, to be like Him, because the servant of all is the greatest of all!

 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Mark 8:36

Women in the Workforce Have Hurt Men’s Ability to Provide for Their Families

Women in the Workforce Have Hurt Men’s Ability to Provide for Their Families

“We Christian women, too, have our standards for husbands and what are the chances that there are people who meet our standards. Thus, making it really hard for us to find husbands that will protect, love and provide for us!” wrote Suzie on my post Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos.

The results of sin that were given to Adam and Eve after the Fall correlated to their God-given roles. Work that men were required to do to provide for their families would become much harder and a burden. Women would endure suffering through childbirth. A man who doesn’t provide for his family is worse the an unbeliever, the Lord tells us in His Word (1 Timothy 5:8). Women are to be keepers at home (Titus 2:5). God’s roles are clear to us but when women leave their role, it’s makes it harder for men to do their role, as Jeff so clearly explains in his answer to Suzie.

 “Suzie, it’s growing harder for men to protect, love, and provide for women because feminism put women into the workforce to compete AGAINST men for jobs, money, and power. This has resulted in less jobs, money, and power for men in society as women make up nearly half of the workforce today. And men without jobs, money, or power do not attract females and/or lose the female they had via divorce.

“This social change of putting women to work has worked out mostly to the benefit of the government (two incomes to tax instead of just one) and to the benefit of businesses that are able to select the most qualified person (male or female) for the job willing to do the work for the least amount of pay and benefits. They have also slashed benefits greatly because they have such a huge pool of candidates desperate for work with both sexes competing against each other and desperate for work. There’s virtually no companies that offer pensions anymore. It’s their intent to just keep people working until they drop dead from old age without ever being able to retire.

“CEOs are raking in tons of cash for themselves today compared to historically when just men worked jobs. CEO pay has significantly increased while the average worker has stagnated or even dropped in some cases in the past 40 years. Government has also gained a tremendous amount of revenue with the dual-tax of both a man and his wife’s income. Clearly businesses and government have no desire to go back to women staying home because they would lose tons of money. Government would be forced to reduce its size and that would result in less control over the people.

“It’s only individual men and women that can see what’s going on that want to go back to the way things worked best between the sexes. But other individual men and women are married and both are making tons of money and they like this current system, too. But they, the ones going back to traditional roles, are the rare exception the rule.

“Most people are still drinking the poisoned Kool-aid and buying into the idea that it’s ‘female empowerment’ for women to be challenging men for jobs, money, and power and that it will somehow result in a better nation for women, men, and children. But the reality is that when a woman takes a job away from a man in society, that’s a man who can no longer protect or provide for his wife, which results in his wife leaving him and/or seeking work (and thus taking another job away from another man making the problem worse). No wonder divorce rates are through the roof today!

“Men can’t thrive in this toxic environment and neither can women because when men fail, women and children fail also. We both need each other and need to be doing equally important but separate roles in society when it comes to family. Makes more sense for females to be home raising children since males cannot lactate and women tend to be a lot cleaner than men, plus young children tend to be a lot more attached to their mothers than their fathers.

“It’s all about greed and people are being duped and used like willing slaves by those in power to keep making themselves richer. Women are tempted by the idea of having their own spending power for their own materialistic wants and men are tempted by the idea that having more money will lead to winning over a more beautiful looking wife. And it’s true that men who make more money tend to have more beautiful wives since money seems to be the key thing women are looking for out of a man since it takes money to be protect and provide for in today’s world instead of muscles. Obviously, that’s gold digging on the part of women. It’s a bad system all around.

“In order to right wrongs, it would take women to collectively return to the home and drop out of the workforce. And I don’t see that happening so long as it’s taught to girls to go off and be just like boys in life and spread this lie that men just want to hold women down and out. Men love women and want to have a woman to cherish and love. But of course, feminism was used to distort the truth and make men out to be ‘bad guys’ that women should not trust or depend on but challenge for jobs, money, and power.

“A lot of the breakdown in marriages today is also due to men and women being too much alike. Men and women are doing too much of the same thing – working and making money. And that means other aspects of family life are being neglected. Especially children. Everybody is worse off for it. Men, women, and children.

“Too much greed in this HIGHLY materialistic society. Feminism was just a tool the government used to play women against men and to dupe women into working jobs and competing against their own husbands.

“It’s going to take more than just spreading the word of God around to get women to go back. It’s going to take God’s punishment for it to happen when western nations collapse in on themselves. And that’s already happened in some places. Germany, for instance, has a negative German birthrate today. This means that more Germans are dying than being born to replace them. Well, instead of encouraging female Germans to go home, marry, and have children to save their nation and race, the German government is in-fluxing foreigners from the middle east to replace the native population instead. Apparently, money matters more than preserving an entire nation and it’s native inhabitants.

“They simply REFUSE to end feminism because it makes them (the German government and businesses) tons of money to have women working and competing against the men in society. But when it results in low birth rates because the native men and women are no longer getting married or having children, to the place the nation can no longer sustain itself, their government’s answer is to bring in outsiders to replace the natives who were duped and used by their government and businesses via feminism to make their government and businesses tons of money.”

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
John 10:10

Snatching Ambiguity From Clarity

Snatching Ambiguity From Clarity

During the Judge Kavanaugh’s hearings, the Judge gave an interesting phrase “snatching ambiguity from clarity” as he discussed textualism, the theory that the interpretation of the law is based primarily on the ordinary meaning of the text when it was written. He was referencing those who want to find every reason why what the law actually says is not what it actually means.

Unfortunately, it seems that we have the same issue in the Church today where too many people want to take what is so clearly stated in the Word and twist and turn, reach and hypothesize, all to conclude that they know the mind of God on matters clearly written in God’s Word and they have discovered that God’s mind is the opposite of what is clearly stated.

This is especially true concerning modern biblical womanhood where, of course, modern Western thinking is said to have nothing to do with their conclusions as they stretch for ambiguity to try and upend God’s intent with the plain meaning and make it say the opposite of what God clearly says. In other words, the are “snatching ambiguity from clarity.”

Amiguity means “doubtfulness of uncertainty of significance; double meaning.” Some women love to make other women doubt God’s clear commands and cause them to be uncertain and question if they are true and relevant for today. Clarity means “clearness” which God’s word is to us; most often clear as can be!

I teach women to be submissive to their husbands as it is clearly taught in the text of the word of God but it amazes me how many now love to make it ambiguous. They love to cast doubt on what God has clearly commanded by giving all of the ifs, buts, and exceptions.

“God wouldn’t command women to be submissive because it can lead to abuse!” Is your husband abusing you? If so, quickly seek help. A wife’s loving and willful submission does not include subjecting herself or her children to abuse. But if your husband is not abusing you, stop using this excuse to wipe out the clear teaching of God’s word.

“What if a husband asks a wife to sin?” Is your husband asking you to sin for him or with him? If so, just say no. Submission does not mean we go against God’s clear word and sin.

“That was written only to one church, not to the whole church of God!” No, it was written to all churches. Six epistles clearly state that a wife is to be submissive to her husband’s leadership. Four were to specific churches who were told to pass them around to other churches, and two were to two of the apostles who were Paul’s main proteges, Timothy and Titus, and both were responsible to lead multiple churches.

Perhaps nothing creates more ambiguity with the text than the cry for “mutual submission.” God says one time, “submitting yourselves one to another.” “See! We don’t really have to be submissive to our husbands at all!” They have snatched ambiguity to overturn the clear meaning of seven verses on a wife’s submission by appealing to one verse that also tells her to be submissive! That’s right, “submitting yourselves one to another.” How can such a clear verse now come to mean: “I do not have to submit at all”? These women have in their minds created doubtfulness, uncertainty of significance or a double meaning, and ambiguity; all in an effort to excuse why they refuse to accept the clarity of the text.

The worst case of creating ambiguity with the clear teaching of the word is the massive attempt to justify women holding places of church authority and teaching men in the church even when the plain text says, “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression” (1 Timothy 2:11-14).

“Women were the first to preach to the disciples about Jesus rising from the dead!” How much more ambiguity can you find than a simple message of the resurrection turned into a speaking engagement? Actually, wasn’t it an angel who preached to the women and told them to go tell (not preach) to the disciples that Christ had risen?

“What about Deborah, Junia, and Priscilla!?” All great women used by God but we have not one instance of any woman preaching in the churches or a scrap of any message they gave. Did you miss the part where all the priests of the Old Covenant and all of the apostles were men?

“Junia. She’s an apostle!” Or maybe she was “of note among the apostles”(Romans 16:7)? Or maybe she wasn’t a she at all but Junias, a man? But for those looking to snatch ambiguity from clarity of God’s Word on these matters, they have found enough. They have muddied the waters just enough to create a whole theology for women preachers/teachers and leaders in the churches all out of an ambiguous text.

“Those commands were cultural and only for that church.” Yes, it is the only possible ambiguity that is not dishonest, but it also is not part of the the actual text. There is no place in scripture that God tells us that one day women would lead the church and do it better than godly men can do it. An appeal to the texts being cultural and no longer applicable to our day presumes that Western culture is superior to all other cultures and that God in all His ambiguity could not have clearly given us instructions for marriage and the Church that could endure throughout the church age. No, what was good for almost 2,000 years is no longer good for today as feminism has freed the church from its yoke of biblical culture.

But here’s the “cultural” catch. The apostle Paul’s justification for why a woman was not to exercise authority over a man or teach him predates culture. Paul takes us back to a time before culture began and only Adam and Eve were in the garden. Did Paul lie to us? Or was God giving us His will and His way in a clear manner explaining why He wants male leadership in Christian homes and churches? And if you say Paul lied or was mistaken in his words, you have just opened the slippery slide that will take you away from all of the churches’ teachings leaving you with nothing more than the red letters of Jesus. All these years the Bible could not be trusted by the Church, and you just discovered that for us by all your ambiguities? I do not think so, and we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16) who founded His church upon His apostles as stated in His word.

We live in a culture where everyone has an excuse and a justification for why they will not do the right things in life. Divorce is rampant. Children are left in daycare are all day. Debt is skyrocketing. The unborn are being killed for getting in the way, and every form of sexual sin is being thrust upon us by a pleasure-seeking society where everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes. But some of you want us to believe that this culture is so much better than the culture that Peter and Paul preached to and admonished. That we have progressed to an evolutionary point in the church where we can adapt the Church to this sinful culture and make it better. This world needs Jesus and God’s instructions to us more than ever. Don’t throw out God’s clear admonitions but embrace them as a people called to be separate and holy, set aside for God. His ways are always best.

God is clear what he wants for the role of women in the churches and it is for our good. The clarity of the plain speaking word of God is far more valid than any ambiguity can challenge. Take God at His word, dear women. The New Covenant teachings begin in Acts when the Church was established by the apostles. Everything we need for life and godliness is found in God’s word, not in wishful thinking and a stretch for ambiguity. The New Covenant and the New Testament are our guide giving us all we need for life and godliness. Let us not allow culture to dictate what God’s word says, but rather let us allow God’s word to influence us to stand firm against modern culture by studying it and obeying God!

Christo-Feminism Expanding in the Church

Christo-Feminism Expanding in the Church

This post was written By Anthony Wade

One of the more recent topics that is getting huge amounts of coverage is the move to expand Christo-feminism in the body of Christ. It seems at every turn someone else is writing a new book or slew of articles decrying the male-centered order that God establishes clearly in His Word as being somehow oppressive to women. Using any means to discredit God, these proponents will throw as much spaghetti against the wall as possible in the hopes that something sticks. One of the usual tactics is to mix apples and oranges. Consider this opening paragraph from the article from Dr. Eddie Hyatt:

“In honor of March being Women’s History Month, I am sharing a life-altering experience I had in 1991. This experience opened my eyes in a new way as to how God wants to use women in these last days when He is pouring out His Spirit on all flesh (Acts 2:17).”

This is what is known as a strawman argument. No one is saying that God does not, has not, or will not use women mightily. The verses Eddie highlights, however, have context he omitted. It says your daughters and female servants will prophesy. That’s it. It does not say that your women shall lead your men, teach your men, or have authority over your men and that beloved is what we are talking about.

Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. — 1 Timothy 2: 11-14 (ESV)

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. — 1 Corinthians 14: 33-34 (ESV)

Beloved, these are clear instructive texts. They contain no ambiguity. They serve as cross references for themselves. The usual defenses are destroyed by the straightforwardness of the texts. Some argue that this problem was some sort of cultural phenomena occurring only at Corinth. Besides the fact that this notion is simply not in the Scriptures God went out of His way to say that “as in all of the churches.”

He even gave us His reasoning, because Eve was deceived and became a transgressor. This destroys the Christo-feminist argument that Adam was somehow right next to her giving silent assent to eat of the forbidden fruit. Then there is the tired argument that this was somehow just the thinking of a women hating Paul. Putting aside the fact that this would mean God did not write the Bible through the individuals He chose, the continuing context clearly indicates this was not the case:

Or was it from you that the word of God came? Or are you the only ones it has reached? If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord. If anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized. So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. But all things should be done decently and in order. — 1 Corinthians 14: 36-40 (ESV)

He should recognize the things I am writing you are a command of the Lord! Yet the forces of Christo-feminism march on with seemingly more and more ridiculous reasons why they think we can ignore God on a subject He has spoken so clearly about.

Women Become Easily Discontented

Women Become Easily Discontented

Elizabeth Prata wrote an incredible article called Discontented Women. Women are much more discontent with the role that God has given them than men are with the role God gave them. This is why feminism has spread so easily, even within the church. Women have been made to falsely believe that they need MORE of what God has called them to do. They want to be men and do what they do!

Discontent women believe they should be able to have careers and allow others to raise their children. They can teach men and even be leaders in the churches. They don’t need to be submissive to their husbands because they are “equal.” Housework is beneath them. Making a name for themselves and accomplishing something “out there” is so much more important than being a wife and mother.

“Discontent! Feminism, First Wave, Second Wave, Third Wave, wave upon wave of secular assault has taken its toll. It has infected women. Gangrenously killing the healthy flesh even while it races about the body calling for more, ever more yearnings that suck the blood from healthy tissue and turns it dead as it stands.

“Discontent is a killer.

“Satan whispers to women that being a wife and mother isn’t enough. That unless you are a leader, out there, in front, you’re behind. That staying at home means you are missing all the opportunities, all of them! … for what, he doesn’t say. He just stirs up discontent with where women are, with what they have.”

This is why women are divorcing their husbands at a rate of 75 to 80 percent! They wish their husbands were more spiritual. They wish their husbands were like their friend’s husband: more romantic, listened carefully when they spoke, read their mind, didn’t like TV so much, and on and on the list goes. (You will never have a good marriage if you don’t accept your husband just the way he is and allow God to be the one to convict and change him in areas he needs changing. You are called to love him.) There are multiple things that women can struggle with discontentment (appearance, financial and living situation, to name a few) .

We must do everything we can to guard ourselves from the lies that are being told to women today. We must seek our calling that is clearly spelled out in Scripture rather than twisting it to make it say what we want it to say. God doesn’t care about us making a name for us, making our own money, and having the admiration of others. He cares that we are obedient to what He has called us to do.

You bring glory to the Lord when you live in submission to your husband as his help meet, bear and raise children for Him, keep your home clean and tidy, and stay silent in the churches. This is His calling for women. Don’t allow anyone to take away your contentment in God’s perfect calling on your life!

For those who never get married, be content in your singleness. For those who never have children, find contentment in your barrenness. For those who can’t be home full time, be content where you are until you may come home. Find contentment wherever you are. It is something we must learn, as the Apostle Paul told us, so learn to be content in all situations. Satan has had a field day with discontentment in women. Don’t allow him to have one with you.

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
Philippians 4:11

A Culture Killing Disease

A Culture Killing Disease

There were thousands of angry people with me because of my post about women destroying the medical profession. Many female doctors made comments and told me how they are raising wonderful children even though they are working full time as doctors. Many told me they were Christians and doing what God has “called” them to do.

Here are a few of the comments that were made. (Yes, I received many, many comments about being old-fashioned, going back to gender roles and inequality, etc. but I didn’t publish them since my blog isn’t a contentious blog but a teaching blog.)

“I don’t understand the line of thinking that says men are created to be all manner of things, with all manner of skill, temperament and talent. They can do whatever they like as far as vocation is concerned. Yet women, despite having all sorts of gifts, temperaments, talents and abilities, all get the same job.”

“Have you watched The Handmaid’s Tale? You really should. Not all women want to stay at home and be baby factories. Perhaps you can celebrate that fact and appreciate that women have the ability to do what they want.”

“Women cut back to part time more often than men because it is still more socially acceptable for a woman to do so (not because of anything in the Bible). Once society gets over your ancient gender roles, everything will equal out and you will see a more equal number of stay at home/part time dads.”

They don’t understand that God made men and women differently. This is what Dennis Prager said is wrong with universities today. Students go into them knowing the difference between male and female and come out not knowing the difference. Look at a male and female’s body. They are different. One is created to bear and nurse children. The other is bigger, stronger, and is created to do what it takes to provide for his family. Simple nature shows us what role each one plays but our mixed up, evil culture no longer can see what’s clearly before them.

I just read an article that men today are able to have sex freely with many available women so they get their fill of sex but end up lonely and alone. It’s not satisfying in the end. It’s because God didn’t create men to do this. They were made to cleave to one wife all of their days and protect and provide for them while their wife stays at home and cares for their home and children if they are blessed with them. This is God’s perfect plan and it’s clearly visible if one wants to open their eyes and see.

My dad was a doctor. He didn’t want any of his daughters to marry doctors because it’s an extremely stressful job with long hours. This is why many female doctors can’t work full time. They weren’t created for this kind of stress and long hours away from home. They were created for home and being with their children if they have them. Yes, being home full time with children can be stressful and exhausting but there are breaks, rest times, and times to simply watch the children play in the backyard. It’s not even close to the stress of being a doctor.

By the way, I wasn’t the one that made up the statement that women taking over the medical profession is destroying the medical profession. The article I linked to stated this by facts of what is happening. When more women than men are in medical schools, something is very, very wrong.

This means fewer women being help meets to their husbands (marriages falling apart), fewer mothers home full time with their children (children are much more likely to be insecure and unstable without their mothers home full time with them), and fewer men with jobs that provide good livings for their families (men need work to provide). Society has suffered deeply without mothers in their homes caring for those in their communities, elderly parents, and their own children. Society keeps getting worse not better! We can’t expect good results from leaving God’s perfect paths for us.

“God created mankind ‘in His image…male and female He created them.’ The image and glory of God on this planet is tied to our human masculinity and femininity. Anything Satan can do to bend, blur, or deface that image is a big-time coup for him. So he is at it with a vengeance today, in your lifetime and mine.

“Could you pause with me a moment on this page? My heart’s desire at this juncture is to convey the gravity of this matter to you. These gender battles in the cultural wars are not ‘faddish.’ They are not a ‘minor distraction’ or a ‘cultural hiccup’ to be lightly regarded or blandly accommodated. Here me, please, when I say that these issues represent a rock-bottom, down-in-the-trenches, gut-tearing attack on our society’s vital organs.

“To tinker with the image of God, represented in male and female, is to slap God in the face. This is something more than politics, economics, social studies, or some bleeding-heart, feel-good crusade for ‘equality.’ This is a culture-killing disease. It also represents an ancient, long-simmering attack on the very person of God and His loving intentions for His children.” (Stu Weber from “Four Pillars of a Man’s Heart.”)

Feminism is a culture-killing disease. It’s a blatant attack on God. It’s that simple and that destructive. It fights for “rights” that are opposed to God’s plan for men and women. It has blurred the lines between male and female. It has made women angry and jealous towards men and now we have a war on men by women. It can’t get any worse than this.

Yes, expect to be hated if you speak the truth about God’s roles for men and women but it’s okay. There are a few who listen and know in their hearts that God’s path for them is right and good. They see the destructive influence that feminism has had on their own lives.

Stop allowing Satan’s lies to ruin your marriage, children, and home. Go home and love and serve your family if at all possible. This is God’s will for you. Don’t allow the enemy of your soul to have his way in your life because his aim is to kill, steal, and destroy.

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
1 Timothy 5:14