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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

The Biblical Feminists Among Us

The Biblical Feminists Among Us

Biblical Feminists will admit that they are Christians and that Jesus Christ died for their sins and rose again but they don’t believe in the inerrancy of the Word of God, especially when it comes to issues concerning women. They claim the verses for women are cultural or the original Greek means something other than the Bible clearly states. Biblical Feminists are the ones who have the hardest time with what I write and slander me the most.

They don’t want to believe that women are to submit to and obey their husbands because this always leads to abuse nor do they want to be considered “less than” their husbands although they have no problems with obeying a boss. No, they believe in mutual submission so then, if they believe in mutual submission, are they doing their part and submitting to their husbands even if their husbands don’t submit to them? I doubt it.

They believe that young women being told to be “keepers at home” doesn’t exclude full-time careers, putting their children in daycare, and whatever else it takes for women to pursue their dreams and goals apart from being home. They will give you a long laundry list of “career” women in the Bible.

They don’t believe that children are a blessing. They believe in birth control and many are even fine with abortions since women should be able to have control over their own bodies and our world is overpopulated.

They don’t believe in the permanence of marriage even if the marriage is difficult. On my post about divorce the other day, the Biblical Feminists got all riled up because one of them made the first comment about physical abuse and how divorce should be allowed for it. I shouldn’t even have published it because I knew they were trying to trap me in it (They even wrote Ken to tattle on me) but this is how I responded:

“I understand your sentiment, Monique, but it’s not biblical for a woman to divorce her husband because he is physically abusing her. Yes, she needs to seek help and may even have to get the police involved, then separate for a time until he repents of his evil deeds, but there is nothing in God’s Word that says this is a reason for divorce. We must always base our opinions and actions upon the Bible and not what we feel is right.”

They persistently and aggressively tell me how horrible I am to hold this view. When I ask for a verse that supports a woman divorcing over physical abuse, they can’t give me one. They then accuse me of telling women who are being beat up by their husbands to stay with them when I have never supported this. If a woman is being physically abused and lives in fear for her life because of her husband and decided to divorce him, I wouldn’t blame her but I can’t support a divorce for this reason from scripture.

Everything I teach, I want to have support from the Word of God and not what I feel or think is best. Biblical Feminists don’t do this. They are the deciders of what is right and best because they falsely think they know better than God.

I believe in spanking a disobedient child. They will call this abuse and teach that spankings will cause children to grow up to be violent. Most of their views are completely opposite of what the Bible actually teaches.

They believe women can be preachers/leaders/teachers in the churches. Women don’t have to be quiet in the churches and it isn’t a shame for women to speak in the churches. No, women are different now and that was only cultural, they say, so they promote women preachers and cheer them on while supporting their views with all of the women preachers in the Bible. (There isn’t one.)

They will use this one verse to wipe out all of the verses directed to women: “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 3:28). No, this verse doesn’t negate all of the verses for women. It gives the Good News that we can all have eternal life if we believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior.

I would rather err on the side of believing and obeying the Word just as it is written instead of trying to manipulate it to say what I want it to say. I trust God. I trust that He knows what is best. I am not a Biblical Feminist and I will never support how they interpret Scripture. If you don’t like what the Bible has to say about women, I am not the woman you want to learn from.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16, 17

Sane Women Standing Against Their Crazy Sisters

Sane Women Standing Against Their Crazy Sisters

“It seems to me that it isn’t men who have to stand up and say ‘enough of this,’ even though that is what they should do. It seems to me that it’s sane women who have to stand up against their crazy sisters and say ‘Look, enough of that. Enough of that man-hating, enough pathology, enough bringing disgrace on us as a gender…I don’t see any regulating force for that terrible femininity (feminism), and it seems to be invading the culture and undermining the masculine power of the culture in a way that, I think, is fatal. I really do believe that” (Dr. Jordan Peterson).

I don’t think that Dr. Peterson is a Christian but he sure does have a lot of wisdom. Just as Eve plunged the world into sin by allowing Satan to deceive her, women have again plunged our culture into darkness by being deceived by the feminist’s agenda instead of the Lord’s calling on their lives. Dr. Peterson’s solution: sane women need to stand up against their crazy sisters. God’s solution: older women teach the younger women the ways of biblical womanhood!

Since most men can’t say anything negative about women without being shouted down, scolded, and called misogynist, someone of their own sex needs to do it. But I can tell you that it’s not easy. “You hate women!” “All you do is criticize women!” Yes, you will get a lot of this if you try to teach biblical womanhood in this wicked culture.

This shouldn’t deter you, older women, because the younger women need to hear the truth. Feminists are trying to destroy masculinity. They are the ones who really hate women, motherhood, being a wife, and homemaker. They want to be men and take over their positions in culture. “We have a strange phenomenon today that many mothers call themselves mothers and yet do not want to embrace the role of motherhood. They love their children but don’t love motherhood. How sad to not LOVE what God has created you to do and called you to do” (Nancy Campbell).

I don’t hate women. I love women and I love womanhood. I love the role that God created for us: to be help meets to our husbands, mothers to our children, and keepers at home. I have tasted of the Lord’s ways and they are VERY good. I love being a wife. I love being a mother and grandmother. I love being a keeper at home. His ways are perfect for us.

I want women’s eyes to be opened to the lies of feminism and the destruction that it has caused. I want them to learn to be feminine, chaste, good, modest, sober, and discreet. Men are attracted to these kinds of women. They need more of these types of women because they make them feel more like men and masculine. God made men to want to protect and provide for women. Feminism has fought against this and called it bondage. NO, it’s not bondage. It’s beautiful! All of God’s ways are beautiful! Walk in the old paths, women.

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Jeremiah 6:16

She’s a Hero for Not Wanting Children

She’s a Hero for Not Wanting Children

Yes, we have a new hero. It’s a woman who was offered a promotion where she worked but her boyfriend didn’t want her to take it because she would be making more than him (which should be a normal male response contrary to popular opinion). He explained that she wouldn’t need it since they would marry then she would be home taking care of the children.

“He then told her that she should instead focus on getting married and having kids because… well, because apparently he got stuck in a time machine and thinks this is the year 1954.” This is when she up and left him. Most women value money over children and relationships. They value their freedom over what’s lasting and important. They value what the Devil, their father, values. God values marriage and children. If God is our Father, then we will, too. He values women being home to bear and raise their children.

People clapped when she told him that she never wanted children. They clapped. How sad is this? They know not God. They don’t do the things of God. They are turning their backs on God’s ways. We must continually be turning towards them; for they are good.

Just this morning, I read this about the Devil. “Yes are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is NO truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:44). Examine this verse with me. Devil = lusts = murderer = no truth in him = liar = father of lies. This is who many people, who refuse the truth of God’s Word, are following, therefore, nothing they do should surprise us.

But Jesus tells us, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Free from what? “Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin…If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:34, 36). We are free from sin but those who refuse Him are servants of sin. We can clearly see the Devil’s deceptions and God’s truth. We know the Lord and that His ways are perfect. We can see the lies many people are believing. They are following their father whose aim is to kill, steal, and destroy. We follow the Father of life who values life and created marriage.

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Psalm 127:3

Playing Russian Roulette With Your Children

Playing Russian Roulette With Your Children

Written By Ken

In today’s world of broken homes and broken children, it is hard to believe that our society cannot see that it is the result of the lies they were told and they believed just a few generations ago. Women were told they could do whatever they wanted with their lives with no thought of the damage it would do to their children over time and over many numbers of women working. What is a mother to a child but EVERYTHING to them?

Women were told that they did not have to stay in a relationship that did not fit their feelings, or they felt like they were not the sole focus of a husband’s life, so they divorced without thinking of the damage it would do their kids and now in turn all of society. Yes, women were taught to follow their feelings and desires because they were equal to men, while never realizing that most men were not following their feelings or desires but instead putting their hands to the plow and working hard to support a family that would stay together and create their legacy.

You see, women have been lied to and its the same lies told over and over again that began in the garden. “God did not really say that, did He?” and “You won’t really get into trouble as the apple in front of you looks so delicious…, just eat. Then worry about the long term consequences later.”

We all eat the apple. We all want to do things our ways, be our own little god of our puny little lives, and seek the immediate pleasures over ignoring the long term consequences. Well, the day has come when the consequences are coming home to shower bullets on our children and wreak havoc on our society.

Oh, you say, “But I work and there is no problem in my family and with my kids.” And I say “Congrats!” You played Russian roulette with the lives of your children and family and you are one of the maybe 50% that has not suffered divorce or children damaged because of it. Just keep in mind that the sins of a parent are visited even until the third and fourth generation. You may have escaped, but have your children’s children when now their mom goes off to try to follow the example set for her by her mother?

We live in a depressed, anxious, and often dangerous society because the family unit is broken. Moms and dads chasing their own apples of desires and pleasure all at the expense of their children. Of course, these women hate it when Lori speaks the truth to them and she tries to get them to think about the damage they are causing society.

And yet I hear them now, “Not me! I was able to avoid the gun going off in my family.” Okay, now look to your left and your right and see that only about 50% of families are escaping the dreaded consequences that come when we walk away from God’s Word and God’s values. And you have taught your sons and daughters to take the chance and eat the fruit as a two worker home that surely does provide far more security and pleasures than a family with one dad who works hard for his family.

Alas, if we want to look to why some of our kids are so messed up: eating Tide Pods, guzzling alcohol, doing drugs, catching life-long sexually transmitted diseases, turning gay, and worse yet cutting off body parts to try and feel whole, look not much further than a mom who was rarely at home when they needed her love, comfort, and correction. Look no further than the stupid experiment perpetuated on America by Dr. Spock of lax discipline. The experiment failed and now we have half a generation of unhappy and depressed kids and adults. For there are no more apples to eat. We are already eating them all and not a one of them is satisfying.

To get our society back on track will take a huge amount of energy and effort by those willing to look at the damage caused by moms leaving their children and lax parenting and get back in the home and do the work of training. Yes, just as God said from the beginning, “Train them in the way they should go and they will not depart from it.”

The God who wrote the instruction manual on human love and life has spoken, but will our society listen and allow His Word and values back into our homes, schools, and churches. Or are we in for the next generation who will not only walk away from God’s values, but will choose to rebel against Him and destroy those who love anything about God and His ways? I pray our society is reaching a turning point, but fear it will once again choose to no longer hearken to the words of the Lord. Just because you escaped your sins with no seemingly bad consequences doesn’t mean the woman you influenced will.

Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.
Isaiah 28:9, 10

Did Feminism Help Women Own Property?

Did Feminism Help Women Own Property?

We often hear the praises of all of the wonderful things that feminism has accomplished for women. This was being passed around Facebook recently:

The fight for women to vote is tragic to me because all the women who fought to be able to vote were doing so because they felt they knew better than men (even though God made men the leaders) thus led to the superiority attitude of women in our culture which has been devastating. (Most sitcoms today freely mock men.) It was rebellion against God’s ordained authority.

I detest birth control since it has led to the slaughter of millions of babies and millions of others babies from being born since many couples today don’t even want children. Instead of trusting God for our childbearing, we are the ones who “plan and decide the best time”  to even have children.

Did they really help women own property and work for a salary? NO! The rumblings of feminism didn’t begin until 1843 and the fiercest advocates of it, like Betty Friedan, weren’t even born until 1921. Here is what I found about the timing of women being able to own property and work for a salary:

According to this article, “Over several decades, beginning in 1839, statutes that enabled women to control real and personal property, participate in contracts and lawsuits, inherit independently of their husbands, work for a salary, and write wills were enacted. Usually, concerns for family integrity and protecting a household from economic crisis, rather than a liberal conception of the role of women in society, motivated these changes.”

Did you notice that last sentence? Feminism had nothing whatsoever to do with these things! From my study of feminism and women’s rights, their main goals were to get women out of their homes and into the workforce, destroy marriages, put children in daycare and government-run schools, make divorce easy, and literally tear down marriage and families. This was “freedom” in their minds!

I am one of the “most anti-feminist 21st century woman” and anything that comes from protest, social unrest, activism, and resistance by women has nothing whatsoever to do with biblical womanhood. God calls us to have meek and quiet spirits and reminds us that godliness with contentment is great gain. No, thank you, feminists. Life was much better for everyone before you fought for “women’s rights.” They sure weren’t mine.

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Peter 3:4

Founders of Feminism Had Reprobate Minds

Founders of Feminism Had Reprobate Minds

Christian women are floundering today. They have no idea what they are supposed to do with their lives? Should they work after having children or be home full time? But if they don’t work outside of the home, they will probably get bored and won’t make any money so they will feel useless. Oh, what should they do?

Mark Taspon did an interview with Mallory Millet who is the sister of Kate Millet. Kate is one of the founders of the second wave of feminism. Mallory admits that Kate was mentally ill and was a terror to live with. “I was with them at that table as they founded the Women’s Movement and NOW. The entire stated point of their activities was to destroy the American family and with that, Western Civilization. Is this not crazy? They were tooth-grittingly determined.

“They were driven by destruction and deeply violent impulses toward men and the patriarchy. Their goal? To establish a matriarchy in order to end all war because that’s what men do, wage war. They believed that if women ran everything there would be no more war. In their madness they have conspired to destroy masculinity, drugging our little boys while trying to remake them into little girls and thus, emboldening our enemies who now see us as easy pickings. No nation is easier to overwhelm than one which has feminized the men and put females at the head of the tribe. Matriarchies never survive – never have, never will!”

God tells us that those who “hold the truth in unrighteousness” (they know the truth but rebel against it) are given over to a reprobate mind (Romans 1). Reprobate means “a person abandoned to sin; one lost to virtue and religion.” This completely describes the founders of feminism since they were against all of God’s beautiful ways and they deceived women, even Christian women, into believing that leaving their homes all day and their children in the care of others is best.

“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12).

Instead of following culture and the lies of the mentally ill, young women should consider this when making life decisions:“If all mothers based their choices on whether to return to work by asking the questions, ‘What does the Bible say?’ and ‘What is best for my child spiritually?’ different choices would be made” (Judy Turner). What does the Bible say? It commands young women to love their children and be keepers at home. What is best for their children spiritually? To train them up in the ways of the Lord and hide God’s Word deeply in their hearts when they rise up, walk along the way, and go to bed.

Christian women need to wake up and understand that they need to stop following women who had and have reprobate minds and begin following Jesus and His ways instead. Our culture is a mess and it’s because women have left their God-ordained roles at home and pursued their own selfish gain at the expense of their children.

For those who want to give me all of the exceptions and “what ifs…,” gain some wisdom from Nancy Campbell: “Are we going to base our lives on what ‘might happen’ and be tortured by the ‘sound of fears,’ or are we going to trust in God, who is sure, steadfast, and able to deliver us in any situation?” He tells us that His commands are not burdensome and He is our provider.

From the article above (which I encourage you to read): “My thesis is this: when men ran the world and women ran society we had a chance to conduct our lives in some semblance of balance, but women have abdicated their running of society and thus, it has collapsed dramatically. Women forced their way into the running-the-world deal and now we have a world gone mad. And the beautiful society which we Western women built is in tatters. Moms decided they were the same as men so they deserted the home and babies to grab their briefcases and rush out to run the world.”

Let this not be said of us, women. Go back to the ancient paths, the perfect paths, that God created for you and find rest for your souls which many refuse to walk on.

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Jeremiah 6:16

Another Christian College Rejects Scripture for Feminism

Another Christian College Rejects Scripture for Feminism

My husband and I graduated from Westmont College in 1980. During our time as students, there were no female Bible professors. Robert Gundry was our Bible teacher at the time and was very well known. His position has just been filled by a woman named Sandra Richter. She wrote a post against what John Piper had to say concerning women professors at seminaries. Here is what she wrote. (Now, remember, she is going to be teaching the Bible at a Christian University.):

“I keep finding my name posted all over Facebook in response to John Piper’s latest presentation on why women are not allowed to pursue their gifting to teach and preach. I have a lot of respect for John Piper. He has accomplished some amazing things for the Kingdom. But his exegesis on this point has been shaped (and distorted) by his culture, not the cultures of the New or Old Testaments. Reality is, that the Holy Spirit is the head of the Church–not any organization designed by humanity. And according to 1 Corinthians 12 and Ephesians 4, it is the Lord Holy Spirit who gets to choose to gift whomever he pleases–Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female. I am grateful for the accountability that ordination boards keep in our systems. I am grateful for John Piper’s high view of Scripture. And I thank God that there is gate keeping going on as regards who moves into the role of shepherd.”

First of all, women not speaking in the church has nothing to do with cultures. It comes from the beginning of time since the reasons for these commands were that Adam was created first and the woman was deceived. The Bible is clear concerning who shall teach men and be in authority over them in 1 Corinthians 14:34, 35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-14. The Holy Spirit would never act contrary to the principles in God’s Word nor override them. When Paul wrote about Jew, Greek, slave, male, and female, he was referring to the fact that ALL who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved.

“But Brother Piper, I’ll take you on any day on this topic. Deborah was not a mistake. Huldah was Prophet. Junia was not a man. Romans 16 is not an anomaly. Priscilla was a preacher. And the women prophesying in 1 Corinthians 11 were exercising the most treasured and authoritative gift of their known covenant. This all in a culture where dowries and bride prices were the norm, women were still required to cover their heads, children belonged to their fathers, and the legal and economic systems rarely recognized a woman’s right to any voice or influence. If she is called and gifted, Church, it is your job to recognize that gift, develop that gift, and deploy that gift. This isn’t your Kingdom, it is His.”

Now, I’ve not attended any theological seminaries nor do I have a doctorate like Richter does but her assessments are wrong. Deborah was not teaching men the Word of God in a church since the Church wasn’t established yet. She was a woman in the Old Testament during a time when Israel was rebellious to the ways of the Lord. She’s not a prescription for the women in the Church age. Deborah was a description of a judge thousands of years ago.

Huldah was a prophetess in the Old Testament. She didn’t teach doctrine to men nor was she in authority over them. She gave King Josiah a special word from the Lord. We are never told in the New Testament to try to become a Deborah nor a Huldah.

Junia was a man according to my Bible. “Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me” (Romans 16:7). I believe the word “kinsmen” means that Junia was indeed a man. Even if he was a woman, as Richter claims, he was “of note among the apostles” NOT an apostle. God didn’t choose any female apostles.

The Bible does not say that Priscilla was a preacher. This is such an unbelievable stretch of the Word of God. There’s nowhere that she is recorded as preaching a sermon, teaching men (except one man that was mentioned when she was with her husband who most likely did the teaching), nor being in authority over men. She was married to Aquila and their names are often mentioned together. They helped the Apostle Paul in his ministry.

The women in 1 Corinthians 11 are not instructed to preach or teach men nor be in authority over them. They aren’t to prophesy in the church since this is forbidden and just a few chapters after this, Paul wrote: “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church” (1 Corinthians 14:34, 35). He would not have contradicted himself in such a way as Richter claims.

My husband, Ken, responded personally to Richter this way: I wish you would take Piper on in an in-depth discussion of this topic instead of appealing to a weak string of examples of women in ministry to overturn the clear precepts against women teaching in the church, as is clearly given in Scriptures. “I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet” (1 Timothy 2:12); and that an elder is to be “the husband of one wife,” etc. The actual mandates are many, yet you want to destroy them with a few crumbs of examples?

Is it possible that God wants Christian women in teaching ministry in the church? If so, you will not find this from anything written in the Word, but to the contrary, it is found in a new feminist culture. It is not Piper whose interpretation is lost in culture, but you are.

You and others have proposed a dangerous hypothesis that goes contrary to all of Church teaching and history until now, and goes against what the Word actually says. You postulate that because God can do anything He chooses He will go against His own Word on the matter. That the apostles’ instructions to the church were only cultural; a relic of the early NT times that God somehow thought best to keep in place in His church until now.

And where is your basis for knowledge and truth? A simple presupposition, an argument from silence, with zero proof, which goes against what God’s Word actually says.

What a coincidence that it comes just as feminism takes its roots in our culture. Is the Church to influence culture or is culture to influence the Church? I believe that question was settled long ago by Jesus himself when He said, “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you” (John 15:19). Hmm… given the accolades it seems the world is loving this now.

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and fromthe things which are written in this book.
Revelation 22:18, 19