CHRISTIANITY, CONFRONTED BY FEMINISM

Jesus said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” (Mat 29:18). According to critics and observers in the first century, Christianity “turned the world upside down” (Act 17:6). It became the powerful entity on earth.

Centuries later the words of Jesus are still true, but opponents of the Church have found and exploited weakness and lack of purity in the Church. The hard core of Feminism found reason to cry “Foul”. They have done so loud and clear. Their agenda may change, alter and mutate, but they have at least one point: women are demeaned in the worlds of religion, Christianity included.

Their power has come because Christianity has not clearly honored encouraged and taught women. The Church is weakened when teachers, leaders and pastors do not speak to the strengths, duties and positional power of women. “Women keep silence in the Church” is as far as some ever go. It’s not just the leadership, the congregants themselves do not read the Bible enough to really know what it says; they leave Bible interpretation to the management.

The enemies of God get a foothold. God told King David after he sinned, “…Because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme…” David’s deed was not hidden from God; it was also abundantly obvious to the enemies of God.

Perhaps the cure for our sin sickness is first and foremost a vulnerability to God; confessing our lack of purity, lack of diligently obeying the Bible, the Guidebook so carefully given us by a loving God. We have not obeyed, and the Body of Christ is weakened.

God created females and the happiest place for them: as the “leading lady” in their own story of romance. Promises to women from God Himself are powerful, affirming and always true, “Strength and honor are her clothing, and she shall rejoice in time to come.” (Pro 31:25). Wisdom is personified as female by God, “Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets…” (Pro 1:20) The Bible gives the “rules for the road” that lead to fulfillment, not control.

Feminists who challenge God, even defy Him, would have nothing to say if we in the Church and thus Christianity was as pure and knowledgeable as we could be.

 

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