Christian Woman: Are You Living Biblically? Maybe Not...
Woman, if you lived by the Bible, this would be YOU!
You believe that Christ has liberated you…but what about the world?
When I was in high school in the early ‘60s, the term “Women’s Liberation” was yet to be coined. Still, the girls in my senior class were already itching to be out there, in the world, making careers, challenging the Old Boys’ Network. My parents and grandparents thought the girls of the 1960s were crazy. I remember Mother saying things like, “Girls today want to be like men. It’s just not natural. They need to keep their place.” (Interestingly, by 1965, just a year before she died, Mother was a bit more liberal. She had been watching all the stuff on TV and decided that it might be OK for young women to challenge the status quo.)
But even though we’ve come along way (baby!) since the ‘60s, there is still an element within our society that would love to see women return to the nest, raise babies, and forget about competing with the guys. What element is that? Why, the evangelical Christian element, that’s what! Don’t believe me? Don’t think that even many Christian WOMEN would like to see the females return to the 19th century customs and mores? Then take a close look at the picture included with this post and the accompanying scriptural reference (I Corinthians 11:8-9). If you are a devout believer—male or female—you must take this passage seriously.
If you don’t like the inference here, tough. The Bible says what it says. Paul teaches what he teaches. If you don’t want to live up to it, take it to your pastor or husband. I’m just pointing out the evidence that according to the Bible, women should be in subjugation to their husbands and other men in the culture.
You can scream Women’s Lib ‘til you’re blue in the face. It won’t alter the fact that, Biblically speaking, Christian women are sinning to the extreme by taking the democratic stand they currently take in the U.S. If they want to walk with God, they must walk behind their men—and at a good distance.
Christian women, I have just two final thoughts for you:
1. Your faith has determined that you are NOT equal to the man. Get used to it, or leave the faith.
2. Just be grateful you don't live in parts of the world where you would be forced into submission.
Women, know this: You are indeed equal to men. You are talented, intelligent, creative, magnificent expressions of the One Spirit. Never let anyone tell you otherwise.
Let those who would subjugate others be damned!
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