How do we know what is false? We have to know what is true. Today I will be sharing a few lies encountered lately and the Truth we can know through two of God’s names: Adonai and El Emeth.
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Are Women Oppressed by Biblical Principles?
Oxford defines Oppression as: prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control.
For a Christian woman, for a Christian culture, when we look at Scripture and see something God has appointed for woman or something that God has so no for women to do, we should not call that oppressive. To do that would be to call God the unjust, cruel oppressor because He is the One who commanded all we see in Scripture.
Here are three examples I believe have crept into Christianity, sat down, made a home and are at odds with God and His Word.
No. 1: Women Preaching (not just pastoring)
Dr. McKissic and Dr. Ascol debate can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEeSsmKrcwg
The biggest and most difficult flaw I saw in Dr. McKissic’s argument was that he argued from emotion. He said that it is oppressive and abusive to not let women with the gift of preaching to preach in a Lord’s Day service.
It is a lie that women are oppressed or abused if they cannot preach in the pulpit. That is the same kind of logic that leads to things like murdering babies - I am oppressed and abused if I do not get a choice to abort my baby.
No. 2: Domesticity
Domesticity is defined by Oxford as home and family life. Biblically being domestic means being in the home caring for it’s members, both physical, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. It is the place where culture begins and it is the place where the transfer of a way of life happens.
The Bible is clear that women are to be in the home and be workers in the home.
Biblical domesticity is something that should be praised and taught and encouraged. We see it in Titus where the older women are to instruct the younger women on how to be godly women and one of the things is how to love their children and husbands.
Being in the home for a woman and being domestic is not oppressive. It’s a duty and a gift from the Lord. It is a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God and the sweet aroma of Christ will fill your home.
Remember to distinguish the difference from Principle and Method!
No. 3: Children (and career)
The lie is that women are oppressed if they have children. Because they have to say no to their real potential.
This awful lie has had a hay day in our country and it’s why abortion, which is the murder of children, has gone from quote unquote rare to shout your abortion! I’ve talked about the history of feminism before and it’s roots are in women should have the same opportunities and freedoms as men and if men don’t have to carry a baby and care for a baby but can enjoy unrestricted sex without penalty, then so should women. So abortion came to be a way to be equal with men. Women can have unrestricted sex too because they can kill the baby and still march on with careers and freedom, and the things men have too.
The Bible calls children a heritage - they are part of God’s plan of growing the Kingdom of God. I also have a podcast on this. Children are the future and it is imperative that they grow up learning the Scriptures, loving the Word, and feasting on Truth. They will be the heralds of the next generation.
Younger women need to be trained to love their children. Crazy to think that this would need to be taught, but it is a discipline and their are biblical ways we need to learn of what it means to love our kids.
Stay Tuned for Part 2!
In order to battle the lies and doubt, we need to be rooted in the truth of who God is! I will be talking about two truths of who God is next week that will be sure to bless us!
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Founders Ministry Dr. McKissic and Dr. Ascol debate can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEeSsmKrcwg
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