Satan works subtly. First, women give announcements in the churches. Then they read Scripture and become worship leaders with mini-sermons in between songs. They give their testimonies with some preaching added in. They give sermons when they pray. Finally, they preach behind the pulpits as pastors. This exact thing happened in our old church. It is an unbiblical church.
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 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 14:33-35)
“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)
Then comes all of the arguments given to dismiss these commands.
“Women were unruly back then.” Show me Scripture that proves this.
“These verses only refer to a wife.” Show me Scripture that proves this.
“Men and women were separated in the churches and the women were yelling.” Show me Scripture that proves this.
“What about Phoebe, Priscilla, Deborah, and so on?” Not one of them ever preached or spoke in a church.
“Oh, but in the Greek and Hebrew…” These verses have been translated correctly.
“Women can preach under the elders’ authority.” Show me Scripture that proves this.
Women are to learn in silence with meek and quiet spirits. They are to adorn themselves with submission to their own husbands.
Women, feminism has so infiltrated the churches that they are far from what we are taught in Scripture. Be in the Word. Believe it as written. Don’t listen to those who twist it to their own destruction. Men are God ordained to be all of the leaders in all of the churches. His will is good. Stop fighting Him and trust Him. Now, go find a biblical church where there are no women in leadership positions.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8
Women are to be workers at home; workers at home. What does that mean? That means what it says: workers at home, home workers. God must have written that for our day, when millions and millions and millions of women are working mothers outside the home. Millions of them have young children. In fact, the statistics of the number of women who work outside the home and have children under three is staggering. It’s something like a third of all mothers with children under three work outside the home.
You wonder why there are delinquents? This is a very fascinating term, workers at home – oikourgos, from ergo, to work; and oikos, home – work at home. Your task is at home. A woman’s task, a woman’s work, a woman’s employment, a woman’s calling, is to be at home. I mentioned 1 Timothy 5:14: “I want younger” – widows, of course, implied here, but it touches, then, all women – “to get married.” Younger women, get married – that’s where I got my introduction. Get married. Bear children. You hate this: keep house.
That’s what it says: get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no cause, no occasion, for reproach. A married woman is in a safer place, a more spiritually beneficial place, a more protected place; and she must care for her husband and it’s more selfless. This isn’t hard to figure out. This is a divine principle. Abandoning children to work outside the home is a violation of Scripture.
You say, “Well, my kids aren’t home while I’m at work.” That’s not the point. That doesn’t change the obligation because they went to school. It’s the home that you prepare when they aren’t there that makes the home a home. If you arrive when they arrive and leave when they leave, it’s unlikely that the home will be the kind of home the children need. Working women contribute to lost children, delinquent children, children who have lack of proper understanding of God-ordained roles in the home, terrible decline, drugs; we don’t even talk about the working woman phenomenon of adultery and divorce.
And for a woman to be the breadwinner? You say, “Well, our house payment requires two jobs; we both have to work.” Then get another house and have a family. In fact for men, 1 Timothy 5:8 says, “If anyone” – meaning a man – “doesn’t provide for his own, especially for those of his household, he’s denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” The point is the man is the provider, the protector, and the security, and the woman is there to care for the children and the home. Working outside removes her from under her husband and puts her under other men to whom she is forced to submit.
And I’m just talking in very specific terms; as specific as Scripture, no more, no less, and I know in your mind, you’re wondering, “Well, what about this, and what about that, and what about this?” Is there any room for doing something part-time, serving in a ministry? Of course. When you read Proverbs 31, you know that that lady had all kinds of things going, but the home was the base, the center, and the focus of all of it.
She’d go a long way to get food cheaper. She worked hard with her hands to make garments and things for her family, and also to provide for other people who had need. She was so enterprising she bought a field. But it was all about the home, and from the home, and for the home, and this is the standard that God has ordained; and we’re a long way from it, aren’t we? Speaking of the Proverbs 31 woman, we can’t do this without at least looking at that passage for just a moment.
“An excellent wife” – verse 10 – “who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.” And what is the first thing that makes her valuable? You can trust her. You can trust her with your money, with your children, with your possessions – listen – you can trust her with your reputation. You can trust in her purity. You can trust in her character. “The heart of her husband trusts in her; she’ll have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.”
“She looks for wool and flax and works with her hands in delight. She’s like merchant ships; she brings her food from afar.” I don’t think they had coupons in those days, but if they had, she’d have had a little bag of those, and she’d go wherever she needed to, to get the best price. “She rises also while it is still night to prepare food for her household, portions to her maidens. She considers a field and buys it; from her earnings plants a vineyard.”
“She girds herself with strength and her arms are strong. She senses that her gain is good; and her lamp doesn’t go out at night.” She gets up before daybreak and she goes to bed after the sun has gone down, and it’s all for the family. “She stretches out her hand to the distaff” – that’s weaving thread – “her hands grasp the spindle” – she has to make her own cloth. “She extends her generous hand to the poor and stretches out her hands to the needy. She’s not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her family are clothed with scarlet.
“She makes coverings for herself; and her clothing is fine linen and purple.” Yes, she adorns herself in a beautiful way and even with her children. “Her husband is known in the gates” and he’s known as her husband “when he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, supplies belts to the tradesmen. Strength and dignity are her clothing, she smiles at the future.” Why? She’s prepared for it. “She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
“She looks well to the ways of her household, and doesn’t eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also, and he praises her, saying, ‘Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.” That’s what everyone would want in a marriage, right? Children who rise up and call you blessed; a husband who praises you? “Charm is deceitful, beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her the product of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.”
Enterprising, clever, energetic, compassionate, kind, works well with her hands, artistic; all those things are true of her, but the home is the focus of all of it. This is God’s design for women, who are intended to be married, and who are married.
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
“People appear to keep conveniently forgetting: Young girls and women are extremely vulnerable to getting oxytocin bonded, which is like being heroine addicted after sexual intimacy with a man. Oxytocin is released in intimacy, in which females lose their rational minds…its hard for them to be logical.”
“Women have become pretty bitter about being used sexually –the backlash is onlyfans and sugar daddy. “The sentiment is “OK you won’t marry us and take care of us –then we will just be sluts.”
I agree with Emily Ratajkowski. We have to stop blaming young women for predatory older rich influential men manipulating young women into sexual relationships that destroy them as future wives and mothers for good men.
Here’s the dynamic. So often I see men applauding and giving accolades to powerful men, who can bed young beautiful women–then toss them aside and go to the next. Where are the men who say this is not right? I won’t want this happening to my daughter?
People appear to keep conveniently forgetting: Young girls and women are extremely vulnerable to getting oxytocin bonded, which is like being heroine addicted after sexual intimacy with a man. Oxytocin is released in intimacy, in which females lose their rational minds…its hard for them to be logical.
In this drugged-out state, should they be held accountable for their actions? Further, studies show a component of this oxytocin “love addiction” creates strong trust with the man they were intimate with. And intimacy does not necessarily have to include intercourse, kissing can trigger the same oxytocin bonding in young females. Oxytocin bonding is stronger in high estrogen women. High estrogen women are identified by beauty. Classic universal beauty is indicative of high estrogen. Thus high estrogen = high levels of oxytocin, which makes beautiful women much more vulnerable to becoming uncontrollably love addicted to a man and they also have an unrealistic trust with that man that he will do the right thing.
If he’s married, they trust he is getting a divorce to marry them. Oxytocin-bonded women are completely irrationally in love. And men, who understand this oxytocin aspect in young beautiful women take full advantage of it.
Males DO NOT have the same oxytocin bonding as females because it’s related to levels of estrogen in the body. So, sure males have some estrogen –but nothing compared to the levels in young females.
Further to note, ugly women are low estrogen and low oxytocin bonders –ugly women don’t fall in love chemically to the same extent that beautiful women do. They don’t understand what is happening to beautiful women –but they often act extremely jealous and heartless towards the vulnerability and real suffering of beautiful women.
I know I’m a beautiful woman. When I was younger I had no idea what was happening to me–why was I so in LOVE with a man, who treated me badly and I could not walk away ??? I wish I had understood my vulnerability –I would have protected myself –Society used to understand this and protect girls –what happened?
The phenomena of oxytocin bonding has been known for decades but people continue to ignore it in the conversation with young girls and women as a contributing factor in their illogical behaviors regarding sexual intimacy with men. Especially predatory men like Jeffery Epstein, Harvey Weinstein etc etc…. And they ignore the fallout it has on making older women nuts, such that they become anti-depressant addicted.
SOLUTION: Men need to stop congratulating their men friends, who score with young hot chicks and instead call them out– and demand men respect and honor women’s sexuality as sacred and something that needs to be protected for a healthy functioning society. Men need to stop condoning porn-culture and understand its toxic effects. If men can get men in line to be real men again, who protect women and children’s sexuality our civilization can be saved from the brink of disaster!
I’m seeing a lot of beautiful young women selling themselves on only fans and sugar daddy and feeling good about it. If you look at youtube.com “shorts” there’s interviews with young women who claim to have six figure bank accounts thanks to “sugar daddies” whom they boast of exploiting.
These beautiful young women, ages 15 to 25 are just as vulnerable to being swept up into the corrupt fray. They are getting applauded –accolades for being on “fans only” and “sugar daddies.”No one is giving them props for being a good girl–all around them society is telling them to be a slut.
Generally, young men their age won’t marry them — only a small percentage of men in the 26-plus age will marry them.
But many men will use them, pretend they want to marry them only for them later to discover they were lied to and used sexually.
Women have become pretty bitter about being used sexually –the backlash is fans only and sugar daddy. The sentiment is “OK you won’t marry us and take care of us –then we will just be sluts.”
I remember a man I knew in the early 1990s, who had gone to Russia and he said that the economic problems in Russia forces their beautiful women to become whores–selling their bodies to make ends meet.
Likewise our society takes away a man’s ability to support a wife and child and leaves the women to fend for herself on sugar daddy
Before the formalized “sugar daddy” phenomena –feminist’s dirty little secret– career bond college and graduate women were sleeping with the boss to get ahead circa 1960s-1990s —
After the first few waves of feminists opened the doors to women in the work world…. Men just expected the extra sex-kickbacks with the job. But the next generation of feminists women– who walked into those hard won doors by their predecessors –were not going to put out by and large –But the old guard men had come to expect it –that’s where the whole #MeToo Movement hit the pavement.
This current generation of feminists are saying, “No” to quid pro sex unlike their mothers, who –yes put out. —-Makow comment — Cornelia Otis Skinner said “woman’s virtue is man’s greatest invention.” Another wag said, “People only learn what they’ve been taught.” Our society is a satanic sex cult. Men have become addicted to sex. Young women sell the only thing they have of value. Sex should be an expression of a larger bond. Otherwise it is condemned to be short-lived.
The only way for men and women to avoid this trap is to reserve sex for marriage or a marriage-like relationship. The only way for men and women to evolve personally is to devote themselves to a constructive activity (sports, music, profession) that ennobles them.
There are some things about EeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeeees they aren’t telling you about.
You can’t “fast” charge an EeeeeeeeeVeeeeee at home –
Practically every article gushing about EeeeeeeVeeeeeees will report on the fact that it is possible to “fast”charge an EeeeeeeeeeeVeeee in about 30 minutes. Some will gushingly report that – soon! – you’ll be able to do it in less than 15 minutes.
What they never tell you is that … private homes do not have the capability to “fast” charge an EeeeeeVeeeee. The very “fastest” you can charge an EeeeeeeeeeVeeee at a private home is in around eight-nine hours, on a 240 volt (dryer-type) outlet. You will never be able to “fast” charge an EeeeeeeeeVeeeee at home. Not without completely rewiring the home to commercial-grade capacity. This means you will always have to drive to wherever the “fast” charger is – and wait there. This means spending time getting to (and from) the “fast” charger. Which means spending more time “fast” charging. Thirty minutes to “fast” charge” ends up being that plus however long it took to drive there, plus the wait there.
And that “15 minutes” – soon! – they also gush about? They do not tell you that while it might be “faster” it is less. As in, not a full recharge. Just enough to get going again. But not very far – before you’ll need to stop (and wait) again.
Speaking of which . . .
A “fast” charge is never a full charge –
Whenever you read an article gushing about EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeees and the miracle of taking at least five times as long to “fast” charge it vs. the five minutes it takes to refuel a non-EeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeee, you will never encounter the disclaimer that the “fast” charge is only 80 percent charged. In other words, you end up with 20 percent less charge than a full charge, which means 20 percent less range . . . which means having to stop (again) 20 percent sooner.
The reason why you cannot – well, should not – “fast” charge an EeeeeeVeeeee to fully charged is because it is hard on the battery, which is the most expensive part of an EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeee. There is also an increased fire risk. So EeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeees (and “fast” chargers) are set up to deliver 80 percent charge “fast” – and the rest, slow.
This 20 percent loss of charge-range – assuming you don’t have time to wait for a full (slow) charge – is probably not a huge big deal if you aren’t going far or have the time to stop and wait (again). But if you’re on a long trip, you’ll be stopping – and waiting – more than you’ve been led to believe you will be.
Speaking of that . . .
The farther you drive, the shorter the service life –
If you drive an EeeeeeeeVeeeeee to the limit of its range, you will have heavily discharged its battery pack. If you want the battery pack to last you should avoid doing this, because regularly discharging a battery is likely to reduce the life of the battery. Meaning, its capacity to hold the charge (and so, deliver the range) it advertised when new. This is why hybrid cars are designed to always keep the battery partially charged. Even so, a hybrid car’s battery pack eventually loses its capacity to hold charge and must be replaced.
But EeeeeeeeeVeeeeees have no gas engine on board to keep the battery from being heavily discharged. This presents a paradox: If you use the EeeeeeeeeVeeeeee’s advertised range you are reducing the battery pack’s service life. Put another way: The EeeeeeeeVeeeeeee’s advertised range is functionally about 30 percent less-than-advertised, if you want to avoid having to spend 30-50 percent as much as the EeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeee itself cost you on a replacement battery pack before it is time to replace the EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeee, itself.
You have probably not heard about this, either. But you really ought to know about it, if you’re thinking about buying an EeeeeeeeVeeeee.
There are some other things to know about EeeeeeeeVeeeees, too.
If you don’t have a garage, where will you plug in your EeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeee? Will you be able to run an extension cord from inside your house – or apartment – to wherever the EeeeeeeeVeeeeee is parked?
Did you know that leaving an EeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeee garaged outside – in the cold – will result in the EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeee’s range when you parked it being less when you get up the next day to drive it? This is because EeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeees burn power even when they aren’t being used – because EeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeees have powered heating (and cooling) systems that are always on – to keep the battery from getting too cold (or too hot). That means needing to keep the EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeee plugged in, to avoid loss of charge while it’s just sitting – especially if it is sitting outside, in the cold (or heat).
Finally – for those who are considering an EeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeee because they believe that they are thereby reducing their “carbon footprint”: You are probably increasing it. For two reasons. One, EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeees do not last as long as non-EeeeeeeeeeVeeeeees – because EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeee battery packs do not last as long as non-EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeees do and cost more than it’s worth to replace them when they can no longer power the EeeeeeeeVeeeee. That means a new EeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeeeee sooner. Which means new raw materials (and carbon dioxide “emissions”) to make the new EeeeeeeeeeVeeeeee – which will be just as prematurely disposable as the old EeeeeeeeeeVeeeeee. Two, because EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeees are energy hogs. Even the small ones like the Tesla 3 – which is a compact-sized car comparable to a Honda Civic sedan – has more than 1,000 pounds of battery pack, which it uses to deliver the speedy 0-60 times it touts. But that entails a probable doubling of the size of the battery pack that would otherwise be needed to deliver adequate (rather than “ludicrous”) speed – and also uses twice (or more) the power needed to keep it charged up. Almost all of that power – especially the commercial-grade power available at “fast” chargers – produced by combusting lots of natural gas, oil and coal. Resulting in lots of carbon dioxide “emissions.”
(Cobalt mine…clean energy?)
Everyone knows – well, everyone hasheard – that EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeeeeee are the vehicles for solving what is said to be the “climate crisis” – which is an interesting thing to say, given the EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeeees being produced are much more powerful than they need to be to get people from A to B. That requires huge batteries, to store all the electricity needed to make them go very fast, very quickly.
You’d think that would be discouraged – even banned – if there is a “crisis” looming that is being caused by the “emission” of carbon dioxide. After all, more of the latter is being “emitted” than necessary by the utility plants that generate almost all of the electricity that powers over-powered EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeees.
Does anyone need to get 60 in 2.9 seconds? Or even six? If there is a “crisis,” that is. Yet practically every EeeeeeeVeeeeee on the market is designed specifically to use up more power than is needed for bare-minimum or even economy-car-equivalent basic transportation needs.
This tells you something about the true nature of the “crisis” – and those who say it is one. If a ship on the open sea has sprung a leak and is sinking, do you open more holes below the waterline? So, why aren’t the people hard-selling EeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeees telling people these things? Well, for the same reason the same people didn’t tell the people about the “vaccines” – until after they’d been injected with them. . . .
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Recently, I posted a tweet written by a man explaining how incredibly immodest leggings are on women. Of course, this received numerous comments from women accusing men of not controlling themselves like this one from a woman who loves wearing leggings and refuses to stop: “The problem is MEN who can’t control themselves, not how women dress. Stop victim blaming. Men are responsible for their OWN ACTIONS.” She insists that men are the problem, not women dressing immodestly.
Here are a few wise men’s responses:
Oh… Well then with that attitude, just walk around naked right?
The problem with your argument is that you mistakenly think it’s an “either/or” extreme instead of a “both/and”…
1. Men SHOULD look at women with a pure mind. (However, there are bad/weak men – always will be. Modesty provides visual protection from lustful or weak men.)
2. Women should find modest alternatives to leggings. (Leggings hide next to nothing to the male psyche.)
It is BOTH.
You have to realize that men and especially BOYS (even extremely young) are visually stimulated and PRIMARILY aroused by seeing the female body – ESPECIALLY very young boys without maturity who haven’t seen much or any immodesty yet and are not able to control their thoughts and impulses.
Modesty protects women against bad/weak men from using you – seeing you as a piece of meat and sexually objectifying your exposed parts.
Modesty also protects young boys from being exposed to your body which could ignite concupiscence, arousal and lust. Modesty helps protect their innocence.
Here’s the second man’s comment:
The Issue of Immodesty:
Many modern women and even many modern Christian women, believe themselves modest but will walk around in spandex/yoga-pants (looking) like it’s painted on, or wear a skin tight outfit which showcases every curve, crack, and crevice. In addition, they wear a two-piece bikini which is practically no different from wearing a bra and a pair of panties. On top of that, they believe themselves modest while simultaneously wearing sensual-looking attire. (In other words, provocatively dress, and/or in some instances, behave provocatively.) Then, they have the audacity to wonder why many modern men are tempted to look. Especially when these types of women go around looking like a “walking thirst trap.”
So, instead of being a stumbling block (for men), and a vanity project for women, dress decently with appropriate clothing. In other words, have discretion and carry yourself modestly. True self-respect lies in the value of one’s purity. Henceforth, indiscretion, immodesty, and sensuality will surely defile that.
Here are some verses to substantiate the given text:
“And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.” (1 Timothy 2:9-10)
“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.” (1 Peter 3:3-4)
A beautiful woman who lacks discretion is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout. Proverbs 11:22
***Some have asked me if I am KJV only. I am. I love the KJV and I only use the KJV, but I don’t want to argue with anyone about it nor insist I am right. It’s my own conviction, so if you see a post using another translation like this one because the man used another translation, I am not going to make a fuss about it.
Recently our pastor preached on biblical submission and the authority in Church. Ironically, the topic arose from a sermon on the need for unity and deference to one another in humility in the body body of Christ. Towards the end of his sermon, he made it clear that although unity is a critical essential in the Church, unity at the cost of doctrinal clarity and the authority of God’s Word is useless. Imagine a Church that just “gets along” at all costs to the point that it allows heresy and false teaching to enter and mislead or harm the sheep?
Then he made the sharp turn to address one of the most pressing and contentious issues in the Church today:
What is God’s design for leadership in the Church?
To preface the matter, he made it clear that both male and female are created in the image of God, and not only that, but both are joint heirs with Christ in such a great salvation God has given us. There is no distinction of equality of persons between men and women in the Kingdom of God, but there is an important distinction by God’s design in their roles as defined clearly in God’s Word. For from the very beginning of time, Man was made to rule over creation and be a provider and protector, while woman was made to be Man’s helper.
He gave five succinct and convincing points that prove that God has ordained men to be in leadership positions in the churches and homes. (How thankful I am to have a pastor who doesn’t fear speaking the Truth on this issue!!!)
The first point is the definitive pattern laid out in the Old Testament. The Patriarchs, Elders, Priests, Judges, Kings, and Prophets, all of the OT structures for leadership prove that God’s will is male leadership. Yes, a few women enter as minor exceptions to the rule of male leadership, but cannot negate the hard fast rule of male leadership of Israel.
The second point, which few have considered, is Christ’s own maleness. It is not by accident that Christ, the second Adam, comes to earth to restore in mankind that which was lost when Adam sinned and plunged all of mankind into sin. God did not send His daughter, but rather His only begotten Son; the Word of God who became flesh. God provides Himself as a man and the perfect Lamb for the sacrificial atonement for sin. The firstborn son is an important concept in Judaism for it carries with it the significance of redemption, looking prophetically forward to God’s promised One, His Son, and not His daughter. The first born son received a double portion of the inheritance and the daughters received no portion because they were to depend upon their husbands for provision and protection.
The third point is that Jesus, the One who came to “make all things new” and create new wineskins and a new way for mankind to relate to God, chose only men to be his Apostles. These Apostles, just as the twelve patriarchs, the sons of Jacob, were in a unique position for the launching of the Church age. They were all eye witnesses of Christ and each specifically chosen by Christ to be foundational to the Church.
Some like to argue that Jesus chose only men to be his twelve disciples and apostles because the culture of the time did not allow women to lead and to rule. But since when did Jesus care about what others thought of him? Or when did he simply follow along with the culture of the time just to be correct when he could have easily chosen one woman to be his apostle? Even when Judas must be replaced, they chose a man to replace him. Then, Christ appears to Saul and transforms him into his faithful apostle Paul, an apostle much disliked by feminists.
Forth, all of the New Testament church leaders are to be men in the churches. There are 16 qualities necessary for elders, 13 for deacons, and each are indicated in the masculine, including the demand that he be “the husband of one wife.” The scriptures are very clear that a Christian husband is to be head of his wife and family, to lead them and care for them as Christ leads and cares for his Church. It is impossible to envision in God’s design that somehow a wife is to be an elder in the Church, leading her own husband under her spiritual authority, yet at home living in submission to his headship. God is not the author of confusion but of order.
Lastly, male leadership throughout Church history has been the irrefutable norm for 1,950 years, until the recent advent of feminism. Almost nowhere in history is there any question as to what God has clearly designed for male authority in the Church and home as admonished in His Word. Would it not be strange and troubling if Christ could not get his Church to conform to His will for leadership until now, the end of times, where personal preference and selfish desires trump the Word of God?
Then back to the original premise of the sermon that we are to seek unity in the Church, yet what causes conflict and divisions is when personal preferences and selfish desires seek to void God’s Word on such important matters of Church, family, authority, and leadership. Those who desire to defend their personal preference that women lead believe that culture was to blame for male leadership, and yet it is God who before culture and time creates man first, and then woman from man to be his helper. “He shall rule over you” (Genesis 3:16) is God’s statement as to what He intends before culture ever existed.
It all goes back to the Garden in so many ways. “Hath God said” (Genesis 3:1)? When Churches go apostate, it is because personal preferences and selfish desires begin to trump the Word of God. I went to a Church where the pastor had a recent Christian College grad come up on stage and shared her personal preference and desires with the congregation. My husband walked out of the service and later met with the pastor, asking him how he could have this young lady come on stage and say, “My girlfriends and I had a regular Bible study and we determined that God could not want to exclude women from being elders and pastors in the Church.” They decided to reject the authority of God’s Word and obedience to God for what they desired instead of what God commands.
Once that slippery slope begins, there is no end to the undermining of God’s Word on almost every area of obedience. There is less biblical evidence against homosexuality, premarital sex, divorce without adultery, porn, and you name it then there is to void male leadership in the Church and home. Once God’s Word is undermined, everyone in that church begins to question, “Hath God said?” Personal preference and feelings become more important than what God actually says in His Word.
Let me be clear that there is no separate distinction for gifting of the Spirit between men and women. God grants His gifts, all his gifts to men and women alike for the building up of the body of Christ, but the gifts granted to Christian women are to be used within the confines of God’s Word. Men being the elders and teachers for the Church, and women teaching other women what God commands they teach in Titus 2:3-5. All of the women preachers and those who support them, are not listening to God and His Word but rather have followed after their own selfish desires. May God open their eyes before they meet Him face-to-face that they may repent, turn around, and use the gifts that He has given them for His glory and not for their own selfish ends. God hath said, and now let us be obedient to His Word.
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. 1 Timothy 2:12
In raising our children, we were diligent to teach them to be guided by Truth rather than by their emotions and feelings. We taught them to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ and renew their minds daily with Truth, God’s Word. This is the single most important thing you need to teach your children after training them to obey you.
Timothy Allen has been commenting on my Facebook lately. I recently shared one of his comments on a blog post. Here’s another power-packed one. He is a man with a lot of wisdom.
Christians need to unlearn the modern/Hollywood/Feminist emotional idea of love and stick with what God’s definition.
Love is a verb. According to scripture, you express love as a series of actions. Note from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 that when God refers to emotions, it is almost always negative.
1. Love is being patient 2. Love is being kind. 3. Love does not express envy (emotion) 4. Love does not express pride 5. Love does not dishonor others 6. Love does not seek for itself 7. Love is not easily angered (emotion) 8. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in good 9. Love always protects 10. Love always trusts 11. Love always hopes
According to God, saying “I love you” means I will behave in these ways towards you. Not that I will feel a certain way. Feelings change. If we rely on feeling a certain way to be “in love,” we are doomed to failure (and divorce). The promise to wed is the promise to behave in certain ways…no matter how you feel from one day to the next. Now, apply all of the above to Jesus saying to “love your enemies.”
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently. 1 Peter 1:22
What most miss – particularly Christians, is that God created the Earth and created a Garden and placed Adam in it to tend to it. Adam had EVERYTHING HE NEEDED to do those tasks all by himself. The Bible says that God brought the animals to Adam to be named. He did this – it no doubt took quite some time. Adam was alone on the Earth for quite some time – and he was equipped to do the job… ALONE.
Then what? God said “It is not good…” (for the first time in history, something was not good). “It is not good that man should be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Eve was Adam’s female clone. God could have made a woman afresh from the dirt, or plucked her from the very stars, but no. The Bible is clear that Eve came from Adam’s flesh. That is, his genetics and his X chromosome duplicated.
To pretend that Eve was created and tasked with the same jobs and responsibilities as Adam is foolishness. Things were ticking along fine before Eve’s creation. The garden was being tended, Adam was doing his work. God did not create Eve to “tend the garden” (a metaphor) just like Adam. Eve was created for Adam. She was created to help him. She was created as his companion to make HIS WORK easier. Not to do the work. Not to take the work. Not for Adam to tell her to go tend the garden while he sat back and cooked and cleaned.
Man was created to steward this world. He was equipped to do so. Woman was created to help him steward the world. Not to steward it herself. There are further implications to all of this that came about from God bodily cursing Eve after the fall. Adam received no such curse, but also note that God said “Because you listened to your wife, cursed is the ground for your sake.” His job became HARDER because he listened to the voice of his wife in authority.
Blessed is the man who finds a wife that heeds her instinct to help him. Nurture him and the children they create. Who doesn’t listen to the head demanding “equality” in the form of a career or treatment; but understands that equality does not mean the same roles, duties, actions. Who understands that she can be equal to her leader. Especially in this day and age, such a blessing is hard to find.
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Genesis 2:18