MEN AND WOMEN
I had someone write me, saying that I was sinning to be writing this blog due to my being a woman.
I think the patriarchy stuff is getting carried away. It seems according to this person just by being female, one is not to speak of any religious matters. This is not a church. Does this mean I am sinning by witnessing? or talking about God to other people? It is the strangest thing I have ever heard.
I know several other female bloggers have heard this nonsense before, the false preachers would love to silence 50% of their detractors in one fell swoop. Hey if most of the male pastors are busy being apostates or advancing Dominionism, it's the Christian's job to speak out. Am I supposed to go slink silently into the kitchen and press delete to this website? Well I have to go make dinner in there soon.
Not everyone is called to do a blog like this one, I understand that, but I think about what I have written about for two years, and some man who thinks by the reason of my gender, that I should shut down tomorrow. I believe men are to be loving leaders of the household, men as pastors, etc, but the Christian Taliban, seems to want to shut women away the same as the heads of Islam do. Some of these men would love to shut every female in the house and not allow them outside without a male escort.
They would have told Priscilla, to stay home, husband or not.
Act 18:26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto [them], and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
Rom 16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
1Cr 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
The patriarchy influences are getting scary out there. Piper who is part of the patriarchy movement, wrote this:
I dealt with a couple one time. They were sitting in front of me, and she said, "He learned from you that I have to get permission from him for everything I do." I said, "Really? Like what?" And she said, "To go to the bathroom! He won't let me leave the room without his permission. If I get up and walk out of the room, he says, 'Hey, you're supposed to ask me first.'"
That's not because the man values complementarianism. That's not complementarianism. That's sick! So we do deny women things that we shouldn't deny them, if we're sick.Seriously it's kind of scary even that an article like that was necessary......perhaps he should rethink some of what he is teaching, for a man to even get that idea.
Wartburg Watch, wrote about this on their website, I do not agree with them on everything but they are right about the influences of the patriarchy movement.
"Is he aware that some of his buddies have encouraged some distinctly odd and even abusive behaviors, on occasion? Piper says,“And we're going to probably make different judgments about that.” He is discussing Biblical clarity and then says we are going to see things differently? So much for "clarity." There's the rub. Here are “examples” of "clarity" and "differing judgements" that have been reported by those who claim to have attended churches that are pastored by good buddies of Piper.
Women must ask their husband’s permission to attend Bible study.
Women must drop what they are doing and bring coffee to their husbands at work as soon as they are commanded. (A game a few pastors played to “show” the obedience of their wives.”
Women should sit in the back of the church.
Women should not go to college.
Daughters should stay at home with daddy until they are married and should tend to daddy’s needs.
Women should not teach baptized boys."
See my article..."Two Sides of the Same Evil Coin: Radical Feminism Vs. The Patriarchy Movement"
Watching this stuff progress, it seems to be growing worse. Everything seems to be getting crazier out there. I don't know about you, and maybe this is a thought that may get me in a bit of trouble with some of my readers, but I have tired of what I call STEPFORD Christianity, that they seem to be selling to the extreme "right" side of the equation. What if you don't fit the demographics? Even their definition of men and women, puts pictures into my head of perfectly coiffed stepford wives, this time of a Christian flavor, who are automatically excellent housekeepers and perfectly obedient to the "patriarch's" every word.
It does not allow for average people or the messiness of everyday life--I'm not talking about the messiness and turmoil of sin, but the troubles that come to everyone. That said, I don't trust, all that "BE MANLY MEN!" articles that Piper, Driscoll and others all seem enamored with too. It's like they want cookie cutter personalities and everyone to become like caricatures that have been set out. I understand the biblical edicts against being effeminate for men, but when they tell people you all must be THE SAME, it bothers me.
While God does set out some roles for men and women, the emphasis on the war of the sexes gives me a headache. The new world order has used this strife to bring trouble to our lives, the luciferians essentially hate women, and it can come from the left--the feminist-two for one deal world, where women, motherhood and family are degraded but it also can come from the right, where men are told and instructed to be "muscular" tyrants, that need to refuse to let the "little" women boss them around. Why do you think think so many false religions and cults oppress women in this world too where they very personhood is squelched out and its all about control? Men except the cretins at the top of the pyramid do not prosper in these false religious systems either, they become oppressed as well.
Another verse that is forgotten a lot...
Gal 3:28 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.
and what about this one?
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;