Titus 2: 2-5, “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of christian,But the fact that I am a christian does make me a different kind of woman.” — Elisabeth Elliot
Feminist Vivian Gornick, had this to say about being a homemaker: “Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession… The choice to serve and be protected and plan towards being a family-maker is a choice that shouldn’t be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that.”
The world no longer values women as keepers of the home. It doesn’t value women or even men at all; the world values self-promotion because the world is run by Satan and Satan is and always has been a self-promoter. And self-promotion goes against everything that the Lord tells us to seek. Feminism promotes such ideas.
Feminism is a false gospel, but it’s one that strident, loud, and determined to continue to make its mark. It’s been around in some form since the mid-1800’s. It’s changed colors, styles, and focus, a number of times. Along the way, proponents of it have learned how to promote it so as to make it as appealing as possible. And the world, and the church, bought the lie.
Feminist Robin Morgan, author of Sisterhood Is Powerful said “I do not think I need to stress this point any further. Modern radical feminists do not care about women’s choices. They have an agenda and it is to force women into a mold of their liking and destroy any sort of family unit. Feminists: this is what is actually behind the feminist movement.“
This is the voice of what the world has believed. And Christians have believed the lies also. Many of those who have gone before us, even some who proclaimed Christ’s name, have taught their daughters to support feminism’s cause. The church has engaged the enemy rather than fighting him. God’s people have failed. This generation of Christians must not fail.
We can fight the lies but only with the Truth–God’s Word. If we’d only read it, not through our cultural lens, not in order to bend it to feminism’s agenda, just for understanding, and in order to learn and obey, we’d see the truth and the lies of feminism could, and would, be defeated.
We should remember what Elisabeth Elliot had to say in Let Me Be a Woman. She said, “It is a naive sort of feminism that insists that women prove their ability to do all the things that men do. This is a distortion and a travesty. Men have never sought to prove that they can do all the things women do. Why subject women to purely masculine criteria? Women can and ought to be judged by the criteria of femininity, for it is in their femininity that they participate in the human race. And femininity has its limitations. So has masculinity. That is what we’ve been talking about. To do this is not to do that. To be this is not to be that. To be a woman is not to be a man. To be married is not to be single – which may mean not to have a career. To marry this man is not to marry all the others. A choice is a limitation.”
Either we’re for God or against Him. It’s time for soul-searching and repentance. If we’re buying the lies of feminism, and know we’re buying the lies of feminism, and continue buying them anyway, we’re against Him. We must love God more than we love the lies we’ve long believed, and we must be willing to take a stand for truth. As for me, I stand for God and I’m ready for battle. Are you?