I am stepping in and sharing our views here as we are one.
I have been a republican voter since 1980, and have voted for republican candidates in every election since that time. I am not a Democrat, and I am not a supporter for Obama. Also, understand at the outset that I believe that men and women have equal worth before God, but they have different scriptural roles ordained by Him.
As we look at Palin’s nomination to vice president, we must understand that feminism is much more than simply supporting abortion on demand. Modern feminism can be traced back to the
Later the feminists demanded that contraception be legalized. Up until the early 1900’s our culture was one that accepted the biblical truth that children are a blessing. Psalm 127:3 says, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” In the early part of the 20th century the country by and large believed that contraception is a direct attack on that truth. God opens the womb and closes the womb. We should let Him have that control and not take it upon ourselves to close the womb. The feminists attacked this biblical truth by demanding the legalization of contraception. Please note that these feminists of the 1910’s never mentioned abortion at the time.
When the American church gave up the fight and accepted the practice of contraception in the churches, she led the way right into abortion. Until the church repents we should not expect to see abortion defeated, because by accepting the philosophy of contraception (the rejection of children), she has also accepted the philosophy of abortion.
Later, feminists demanded the right to work outside the home and have careers. Once again they were attacking specific biblical truths stated clearly in Titus 2:4-5, “That they (the older women) 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.” It is interesting to note that many states as late as the 1920’s had laws on the books against married women in the workforce.
Once again, the church in
When we see women speaking in churches, when we see women in churches practicing contraception, when we see women in churches working outside the home, then we see how feminism has conquered the American evangelical church, and that church does not realize that she has been defeated.
It comes as no surprise then, to me, that many evangelical leaders and members are so excited about Sarah Palin. They gave up the fight over women working years ago. Even though Sarah Palin is a conservative republican, she embodies feminist goals and practices, working outside the home in direct contradiction to scripture.
Another biblical problem with Mrs. Palin’s candidacy, and other working women outside the home, is the scripture in Ephesians 5, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.” A Christian wife is to willingly submit herself to her own husband. Willing submission to one man is God’s order. If Mrs. Palin becomes vice president she will have two authorities to which to answer, her husband and John McCain. The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 6:24, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” This is a biblical principle and it would be wise for Mrs. Palin to see this, and refuse to put herself in a position where she will be called to submit to another man other than her husband. This principle holds true for other Christian women working under male supervisors.
Many of these passages come from the apostle Paul. In one instance when he was dealing with these issues he said this in I Timothy 2: 12-13, “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.” Notice how the apostle roots his doctrine in Creation as revealed in the book of Genesis, written several thousand years before Paul’s time. It is a dangerous method to take theses scriptures and try to relegate them to New Testament times only. God’s word never changes and it is as applicable to today as much as it was in those times.
In summary, Christian women are called by scripture to be devoted to their husbands, to be devoted to their children as God’s blessings and to receive all that He desires to give, to work at home and make that sphere their domain and to flourish as homemakers in their God given roles.
Terry and Cindy
Make sure and look back at the last post, the comment posted 9/10 at 8:50 pm, it was written by an 18 year old young lady, WOW!!!