Titus 2 womanhood

Feminism and the creation order

man and woman smiling while laying on lawn field

Feminism has proven destructive to women, to families, and homes. Today those who embrace it have their sight set on the church. The end game is to put women in the pulpit and to denigrate the duties of men in the home, church, and society. To this end, they’ve made tremendous headway.

God designed women and men for very specific purposes. He defined our duties.

The wife’s purpose is one of submission and subordination, to be a wife, mother, and keeper at home. She is the inferior–not in worth but position.

The husband’s duty is to be the head of their wife, to be the spiritual head of the family, the protector, provider, and defender of his family. God designed the man as the superior–not in worth but in position.

Genesis 2: 18, Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

William Gouge, “Nature has placed an eminency in the male over the female: so as where they are linked together in one yoke, it is given by nature that he should govern, she obey. This did the Heathen by light of nature observe” (Treatise 3, p. 158).

God’s plan

1 Peter 3: 1, Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,

The duties of men and women are a vital part of God’s plan for mankind. This plan extends to the church and to society. Somewhere along the way, we lost sight of that. The church stopped teaching it. Families embraced lies. Few young women were taught the purpose for which God created them. Feminism had invaded our beliefs.

Women headed the call of the wild, that is the call to the workaday world, the corporate ranks, and others, ousting men from the jobs they needed to support their families. The church did little to combat this.

Bondage

What was the result? Marriage was delayed. Babies avoided or aborted. Children went into daycare. Husbands were left to care for themselves. And women, blind as to what they were doing, celebrated their sin. Women are more discontent than ever but completely blind as to why.

Angry and demanding women continue to laud and embrace feminism. They have long set their sites on the pulpit. In many churches, they’ve won it. They aim to win it in the Reformed church also.

James 4: 17, So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

The gifting of women

The Lord gifted women with the traits and abilities they need to be a help-meet to a husband, a mother to children, and a homemaker who nurtures her family. If God had designed women to fill the public sphere, to lead nations, to guide families, or to pastor churches, He would have made that clear in His Word. Rather, He clearly set forth the directive for women to learn to love their husbands and children and to be keepers at home.

Titus 2: 3-5, Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

The teaching of the church

Sisters, we cannot define our position in light of modernity and be pleasing to the Lord. Once we insist on our own way in one area, other areas are sure to follow. Sin follows sin naturally.

The Lord mandated the wife’s submission in marriage. He also mandated her role in the church and society. This is all bound up in creation order. While many women rail against this idea, this was the clear teaching of the church until the onset of feminism.

1 Timothy 2: 11-15, 11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

Did God really say?

Women have pushed against the role God appointed to them since the beginning of time. Starting with Eve to Third Wave Feminism, the ill infecting our churches, our homes, and society, is feminism in all its inglorious design. The scourge of feminism has been devastating.

Ephesians 5: 24, “Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.”

God’s Word, from Genesis to Revelation, emphasizes God’s created order. Mothers and fathers, older women, even pastors and elders have failed to take a stand for God’s appointed roles. Their failure to stand on truth allowed feminism to ravage the church.

Who stands on Scripture? Almost no one. Most women don’t know, they don’t understand. So many believe the lies that to be a wife and mother means bondage. To them, Scriptural duties don’t matter because they’ve never been told that they do. They see them as old-fashioned and no longer applicable to the modern woman. To be told otherwise means being they are being denied that which is good in their eyes. Like Eve, they listen when Satan asks, “Did God really say?”

The created order is beautiful. Women are in bondage only when they refuse to obey God and pursues worldly goals instead. When women embrace feminism, they are choosing the world over Christ.

Willingly blind

Sisters, if we’re not content with our place in the home as wives, mothers, and homemakers, we’re not going to be content anywhere. If we constantly push for the next thing we will only hit the wall of discontent again and again.

Give us the corporate world? We want construction. Give us that, we want the military, police departments, and to be chiefs in fire departments. But even that isn’t enough. If we can fill men’s positions in one area, we can certainly fill it in another…right? After all, we’re women. Hear us roar.

Is there any area women haven’t invaded or taken from men? Not even the church has been spared.

Destruction

Feminism has affected women, families, and churches in undeniable ways. It has destroyed denominations. But even as others fell, the Reformed church stood on the Word of God as inerrant and infallible. We understood the creation mandate, the roles of men and women in the homes and in the churches. That time is no more.

God very often gives us our heart’s desires. If our heart’s desire leads us to continue to reject the creation mandate and to ignore our roles as wives, mothers, and keepers of the home, destruction cannot be far behind.

I beg you, pray. Search the Scriptures and as you do, ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart. Let the Lord’s Word mold your will and your goals. Repent and seek contentment in that role that God appointed to you. He saw it as so important that He said that if women fulfill the role, His Word will not be blasphemed. The glory of God and the honor of His Word is at stake.

Feminism impacted the church for evil. Through our obedience to God, you and I can help undo that destruction. Are you willing?

Soli Deo Gloria!

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13 Comments

  1. BibleGuy says:

    Hi it’s me BibleGuy i saw Terri comments on Gab she was still upset. My guess is you have had to unfollow people on Gab and Twitter i have to. I hope you get this

    1. Anna says:

      Hi, thanks, I actually hadn’t seen anymore of her comments. I will look into them. Yes, we absolutely have to unfollow folks at times. I do so when needed. Have a blessed day. You are in my prayers. Soli Deo Gloria!–
      So I just got on Gab to check and her profile is unavailable to me. I guess she was angry. Seems she’s blocked me. 🙂

  2. BibleGuy says:

    Hi your welcome. I agree we have to do that at times.I don’t if this was a response but the last post I saw she did was Romans 8:39 it was underlined I have no idea if it was a response to the discussion.

    I had never had it said I’m sorry you learned something.

    At first I didn’t understand the tares comment then you explained it talking about liberal churches which makes sense. It’s amazing how believers can ignore areas like creation in Genesis and head coverings.

    1. Anna says:

      I’ve never heard that kind of response either. I’m sorry you learned this…what a strange response especially concerning something so biblical. I will pray for her. It is heartbreaking how believers can so easily ignore Scripture in these and other areas.

  3. BibleGuy says:

    I agree. Salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone is very important to talk about but to skip areas like creation, end times’, head covering etc. We can’t ignore all areas we have to talk about them as well. I It’s like when Arminians skip the doctrines of grace and election and dislike election and the rest of the doctrines of grace and say man can save himself by his autonomous free will when we can’t.

    Did you ever follow a blog called BibleProphecyWatch on WordPress that was my blog and my username on here was BibleGuy. How was your day?

    1. Anna says:

      Yes, I remember your blog. I didn’t know that was you. I have read it. 🙂 You are absolutely correct. All doctrine is important, even those points that we don’t want to talk about.

  4. BibleGuy says:

    I checked her profile here is the verse I was talking about For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Romans 8:38-39

    Any other created thing was underlined have no idea if it was a reference to head coverings. The post was from three days ago I believe.

    If any Christian women spoke out against or did not understand head coverings should not the husband say something and teach the wife?

    1. Anna says:

      Thank you. Yes, it is the husband’s job to teach the wife when her theology is wrong. This includes headcoverings.

  5. BibleGuy says:

    Your welcome. Terri said she isn’t a feminist but sided with NOW it seems. Yes that was me on WordPress. I remember I believe it was after I went from being a Calvinist a brother on WordPress did a anti limited atonement post at the time I thought did you read any Reformed sources? What bothers me is like with that post people were saying thank you for this post why don’t many look up whatever is being talked about and just agree with what was say.

  6. Stacee Kameya says:

    Thank you so much for this post! I had retweeted it as I saw it shared by someone I follow! Such a blessing to see women standing up against this destructive feminist agenda. I myself have touched on this subject in a lengthy probably boring 12 series blog post, it outlined how feminism had destroyed women, and men, and I didn’t realize their end goal was the church, however that is very interesting, I shall update my series with a updated blog on this interesting revelation.

    Thank you for also teaching me a new word Soli Deo Gloria, I didn’t know what that meant until I saw it here. Glory be to God alone! ??

    1. Anna says:

      Thank you for your encouragement, your love for our Lord, and your willingness to stand for truth. Do you have a link? I’d love to take a look at your series. <3 Soli Deo Gloria!!

  7. Stacee Kameya says:

    This is the first blog I did in the series. It was last year, a lot of it I have to update, I love how I did mention church in here but didn’t make the connection to it being their end goal at the time…
    https://mychristiandiaryfamily.wordpress.com/2020/08/01/feminism-the-real-plague-on-society/

    1. Anna says:

      Thank you. I’m going to read this. I appreciate you sharing it with me.

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