Fighting the patriarchy
1 Timothy 6: 6, But godliness with contentment is great gain,
Women have been discontent with the position God appointed them ever since Eve listened to the serpent in the Garden of Eden. The screaming just gets louder from time to time.
Like sailors of old women follow after the siren’s song of freedom that’s led again and again to destruction. Scripture is clear as to God’s intention for women. What’s also clear is that many women simply don’t care what God has said.
Titus 2: 3-5, 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
Women lost by winning
We’ve been fighting for our so-called rightful place since the beginning of time. Starting in the mid-1800’s, feminism has been our weapon. And what has been the outcome? Women have everything that they’ve demanded and nothing they need.
Screeching feminists have fed seductive lies to the masses for generations. In their wake they have left destroyed homes, families, a crumbled society, and feminized churches.
So here we are, sisters. Liberalized women and those who blindly followed them and believed their lies, fought against the patriarchy and supposedly won. Consequently, we have the vote. We also have the “right” to work any job, fill any position, and do any and everything we’ve ever dreamed of. Women lead in our homes, our churches, and in society. Men are weak, beta, and feminized. Every time we make demands, men yield. And we win.
Or do we?
For what, sisters? What have we possibly gained? Look around us. Look where we were just a few decades back and compare it to where we are now.
Women are miserable. We’re on anti-depressants, drinking to excess, and our families are unhappy. Men are weak. Churches are floundering. Birth rates are tiny. Abortion rates are astronomical.
Many couples live together without the benefit of marriage. Sex outside of marriage is rampant. The divorce rate is high. Homosexuality and every other kind of perversion is on the rise. True masculinity is seen as toxic whereas embracing true femininity gets a woman branded a sell-out.
And the insanity marches on.
Sin leads to sin. From Eve buying into the lies of Satan when he asked her, “Did God really say?” to women throwing away the glories of godly womanhood for a life given to sinful pleasures, sin has been part of feminism from the beginning.
James 1: 14-15, But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
Potential? What potential?
Women have long demanded the right to live up to their potential.
I have to ask…potential for what? All modern women seem to have the potential for is that of destruction.
What exactly have we won, sisters? We demanded our so-called rights and we got them, but we’ve denigrated our roles, lost our value to our families and the church, and all because we blasphemed God’s Word.
God didn’t design men and women to fill the same roles. Scripture from Genesis to Revelation speaks to this. However, it is not the “truth” we want to hear. We want to follow our hearts.
Jeremiah 17: 9, The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
A man of wisdom
Robert L. Dabney was a Presbyterian theologian in the mid-to-late 1800’s. His gift of discernment was remarkable. In his day, he sounded the warning bells to his generation.
His writings are remarkably insightful. Addressing the problems of public schools, the vote for women, the destructive forces of feminism, etc., he did his best to stop the advancement of liberalism. However, few heeded his warnings.
Robert L. Dabney, “Radical women will vote, and vote wrong; whence it becomes a necessity for the modest and virtuous women, for their country’s sake, to sacrifice their repugnance and counterpoise these mischievous votes in the spirit of disinterested self-sacrifice…But when the virtuous have once tasted the dangerous intoxication of political excitement and of power, even they will be absorbed…
What those influences will be may be learned by every one who reverences the Christian Scriptures, from this fact, that the theory of “Women’s Rights” is sheer infidelity. It directly impugns the authority and the justice of these Scriptures. They speak in no uncertain tones. “The husband is the head of the wife” (Eph. 5:23). “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord” (v. 22). “The man is not for the woman, but the woman for the man” (1 Cor. 2:9). “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 Tim. 2:11–14).
Keepers at home
They are to be “discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands,” etc. (Titus 2:5). How utterly opposed is all this to the levelling doctrine of your Radical. Women are here consigned to a social subordination, and expressly excluded from ruling offices, on grounds of their sex, and a divine ordination based by God upon a transaction which happened nearly six thousand years ago! The woman’s sphere is expressly assigned her within her home, and she is taught that the assumption of publicity is an outrage against that nature with which she is endowed. …
Political excitements will corrupt women tenfold more than men; and this, not because women are naturally inferior to men, but because they are naturally adapted to a wholly different sphere. When we point to the fact that they are naturally more emotional and less calculating, more impulsive and less self-contained, that they have a quicker tact but less logic, that their social nature makes them more liable to the contagion of epidemic passions, and that the duties of their sex make it physically impossible for them to acquire the knowledge in a foreign sphere necessary for political duties, we do not depreciate woman; we only say that nature has adapted her to one thing and disqualified her for the other.
When the family shall no longer have a head, and the great foundation for the subordination of children in the mother’s example is gone; when the mother shall have found another sphere than her home for her energies; when she shall have exchanged the sweet charities of domestic love and sympathy for the fierce passions of the hustings [politics]; when families shall be disrupted at the caprice of either party, and the children scattered as foundlings from their hearthstone, it requires no wisdom to see that a race of sons will be reared nearer akin to devils than to men. In the hands of such a bastard progeny, without discipline, without homes, without a God, the last remains of social order will speedily perish, and society will be overwhelmed in savage anarchy.…
Unsexed and denaturalized
The politicating woman, unsexed and denaturalized, shorn of the true glory of her femininity, will appear to men as a feeble hybrid mannikin, with all the defects and none of the strength of the male. Instead of being the dear object of his chivalrous affection, she becomes his importunate rival, despised without being feared.”
Fighting the patriarchy
When women demanded the vote, they were railing against the patriarchy. My grandfather wouldn’t let his wife and daughters vote. He said his “womenfolk shouldn’t vote because it’s a man’s duty.”
Can you imagine a man having the guts to say that today?
Was my Granddad against women? Not at all, he loved his ladies. He loved them enough to work his fingers to the bone day and night to take care of them, to watch over his home, to shepherd it, and to guide them in truth. Moreover, he loved them enough to try to protect them from this modern society.
Feminists hated that and fought tooth and nail against it.
In short, the vote for women was never really the issue. Those women who pushed it, they had a much bigger agenda.
Part of the patriarchy
My grandfather was part of the patriarchy. He led, shepherded, provided for, defended, and guided his family.
Granddad obeyed God and took the lead in his family. You know, like God commanded men to do. But as I pointed out, feminists hated that. They wanted control. Our churches, our homes, even our country–they want it all gone, especially the patriarchy.
They wanted, pushed for, and demanded this not because they love women but because they hate God. It’s always been about hating God. That’s why they hate the patriarchy.
Gentle and quiet spirit
1 Peter 3: 3-4, Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
In what way can it be said that a woman who is insisting on having her own way has a gentle and quiet spirit? How does demanding to see Scripture through its supposed gynocentric interruptions (per Aimee Byrd) help us to be godly? If our beliefs today don’t line up with those of godly men of the past, with the creeds and confessions, and most importantly with Scripture, it us who has changed.
When women turn our backs on the roles that our Lord prepared for us, when we insist on fulfilling men’s responsibilities rather than our own, when we take men’s jobs and prevent them from caring for their families, when we downplay the importance of being a keeper at home, when we put children on the backburner (if we have them at all), when we murder our children, when we push to fill men’s roles in the church, when we are loud and screechy and are evermore pushing for more–how can we possibly think that our Lord is glorified? How is this living out Titus 2? How is it being obedient to God in any way?
Scripture is a patriarchal book. By railing against the patriarchy, we’re railing against God. We can never win when it is the Lord we’re striving against.
God is not honored by disobedience, sisters. Let those of us who have demanded our own way repent. Let those of us who have known the way and failed to teach it to our sisters repent. May we live ever for Him.
May the Lord be honored.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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Is it sin for single women to have full time jobs, or any jobs? My fear is that it puts me in constant sin and until i get married and can stay home it will send me to hell, or I at least won’t have assurance until I get married. I read how women working is a violation of God’s order/law, it steals jobs from men, destroys society, etc—I agree with Bib. gender roles, and I’m not a feminist, but…I have to be able to survive in this world too :/
It isn’t a sin to work in order to be able to take care of ourselves if we have no other option. My mother had to go to work when she was a teen to support her brother and sister after her father died; her mother had tried to work but no one would hire her. Later, she had to work to support she and I because my father, who was a drunk, refused to do so. The Lord is gracious. Our heart’s desire–desiring our own way or to please the Lord–has much to do with this. You’ve declared a desire to please Him and He is glorified by that desire. Does this answer your question? I’ll pray for you. Soli Deo Gloria!