Sisters, are you really believing God’s Word? Do you take all that the Lord says to you seriously and believe every word of it? Do you do so even when it challenges your convictions? We ought to.
Galatians 6: 7-8, Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Women often claim that God’s Word is outdated, has been mistranslated, or misinterpreted, simply because they don’t like what is clearly written in it. They don’t want to believe it, it’s inconvenient to believe, or they simply don’t want to obey God, so they don’t.
It is often said that God speaks to us today. He does, but only through His Word. The canon of Scripture is complete, sisters. It is closed. It closed with the death of the last living Apostle. So, because of this, we can know that the Lord does not speak to us audibly for if He did, the words would then become part of the canon–which would mean the canon was not completed.
Yet, we allow our feelings to deceive us. Some want to feel special so they convince themselves that God is speaking to them. Many are gullible when others make such a claim. Yet, nowhere in Scripture is it stated that “God told me” is biblical. It isn’t biblical and if we are to be pleasing to God, we must believe His Word over our own desires.
This was the problem presented by Sarah Young and her dangerous book, Jesus Calling. She misled many women with her claims that Jesus had spoken to her and that she had recorded the words. This was completely unbiblical and at odds with a closed canon.
2 Timothy 3:16, All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Feminists, in the form of early suffragettes, believed that they, too, could go outside of Scripture. They reviled God’s Word and hated God’s design for women. God has never stated that home and family wasn’t a priority for women. God’s Word addresses our roles, how we act, dress, speak, literally everything about our lives, sisters. There are very definite differences in women and men. If we don’t obey God in this, we are in sin.
God’s Word speaks clearly about the sin of androgyny. Functional androgyny is just as sinful as that which is full out. God never told you that you as a woman can do all that a man can do, or that your roles are interchangeable. God’s Word tells you just the opposite of that, in fact.
Yet feminists would have us believe otherwise and because of them, many of us do. Elizabeth Cady Stanton even wrote what she called The Woman’s Bible in which she removed all of God’s inspired commands to women.
There is an upswing in women believing that God has called them to be a pastor. This is a small step, but a logical one, for women who have already discarded God’s commands for the home and family and concerning worship and head coverings. These are the same women who have long ignored God’s commands to them about their role as a wife, mother, and homemaker.
Ever since feminism has forged its way into the very nerve of our society, the number of women devoting themselves to marriage, home, and family has been declining. Few churches address it because if they did, they would be stepping on toes.
Feminists would have us believe that submission is an old-fashioned, even abusive, concept. We’re often told that submission is a two way street, that husbands must submit to their wives just as wives are to their husbands. But this is at odds with the biblical definition of submission. It’s at odds with the historical stance of sound churches. The Lord clearly addresses the need for women to submit to their husbands. Even head covers testify to women’s submission to their husbands. He literally never told you that submission is no longer relevant.
1 Timothy 2: 12, But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
The truth is, our feelings can deceive us. God’s Word is clear about women’s role in the home just as He is about the qualifications for a pastor. Being a man is at the top of the list of qualifications for being a pastor but not just any man will do; he must meet biblical qualifications. God never told, implied, or even whispered or impressed upon anyone that He has called a woman to be a Pastor. He did not.
Romans 1: 22, Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Ladies, God’s Word speaks of the evil of our hearts. (Jeremiah 17: 9, The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?) Culture will mislead us as will friends, Hollywood, and even our own desires. God in His Word never told us that our feelings or desires should be our guide. He never told us to follow our heart; following our heart is not biblical. Your emotions doesn’t matter. Mine don’t, either. What “the heart wants” is a terrible thing to base our life on. God’s Word is the only solid truth that we have. Build your life on it.
The wise woman will always choose to believe our Lord over any person. Let’s make sure that that is us, sister. If you don’t understand God’s Word or why it can be trusted, I suggest you watch this video: Why you can believe the Bible by Voddie Baucham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1XJ7DeR5fc
Never forget, you can and should reach out to older wiser women who trust the Lord and His Word. If you have no one in your life, and cannot find one, please reach out online where you will find multiple sound ladies who would be blessed to answer your questions.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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