Women weren’t created to vote. Clickbate? No, in no way. It’s a biblical fact.
The Lord designed women to be the fulfillment of man, his dearest on earth, the mother of his children, and the keeper of his home. Her purpose doesn’t end there but extends outward, impacting all whose lives she touches.
Too often we limit ourselves on discussing feminism’s impact on our homes by emphasizing just what a woman can’t do and we leave it there. She can’t…be the co-head of her home, be a leader in her church, she can’t…fill in the blank.
What if we expand our focus to include what women can and ought to do?
1 Timothy 2:11-15, 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. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
Before feminism and women’s suffrage gained footholds, a woman’s place was considered to be in her home. She was taught all the ins and outs of being the matriarch of her family and was comfortable in being so. Using all her talents, she met her families needs for nurturing, teaching, meals, cleanliness, and so much more. She served extended family, neighbors, and her church. She did all of this while having to do everything without modern conveniences.
Such a life not only encouraged but enabled her to use all of her creative and mental abilities. Her home was her domain and she rejoiced in fulfilling her duties and serving her families and those in need just as the Lord had commanded (Titus 2: 3-5).
Feminism’s influence destroyed women’s purpose. Exalting the woman’s desires above her families needs led to women becoming selfish and being led by their own desires rather than any greater purpose outside of themselves.
When women demanded and got the vote, the escalation of the destruction of our homes and society sped up exponentially.
The Lord created women as a help meet for a man, to raise and nurture children while guiding them in their Christian duties, and to care for the homes where their nearest and dearest dwelt. When we remove that and put women in the workaday world, in corporations and offices, we remove them from the purpose for which the Lord created them. As a result, their families suffer, and along with them, society and our churches do also.
Women never needed the vote because they were created for so much more. Putting the vote on men, and with that men who have demonstrated responsible maturity, knowledge, and behavior, that enables them to vote wisely, removes a huge burden from women.
When the Lord created women and put them in the home, He did them a favor. He blessed us by allowing us to have the protection of men from cradle to death and all in between. The Lord created men as leaders, protectors, providers, and Lords of their home. Men were supposed to provide, to fight the battles, to do the hard work in the world, to stand between their “womenfolk” and all that might come against them–be it famine, dangerous men, or destructive ideas.
1 Timothy 3:4, One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
The belief that a man ought to make decisions for their families per his God-given role, is something few today would uphold because they do not believe it is biblical. But biblical it is. A leader’s purpose is far more than just being the one who chooses what happens when the children disobey (and in many families, men aren’t even involved in discipline). It extends to every area of family life, including the vote. A husband’s vote was originally meant to represent the vote of his family. This not only protects his wife but protects his country and is honoring to the Lord as it is in keeping with the duties of both the husband and the wife as appointed by the One who created them.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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