Friday, March 16, 2007

Womens roles and feminism

As I continue to think on marriage, women's roles, biblical of my best friends and theologian sent me her article she wrote for her church newsletter.
This is Rachael W - not me:
Sin crouches, as the picture Peter gives of Satan being the roaring lion searching for someone to devour (1 Pet. 5:8), and so feminism crouches and awaits women who fall captive to it. Women who call themselves feminists believe that they are freeing women from a male-dominant society. They are deceived. Bondage grabs its victim when she ventures outside of the boundaries of her God-given role not when she lives in it.
Before in the article she talks about Gen 3 where the root of feminism starts - when Eve got her pride all riled up and wanted to go against God's authority (ultimately). When we as women (wives to their husband and God, single women to God first) try to usurp their role as headship - that is just pride. As has been taught at the apologetics conference I've been at this weekend - stomp it dead. It does you no good. Pride wants to see itself above the truth. That is what feminism has taught us.
It hasn't been left out of the church either.