“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
God created all mankind equally, and yet also uniquely. So many people are afraid of differences today, to be different is to have something someone else lacks, to stand out as an individual. This same fear is what promotes the idea of socialism, to be equal in their eyes is to be the same, by force if necessary. The fact is, no one is sure of who they are anymore, they only know what offends or brings out their insecurities. When we forget who we are, we start believing in what we are not, expecting the world to bow to a new order that suits our comfort.
When we are rooted in Christ and His identity, we know who we are and can catch satan in the act when he tries to make us forget our identity. Unfortunately, the world doesn’t know that satan is behind the veil, spreading lies and turning people against each other, and so often our words fall on deaf ears, and only we can see the destruction that is befalling mankind.
I am a child of God, a woman created equal but given specific roles. I am a wife, not the head of my family, but my role is just as important and though my husband is the head, we are one in our decisions and in our walk with God. I am made to fill this role, to be a helper, and also to be loved. We were all made to be loved by God, our Father. These are my titles, the core of my identity. Never will you see among my titles that of modern-day feminist. Though I believe in equality, I do not believe in erasing gender roles, the family dynamic, or the sacredness of marriage. I fail to see how playing the victim and rebelling against the created order of things makes someone a true woman. I say this out of desperate love for my sisters, and out of protection for my brothers.
As women rebel against the created order, men are also swept up into the chaos, and they don’t leave it unscathed. Here is a video by Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson on men in America and the scientific findings/studies that have brought up some rather ominous findings.
Though Tucker doesn’t know what is causing such strange findings, the problem is there. More men are falling, in education, in the workforce, in families, and even in their physical makeup. The results are staggering, and as far as we know, this is only happening here in America. So how many things could really be the cause behind these declines? Granted, in America, we consume a great number of GMO’s and processed foods that could be contributing to the problem. Cancer is on the rise as well as autism and obesity which could easily be tied to what we subject our bodies too on a regular basis. However, this still doesn’t answer all the questions, because what men are falling behind in, women seem to be rising in. I believe the answer lies in the heart.
No study will reveal this, or consider this as an option, but I truly believe that men just aren’t feeling like men anymore, and it is this that is affecting them to such a degree that even their testosterone/sperm levels are lowering. Women have pushed men aside, equality has been marred by the hunger for dominance. There is a growing hatred against mankind, man’s helpers are starting to tear down their identity. Women truly don’t realize the power they wield. We can build a man up, or tear him down by our words and actions, and satan knows this.
The modern-day feminist movement does not compare to the old feminist movement. At its origin, it was well-intentioned. They sought equality, the right to vote and be heard. Today, it isn’t enough to be equal, women are seeking to take the roles of man as their own. They are trying to erase any boundaries or difference in men/women and replace them with neutrality. The truth is women have forgotten who they are, and in turn are seeking to erase who men are.
Adam’s sin wasn’t talked about back then. The only sin people were aware of was Eve’s, and so women were solely blamed for the fall of mankind. But Adam was there with her in the garden when Eve was tempted. “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.” (Genesis 3:6) Adam was there, but he failed to be a husband and protect his wife. He was complacent and let her fall prey to satan’s lies.
This complacency, or failure to take action, may be at work today. Think about it, if men rose up and took action, if they became the spiritual head of their homes again, and sought to remind women of not only their roles but most importantly their identity and value, this feminist movement would end. We are all guilty, we have all forgotten our place and need to fix this problem together.
To do this we need to revisit the Word of God and discover again who we are created to be. We have erased our identities, but the pencil markings are still there to be re-traced again. It isn’t too late to restore and redeem what has been lost.
“The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.”
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Great post with a balance of current facts and biblical truth!
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Thank you Pastor! God bless!
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