To the Ladies Especially: My Thoughts on Christian Feminism

To the Ladies especially:
In the midst of trying to wrap up old projects before putting myself into new ones, God reminded me that, at the request of a friend, I had not finished my thoughts on feminism. As you can note, I had done a few posts on feminism now 3 years ago. (Where has the time gone?) To see the start of the post threads go to
https://dejministries.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/feminism-and-the-bible-integrate/ and
https://dejministries.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/feminism-secular-and-biblical/

Right off the bat, again today I give the Wikipedia definition for feminism.
Christian feminism is an aspect of feminist theology which seeks to advance and understand the equality of men and women morally, socially, spiritually, and in leadership from a Christian perspective. Christian feminists argue that contributions by women in that direction are necessary for a complete understanding of Christianity.[1]
Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_feminism

I found that there were several categories of feminism and even Christian feminism. (See post

https://dejministries.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/feminism-secular-and-biblical-concepts-part-2/

)

Also taken from http://www.gotquestions.org/feminism-Christian-feminist.html one can read not just about how feminism is defined but Christian feminism as well.
What are the issues of feminism? Feminism is a counterfeit solution to the real issue of the inequality of women in a sinful society. Feminism arrogates to itself the right to demand respect and equality in every aspect of life. Feminism is based in arrogance, and it is the opposite of the call to the born-again believer to be a servant. The actions of the modern, militant feminists are geared to cause women to rise up and rebel against the order that God has given to mankind. That brand of feminism seeks to impose humanistic solutions that are in direct opposition to the Word of God. Feminism was originally a positive movement, focused on giving women the basic rights God intends for every human being to have. Tragically, feminism has gone past those roots to focus on destroying any trace of a distinction in roles between men and women.

What then should be the view of a Christian about feminism? A believing woman, who is seeking to obey God and walk in peace and grace, should remember that she has equal access to all spiritual blessings in Christ. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). A believing woman should not allow herself to be a pawn in the worldly agenda of the feminist movement. Men and women have a God-given privilege to fulfill the plan He has set for us. Rebellion against that plan and the arrogance that seeks to put self above God’s Word result in very difficult consequences. We see those consequences in the destruction of the relationship between husbands and wives, the destruction of the family, and the loss of respect for human life.

In short, after the few rounds of research I have done, I think focusing on Christian feminism too often will be a waste of time. (And yes, I know that some of you will take offense to this. You have put your intellect and passion in studying, marketing, and defending the topic.)
Nevertheless, I say is it more a waste of time than not because we can always spend our time pointing the finger at someone else because our lives are not perfect. Is a life suppose to be perfect anyway?

    Our sin nature

causes every person to work against another, no matter what the relationship is.
I say instead of spending your energy trying to convince some man to treat you equally, work on keeping yourself righteous before the Master. God has a way of punishing and/or humbling anyone who is doing you wrong.
GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE!
GOD DOES NOT FORGET!
GOD always takes care of His own, whether she is in the bedroom or the boardroom!

4 thoughts on “To the Ladies Especially: My Thoughts on Christian Feminism Leave a comment

  1. Interesting thoughts on feminism; especially the thought that it goes too far, if trying to remove any distinction or difference between men and women.

    1. I have never seen anyone that completely eliminate the difference. No matter how hard one tries to take away the distinction, a laugh, a turn of the head or the hips, a facial motion, even the way that person blinks the eyes gives that person away. The gender that he or she is screaming to announce gets trumped in the smaller motion.

  2. Debra, I really appreciate your post. It is a good one. It is sad what has happened to women. I see the influence on my daughters. You don’t mention what has it done in the realm of sexuality but we have so blurred the lines that young men and women are confused about gender and it is heartbreaking. I totally agree that God can take care of us. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes, the lines are so blurred that the younger generation too often can not express the beauty or finesse in the gender that God gave them to them. Man or woman alike, there is a beauty in expressing yourself as God designed.

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