Since a Christian must look in the Bible to find what Christ taught, one, to be intellectually consistent and honest must accept the Bible as accurate in order to be a Christian. If the Bible is not accurate, and just a book written by a bunch of men who made it up to satisfy themselves, then Christianity is a fraud and you must reject it. There is no other honest alternative.
With that as our starting point, let us see what the Bible says about women, men and the church. We start with instructions written to the church in Corinth, and what the role of women was to be in church services:
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. 1 Corinthians 14:34,35.
Here we see that men were to be the only instructors in church, and that even if a woman had a question about what was discussed, she was to hold her question until she got home and get the answer from her husband. Her role in church was to be one of sitting quietly during the service. Does this sound like there is room for women pastors, teachers or deacons?
Continuing on in the instructions to the Corinthian church, we see that the Bible states that men and women have different roles and status in relationship to the church and even the chain of command leading to God:
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 1 Corinthians 11:3
Here is clearly stated the chain of status all the way to God. God is the head of Christ. Christ is the head of the man and the man is the head of the woman. Herein is the explanation of why women do not have a role teaching in church. The body does not teach the head. The subject does not lecture the king.
For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. 1 Corinthians 11:7-9
These statements strike right at the heart of feminist thought. Man is the glory of God, as the woman is the glory of man. The chain of status or command is consistent. Where is there room for a female pastor, when the woman is in subjection to the man and is to keep silent in church? It goes on to say that woman was specifically made for man. Man was not made for woman. Since this hearkens back to the very beginning, there is no room for change, modern thinking or enlightenment to modify it. Eve transgressed, and women are in subjection to their husbands. The Bible commands it, unequivocally. In Colossians it continues the same theme:
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Colossians 3:18
This is not a union of two equals. Men are not the same as women, nor do they have the same role as women. Women are to submit themselves to their husbands in the same manner as men are to submit to God. This should give the Christian Feminist pause. There is no room here for their philosophy.
Moving on to Titus we find additional instructions on the role of women:
That they [aged women] may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:4,5
Note the last phrase. If a woman does not follow the role spelled out here, she is blaspheming the word of God. Blasphemy! What is the role for older women? To teach the younger women their proper role. What is the role of the younger women? To keep house! To be obedient to their own husbands and to be chaste. A female pastor is blaspheming as soon as she takes the job! Any women who leaves her house-keeping, homemaking role to go into the workplace, and fails to be with her children and submit to her husband is committing blasphemy! According to the Bible, feminism is blasphemy.
Once again the hierarchy, or chain of status and command is spelled out in the letter to the church at Ephesus:
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Ephesians 5:22-24
Here once again women are told that they are subject to their husbands. And it is compared to the status of the church to Christ. This is not some minor difference that is subject to change with popularity of a political movement. It is set in concrete and clear. In everything woman are subject to their own husbands. There is no room for interpretation here. There is no matter spoken to here that would be subject to change with societal fluctuations. Modern thought cannot alter the clear unchanging principles here. Modern woman and ancient woman are locked together with Eve in a permanent relationship. As it states in 1 Timothy:
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. 1 Timothy 2:11-15
There it is again. The reason that feminism is blasphemous, counter to the Bible and therefore incompatible with Christianity, is because it refuses to accept the biblical statement that Eve sinned and therefore all women, for all time, are in subjection to their own husbands. Whether it is the 190s or the 1990s makes absolutely no difference. BC or AD are just the same on this issue. If you accept the Bible, which you must to be an intellectually honest Christian, you must reject feminism.
Peter sums it up rather nicely:
For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 1 Peter 3:5, 6
Holy women, Christian women, did and will, subject themselves to their own husbands, by definition. A feminist, by definition, will never do that. A feminist can never qualify as a holy woman, a Christian in good standing. By proudly rejecting that role, she just as surely rejects Christianity, even if she wont admit it.
The Holy Bible
"Give not your strength to women, nor thy ways to them
that ruin kings." Prov. 31:3.
Christian men are kings and priests. We are not to give our
strength to women. They are not to rule, hold authority or
teach but to remain silent and submissive in the assemblies.
It is interesting that the above was instruction by a mother
to her son. This wise woman understood it was not for man
to raise up woman into a position she was never meant to hold
It sad when men love to have women rule over them and abdicate
their kingship. Proves how much they hate God's order and despise
their duty to be men.
"For the lawless it is ill, for what his own hand hath
matured, shall be done to him.. children are their tyrants,
and women rule over them... they who should lead thee forward are
causing thee to stray, thy pathways have been destroyed."
Women ruling over us is a curse for disobeying God's law.
It is rebellion to God's created order of Authority. It is
interesting that mention of witchcraft in the bible is mentioned
in this context - as rebellion. (I Sam 15:23) Attempts
to usurp authority and despoil kings by 'enchanting' words
and 'spells' to beguile is the act of rebellion, not the
product of pagan supersticion called 'witchcraft' today --
(which is manly a naturalist religion - i.e. worship of the
creation instead of the Creator). This pagan practice is
simple idolotry, not "witchcraft".
Women are to submit to their husbands, not visa-versa,
because the man is the head of the woman as Christ is the
head of the Church. (Eph. 5:22-25). How are we to submit
to Christ as our head? That is how the woman is to submit
to their husbands. Do men follow the Word of Christ in
all things and repeat His Words after Him or do they
speak from their own minds?
"As for women, in the assemblies let them be silent,
for it is not permitted them to be speaking; but let them
be in submission, even as the law saith.
"However, they are wishing to learn something, at home
their own husbands let them question; for it is a shame
for a woman to be speaking in assembly." I Cor. 14:34,35
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