Why do Christians fall into the trap of believing that an ideology promoting female superiority is a legitimate answer to the “gender war”? That a man-made solution will address the spiritual problems of the human heart?
A Cheap Substitute
Feminism can never put a stop to sex trafficking, because it cannot stop greed, loneliness, and depravity.
Feminism can never eradicate domestic violence, because it cannot instill in men a passion to love and lead their families well.
Feminism can never put an end to pornography, because it cannot satiate lust, addiction, and emptiness.
Feminism can never cut down the divorce rate and improve marriages, because marriage is not about “equality,” fairness, or sameness; and all the role reversal in the world cannot change the fact that we are daughters of Eve and sons of Adam.
Feminism can never bring women fulfillment, because true fulfillment is only found in Jesus Christ.
Feminism can never force men to genuinely respect women by removing sexual distinction, such as by fighting for legislation which places women in combat units (but such a move is guaranteed to result in combat ineffectiveness. This has been proven by history and the fact that every nation which has experimented with women in combat has abandoned the idea.)
The Beautiful Lie
Feminism exalts women but can never truly empower them; promotes women, but can never pacify the innate desire to control. It insults women and men alike by insisting that the only real difference between the sexes is physical.
One of the stark ironies of feminism is that by promoting one gender over the other, it is inherently sexist. Further, this sexism fuels the historical pendulum swing between chauvinism and feminism, misogyny and misandry… prompting a backlash and fueling the very kinds of inequalities it supposedly exists to correct!
Ergo: feminism isn’t beneficial to anyone, but it does a particular disservice to women.
The Stark Contrast
Feminism tells me to look out for MYSELF and MY gender. God says to consider everyone else as more important than myself. (Philippians 2:3)
Feminism says that you change a husband by getting him to loathe himself and be convinced that he’s somehow responsible for centuries of “oppression.” God says you change a husband by respecting– no, reverencing!– him, being Christlike, and fixing YOURSELF. (1 Peter 3:1-6)
Feminism says that I need to find myself and get out of the home in order to feel fulfilled. God says that I find my satisfaction and fulfillment in HIM, regardless of circumstances. (Philippians 4:12,13)
Feminism says that women don’t need men. God says that woman was created for man. (1 Corinthians 11:9)
No Such Thing As “Evangelical Feminism”
Feminism by any other name is still feminism. Wrap it up in twisted Biblical theology and tie it off with Christianese rhetoric and it’s still the same spirit of Jezebel at work: religious, proud, rebellious, destructive, and vehemently opposed to God’s designs.
Christian women… if you’re going to make anything your gospel, make it THE gospel.
If you want to fight injustice in this world, don’t side with one gender over the other; be a conscientious objector in the battle of the sexes.
If you want to consider yourself an independent thinker, realize that you ingest the world’s lies every day and they affect you, and you need our Savior and His Word, constantly, to renew your mind with truth.
Wives, be bold in the way that Scripture defines boldness– as women who are BRAVE enough to submit to their husbands rather than “giving way to fear.” (1 Peter 3:6)
My fellow women! We were designed for so much more, so much grander and greater things, than petty feminist creeds and self-exaltation.
Show this world the transforming power of God in human lives by placing yours under His love and wisdom… by embracing His perfect designs! Step into the glorious light of truth and grace and love, and be FREE!
If you’re interested in learning the lesser-known origins and aims of feminism, you may enjoy my YouTube videos on the topic. 🙂