Why Feminism Is Never The Answer

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!

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If you’re interested in learning the lesser-known origins and aims of feminism, you may enjoy my YouTube videos on the topic. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Why Feminism Is Never The Answer

  1. How rare and right, is the message of your post. Feminism is a supremacist ideology directly opposed to the subjection God calls women to be in, to their fathers and then husbands.

    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.

    God’s design is that a wife’s submission in every thing will then result in complete unity regarding everything. The two will literally function as one flesh, head and body. I side with Christ over the man over the woman.(1 Corinthians 11:3) It is our place to fight a battle to restore God’s order to the sexes, and God’s order to all things, to bring back civilization from moral decay. You are right, we don’t fight against the other sex, but against lies, deception, and false teaching regarding how God would have us relate to one another.

    Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
    2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6 being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.

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  2. This is timely, I was recently having coffee with some church women, I don’t remember what exactly led me to say this, but I expounded on how I went from submitting to my husband out of duty because the Word told me to, to reverencing him by actually getting to know his heart on matters, and handling things from that perspective, knowing what he would prefer. One woman basically said she had a mind of her own and that she had just as much say as her husband. I could tell by the climate no one really understood where in the world I was coming from.
    I was never taught about reverencing ones husband, but when I picked up a book about ten years ago that talked about what that really looked like, I broke down and cried for a while. Such a selfish wife I was! By the Holy Spirit’s power I have been on a journey that has been so transforming. Not only in my relationship to the Lord, but also with my dear husband!
    However, I am always learning on this subject and continue to educate myself on biblical womanhood by reading the Word, books and blogs, it’s a continual walk….
    Blessings Christiana, keep writing, I’m enjoying your work.

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  3. Great post! I love how you expound on the differences with such vivid comparisons. I never knew I was such a feminist until I went in a relationship with my (now husband) boyfriend. Then I realized how, little by little, I was so influenced by the worlds lie of what being a “woman” was, that I found myself permeating of disgust and I needed to rid myself of its horrid stench. Upon doing so, when it came to being married, I really had to rely on God’s word and what HIS design is for women – to submit to your husbands. I still struggle sometimes, but that’s unfortunately the fallen nature of man and yet the beautiful aspect of redemption and grace from God; that He brings me into submission to Him in order to submit to my spouse and in turn, our marriage as one in Christ nullifies every stretch of feminism and thus creates a beautiful union together. Churches need to speak more on this topic and be not afraid of it. Unfortunately, their complacency on the issue is leading many, many women (especially the younger ladies) astray to be enslaved to the world’s deception. Love your blog! I found it by reading one of your comments on “The Transformed Wife”. It’s a favorite in my bookmarks!

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  4. Keep speaking Truth! The church has become silent on this issue, thank you for being a biblical woman and keeping the word of God alive and active!

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