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Women's Liberation or Bondage?

When it came time for me to write this message, since it is the first from me for our web site, I wanted to make it a special one. There is no end to the subjects concerning women that I could write about but the one that weighs the heaviest upon me, concerns the deception that women live in, in this day and age. I am grieved more and more each day as I see the lies that Satan, the enemy of our souls, has told women. Unfortunately, in too many cases, these lies have become part of daily life. They are passed down from mother to daughter, from teacher to student, etc., and become so deeply ingrained we begin to think it is the truth.

The greatest single force of evil today is perpetuated under the guise of "women's rights," or the women's liberation movement as it is commonly known. Actually, those who really believe wholeheartedly in all the concepts of women's lib are a minority of women with very loud mouths. It is the silent majority who need to speak out quickly before women as a gender become lost in the unisex manifesto of the NOW gang.

There is a much older "bill of rights" for women, one that if followed provides for everything any real woman could ever want or need in her life. It's called the Bible - the true Word of God, and its precepts and statutes are timeless. If women would study the scriptures and listen to those who preach the true gospel they could not help but realize that God, in His magnificent love and mercy, has ordained a truly special place for women. Not as the doormats that the feminists would have you believe, but as a very necessary and important part of the Body of Christ. In creating Adam first and creating Eve out of Adam's rib, God removed a burden that no woman in her right mind would willingly want to bear, and in doing so, provided for her protection and security for her entire life.

Actually, the feminist movement is nothing new, for indeed the scriptures say there is nothing new under the sun. It began shortly after creation, in the Garden of Eden, when Eve determined in her heart to take control and disobey God. She had it all already but she could not be content. She had to have the "brass ring" too. All that was good, all that was pure, all that was necessary for a complete and perfect life, Eve was given by God, yet the one thing that would destroy it all, this she had to have. That single act of disobedience started a landslide of misery that would affect all women for the rest of time. Take a few minutes and really look at it. Before her forbidden fruit tasting she and Adam lived in Paradise!

They had everything they needed to live a blissful life with no pain, no bills to pay, and no misery. She gave it all up because she had to have the one thing God had said "no" to. And this He did out of love, knowing the results of such an act. Foolish woman! Ever since that fateful day women have proven their ability to do foolish, rebellious things constantly.

It is my belief that somewhere at the heart of it all is a thing called vanity - the need to be noticed, to be recognized, to be the center of attention. Vanity comes in many forms but all of them have their roots firmly entrenched in pride. Vanity is nothing new either. Since the creation of the world there have been those women who have never been content to take the role which God has given them. If they truly understood the gift the gracious Father had given them there would never have been this problem with vanity, with pride. But as a very wise man is fond of saying, "the Devil is evil, not stupid." He knew the one area of weakness that could and has brought down the whole female gender.

Now we must fight for what is rightfully ours in Christ, and in doing so, we are constantly persecuted by those women who are against all that Jesus died to give them. Rather than speak out against these feminists, of whom God says are of unnatural affection, we complain about them quietly. Rather than cry out loudly against what they would take away from us, we pray against them silently. But the Word of God says that faith without actions is dead. It is not enough to pray, not enough to complain. We must be as vocal, indeed more vocal than they are. We must demonstrate. We must resist their doctrines of demons and boldly bring forth the truth from the Word of God. What began as an innocent statement of what seemed to be so right, "equal pay for equal work," it has spiraled out of control into an entire movement against being feminine, against being a real woman.

As this article is the first of many (prayerfully), let us continue this line of thought by beginning with the cardinal sin of the feminist movement. What they consider to be the lowest form of life on earth, lower even than being a man (gasp!), is to be a housewife and mother. The champions of feminism, (not to be confused in any way whatsoever with femininity), those who would promote women's liberation as the only fulfilling lifestyle, have bullied and buffaloed the general public and insecure uninformed women in particular into believing that to simply settle for being a wife and mother is to degrade your sex and cheat yourself out of greatness.

The Bible tells us just the opposite. God says that to be a wife and mother is the highest, most noble position a woman can reach. It is a place of glory for her. She is to be commended and praised, not condemned and scorned. Ladies - wake up! Look into the Word of God. Study to show yourselves approved. Know and understand your place in Christ. Nothing that the NOW gang or any other so called woman's movement can offer you will even begin to compare with the wonderful, fulfilling, abundant life that the Lord has ordained for you.

People have been so assaulted with feminism propaganda that it has ceased to be a novelty and become the accepted norm. But at what cost? Men today no longer treat women with the gentle respect their mothers were treated with. They are afraid to open a door for a woman, or offer to carry her packages, or even to help an elderly woman across a busy street for fear of being called a sexist or of being slapped with a discrimination suit. Women no longer find any joy in doing the genteel, feminine things their mothers did, such as baking, sewing and raising their children. Instead they strive for careers, executive positions, seats on the board of directors, political appointments and offices. No longer are women content to enjoy the pleasures of being a wife and mother. Women have grown foolish and complacent and eventually will pay a terrible price for their willingness to be led into hell by a bunch of "wanna-be-men" feminists, who want every woman to lose her femininity, her gender and her very creation.

Sure, we have gained the right to equal pay for equal work, equality in the business place and the right to vote. But look at what else we have gained! Look mothers, if not for yourselves, then for your daughters: women now have the right to all of the ulcers, heart attacks and headaches that come with being the head of the household. They are now obligated to bear equal financial responsibility along with their husband. They must now fight on the front lines during a time of war. Your daughters now have the right to kill their unborn children, no matter how old they are, without notifying either you or the father of the child. They can now go to any school or clinic and get birth control and condoms, no matter how old they are, and they do not have to tell you about it. In fact, you no longer have the right to know! These are just a few of the "rights" that women have gained by keeping silent in the face of the "women's liberation movement."

The other day my husband was reading an article from one of the more popular woman's magazines. It had to do with women who were turning 40 and what happens to them. The article said that women who are 40 or older are basically useless. They are no longer attractive. Their memory is no longer sufficient for them to be productive, useful citizens. Their husbands no longer find them sexy and interesting and their children find them a burden. At 40! I was so angry. What's wrong with this country? This article was written by a woman. Did you know that the French say that a woman does not even become a real woman until she is 40? Before that, she is just a child.

I count myself the most blessed and fortunate woman alive today. No, I am not famous, nor do I hold a place of any importance or status according to our society. In fact, I am a minority. I am a white, middle-class, 45 year old wife and mother whose greatest desire is to be a blessing to her husband and kids and to serve God.

But I have more than any woman I know for my husband and I have been together for 25 years and are wonderfully happy. He works at home and we do everything together, because we want to. He has always been supportive of me. He has always encouraged me to develop my talents and abilities. He has stood by me through the good and the bad. He has never even looked at another woman, much less cheated on me and he loves me more than anything except God. He comforts me when I am down, takes care of me when I am sick, helps around the house without being asked to or without complaint, and he values my thoughts and opinions. He respects me as a person and as the woman that God created me to be. Truly he is a man among men. At the same time he is in no way weak or easily manipulated and he is very much the head of this family.

I also have three teenage sons who love and respect me. They are considerate of me in every way. They help me with anything and everything. They do not ever talk back to me or throw tantrums, nor do they treat me like I am some relic from the stone age who doesn't understand them. They are not ashamed to be seen with me in public or to show their great affection for me. I have my own home-based commercial art business with an international clientele. I work with my husband and sons in the ministry. I write and do creative design work, all with the wholehearted support, help, and encouragement of my family. Yet, as I have stated, my greatest desire and joy is taking care of my husband and my sons, and devoting myself to seeing that they are happy and comfortable. I am indeed a very fulfilled woman and proud of it, and I am dead set against women's liberation and it's credos.

God help us all if they succeed in doing what they really want to do - turn us all into sexless, genderless, amazons who don't need men or children in their lives. But succeed they will if women do not come to their senses and speak out loudly and boldly against this plague from the pits of hell.

Personally, I am glad God made me female and I am proud to bear the title of Mrs. Don't address me as Ms. I won't answer you. It is an insult to me, to my God, to my husband whose name I gladly bear, and to my children. If those who believe in and practice the feminist manifesto can't be happy being feminine, or being a wife and mother, at least leave those of us alone who can and are. If you think I am on a crusade, you're right! I am proud to be a daughter of the Living and Almighty God and I urge all of my sisters to study the Bible and find out what the Lord really has for them. You will be both blessed and fulfilled if you follow His Word. I guarantee it.

In my next message I am going to cover a subject that may be offensive to some, but you may have noticed I am not really concerned about offending people when it comes to preaching the Word of God. It is a subject that is a major problem both in and out of the church today. The subject is sexual immorality and it will be the downfall of mankind if we do not begin to heed the Bible's teachings.

Until next time, I remain a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, for His glory.

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