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bulletHas Feminism infiltrated the Church?
bulletWhat about abortion?
bulletFalse Teachings (Let's start with Theophostics)
bulletEntertainment or impurity?
bulletPsychology and excuses for sin
bulletCreation issues and news
bulletMarriage Seminars
bulletWhich Bible?
bulletDo We Need Psychology?
bulletImportant Definitions

 

Has Feminism infiltrated the Church?

First, we must define what church we mean. I mean the assembly or body of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ by virtue of believing the gospel of grace; i.e., faith alone in the finished work of Christ alone as the complete basis of salvation.  Speaking of this group the answer is that like all worldliness, feminism has infiltrated the thinking of many members of the Body of Christ to some degree. Let's discuss how.

One of the ways is in the role of men and husbands. I believe in men being yielded and submissive to the Lord in every way, including in the love He says the man should and must show to his wife, I believe in men being loving and kind and gentle always. But I do not believe that the Lord wants men who have been sissified into "submissive" husbands by women who really just want control and their own way. God does not want men who are not really the heads of their home but only the figurehead of such. Feminism has dictated much about the new "role" of a man and it has found its way into the Christian home and church.

Let's be honest, it is not so hard to understand Ephesians 5:21-33. It is really very straight forward. This is women who will, for the love of Christ, rank themselves under the authority of their husbands and this is men who, for the love of Christ, will sacrificially love, care for, and provide for his wife. The trouble comes when one or the other has an agenda that they bring to the marriage. If the women wants control she will find a way to try and put the man under her thumb (using scrip-ture, of course!) and if the man wants to "lord" himself over the wife he will misuse verse 22. 

Clearly, there is no thought in Ephesians 5 of men abusing women or women abusing men. Neither is It a question of fairness for the Lord would never condone unfairness. There is no thought here of misuse in any respect. However, it is plain what is being stated by the Lord; the man is the leader, the head, the final authority, and the direction giver in the marriage and the wife is to be a "fitting helper" to him in this task. All of Scripture bears this out and we do not need specially trained counselors and physiologists to help us figure it out and cope.

What a joyful endeavor this is when both husband and wife are yielded to the simple clear instructions of the Lord! But how awful it is when one or the other is selfish and abusive.

Men need to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might and provide spiritual and domestic leadership and this must be done with tenderness and love and respect unto the wife, but woe to the man who is set up by a selfish women in a kind of no-win situation where she will either control the marriage or destroy it. Feminism, psychology, and our mixed up society are on her side and I have seen this kind of situation and watched as the 'brave new counselors' misused the Scriptures and sprinkled in psychology to justify a woman's sinful behavior.

I do not justify or condone, in any way, men who are harsh and controlling and mean spirited toward their wives. What godly loving man would do this?? Neither do I justify men who will not lead, and who will not be truly spiritual men. but mark well; it is not always the men who are abusive and cruel and destructive!

To be continued...

What about abortion?

In a Nutshell...
The Bible teaches that from the moment of conception the embryo is a human being. Therefore, according to the Word of God, abortion is killing a child.

Psalm 139:13, 14
Jeremiah 1:4-5a
Isaiah 49:5
Genesis 25:22-23a

Matthew 1:18b, 22-23:18...
Luke 1:36
Luke 1:44

False Teachings

Let's start with Prayer Counseling (otherwise known as Theophostics). This tem is derived from two Greek words, Theos or God and Phosis or light. Theophostics is touted as shedding God's light to dispel satan's lies. While this sounds fine the mechanics of what is involved in the "prayer counseling" is little more than a mystical sťance or trance combined with Psycho-Cybernetics (positive thinking), a very unbiblical combination!

This practice is at best an unscriptural expectation for God to "miraculously" reveal to the counselee the lies of satan that they have believed and then to "miraculously" reveal His truth to answer these lies. The difficulty is that it is all quite mysterious and the things "revealed" are nothing more than negative feelings or thoughts answered by positive feelings and thoughts.

To be continued...

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Entertainment or impurity?
I recall the true story of a Pastor who threw his television set out into the back yard. His neighbor asked what he was doing and the pastor replied, "I was watching it and it swore at me! Nothing in my home is going to do that to me!" We allow so much in the name of "entertainment" that is really impurity and sin. What is the reason we do it? Is it really okay with the Lord to be entertained by watching others sin and by viewing nudity and all manner of vile things? Does He really not care?

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God (2 Corinthians 6:17-7:1).

Psychology and excuses for sin
I have experienced the horrors of those who use psychology and  needs based thinking (aka brave new counseling) as an excuse and justification for their sinful rebellion to God's Word and ways; and to dishonor of the things of Christ with sinful actions.

When those who say they are believers are bent on rationalizing away our sin, oh the devastation it causes!

To be continued...

Creation issues and news

 

Marriage Seminars

 

Which Bible?

 

Do We Need Psychology?
What did believers use before the current era? Was not the Word of God sufficient for every situation?

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 2:16, 17).
 

Important Definitions

 

"Christ died for our sins...and arose the third day according to the scriptures"
1 Corinthians 15:3,4

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved
Acts 16:31

 

 

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God loves you and Christ died for you, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.

 
 

 

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