Series on Feminism in the Church – Part II

Beloved, last Friday we started a very serious series on a touchy topic, feminism in the church. Today I want to give you a quick review of the roots of this movement as it relates to the church. It’s important to know where these types of movements come from, to help understand what their goal truly is.

Most feminists claim their roots go as far back as the ancient pagan Greek civilization, while acknowledging three ‘waves’ in modern western culture. Some postulate that we’re in the fourth wave now, each ‘wave’ bringing a new generation into the feminist movement beginning in the early 20th century, late 19th century. On the surface spokeswomen have always said that their only goal is equality to men, currently in pay although previously in voting. Underneath the popular rhetoric is a stream of other goals, none of which hold to equality. Rather, what we often see is the desire for the woman to be over the man, not by his side. This puts feminism in direct objection to Christianity, which states women and men are equal, though they hold different roles within the church.

Many of the goals of the feminist movement oppose Biblical principles, such as the push for abortion. Women in this movement consider the murder of the unborn as a right, while denying the right of the father to keep his child alive. Often ignored are laws of double homicide in the case of a pregnant woman being murdered. The issue of children in the womb having a right to life is ignored, and the debate focusing on a woman’s right to her own body. We’ll discuss more of the underlining goals of feminism in further parts of this series.

The main thing I hope to show in this post is that feminism is not compatible with Christianity. In fact, it’s roots are in opposition to Biblical truths. As born again believers we must stand on the full counsel of Gods Word, and refute falsehoods whenever they creep in unawares. Pastors, elders, and leaders should warn their flock about these movements and their anti-Christian roots. Sisters in Christ should warn other sisters not to attach themselves to this movement. Next week we’ll dig a little deeper into just how opposed to Christianity feminism is by addressing their attack on the family. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

15 thoughts on “Series on Feminism in the Church – Part II”

  1. Sister, I’m glad that you’ve chosen to write on this issue. It’s very important.

    Did you know that in ancient Rome the father in the family had the power of life and death over his children? Babies were left to die, exposed to the elements. Christians rescued many. Today, the woman has the same power of life and death. The Bible calls the current age “this present evil age,” and so it truly is!

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    1. Thank you sister! I did not know that about Rome, I can’t understand how any culture could harm a baby. I heard the other day that world wide a billion babies have died in abortions. It’s so tragic!

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  2. I think you summarized it when you said: “The main thing I hope to show in this post is that feminism is not compatible with Christianity. In fact, it’s roots are in opposition to Biblical truths. As born again believers we must stand on the full counsel of Gods Word, and refute falsehoods whenever they creep in unawares. ”
    I’m praying for this series sister

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  3. Thanks for this series, sister. There are so many subtle little messages all around us that we no longer even notice. A few years ago we heard “Happy wife, happy life” over and over. Not exactly a guideline for a Christian marriage. I saw a blog today with the woman taking a selfie in her living room and in the background was a sign propped up on a table which said “A man’s home is his castle, until the queen arrives.” Nice for the husband. Of course, I realize you’re addressing more serious matters.

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  4. Thank you sister for this series.
    You are addressing a very difficult subject . I once ventured to say that a women’s role as a mother was to stay home with her children and not send them to childcare(with total strangers ) so they can fulfill their career expectations or purchase their dream home etc…. I was almost stoned to death..
    Keep up the good work.
    God bless you .

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    1. Thank you, sister! Western civilization seems to be totally tolerant of everything until it disagrees with them. Staying home with my daughter has been the greatest blessing this side of heaven, and my husband has a partner he can rely on. We’re not both so busy running the race of the world that we can’t disciple our little girl, and have family dinner! It’s so wonderful, I can’t imagine why so many view it as the hill to die on. May the Lord bless you!

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