Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I want to get straight to the heart of the issue and expose some of the many and greatest lies of feminism. As you read through this list, honestly ask yourself which of these lies you may have believed in the past or present in some form or another.
Shall we begin? (drumroll)
1. I have my rights.
2. I can have it all.
3. I should not have to live with unfulfilled longings.
4. A career outside the home is more valuable and fulfilling than being a wife and mother.
5. It's all about me.
6. If my husband is passive I need to lead.
7. If I submit, I'll be miserable.
8. I have to have ________ to make me happy.
9. Children are a hindrance and a burden.
10. Women are smarter than men.
These are only 10 lies that I have chosen that I think are the most common in our culture and of which women seem to fall prey to most frequently. These lies are most dangerous as many of them seek to weaken the family unit in one way or another (a form of Marxism). It takes the focus of of living a life for God and doing all we can for His glory and instead creates false idols that we worship secretly. These lies keep us from living out full lives as God intended and how He designed us to be. Feminism hinders us from receiving God's best. Feminism keeps us miserable, unsatisfied and always longing for more---while God's ways are focused on joy of the Lord, satisfaction in the Cross and contentment for His grace is sufficient.
I know that growing up I was exposed to a barrage feminism in schools, books, television, magazines, movies, music, peers, billboards, role models, etc. It was rampant and everywhere in culture (much like brainwashing) and still is today. Like Satan whispering to Eve in the garden, these lies whisper to us throughout the course of the day when we are taking care of our homes, raising the children, supporting our husbands, etc. Satan is trying his best to get our attention for he knows if he can thwart our efforts and attentions we will abandon our roles. We will abandon our homes. We will abandon our position as helpmeet and mothers. He knows we can't train the next generation of godly seed if we are focused on ourselves. We can't disciple nations if we are wallowing in a pool of self-pity.
Wake up, ladies! The trumpet is sounding, get back to your posts! The enemy lurks and wants your children, your marriage, your home! As Christian women we must know how vital our roles are in society, we must understand that we are the cornerstones in helping to build strong, Christian societies in our nation today....but if we abandon our roles we contribute to it's demise and destruction. We abandon it by forsaking our roles and chasing after the lies.
Feminism has stolen so much from Christianity and America. If we are faithful and diligent we can reclaim it. But it begins with you. Stop listening to the fatal lies and turn back to the pure, holy Word of God for your source of life and direction.
(Some parts of the list are from the book Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh Demoss)