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Searing the Conscience of the Church

Posted on Sep. 09, 2008

Will Christian young ladies find a role model in Sarah Palin? We should beware because she does not promote the biblical vision of womanhood. She is not keeper at home (Titus 2:5). She is not a helper to her husband ( Genesis 2:18). She is building the kingdom of another man not her husband (Prov 31). Her lifestyle proclaims, “you can have it all – wife, mother, executive.”

Exalting this role model praises things that are contrary to the express will of God. Consider how the Sarah Palin candidacy is working to further sear the consciences of American Christians against the explicit principles and commands of scripture regarding biblical manhood and womanhood. This is one of the most significant attacks against the Christian conscience in a long time. This candidacy, which is an apologetic for females in authority, destroys the biblical vision of motherhood and home life. It happily and flauntingly rejects the creation order.

Consider that men who are applauding this, are leading the church into more confusion and error. It is alarming to me that they sweep explicit commands and principles under the carpet and pretend they are not there. They seem to do this for some greater good like ending abortion or stopping Obama.

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The Centrality of the Gospel, Romans 1-8

Posted on Sep. 07, 2008

The gospel is central to all of life -  summarizing the message

If you do not understand the gospel you cannot be saved, you cannot rightly interpret your feelings, govern your thoughts, raise your children, maintain relationships with friends, conduct your work life or maintain loving church life.”

Romans begins and ends with the gospel. In Romans 1,Paul says that he is separated to the Gospel of God and that he is “not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God to salvation,” Romans ends with a prayer that “Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ.”

Statements by great men on the importance of the gospel make this perfectly clear

C.H. Spurgeon

“Never lose heart in the power of the gospel. Do not believe that there exists any man, much less any race of men, for whom the gospel is not fitted.” (CHS)

“Let this be to you the mark of true gospel preaching - where Christ is everything, and the creature is nothing; where it is salvation all of grace, through the work of the Holy Spirit applying to the soul the precious blood of Jesus.” (CHS)

“On Christ, and what he has done, my soul hangs for time and eternity. And if your soul also hangs there, it will be saved as surely as mine shall be. And if you are lost trusting in Christ, I will be lost with you and will go to hell with you. I must do so, for I have nothing else to rely upon but the fact that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lived, died, was buried, rose again, went to heaven, and still lives and pleads for sinners at the right hand of God.” (CHS)

“We have an unchanging gospel, which is not today green grass and tomorrow dry hay; but always the abiding truth of the immutable Jehovah.” (CHS)

“The gospel is not ‘God loves us,’ but ‘God loves us at the cost of his Son.’” (Derek Thomas)

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A Vote for a Curse?

Posted on Sep. 06, 2008

On Wednesday night I gathered my family around the TV to hear what I told them would be a superior delivery of a speech. We were not disappointed - candidate Palin was out Raygunning Reagan (“the great communicator”) with her amazing platform skills. We heard things that we have been waiting for politicians to say and it was indeed refreshing. While we can all easily praise many of the perspectives that the candidate holds, we must think beyond appearances. While evangelicalism is giddy to vote for this candidate (in spite of many very serious biblical reasons not to) it is appropriate to pause to consider what this really is. For many, it may be a vote against Obama. But this vote is also on many other critical family issues. Consider these,

Why would anyone want to vote for something that the Bible calls a curse? Isaiah 3:12, “As for My people, children are their oppressors, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths.”

Why would anyone want to vote for something that would cause the Word of God to be blasphemed? Titus 2:5, “that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”

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It was Bloody When the Glass Ceiling Came Down

Posted on Sep. 05, 2008

 Sarah Palin, in her acceptance speech, made this comment about “the glass ceiling,”

"It was rightly noted in Denver this week that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America, but it turns out the women of America aren’t finished yet and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all."

The rest of the story is that, history has proven that when women break the protective barrier that God has established for them it comes at a high cost. Instead of God’s design that women be chaste, keepers at home, helpmeets, mothers, teachers of children (Titus 2:5, Genesis 1:24, Genesis 24:60, Ephesians 6:1-4), they choose to be liberated. With that liberation comes a lot of blood from the falling glass. They have the scars to prove it. Here is what they got:


Workplace romance that destroyed their families

Prozac

Divorce

Latch key children

Teenage pregnant daughters

Low self esteem

ADD

Overwork

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The False Promises of Women’s Liberation

Posted on Sep. 04, 2008

The Lord Jesus Christ leads the world in desire that women be liberated, for He has said, “You shall know the truth and truth shall make you free.”  But there is a false liberation that many are experiencing. The feminists cry “liberation, liberation,” but there is no liberation except this kind,

     
  • Liberation from God’s order for manhood and womanhood
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  • Liberation from femininity and modesty
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  • Liberation from men and service
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  • Liberation from submission and authority
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  • Liberation from staying home and a quiet life
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  • Liberation from childbearing and generational vision
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  • Liberation from the bondage of teaching and personal discipleship of her children
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  • Liberation from home centered work and production
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  • Liberation from mentoring the younger in her old age


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When Motherhood Causes the Word of God to be Blasphemed

Posted on Sep. 03, 2008

The Bible says that when a woman refuses to be a keeper at home she causes the Word of God to be blasphemed. This means that she creates conditions that discredit the Word of God. It gives people reason to rail against God. Instead of glorifying God, they blaspheme. This is why it is so striking that there is little Christian resistance to the recent announcement of the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate, Sarah Palin. But God has established that women be keepers at home, “that the word of God may not be blasphemed,” (Titus 2:5). With something so important at stake (blasphemy) it is no wonder that home making is so viciously attacked, so casually undervalued and so easily dismissed. And it is no wonder that a biblically illiterate and historically ignorant Christian populace does not even know what the Bible says about motherhood, women’s roles and the creation order.

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Why Men Keep Their Mouths Shut

Posted on Sep. 02, 2008

Reasons men keep their mouths shut on the issue of women in authority.

John Knox proposes three reasons why men shrink back and say nothing about women ruling over men, even when such an obvious biblical principle is being violated. The first reason men keep their mouths shut is for fear that “It may seem to tend to sedition.” Second it is “dangerous to the writer and the publisher.” And third, it won’t fix the problem because it may never come to the ears of those who need to hear it. (First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women, John Knox, Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1993, p12)

I am glad some men are speaking out,

Voddie Baucham

Kevin Swanson

 

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Feminism’s Historic “Firsts” Defy 1 Cor. 11:3

Posted on Sep. 02, 2008

We are seeing a rash of “firsts” in history in the area of gender roles. Each one of them subverts the creation order.

  • First Female Republican Vice Presidential Candidate, Sarah Palin - 9-29-08.
  • First Female President, Harvard University, Drew G. Faust - 10-12-07.
  • First Female President, Yale University, Sharon Kugler - 10-13-07.
  • First Female Presidential Candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton - 1-20-07.
  • First Female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi - 1-4-07.
  • First Female Secretary of State in US history, Madeline Albright - 12-5-96.

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Scary Statistics on Illiteracy

Posted on Aug. 27, 2008

Graph showing the astounding drop in illiteracy

  • 43% of American adults function at or below basic literacy levels – making them incapable of meaningful Bible reading (ccclib.org)
  • In a survey of more than 500 pastors, 47% cited “lack of time” as the main reason more Christians don’t read the Bible (Phone survey, Hosanna, 1996).
  • 58% of the U.S. adult population will never read another book after high school (oralbible.com Aug 2007).
  • 42% of U.S. university graduates never read another book (oralbible.com Aug 2007)
  • Over 50% of teens in America believe that Jesus may have committed sins (www.barna.org)

 

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