Yes, I am responding to current events with a blog post. It seems to be happening more and more of late.
Before I go into the following… I’m going to tell you I don’t think the only place for women is at home. I believe places in business, politics, and other societal areas are fine for women to participate in. I don’t think scripture calls women to be only ones who are “Barefoot, Pregnant, and in the Kitchen.”
The following points come as always, based off scripture. You can argue all day about physical prowess and scientific comparison of male/female body types… And both have valid points. Problem is, if you base your arguments upon these facts, you are simply debating scientific viewpoints. These are not what we should base our opinions on, because our understanding of science is always changing.
“Uh Austin?” You say. “What about Deborah?”
We see first, and most famously, Esther. Who was made queen in a time of jewish captivity, and used that political power to save the jewish race.
We see Deborah, made judge and leader of the military in the darkest time of the jewish people. Why? Because there were no men to fill the position.
Also in Judges, we see Jael, the wife of Heber, let the commander of the Caanaite army into her tent, and then killed him in his sleep, as God predicted.
This is the same thing we are seeing today. In the name of “women’s rights” (which I believe are a good thing), we are taking the roles of men, and societally pressuring women to step into those roles. The majority of men also, are at huge fault, for gladly relinquishing these roles, so as not to seem stuck in the cave man stone age. They too are succumbing to the societal pressures of “progress”. Not all progress is good. If I am walking towards a cliff edge, I am indeed making progress, but walking over a cliff, even if it is your goal, is not beneficial to your health.
There is a huge difference between women having equal rights in society, and being pressured into roles not designed for them by God. That is what is happening today. And I shudder to think in a few generations what that will look like if something doesn’t change.