Monday, March 16, 2009

Thinking themselves wise, they became blind . . .

Romans 1:18-23

18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

19because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.

20For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

21For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22Professing to be wise, they became fools,

23and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

Those of you who know me and have read this blog know two things. The first is that I am utterly convinced that, among religious feminists, we see these words of Holy Scripture being played out before our very eyes. Those who seek to continue to justify their rebellion are becoming increasingly foolish in defense of that rebellion -- which becomes harder and harder to maintain as the evidence mounts up against them.

One such person recently asked about studies linking Complementarianism with mental illness. Another has accused a well-known ministry of covering up an epidemic of child abuse in their midst. Another well-known religious feminist leader has talked about how much God loves it when she "makes love" to her lesbian partner. And yet another giggles like a school girl about being taken to task for selective eliding quotes in order to prove her case. But these same folks, professing to be wise, are so fragile they can't understand God's word without altering it so that they "know" they are included.

The other thing you know about me is that I think the world of Alice von Hildebrand and wish I could sit at her feet as a disciple for all the days she has left on this earth. And that is why, in light what I've recounted above, I was so pleased to catch a few moments of a recorded interview with her. When she was asked about the war of the sexes, this was her reply:

They became blind to the fact that men and women, though equal in ontological dignity, were made different by God's choice: male and female he mad them. Different and complementary.

I couldn't have said it better myself!

1 comment:

Michael said...

> One such person recently asked about studies linking Complementarianism with mental illness.

Oh -- so that's what my problem is!

The lengths they will go to discredit God.