Sunday, January 16, 2011

Religious Feminism's basic error

Religious feminism's core dysfunction is that they derive their sense of value and self-worth, their identity from what they do, and not from who they are.

This can be seen again and again, over and over in their writings. It is seen in the published writings such as those of Rebecca Merrill Groothuis (see her references to women's "full humanity" in Chapter 18 of Discovering Biblical Equality) and in their blogs where complaints about "narrow gender roles" saying women have nothing to offer outside of the home abound.

If only women can gain access to education, they can be of some use to the world. If only we can find economic work, then we can be productive. If only we can sit at the head of the table in the boardroom, then the world will be a better place. And it is patently obvious that the Church will never reach the lost for Christ until it gets with the program and puts women in the pulpits.

For those of us who are Christians, our worth and value are derived from who we are, adopted sons of the Father, not in what we accomplish according to the world's standards:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him In love
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
-- Ephesians 1:3-6, NASB

1 comment:

Stuart Koehl said...

Well, not so much what they do, as what they say. Feminism as a form of liberalism is all about appearances. The typical liberal is mostly concerned about looking good, sounding good, and feeling good--not so much about actually DOING good. Feminists are no different, which explains why, when it really comes down to things that help real, live women, they are usually AWOL.