Riding the 'Goat
That's right, we've gone and done it-- it's all our fault -- and we rebellious women are responsible for a whole host of societal ills, not just a couple of pieces of gay-rights legislation.
According to Carmon Friedrich, author of Fall-Out from the Fall, we egalitarian women are responsible for the ongoing fall of western society, and all the ensuing ills thereof, including government supported libraries, and various programs designed to "take other people’s (read, Libertarian people's) money" to give to “the poor":
"....I still have some lingering frustrations over yesterday’s issue, compounded by evil legislation passed by the House of Representatives in my former home state of Oregon today. Two “landmark” bills passed the House and are expected to be easily approved by the Senate and signed by the liberal governor. One grants “marriage-style benefits” to sodomites, and the other forces even Christian-owned businesses to hire homosexual employees. Only churches are exempt from the latter legislation, though church-owned businesses (such as schools and bookstores) may be required to comply, regardless of their convictions regarding such immoral lifestyles. You can bet there will be numerous lawsuits, as sodomite activists target these businesses for infiltration, and judges will be the arbiters of what Christian activity comes under government purview.
There are many reasons our society has come to this sad position, not the least of which is Christians don’t speak up when evil is rampant. The theology du jour says that God only cares about “spiritual” things, and this false spiritual/secular dichotomy keeps the church from addressing cultural and political issues, until it’s too late. Jesus lives in our hearts, but He is powerless to speak to anything more than a limited number of topics, confined to pulpits and Bible studies, unless it involves encouraging the government to take other people’s money to give to “the poor,” because we all know that socialism is really WWJD if you read between the lines of the Golden Rule.
But there’s another aspect to Christians jumping the cultural ship. I’ve been reading Ephesians to the children during our morning Bible time, and in chapter 5, Paul admonishes Christians to walk as children of light:
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light."
After that, he gives some very practical instruction for how to begin living out our Christian walk within the home. The very first instructions are given to wives, urging them to “submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” This is how wives are to walk in the light, to repudiate the darkness, yet in the church, women are repudiating this clear teaching in order to embrace egalitarianism.
I believe that the rejection of the God-ordained, home-centered mission of wives and mothers is one of the biggest reasons we see our society crumbling around our feet....."
Tell it to Paul, Carmon, and to Jesus. They were the ones who said things like,
1Cr 7:7 "For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.....Cr 7:24Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God."
1Cr 7:32 "But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please [his] wife. 1Cr 7:34 There is difference [also] between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please [her] husband."
And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
As for societal ills, Jesus and Paul tell us all about that too:
Luk 16:10 "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much........No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided Him.
1Ti 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
The idea that homemaking is the God-ordained mission of all women is clearly contrary to Scripture, and the idea that women who choose to depart from that role are responsible for the crumbling of society is ridiculous. Society has been crumbling ever since mankind first listened to the snake. Uber-complementarians will have to find another scapegoat to blame for homosexuality and all of the ills of society (including "evils" such as public libraries, health clinics for poor kids, Social Security, and other WWJD government programs designed to force Libertarian "Christians" to part with their money, LOL!), because this particular 'goat is taken, and has been for quite some time now :
Gen 3:12 "And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest [to be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat."