The position of the woman in society is under serious attack. The woman is being systematically destroyed by those who support the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. The woman is being viciously annihilated by the Women’s Liberation Movement. Most tragically of all the woman is being attacked by the church, when she is given a position in the government of the church which the Scriptures do not assign to her. Christian men and women are called by God to defend to their very death the high calling of the woman in the church and in society.
I write in defense of the enormous importance of the woman in society. Women of the world have destroyed themselves. In addition, the vital position and the excellency of the Christian woman is in a state of decay and of imminent ruin. Christian men and women are called to thwart the incessant erosion of the woman’s excellent position in the world and in the church by those who have no fear of God. Happy is that people whose God is Jehovah. Happy is that people who will defend the ways of Jehovah God.
The woman occupies a significant place in the society because of her unique creation. Genesis 2 teaches that the woman was created as a helper fitted for man. God saw that it was not good for man to be alone and so the woman was created for the man. Man had needs that only a creature like the woman could satisfy.
The Scriptures teach that the woman was created as a wife to assist her husband. Eve was called to respect Adam and was called to reverence him as her lord and as the God-ordained king of creation. Adam loved his wife and cherished the creature called Woman because she was taken out of him. She was bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh. She was from the Man and therefore she was called Woman.
In a world which has been made captive to SIN, it is virtually impossible to understand the beauty of the love which Adam displayed toward his wife, Eve. Eve was an obedient wife, who honored her husband. The mutual love and respect that existed between the Man and his wife was not marred by sin or lust of any form. The Scriptures profoundly and simply describe that relationship of love and purity in the simple sentence, “they were naked and they were not ashamed.”
But the Fall came. Adam fell and with him the whole creation was brought under the curse of God. Adam had been tempted by the Woman, and she had been led away by the surreptitious temptations of the devil. She, who had been obedient and loving, became disobedient and rebellious. She tempted her husband to sin. Man yielded to the temptation and the Fall was complete.
The world has developed in SIN ever since that fateful day; but the ordinance of God remains.
To the woman God said: “I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.”
The rule of the husband over his wife is an ordinance of God. It was not abrogated by the Fall. It was continued after the Fall. The man was called to be a ruler, and the woman was commanded to be subject.
That which was normative and regulative in the New Testament Church of the apostolic times. Paul writes as follows: “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. If they will learn any thing, let them ask their husband at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”
The apostle Paul writing, that which we believe is normative for the church of New Testament, says that women are commanded to be under obedience. This is the exalted position of the woman, who promises with her Christian brother that she will be obedient to the discipline of the church, when she confesses the faith that is given to male and female alike.
The apostle Paul in I Timothy 2:11-15 teaches the New Testament church that the godly woman who is a member in the church must learn in silence and in submissiveness. She is not to teach and to have authority over men in the church. Paul appeals in this passage to the creation of the woman and says that Adam was first formed and then Eve. In addition, Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Her desire shall be to her husband, and she will be saved in child bearing if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.
The woman has an exalted position in the church. She is the mother of believers. She is to be an example of godliness and faith to her daughters, and if she is an older woman, she must be such an example to the younger women in the church.
The woman will lose her exalted and God-ordained position in the church if advocates of women for ecclesiastical office achieve their goals. The church that disregards the Scriptures will bring the church down the pathway of imminent destruction. If the foundation stones of the Word of God are disregarded, the church cannot stand. The church will be destroyed. The woman must insist that she has a God-ordained position in the church, and that she will only live godly if she lives in that position of subjection to God-ordained authority.
The woman is being systematically destroyed by those God-less card-carrying women libbers. They have no fear of God. They are those described by the apostle Paul in Romans 1, as those who know not God but have become vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart is darkened. They profess themselves to be wise, but they are fools, and they have changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man. And God has given them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their hearts to dishonor their own bodies. They have changed the truth of God into a lie and worship the creature more than the Creator.
They are the worst kind of prostitute. Young men and young women are warned to beware to them!
The E.R.A. is systematically destroying both the woman and the church. It is a Satanic device to wipe out the Church of God.
The E.R.A. says, “Equality of rights under law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. The Congress shall have the power to enforce by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”
The E.R.A. is opening up a completely new area of undesirable and unwanted effects. Churches which today are ordaining women as ministers will continue to be tax-exempt. Those churches which maintain the Scriptural mandate that God has assigned a different role in this life to men and to women, and that these different roles are basic both to office in the church and the family unit, will lose their tax-exempt status.
The E.R.A. which is being actively supported by the women’s lib movement is making a determined drive against churches that allegedly discriminate on the basis of sex. The National Organization for Women, in its official booklet called “Revolution: Tomorrow is NOW”, makes the following demands: (1) that churches and seminaries immediately stop their “sexist” doctrines that assign a different role to men and women, (2) that seminaries recruit, enroll, financially aid, employ and promote women theologians and theological students on an equal basis with men, (3) that Federal statutes be amended and enforced to deprive churches of their rights to discriminate on the basis of sex, and (4) that tax-exemption be withdrawn from any church actively opposed to abortion.
Christian men and women! We are living in perilous times.
God grant us young men and young women who will continue in the things which they have learned.
We are living the times when men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, without natural affection, trucebreakers, profligate, fierce, despisers of those that are good, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.