I received an e-mail the other day in response to the witness of the young man in our church who wouldn’t wrestle a girl at the state wrestling tournament, thus forfeiting a chance at winning his weight class. When I tried to respond my e-mail came back. Thats when the idea came to me to make this a teachable moment and answer publically.
I will change his name, and chose not to even use his initials because they are B.S. and that would be too suggestive. Instead we will call him Mr. F.E. Minist .His words will be in italics .
Dear Mr. F.E. Minist , I want to answer you, because I don’t think you are getting what Joel was doing by refusing to wrestle a girl in a tournament. I’ll put your comments in italics and answer as I can.
I just wanted to let your organization know how disgusted I am with your lack of respect for women in your church.
Our “organisation” is in fact a church. Jesus Christ founded the church, to be a witness to this fallen world to the Truth of God (ie the eternal and spiritual reality). Jesus knew that because of alienation from God, men would skew and distort the truth in both word and practice.
Currently the truth about what a man or a woman is, is being distorted by the feminist movement, the homosexual rights movement and other anti-christian movements in society.
The widespread misery and bondage of gender confusion, broken homes and the attempt to destroy marriage by redefining it, are the bitter fruits of this trend.
Therefore the best thing we can do as the church is to uphold the biblical standard of what a man or woman should be.
A man should be a responsible provider, protector, and servant leader. Men don’t fight women physically. Jesus would never do it, and neither would any infomed christian.
Women and men are not interchangeable, they are equal but definitely not “the same”, they were made differently and have different God assigned roles.
Women deserve as much respect as men do.
Of course they do, Women definitely deserve respect. No question about it. Wherever in the world the Judeo Christian scriptures have held any kind of influence in society, women have been elevated to the highest level.
On the contrary, wherever in the world paganism has held sway, with its pornography, sexual libertinism, abortion, “no fault ” divorce, and countless other plagues always demeans women.
It is modern feminism that demeans women, because they debase that which is uniquely feminine, the ability to give birth (Abortion), to nurture children (careerism), and to keep a home for a husband and family.
To disrespect women the way your church does is wrong and disgusting.
Mr F.E., you are just showing how jaded and feminised you really are.(A man can be a feminist as well as a woman, because feminism is a philosophy, a rejection of that which is truly feminine.) It is subtle, this feminization of society. People change and don’t even realize it. 30 Years ago I was a high school wrestler, we would have scoffed at the thought of a young woman wanting to wrestle men, let alone wrestle at all!
How do you know what my church is like? All you know ,presumably, is by the behaviour of a young man from our church, who didn’t demand any concessions from the Iowa High School Amateur Athletic association, but quietly and without fanfare bowed out of the tournament . Does he not have a right to choose? Or is the “tolerance” only one way?
It’s a shame that churches, like yours, continue to live in the dark ages where men and placed above women.
F.E., the dark ages are descending on us even now, for as men abandon the Judeo Christian moral code, which once infused society with unprecedented respect and protection of women, the unthinkable in public coarseness and insensitivity to women or children will become common.
Remember F.E. , it is the pornographic culture that has led to international trade in women and children as sex slaves, known as human trafficking. Welcome to post christian, pagan civilization.
It is not your place in society to determine where a woman’s place is. It is up to the woman to determine her place. Not yours.
We are only bearing witness, not forcing anyone to do anything. It is not up to man or woman, but to the Creator Himself who assigned us the sexual roles, to determine our place.
The real problem is that this generation is estranged from God, therefore it’s freedom is actually bondage! the sexual revolution has only liberated men and women from good things such as Security, respect, committment, faithfulness, true Love, and intact family.
Freedom isn’t autonomy, but the ability and power to be who you were created to be, and to love it.
Jesus said,”If you continue in my word, you will be my disciples indeed and you will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free”-
Think about it- Pas Bill