At a time in our church history that the main focus should be on winning lost souls and spreading the gospel to a hurting world, we fear for the future because the Council on Biblical Manhood and Biblical Womanhood has placed a greater priority on women’s submissive role rather on the gospel of Jesus Christ.
1. We are concerned that men are being taught that they are god-like in their relationship to women within the church and home. As the mothers, wives, and daughters of these men, it is our concern that this doctrine is setting them up for failure as Christian fathers, husbands, and sons:
Bravery or Stupidity?
I read a story this morning about an Afghanistan war vet who jumped into the New York Harbor and saved a woman he did not know. She had slipped and fell into the water while stepping off the ferry.
One time I had a supervisor who had a plaque from the mayor of his town recognizing a brave act he did. I asked him what he had done. He replied “It was really stupid of me. I faced down a man with a gun.”
That made me realize what bravery is. It is doing something out of the ordinary, something that you would call stupid the next day when you realized what you had done and what danger you had been in.
Bravery comes in many forms. We find it in battle, in the home, or in an encounter with strangers.
Most time bravery comes spontaneously. But there are times when we are brave when an injustice is seen and nobody is stepping up to right that injustice.
Only time will tell if what a group of women did this past weekend in Orlando, Florida, was brave, or just stupid.
We got fed up with being told that women are always to be submissive in the church and in the home, and that their husbands are to have authority over them, and sent a letter to the perpetuators of this theology – the Council on Biblical Manhood and Biblical Womanhood – demanding an apology.
Would you jump into the water, or would you stand by and watch the woman drown?
Join us, not just in word, but in action. Words are easy. Getting wet requires something more.