Am I my brother’s keeper?

Someone quoted Matthew Hagee in one of the comments from my Monday post “Advent – should women be looking for the Christ child, or for a husband?”

Matthew Hagee, son of John Hagee, said that “husbands are the savior, sanctifier, and satisfier for their wives.”

That is just plain stupid.  When I told my husband what he said, he couldn’t quit laughing.  Well, I can’t either, but I am going to make a serious charge to all Pastors. 

My charge to Baptist pastors and other Christian pastors is this passage from Genesis 4:9:

 “Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”

“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”   

As Cain learned, he had no excuse.  He knew where his brother was.  Just as these pastors know what their brothers are saying. 

They aid and abet this heresy against women when they do not speak out.

 What will they say when God asks them: “Where is your brother Abel?” 

“Oh, he is out preaching that husbands are the savior, the sanctifier, and the satisfier of their wives.” 

God! Have mercy.

Can you imagine what would happen if 4,000 churches in Baptist General Convention of Texas told women that from now on, women will be treated as God intended, as equals.  It would change Mainstream Theology and it would squeeze the Hagees and others like them out of mainstream theology.  Right now, they are Mainstream Theology.

Will you speak out for equality even though those around you don’t have the courage to do so?


About bwebaptistwomenforequality

Shirley Taylor writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality for Christian women.
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One Response to Am I my brother’s keeper?

  1. territippins says:

    Well, he tried to qualify what he said by adding that savior did not mean redeemer. Bascially, he was promoting the usual fairy tale of the husband as some kind of hero, and the wife as a damsel in distress that needs saving. It is like the comp philosophy men and women are equal before God, but just have different roles. Stating what they really feel (women are inferior and subordinate to men) is not acceptable in our day, as it was in Luther’s. So, you have to come up with another way to promote male priviledge without all the nasty adjectives about women. They manipulate words in order to manipulate women.


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