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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

tenets of "biblical" patriarchy (Mollie)

Doug Phillips defines Biblical patriarchy for us.

Additionally, on the same site, Brian Abshire writes (long-windedly) about patriarchy. Of interest to us college girls he has a tidbit about patriarchs educating their daughters (don't, if she's too highly educated she's less likely to marry and bear children. . .) I feel like his article has been referenced here before . . . am I wrong?

Anyone care to discuss these articles?


  • At 5:03 PM, Blogger Light said…

    Seems the author has forgotten woman's very first and primary calling, given to her in Genesis 2:28 ... to subdue and rule over the earth. The author is determined to rob her of that inheritance by chipping away at it, seeing other verses in the Bible which assign specific responsibilities to her as limiting her full participation in dominion.

    I also find it interesting that he slams what a woman desires to do with her life (as in a career) as not following God's calling. I wonder how he interprets his own choice to follow his career interests.

    The author also claims, "We do not need MORE female Christian lawyers, doctors or artists, but MORE godly women raising MORE godly children who will fill the earth and subdue it to the glory of God."

    And how can women contribute to the subduing of the earth using the fullness of their gifts and talents if they are only permitted to stay at home and raise children?

    More lies from the author: "And does it really make economic sense to invest tens of thousands of dollars for a woman to get an advanced education (often having to go into debt to finance that education) that she will NOT use if she accepts that her highest calling is to be a wife and mother?"

    This "a woman's highest calling is wife and mother" is total bunkum. There is no scripture verse to support this claim at all; quite the contrary. In fact, in Luke 11:27-28, Jesus suggests something quite different.

    "God requires fathers to govern their own households as a part of the Dominion Mandate and with the vast changes to social structure since the Industrial Revolution, many Christians have erred in trying to fulfill this duty. However, “teachers” in the church are supposed to assist godly fathers in their dominion duties"

    The author overlooks womankind's dominion duties, clearly assigned to her in Genesis 2:28.

    Typical patriarchy, pretty much denying the full humanity of women.

  • At 3:39 PM, Blogger Dochas said…

    With all due respect to Light, I must say that claiming that a woman is NOT doing her share to help subdue the world if she is "only" a wife and mother at home is not accurate. I think most of us have heard the adage, "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world." Having and raising children, both male and female, is part of dominating the earth that God has granted to us as his stewards. To me, the Bible seems to indicate over and over again (Proverbs 31 and the keepers at home portions) that the primary realm of women is the home. If that be the case, then women have two calls to be home, God's call to subdue earth and his call to keep the home.

  • At 6:41 AM, Blogger prairie girl said…

    Ok, Dochas, I MUST know how to add the audio clip onto my profile. That is awesome!!! E-mail me, please!


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