“The seminal error of feminism, the worm gnawing away in the heart of it, is the assumption that you can actually seek the good of woman without taking account of the good in man, as if the sexes were independent of one another or forever antagonistic. Man and woman are for one another.”- Anthony Esolen (Out of Ashes)
Man and woman are made for another as this week’s Daily Lectionary Old Testament readings make clear, Genesis 2:
18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
The Lord unites, we divorce. Feminism has sharpened the sword ever more of the divorce between man and woman and with that, doing their best (actually their worst) to demean men. While they are doing so, they are also demeaning women as simply “vaginas”(e.g. The Vagina Monologues: the author Eve Ensler wrote this to, “celebrate the vagina”) as they decry men as mere phalluses. In such demeaning, then the male and female nature of heart, soul and mind are reduced to mere materialism. This is a denial of the doctrine of creation and the imago Dei, the image of God, Genesis 1:
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
This is where and when Christ’s Church must remain steadfast in the Word as written in the Scriptures and inspired by the Holy Spirit. This radical feminism is a full scale war against marriage, as has the divorce and adultery culture been part of that war. Christ came to redeem men and women in the fullness of their separate and complementary creation as Church is the bride of Christ. He came to claim us from the war of sin and give us peace which this world can not give. Do not let the atheist culture determine the truth of God’s Word in this or any matter.