“… that the Word of God may not be reviled.”-Part 1

As a Christian women in the 21st century, it is amazing to note the vast difference between the message that the world proclaims to women and the message of the Bible. While this has evolved over the past few decades, currently, the message that comes through our American media, social groups, politics, coorporate world, and general western-society at large, regarding my role in this world as a woman, is that I will find my greatest saticefaction in: high self-esteem, a good education, a great career, a handsome husband, a large house in the suburbs, a white picket fence, a two-car garage, 2.5 children, and a dog.

However, the “American Dream” is completely contrary to the message of the Bible. God specifically tells women that their deepest saticefaction can only be found in living out the role that He has designed especially for them. God has designed all mankind to worship Him as their Maker and their God. Consequently, He has given general mandates for all believers to help us worship Him in this fallen world through our thoughts, speech and actions. God has also given women a specific role to carry out as an act of worship to fulfill His divine plan for marriage, the family, and society at large.

 We see this first in Genesis. Even before the fall, God’s design for woman was that she be a “helper comparable to [man].” (Genesis 2:18). Woman’s submissive role was not the result of Adam or Eve’s sin… it was part of God’s good & perfect creative plan from the beginning!

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About Elizabeth

I am a sinner, saved by grace striving to increase in the knowledge of my Savior and His precious Word each day. The reader should know that there are a few presuppositions with which I approach this blog: 1) I believe in the biblical gospel, which basically purports that all mankind is born under the curse of sin (due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden). Therefore, man is separated from God and can have no relationship with God because He is perfectly holy, not even able to look upon sin. Unfortunately, God is also perfectly just and must not only separate Himself from sin, but must also punish it. In order to reconcile man to Himself, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, down to earth to live as a man and take our sins upon Himself on the cross. While on the cross, God, the Son, bore the full weight of the wrath of God, the Father, against our sins in order that we who believe in Him might be set free from the curse of our sin. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, died as a propitiation for our sin in order to appease God, the Father's, holy and just character, redeem us from sin, and reconcile those who believe in this gospel to God, the Father. 2) I am primarily writing to those who already believe in this biblical gospel. In other words, this blog is not focused on evangelizing the lost, but edifying believers. 3) I believe that the Christian Bible is the very word of God. Therefore, it is completely inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative in the life of a believer.
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2 Responses to “… that the Word of God may not be reviled.”-Part 1

  1. St. Louis Mom says:

    “Woman’s submissive role was not the result of Adam or Eve’s sin… it was part of God’s good & perfect creative plan from the beginning!”

    How wonderful to not only understand but embrace this truth so young! (It is not an easy thing to do). I am so thrilled to be your “other mom”!! You rock!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    LOL… I know whatcha’ mean 🙂 I may embrace it, but actually living it out takes pure grace (& lots of prayer ;-)!

    Love Ya,

    Elizabeth

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