Hyphenated Christianity: Evangelical Feminism Edition

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. (Matthew 6:24)

The sad but amusing truth about heresy, heterodoxy, mendacity, and corruption nowadays is how lacking in subtlety and duplicity most of it is. It cannot be any more obvious that a church has split and conflicting loyalties between the claims of Christ Jesus and the demands of civil religion than when that church hoists both cross and flag upon its altar. Even when that church sheepishly removes the flag in response to criticism, it does not necessarily indicate any genuine change of heart and mind.

As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. (Matthew 13:22)

Let there be no deception and self-delusion. A person, who retains these split loyalties will eventually and effectually lose their faith. But in true if hidden spiritual reality, such will have proven  never to have had faith in Christ to begin with. “You will recognize them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:20). In the course of their life, they will inevitably bump up against circumstances whereby they must choose between the demands of the one or the other “spouse;” thereby indicating the order of precedence in which they hold their loves and loyalties. But the God of Scriptures and his Christ is a jealous God.

Even polyamorists openly concede the problems with split loyalties between primary and secondary lovers (“Secondaries have feelings too”), in an inevitable dynamic towards a hierarchical system of mercenary relationships.

Our primary concern ought to be in warding off those wolves, who feign Christian belief, in order to corrupt Christianity in the direction of their beloved sociopolitical cause. The next problem is that complex and nuanced social issues are granted spiritual imprimatur, thus discrediting Christianity in the minds of those who honestly and honorably hold to contrary opinions. In violating the principle of liberty of conscience on secondary and non-essential Christian beliefs (Romans 14), such partisans, especially when they are preachers and theologians, alienate and lose potential souls. (Contrary to the common understanding of the Sovereignty of God; while it is the will of God that those who perish were never part of the Elect, the culpability will be upon the messenger (Ezek 3:17–21, 33:2–9), whose stripes will be in the knowledge that their conduct was the immediate cause of those lost souls.)

Particularly contemptible are those partisans who float 40 scriptural verses (see page 9), which emit vapors of biblical imprimatur, but upon close scrutiny, are demonstrably specious. It becomes particular galling when these dissemblers deliberately fail to include contrary counsels (“Anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber” – John 10:2), which just might suggest that God is a God of order (1 Cor 14:33, 40).

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It is in like manner that I perceive Jesus Feminists, who see patriarchy behind every social slight; who deign themselves to be the Protagorean arbiters of God’s will concerning gender relations (“the church still has a ways to go in issues of gender equality”); who, like those immigration SJWs, are selective in the scriptural proof texts by which they promote their worldly cause.

I detest feminism. And I doubly detest “evangelical” feminism, which adds a layer of Pharisaic self-righteousness in the mix. Yet you will not find me subscribing to The Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. And like orthodox Jew and arch-conservative, Ben Shapiro, I have quit a job in my youth on principle when a restaurant manager attempted to coerce a Chinese waitress to bed with him on pain of fewer hours of scheduled work. And I would do it again.

I detest feminism, like I detest all nationalisms, which dwarf the minds of those who subscribe to them, by blinding such from perceiving the universality of human nature and of the human condition. I detest feminism, because such will think of themselves as woman first, and human beings second. I detest feminism because they sacrifice the most basic values of human existence, like the principles of justice and due process, even in obvious open and shut cases, for their own singular and myopic cause.

I detest feminism because it insists that there exists no genuine and substantive psychological differences between the sexes except that which is socially constructed; this in the face of all objective evidence and logic. Consequently, the participants of any relationship are operating upon premises which defy actual realities, and thereby cause needless conflict and misunderstandings. And if, by chance, a feminist acknowledges these natural differences; in their narcissistic Protagorean arrogance, they deem their feminine propensities as superior to the male.

I detest feminism because of the rank mendacity and hypocrisy; because of the Randian ethic of self-centeredness and raw self-interest; because of the judicial injustices in the family courts, and for unequal sentencing for essentially identical crimes and misdemeanors; because of abortion and infanticide; because of the take downs of preachers and other men through serpentine slanders without substance, behind a wall of journalistic and judicial anonymity; for sponsoring state intrusion into the family and thereby enervating the bonds of marriage.

I detest feminism. For in a sociological application of Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion (“to every action there is always opposed an equal reaction”), an equally vehement and virulent masculinism is arising. For every Eve Ensler, there will be a Milo Yiannopoulos. And while I am concerned about the future of my sons, and their budding contempt and antipathy towards their gender counterparts; I perceive that my granddaughter, with whom I am in uncorrupted love, will dwell in a social milieu which will be actually worse than that which my mother and grandmother faced, as the full fury of a masculinist counter-reaction comes to pass from the grass roots.

And I am in doubly detestation against a Jesus Feminism, which, no doubt, will sacrifice the Golden Rule and Great Commission upon its altar.

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