Presidential Feminism!

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Presidential Feminism!

Presidential Feminism

Widespread Humanistic Feminism Envelops America!

Anyone who is willing to do a bit of research from a history book, an encyclopedia, or on the Internet can easily discover how and when a spirit of feminism began to make inroads into the fabric of the United States. One issue that sparked the rise of modern feminism was related to the issue of women’s “right” to vote. Probably many thought that if women were given the opportunity to vote, along with men, they could exert a positive influence for morality and religion in the country. This was especially true when alcohol was banned in the early twentieth century.

However, we’ve all known that when a door is opened it is difficult to close. We’ve heard the story of the Arab and the camel. During one night, with a horrible sand storm raging, the camel was able to convince his master to allow him to put its head into the tent. Time went by and the front legs of the camel were the next portion to enter the tent. In time, the whole camel was inside the tent, and the Arab master was outside, looking in! Similarly, step by step women were granted more and more “freedoms” to not only enter the voting booth, but also women began to teach elementary age and eventually college-level classes. They began to enter the work force, especially at the time of the Second World War when the men were fighting in Europe and Asia.

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The Degeneration of American Society

During this time, evolutionary theories continued to be promulgated and the role of religion decreased. The influence of the Bible as God’s Word and the authority in life and society decreased. Humanism captured more and more of the public’s heart and mind, teaching that man is the “measure of all things” and the Word of God was merely outdated instructions for a bygone era of history. After the War, many women returned to their homes and focused on child raising and homemaking This domestic perspective lasted only a little while until feminism raised its ugly head again, especially in the 1960s—the so-called “decade of rebellion.”

Year by year the United States continued its plunge toward moral degeneration. Rock music entered the country in the 1950s. Bible reading and prayer were forbidden, in 1962 and 1963. The “pill” enabled women to engage in sexual immorality without the threat of pregnancy. Pornography was judged acceptable in the 1960s and the Vietnam War continue to foment rebellion. Drugs from Asia entered the American scene and this has been a plague ever since. For any pregnancies that developed and were unwanted, by 1973, the Supreme Court opened the door to abortion, and since that time about 60 million babies have been slaughtered with the permission of the government! Feminism continued its downward pull from the 1960s and every decade since. The sodomite uprising began in New York in 1969 and has continued ever since—until the year 2015 when five humanistic Supreme Court Justices declared that “Homosexual Marriage” was permitted. We can see that for the past 55 to 60 years, America has plunged deeper and deeper into humanistic immorality and even gross perversion!

When God’s Word is taken away from a society, then everyone will do what is right in his or her own eyes (cf. Judges 21:25). As we have observed the politics from the 1970s until today, we have seen massive degeneration, from Bill Clinton, to Barak Obama, and to the present political race to the White House.

Humanistic Feminism Permeates Society

Feminism is one of the factors that figure prominently in the political contests of 2015-2016. The front running Democratic contender is Hillary Clinton is the wife of the previous ultra-liberal Democratic President Bill Clinton whose sexual immorality in the White House itself made national news. Yet something strange has a bearing on the Clinton appeal. From what we understand, liberal women are not totally inclined to vote for Hillary because she is a woman, but because she focuses on “equal pay, affordable child care and paid family leave” (“Many Women Say Candidate’s Gender Won’t Affect Vote,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 29, 2016).

The cited article above went on to say: “Following a string of female Supreme Court justices, female Cabinet secretaries and the first female speaker of the House of  Representatives, the prospect of electing a female president doesn’t seem as far out of reach as it once did. Clinton is the first woman to seriously vie for the presidency” (Ibid.). This observation shows that women have already entered into positions that once would have been totally barred to them in the past. Who could have imagined that a woman would be part of the Supreme Court, or become Speaker of the House, or become Secretary of State? But this has all been done during the last several decades! The article says that women don’t see the big hurdle in having a woman as President of the United States. It is inevitable!

The article concluded with a shocking statement: “In 1937, the first time Gallup polled about electing a woman to the White House, only 1 in 3 said they would support a female candidate. These days, 95 percent say they would back a well-qualified woman to lead the country” (Ibid.)

Do we realize the significance of this comment? During the Depression, one in three Americans would support a woman as president (which itself was an incredible departure from former views), but today (after a century or century and a half of humanistic degeneration and influence), some 95 percent of the American public would willingly accept a woman as president! This suggests that only five percent of Americans would oppose this kind of arrangement! Do we really see what this is saying? The overwhelming majority of American people are clearly feminist in their thinking and lifestyle!

We don’t doubt that there are well-educated women in America. There are trained, skilled, and experienced women in the country. Surely there are women with intelligence equal to men (or greater!) who might want to become president of the nation. But the question is: What does God think of such an arrangement? What does He say through His inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word concerning the role of women?

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Does Scripture Have a Bearing on a Woman as United States President?

Many factors would show that a woman cannot become president with God’s approval. Consider a few reasons:

  1. Scripture says that “the man is the head of a woman” (1 Corinthians 11:3). This headship of man over woman doesn’t cease if she is unmarried or if the husband gives his permission. God hasn’t given such permission to a woman, thus how can a woman take authority and exercise it over the opposite gender? Whether the humanistic feminist likes it or not, God has spoken and what right do we have in objecting to His view?
  1. Would it not seem strange (even ridiculous) for a married woman to exercise authority over 330 million people in the United States, while she is under the authority and headship of her husband (Ephesians 5:22-24, 33; Colossians 3:18-19; 1 Peter 3:1; Titus 2:4-5)? It just couldn’t be done! Before any statement on anything, the woman president would need to consult her husband and seek His permission, but even thinking this way is ridiculous!
  1. A woman is to “quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness” (not give instruction, but receive it). God says, through Paul, “I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet” (1 Timothy 2:11-12). Read these inspired words again. It would be absolutely impossible for a woman to become president while she is to have “entire submissiveness” to the man, and is forbidden to “exercise authority over a man.” It cannot be done.
  1. Women are to “keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves” (1 Corinthians 14:34-35). This actually is God’s command (v. 37). If a woman is to remain silent and submissive in the assembly of Christians, would it not be inconsistent for such a woman to address congress, or speak to tens of millions of Americas via TV, or enter into dialog with male world leaders? A woman simply could not do this!
  1. Scripture says that “man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake” (1 Corinthians 11:9). Does this fact have any bearing on what position a woman may assume in life and how she relates to the opposite sex? It surely has a direct bearing on whether a woman could become president with God’s approval.
  1. Interestingly, in the early body of Christ, a woman could not become an overseer (elder or shepherd). She could not become a servant (deacon). There is no record of a woman becoming a preacher or evangelist. We know that no woman was an apostle. All of this is clear (see 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; Philippians 1:1; Ephesians 4:11; Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Peter 5:1-4). Would it not be inconsistent for a woman to become President of the United States and yet be forbidden to be an evangelist or preacher, a shepherd/overseer, a deacon, an apostle, or anyone else that would require public exposure and teaching?

What is Now Acceptable was Once Unacceptable!

From what we’ve read, today most Americans would have no problem with seeing a woman become president of the United States! It is true that the submissive and godly child of God will willingly obey a woman president just as he or she would any male president (see Romans 13:1-7; Titus 3:1; 1 Peter 2:13-17). But being willing to submit to a woman as president is one thing; accepting this position as right is another. We’ve already seen that for a woman to become president, this would be an abomination to a holy and just God!

At this point, we don’t know if  Hillary Clinton will be the next president. There are signs that this could actually happen. She would need to “defeat” Bernie Sanders, then defeat Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as Republican candidates. But it could easily happen since Satan is “alive and well” on planet earth and he is working extensively in the political arena. If it does happen it will be a defeat of righteousness and a victory of humanism, feminism, and unrighteousness.

Trust in God through the Present Debacle!

Whatever does happen, we urge all true Christians to trust in the God of history—and pray that God will intervene to now allow a further degeneration in this nation. If Hillary Clinton were to become president, not only would there be a radical liberal in the While House, but there would be the first female president of the United States!

But God knew before the foundation of the world who would rule America in the future and it is good to place our faith in Him. If God could lead Christians in the first century through the horrible reign of Emperor Nero, he could do the same under a presidency of Hillary Clinton!

–Richard Hollerman

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