Yes, you heard me right.
I am not raising my daughters to be feminists. Furthermore, I am not raising my sons to be feminists either.
I am raising them by Biblical principles, to be loving, kind, respectful, and considerate of all people.
I am writing this manifesto because I believe that many Christians have become deceived by an enticing movement because it indulges their fleshly selfish ambitions and desires of dominion over others.
I would never associate myself with any movement that:
- puffs themselves up by putting others down
- whose agenda is focused on having the freedom to legalize and normalize sin (such as the murdering of innocent children)
- who use scare tactics and vulgar language to threaten others
- that honors and applauds sin
- where the leaders are not God-fearing, Bible-believing, and teaching, followers of Christ
- where a mass majority of society are running to jump on the bandwagon
Feminism today is not about equality of the sexes; it’s better defined as the emasculation of men for the promotion of women.
We are believing a lie if we think feminism is cultivating equality. At the most, it is cultivating weak men and haughty, arrogant women who don’t want a man’s help let alone his opinion.
I am deeply saddened by the world my children are inheriting, where my sons may be discriminated against for a job, not because of work ethic or qualification, but because they are not a woman. I get that this was the reality that women for centuries have experienced, but that does not constitute a good reason to enslave the next generation. The men of old will not learn a lesson from the pains future generations endure; those men are long gone.
The minute that people believe the solution to any injustice lies in swinging the pendulum of human rights to the far opposite side is the moment we have chosen revenge over the will to find true justice.
No, I am NOT raising my children to be feminists, I am raising them to love all people and to treat them with equal kindness and putting ALL others needs before their own, as Scripture teaches!
Our culture has either never known the truth in God’s word or has lost sight of what Christ teaches in His word to “love our neighbor as yourself,” which is the second greatest commandment. (Mark 12:31, Luke 10:27)
If we truly treated others AS OURSELVES, loving them, sacrificing for them, LISTENING to them, as we would want to be heard, it truly would be a different world.
We don’t need another movement to follow, we need more of Jesus!
God’s Word warns us and admonishes those who are following other people (which could also be a warning against associating with another movement) in 1 Corinthians chapters 1 & 3!
Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 1 Cor. 1:10-13, NKJV
This Scripture arises a few other concerns for Christians who are calling themselves feminists:
- Feminism has created a massive division among God’s people. This is one reason Paul pleads with the Corinthians not to label themselves by any other name than that of Jesus Christ!
- Feminism doesn’t save, only Jesus Christ does. Many people have vowed their loyalty to feminism, as if it were their religion! They have identified themselves first as feminists, not Christians.
Feminism, for many, has become an idol! And we know what God’s Word says about idols.
- The Feminist movement reminds me of the Scripture which describes the devil as an angel of the light. On the onset of examining feminism, it may seem harmless and even in alignment with many biblical teachings. It is fighting for freedom, for equal value and treatment of genders, and for justice for those who have been mistreated and abused. However, the other agendas such as legalizing and normalizing abortion, and so forth are not in alignment with God’s word. So while the enemy has enticed people towards backing something for good reasons, his agenda of killing children is also making progress.
- Christians don’t need to be feminists, they just need to obey the Bible! The truth is that we need to set all labels aside that create division and just obey the Bible regarding defending the weak and standing up for those who can’t defend themselves.
- Lastly, I am concerned that many Christians who identify themselves as feminists are being led astray. Personally, I would never allow anyone influence in my life if they were not a Bible-believing and teaching Christ-follower. And many of those leaders of the Feminist movement are NOT Christians. This is basic biblical wisdom to be careful whom you choose to follow.
Where are the women rising up and defending the honor of the good men out there? Or pleading with them to rise and speak up? Must I?
And why are Christian female leaders calling themselves Feminists? Doesn’t it break their hearts to see a movement growing in our nation and world that emasculates our fellow man, our comrade in this life?
Surely God doesn’t want bondage for any of us?!
Actually, my heart breaks for these women because they have most likely been deeply hurt by a man, a sinful man. It breaks my heart to think of what many of these angry women shouting from platforms might have unjustly endured.
But that doesn’t justify labeling all men the same.
I have five sons and am married to a faithful, integral man. I am blessed. But I look on toward their futures as well as the present, and I see that they do not have freedom of speech simply because they are a man.
I have seen many Christian women, specifically leaders, raise their voices empowering women to rise up, claiming that Jesus himself would be a feminist if he were here. Well, Jesus is here, and He is not a feminist.
Jesus is for all people, not just one gender. Specifically for us being less about ourselves and more about the needs of others. So if you want to do good, go help someone hurting.
I guess the argument behind if one is a feminist or agrees with the feminist agenda lies on what one believes the movement, cause, or agenda stands for. If it were just a matter of women being treated unjustly, that would be one thing. But I am afraid that what I have seen is much, much more.
The feminist movement has targeted putting men down and emasculating them in order to build up women.
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And because of that alone, I do not believe that Jesus would be a feminist. Jesus didn’t show favoritism or put others down to puff others up.
He finds intrinsic value in each one of His creations, both men, and women alike. And He celebrates their differences in Scripture. He made male and female, both in His image, to complement one another, so that they could better reflect His image to the World so that He could be glorified!
I know that it may seem counter-cultural to boldly be anti-feminism, but let me make one thing clear. I am anti-anything that puts others down. Therefore, I will not claim to be anything, feminist or anti-feminist.
I am a Christian, that’s all.
My roles don’t define me, my skills don’t define me, my looks don’t define me, and nor do my successes or failures. In fact, your opinion of me or this article doesn’t define me either.
Jesus defines me. And my goal is to bring Him glory by representing Him well.
Any Christian should be ashamed to identify themselves with the feminist movement–for what it stands for, promotes, and the actions that it takes do not bring about the righteousness God desires.
Being a feminist does not shine the light of Jesus to the world, but being kind without partiality does.
Romans 12:3 “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”
Also, my daughter Megan joined me on the podcast to chat about “Raising Strong and Submissive Daughters!”