There are many places women do not belong. A woman does not belong in a man's bathroom, despite what the trannies like to tell us about their seriously confused gender identities. A woman does not belong in the military and most certainly should never be put into a combat position as canon fodder in wars of empire expansion. A woman does not belong on a men's sporting team. A woman does not belong in a men's golf or social club. A woman does not belong in the pulpit, a woman does not belong as the head of a household and today I am going to explain to you why a woman does not belong in politics.
Lest I be labeled a misogynist right off the bat let me make it very clear that I am pro-woman. Some of my best friends are women. I married a woman. My mom was a woman. I appreciate the female perspective on life and I enjoy being in the company of women. Unlike many men I am quite comfortable sitting around for an afternoon with a group of women, discussing things of importance and significance to them. So do not think for one minute that what I am about to write comes from some deep seated hatred or animosity towards women. That mentality does not exist within my persona.
Evangelical Christians have dozens of behavioral and theological problems but one thing they get right (did I mention that some of my best friends are Evangelicals?) is the doctrine of authority, both in the church and in the family. The doctrine of authority is a very simple doctrine, although it is also a very hated doctrine. Paul wrote to the churches and informed them that he did not allow "a woman to exercise authority over a man." Which part of that statement is hard to understand? Allow me to answer my own question. The part of that statement that is routinely misunderstood is the word 'authority.'
There are two types of authority in the world. The first type of authority is what I like to call service authority. Service authority is derived from serving others. The more I serve others the more service authority I obtain for myself. Bill Gates, prior to retiring, served millions of people. The fact that he served millions of people made him very rich and very powerful, with service authority. Sam Walton is a similar case. Wal-Mart employs, and has authority over, two million people around the world. As you have probably guessed, service authority comes from business activities. When Paul writes that a woman should never exercise authority over a man he is not thinking or writing about service authority. Women are free to engage in business activities to their hearts content. Women are free to run and own profit seeking corporations. Women are free to hire and fire men. Go for it girl! You da girl! Etc, etc.
The second type of authority is covenantal or representative authority. This is the authority that is derived directly from God and given to His providentially ordained representatives on earth who are then charged to carry out His revealed will within their respective spheres of power and influence. To anyone who hates the God of the Bible this sounds like crazy talk. For Evangelicals this is music to their ears. All Evangelicals understand the nature of covenantal authority because they see and practice it in their homes and their churches. Who is to be the head of the household in a Christian home? Answer: the husband. Everybody knows this to be true. Paul wrote, "Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as Christ also is head of the church, He himself being the Savior of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything." There is nothing difficult to understand in what Paul wrote, although theological progressives and heretical feminists have done their best to eliminate Paul's words from the Scriptures.
Who is to be in leadership in the local church? Answer: elders. By the way, biblically elders are always men, never women. Paul wrote specific instructions to Timothy, describing how the local church is to be structured, as he wrote, "Let a woman quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet." Evangelicals quite properly interpret Paul's injunction and require that positions of leadership in the local church be filled by qualified men and men alone.
What I have written about male headship in the church and the family is standard fare for Evangelicals. For the most part they all believe it and they all practice it. There are excesses of course as evangelical men have a tendency to become misogynists, over asserting their authority and exercising tyrannical rule over both their families and their churches. But that is a topic for another blog post and I will not be addressing that issue today. Today I am concerned about the third covenantal institution that God has ordained in this world.....civil government.
This is where Evangelicals put on their pro-government glasses and claim to be unable to see what I am describing as coming from the Bible. Covenental authority is simply a theological way to say that the men who are in positions of authority in the church and the family are representatives of God and required to rule their churches and families according to God's Word. All Evangelicals agree with what I just wrote but when it comes time to talk about civil government all biblical principles are flung out the window as the Evangelical adopts the myth of neutrality and confesses that, as a Christian, he has no right to bring God's Word to bear upon civil issues. What a mistake that turns out to be.
Romans 13 contains a passage, written by Paul, in which he informs the Roman Christians about the doctrine of civil authority. He writes, "...there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves....for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minster of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil....For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing." Once again I must ask, which part of that statement is hard to understand? For the Evangelical, as well as the God-hating pagan, the answer is, "all of it."
It is not my point to enter into a dissertation on the biblical doctrine of civil authority here today. I am simply stating that civil government is subject to the same rules, in regards to who can exercise authority and how he may do so, as the Church and the family are subject to. Just like the rule for the Church and the family, the Word of God must be the standard by which all decisions are made. One of the greatest sins of the career politicians who rule over us in the Socialist Democracy of Amerika is their rejection and outright hatred for the Bible and God's moral and civil law contained within it. Rest assured, career politicians and their ilk will receive their reward in full. In the same way, the rules for who may assume positions of authority within civil government declare that women are excluded from those positions by virtue of the fact that they are women. Put another way, a woman is not permitted to exercise representative authority over a man in the family; a woman is not permitted to exercise covenantal authority over a man in the Church; and a woman should not be permitted, to be logically and behaviorally consistent, to exercise authority over a man in civil government. I know most of you do not like that but not liking something does not make it untrue.
I conclude that women do not belong in any positions of civil authority. Women have no place in politics. That includes all three branches of civil government as it is practiced in the SDA. Women may not be judges. Women may not be legislators. Women man not fill positions in the Executive branch and, therefore, a woman may not be president. Sorry Hillary, but God is against you on this one.