Ms2010Winter.1 “Radical feminism,” is not a pejorative term employed to denigrate a woman’s desire for equality. No, radical feminism is a branch of feminism that is, well…radical.  The goal of radical feminism is to overthrow patriarchy.  To do so, they seek to remove all gender distinctions from society.

That’s a problem for the disciple of Jesus, for God instituted patriarchy, not some self-serving men (Genesis 2:18; 1 Corinthians 11:3, 8-9).  If radical feminism has its way, it will impact God’s plan for the home (Ephesians 5:23-24) as well as his plan for the church (1 Timothy 2:11-12).

The recent Supreme Court decision which struck down The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and now makes same-sex marriages recognized by the federal government is as much the work of radical feminists as it is the homosexual community.

How many churches do you know of that have opened their pulpits and leadership positions to women in our generation?  Much of the reason for these changes is due to the pressure and influence brought to bear by radical feminists.

The irony I see in radical feminism is that in their effort to “free” women from the oppression of patriarchy, they unwittingly bring women under bondage to feminism and sin.  Friends, God’s wisdom and his way is always best.  He seeks our good.  Those structures and commandments of God which some perceive to be oppressive, are in place for our protection and good.

If you really seek freedom, here’s where it is found.  “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free (John 8:32)!

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  • Can you correct this post to starte Radical Feminism, instead of Radial Feminism? Unless Radial Feminism is Radical Feminism that gets around :O)

  • LOL, I probably read that 7 or 8 times and never saw it.

  • Hey Brother Steve, In reading your article I was struck by the unity of thought we share on this subject. I just wrote a small article entitled “Are you a Corinthian Woman?” In this I addressed the same issue of equality in Christ without submission to God’s divine order for the home and church. This is a message I pray will be restored in the church as I have witnessed much worldliness among our younger sisters, especially on the two coasts of America where I have labored for Christ for many years. Thanks you for all your wonderful thoughts rooted in the Word and inspired by your love for God and His working through you. In Him, Laura Dayton

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