Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 2 Corinthians 6:14-16
As Christians, we often use this verse to indicate that Christians should not marry or do business with unbelievers, but I think it extends well beyond those. We can marry the ideology of unbelievers to such an extent that our works become unrecognizable as being of Jesus Christ.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is one built upon the truth of the Word of God and the power of the Holy Ghost. Anything that has a different foundation should be approached with care by those espousing Christ. The Holy Ghost dwells in us–Paul asks, how can we who are God’s temple have agreement with idols? And there are terrible idols in this world that want to rob a man of his soul. The twin idols of Feminism and the Manosphere are such idols, and if a Christian agrees with these, then how can he or she be a child of light?
Man and woman were both created of God. We were created to be temples of the Holy Spirit. Both have value in God’s eyes. All flesh has sinned and fallen short of the glory of the Almighty God. When either a man or a woman does not have God, we are both capable of great depravity and wickedness. The scriptures emphasize that both man and woman sinned in the Garden. Adam’s sin was not about ceding his dominion to his wife. His sin was listening to her rather than to God and eating, willfully, the fruit he was forbidden to eat. The scripture doesn’t say anything about giving up his dominion. But because of his sin, he lost dominion. He could not rule over himself. Women are not inherently more evil than man is. Women are weaker physically and in their emotions, and because of this, woman was deceived. For this reason, women need to be under the headship of man, either through their husband or through other spiritual leaders.
There is a Men’s Movement that wants to demonize women, picture men as being victims of Feminism, which is true to an extent, and their aim is to subjugate and objectify women, rather than rescue men AND women from the evils Feminism has done to our society. Rather than help men, it creates a greater breach between the sexes and makes them into cold, agressive animals. One prominent writer, Rollo Tomassi perpetuates the idea that women are opportunistic (i.e., without moral principle) and dishonest in their personal relationships, and that rationalism (evolutionary psychology and social constructs) are the hope for the male of the species.
One has to ask, what would a Christian, who knows the light of Jesus Christ, who has the Holy Spirit within them, or puts their faith in the word of God and not in the wisdom of men, find to agree with in these principles? There are men who follow this movement who like to speak of the Christian manosphere. The only manner in which there is a hierarchy of men within Christianity is through the principle of headship. Other than that, the guiding rules of this movement have no place in the lives of Christian men who profess Jesus Christ. Women are not inherently opportunistic and dishonest any more than men are, and need the spiritual leadership of men, not deceitful manipulations. Women need men to help them live holy, chaste lives, not to be told their only purpose is to serve men and be their sex objects.
Men who consider themselves Christians must sincerely examine their faiths to see where their trust is. Jesus is about honesty, love, helping each other to press toward the mark of perfect righteousness, not guile, deceit, hate of women, objectification of women, legalism, offering no hope, joy, peace or love. Men who consider themselves Christians will rebuke, rather than make agreement with evil works of darkness
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