October 21, 2013 by Stacy McDonald
I’ve been thinking about the way we’re all so prone to acclimate to our surroundings. We are indoctrinated on a daily basis, often, without knowing it. That’s why it’s so important to stay in the Word of God. But it’s more than just reading it; we also need to absorb it, and apply it to every area of life. We need to evaluate all of our choices in life–all of our actions, to the principles found in Scripture.
Feminism is a good example of the way we’ve been indoctrinated by a worldview that is at war with God. The roles of men and women are turned upside down and inside out. Homosexuality threatens to do even more damage, bringing with it all sorts of perversion and misery. Just like its predecessor, feminism, it seeks to destroy the biblical family.
But it starts out subtle. For example, note the following three signs that even we, as Christians, have been desensitized by feminism:
- We might find it a bit odd for a 12-year-old boy to play baby dolls with his friends, but we often don’t even flinch to 12-year-old girls playing combat games or rough, contact sports.
- Most Christians still agree that wives should submit, remaining under the authority of their husbands, but we often act as though we believe a single woman is an independent creature, under no one’s authority but her own.
- Because we’re used to it, we are fine with women dressing like men (this wouldn’t have been so 100 years ago); but, when a man dresses like a woman, we are still repulsed.
Of course, just as the acceptance of feminism has helped shape our modern culture, so will the acceptance of homosexuality effect our future. It could be that, in 50 years, the sight of a man in a dress will be no big deal either. How many other areas of life do we accept simply because it’s “always been that way” in our particular life time?How often do we stop and think, and question whether or not we’re teaching our children to walk in ways that encourage lifestyles that line up with Scripture?