A couple of good posts came up in my Instagram feed today. Among others, I follow several posters and hashtags related to Biblical roles, family structure, masculinity, femininity, and patriarchy. Truly, that is the ‘new rebel.’
The post at left was great bubblegum for the brain, but the next one, on the right, is what really got me going…
“Because I said so!” ~God
Truly, humanity has a propensity for trying to negotiate with the Almighty. We have a tendency to try to make God in our image, then tell Him how we will worship, serve, etc… on our terms, how we like it.
The truth is, He sets the rules and, whether we like it or not, whether we agree or not, His Word still stands.
His Word is decidedly patriarchal. Nothing in Scripture ever overturns that. It simply doesn’t matter how much Christendom, feminism, complimentarians, matriarchs, etc, kick against the goads, God is still patriarchal! I don’t have to defend it.
And, this same attitude is true of everything else He has said regarding Sabbath, feasts, food, tzitziot, and marriage. If His Word says it, then you wrestle not with me, but with the Almighty Himself.
Jacob would advise that wrestling with Him is fine (Gen. 32:25), but know that your walk will be changed, or you will die. Take your pick.
Truth is truth. I need not defend it, but I will expose it and bid you draw near.
Explore this site and 113restoration.com for a boatload of truth that may shake the earth under your feet, but what is left will be solid rock!