The nation is all a buzz with the news of McCain choosing little known Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate and now the news of the Palins unmarried pregnant teen daughter. I have read countless articles and I sit here in amazement at how quickly our nation is further plummeting into the abyss.
Sarah is 44 and the mother of 5 children –19 years old and under. She gave birth to a premature special needs newborn in April and returned to work 3 days after he was born. Now her 17 year old unmarried daughter is 5 months pregnant and Sarah’s husband is…well, a stay-at-home dad while Sarah parades around the country pursuing political fame. Sarah says she can raise her children and run the nation and reading her flaming feminist rhetoric is enough to send chills down my back.
Why doesn’t this sound bizarre to the Christian community is the question I keep asking myself? It is further proof that the majority of the Christian community is so watered down in the sludge of cultural thought and gripped around the neck by the lies of feminism, they can’t determine heads from tails if they tried.
R.L. Dabney once quipped, “…when the mother shall have found another sphere than her home for her energies; when she shall have exchanged the sweet charities of domestic love and sympathy for the fierce passions of the hustings (or politics); when families shall be disrupted at the caprice of either party, and the children scattered as foundlings from their hearthstone, it requires no wisdom to see that a race of sons will be reared nearer akin to devils than to men. In the hands of such a bastard progeny, without discipline, without homes, without a God, the last remains of social order will speedily perish, and society will be overwhelmed in savage anarchy.”
God does not mince words when He states his desires for His women and places upon them the honored place and sphere that only a woman can fill. Many choose to overlook the fact that He has already given a clear picture of how we as women are to conduct ourselves as pleasing servants of the Lord first and foremost. Titus 2:4-5 states, “That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
Dabney goes on to say, …”the very traits which fit her to be the angel of a virtuous home unfit her to meet the agitations of political life, even as safely as does the more rugged man. The hot glare of publicity and passion will speedily deflower her delicacy and sweetness. Those temptations, which her Maker did not form her to bear, will debauch her heart, developing a character as much more repulsive than that of the debauched man as the fall has been greater. The politicating woman, unsexed and denaturalized, shorn of the true glory of her femininity, will appear to men as a feeble hybrid manikin dwarf, with all the defects and none of the strength of the male. Instead of being the dear object of his chivalrous affection, she becomes his importunate rival, despised without being feared!”
I have to disagree with my friend Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America, who released this statement:
“Governor Palin will change the dynamics of the entire presidential race. Her admirable record of confronting corruption and living her pro-life convictions shows she is a doer, not just a talker. Sarah Palin will make history as a vice presidential candidate – and not simply because she’s a woman, but because she’s a woman of substance and character.”
Certainly, God calls us to confront corruption and walk out our faith, not just talk about it. However, God has ordained the means by which we are to live and we are not free to forgo the means to obtain the end by our own human wisdom. A women of true substance and character…a pro-family woman does not abandon her newborn, her family or her home to go run around the country politicking in the hopes of serving as the running mate to a man who is not her husband and striving after a sphere that God has not made her for.
Evangelicals breathe a sigh of relief because “out of the options before us….at least she is pro-life..and seemingly conservative….so that must mean she is qualified and has our support.” The evangelical community has placed being pro-life above being pro-biblical…and has, in droves, offered their support for her as V.P. It doesn’t matter that Palin is not even Biblically qualified on many levels to serve in the civil sphere as vice president….or even governor for that matter!
As in all areas of life, we must first ask, “What saith the Scriptures?”
Obama, Biden, McCain or Palin or Hillary…none are Biblically qualified leaders a Christian can vote for.
Our country needs strong, Biblically sound, able, God fearing men of truth (Ex.18:21)..leading… and the Palin family needs momma at home rocking her cradle ruling the world within the sphere God has made her perfectly for.
We are living in a nation under judgement. As Isaiah 3 says, “As for My people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.”