John 8:1-11 (New International Version, ©2011)
1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
Today I want to deal with myth that is not so easily seen and proved. I specifically started with that excerpt from scripture. Keep in mind they never produced the man caught in adultery. Pause there quickly, but keep it in mind.
What I would like to speak about today, is the fact that women are actually ruling the culture…….
I was chatting to a friend and he told me a story that happened recently, at a church no doubt, which I will explain now but please I am sharing this simply to show how things have changed.
Here goes …. A pastor at a church (junior pastor) was caught “in the act” of adultery in the church, with a girl from the church. Shocker hey??? But thats not what shocked me. Its how the church proceeded to deal with it. They reasoned that it was biblical to have the guy basically be publicly brought to justice and he had to sit in front while the senior pastor explained to the whole church what he had done,etc. And we all are shocked here now and think in horror, “How could this junior pastor have abused his position and done that.” True and good question, but not what I want to talk about.
What was very missing from the whole story and disciplining, was the girl. Nothing was done to reprimand or discipline the girl in the event described above. Now does the story sound familiar. Sounds a bit like the scripture that this post starts with right? Except the roles have reversed, and the same double standard is in action. In the scripture (+- 2000 years ago) the woman was dragged to be dealt with, but no sign of the guilty man. Today we have the man being dragged to be dealt with, no sign of the woman.
Personally I think the woman 2000 years ago, got dealt a better hand since Jesus handled the case personally. As for the guy in the story I described here (a true story I might add) well not so fortunate to have Jesus personally there.
Anyway what I wanted to focus on here, is that somehow things have shifted in humanity and how we run and view things. In times gone by, we notice that men had the power and ran things.
These days it is not so. If you really look and search things in our culture, you will find that what women wants is what really rules. I don’t have the time to prove it to you conclusively but if asked, I could.
Ever since the feminist movement things have changed the landscape of human culture. Although most women would not fully subscribe to the feminist movement, they do agree with the cause even if it is a subtle agreement. Shoo I am making statements that will get me into trouble here. Please give the benefit of the doubt first before you shoot me.
Over time, and I think hollywood has helped here, our culture has deified women. Look every step of advertising, movies and magazines and so forth. We are totally surrounded by women. It does not help that there seems to be more women than men too. And this goes for churches too. Look at the programs and attendance of church. More women than men. In other words, its a women’s world. Women just do not rule like men, they do not have to dominate an environment (although some do) they simply just need to influence and thats all that is needed. So is it a bad thing?
I am not sure, but we could say its better than when men rule. I love this subject, but I am going to keep it short (or at least try).
It may be better but its still not right. If you go into the beginning, God gave both men and women the dominion, not either or. Therefore I think that it can only be fixed when the 2 work together properly and not jump like a pendulum to either extremes and saying this one is right or that one is right.
E.G. If a woman wants equality in all, then technically they should be treated no differently than lets say men. Yet this is not what women want is it? Let me ask the women, how would you like it if no one offered to carry your heavy package because they were treating you equal to a man?????
No one opened the door for you, no one let you walk first into a place. Everyone expected you to lift the heavy stuff. My guess is you would not want that, so you really don’t want equality then. I don’t think we should look at it as equal or not. We are all humans that makes us all equal. But we are different.
I will leave it at that and we can discuss via comments if you want to.
In closing I recall an interview with one of the playboy models. The interviewer asked how she felt about being victimised by men using her. The model replied, that she most certainly was not the victim. The one having to charge his credit card to look, was the real victim. She does not need to do what she does, the man however needs to pay to see what he wants to see. So who is the real victim?
But in conclusion, men rule, well not in this culture…..