Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks at the 412 Church in Murrieta, California
In July of this year, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke at the 412 Church in Murrieta, California. That news gained my attention for two reasons. First, this church is located in my Inland Empire region, and I’ll tell you the second reason later.
I watched the video of Greene’s speech, and I agree with most of the political points she conveyed. Nonetheless, regardless of how accurate her speech may have been (politically), if the speaker is wearing a dress, or, if the preacher is a “her,” that attenuates the speech (or sermon).
At best, the 412 Church was showcasing egalitarianism and feminism, at worse it was esse contra scripturas (against the Scriptures); and to be against the Scriptures is to be against Christ. Gender role confusion belongs out in the world, not in the local church.
Whether she be a United States Congressman or not, a female is not to preach, teach, or exercise authority over the men in the church.
“Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control” (1 Timothy 2:11-15).
As I Tweeted,
“A Church in SoCal had Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speak before their congregation. Though I agreed with her message, this is egalitarianism. A Biblical ecclesiology does not do what the Scriptures forbid, in an attempt to elect their candidate. It’s a republicanized Christendom. #egalitarian”
Greene lodged some complaints against today’s Christendom, she stated the “church is basically dead.” Though I agree with her that the institutionalized church is dead. But I disagree with why it’s dead. Greene would have us believe that a church that is alive (or healthy), is a church that is outwardly Republican, and more vocal politically. I strongly disagree with that. The primary purpose of the church is to glorify the Father, exalt Christ, and to do so while obeying His Great Commission.
This 412 Church is similar to my former church, Calvary Chapel of Chino Hills. Their pastor, Jack Hibbs is a Republican activist. And he’s so desperate to get his choice of candidates elected, that he’s compromised, allowing politically driven emotionalism, egalitarianism, ecumenicalism, religious pluralism, and an adulterer behind his pulpit. And, he has endorsed pro-homosexual Republicans, as well as a liberal socialist Republican Mormon for president.
Back to the 412 Church in Murrieta.
The second point that gained my attention is that their former executive pastor was my beloved long-term friend Layne Livingston. Over the decades Layne was extremely helpful to my family, as well as so many others. But sadly, a few years ago Layne had an unfortunate accident at his home and fatally succumbed to that injury.
My wife and I attended his funeral at their church – the 412 Church. They never opened their Bible, they never preached God’s Word, and they never shared the Gospel at his funeral. Frankly, it seemed secular. Although during the reception, there was a presence of Gospel tracts quietly laying on the tables.
This was a shock to me because Layne would have never wanted that. Moreover, they missed an opportunity to preach the Law and Gospel before a well-attended audience.
Therefore, Mrs. Greene, even with you behind the pulpit warning that most of the churches are dead (which is true), their church is not Biblically alive.
According to the standards of the Republican party, I’m sure the 412 Church would receive an A rating. But if we were to judge that church according to the Scriptures, or those seven letters that Jesus wrote to those seven churches in Revelation 2&3, I assure you, Jesus would not give them an A. Let us never forget that it was a Republican U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion, the first degree murder of the unborn child.
Christ’s beautiful bride (the church) is not called to lower her standards to the standards of the Republican party. Our standards are the infallible, inerrant, immutable, sufficient Scriptures. Christ’s blood-bought bride must be holy and different from the rest of this lost world.
Lastly, Christians we must be more concerned for the health of our local church, than the health of our ungodly nation. Because so goes the church, so goes the nation.
If you want to make America great again, the theological solution is this. The local church must be a church militant with her boots to the ground in the public square, equipped with the whole armor of God, wielding the Sword of the Lord; while preaching His Law and glorious Gospel.
TWEET: There’s a place for #nationalism. But when it creeps into the church and becomes a focus of the church, it has become a false god. And God said, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me!” And you question why God (a jealous God) would decree madness and judgment upon our nation.
Women in the military are a perversion of God’s order of creation in Genesis 1&2, while manifesting the curse of feminism from Gen 3:16. Their proponents have a bisexual anthropology, a liberal sociology, and a low view of theology.
It is a serious compromise, disservice, and disingenuous to oppose only “female pastors,” but not oppose female deacons or other females who exhibit any form of authority over men, or in the Lord’s church (Gen. 3:16, 1 Tim. 2:11-15, 1 Tim. 3:8-13). #Feminism #Egalitarianism
While at Planned Parenthood a Karen told me I shouldn’t preach. She was not with PP she was on the “pro-life” side of the curb. I asked her how I should evangelize people murdering their children. She replied, “I prefer the Jesus with the woman at the well evangelism!” (I’ve heard that one before). That’s a man-centered eisegetical view of John 4. It’s also a byproduct of the fallen nature of man, whereas the woman will desire to rule over the man, and/or demonstrate authority over men. Ladies, keep up your Biblical evangelism. And men, do not allow yourselves to be spiritually neutered in today’s castrated Christendom.
One of the greatest cancers in Christendom today is a secular, national, and/or patriotic #eschatology. But by faith, and according to the Scriptures, you can know and rejoice that the world is falling apart right on time. In the meantime, the church must send, go and tell (or preach) His glorious #Gospel. https://www.theexpositor.tv/the-good-news/
Gender role confusion belongs out in the world, and it should never be tolerated in the church. God said that women are not to pastor, elder, deacon, teach, and/or exercise authority over men in the church. And if you think you can work around the Scriptures on this, then you have a sinister low view of God’s inerrant, infallible, incontrovertible, sufficient Word. Repent and Sola Scriptura.
I see an increasing trend of women being elected (or appointed) to high positions of authority over men. Whether they be in the white house, senate, congress, the state house, your house, or God’s house (His church), it IS feminism and a perversion of God’s order of creation. And sadly, many professing Christians are propelling this. Perhaps this is the inevitable judgment of God (Isaiah 3:12).
■ noun the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of sexual equality.
—DERIVATIVES feminist noun & adjective
—ORIGIN 19th century: from French féminisme.
Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, eds., Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).
feminism. Any movement that attempts to emphasize or recover female perspectives on reality and the world. In theology and biblical studies, feminism in its broadest sense has sought to show both God’s feminine characteristics and how Scripture has often been interpreted with male biases and assumptions. In its most radical forms, theological feminism argues that God should be addressed with feminine titles (such as Goddess or Mother) and that many parts of the Bible, especially the OT, are at best patriarchal (and thus irrelevant) or at worst antiwoman (and thus oppressive to women). In more moderate forms, feminism seeks to provide feminine language and perspectives in theological reflection on God, while not abandoning the traditional titles of Father, Son and Spirit in reference to the Trinity.
Stanley Grenz, David Guretzki, and Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), 51.
feminism. Way of thinking that makes the differential experiences of men and women fundamental to its conclusions and methods. Feminists argue that much traditional scholarship in many fields reflects an unconscious male bias, adding that when theorizing takes account of women’s interests and identities, it can help overcome these problems. It is important to distinguish among various forms of feminism, such as liberal feminism, socialist feminism and so-called radical feminism. Though many feminists are stridently anti-Christian and even antireligious, some feminists are committed Christians who argue that a concern for women’s well-being is grounded in Christian views of equality. See also gender; patriarchy, matriarchy.
C. Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), 44.
■ adjective moving beyond or rejecting some of the ideas of feminism as out of date.
■ noun a person holding post-feminist views.
—DERIVATIVES post-feminism noun
Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, eds., Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).
Liz Cheney, I’m glad your constituents terminated you. But asserting yourself as an equal to men is #feminism. Likening yourself to Lincoln in your speech, by quoting from his Gettysburg address, is stolen valor. And ruling over men is a manifestation of the curse from Genesis 3:16.
I’m convinced that the sinful growing trend of females leading in their homes, the state, government, and/or demonstrating authority over men in the church is the inevitable judgment of God. And it doesn’t matter what female politician you place in this photo collage. Whether she is conservative or liberal, it is a form of feminism and goes against God’s order of creation. I will not vote to enable this anti-Biblical environment (Gen 2:19-23; 3:16, Ish 3:12, 1 Cor 11:3, 1 Tim. 2:11-15; 3:1-13). #feminism #egalitarianism
TAYLOR GETTING DIVORCED: In divorces, there is often a suspect and a victim, but we may never know here. Nonetheless, the outcome does not surprise me. I’m not opposed to professing Christian wives having employment. But hers contradicts Scripture and God’s order of creation. We saw it with the Palins and many others alike. Take heed, lest we fall.
Greene wants more power. This is what #feminism looks like. They not only claim to be equal to man. They demand more power. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/marjorie-taylor-greene-kevin-mccarthy_n_634e1f25e4b03e8038d7483b #MTG
Attorney Jenna Ellis says the homosexuals at Club Q went to hell because they “had not accepted the truth of the Gospel of Christ.” No Ellis. To say homosexuals had a choice in their salvation is blasphemy and heresy. God chooses His elect, and God predestines the non-elect to perish in hell. Furthermore, they will not be “eternally separated” from the Lord as you erroneously teach. Christ casts them into the lake of fire, and they will forever be under the omnipresent wrath of Almighty God. Ellis, it’s one thing to practice law. But it’s another to engage in theological malpractice. Repent from your arminianism, egalitarianism, feminism, and synergism, now #GoHome! #DoctrineMatters #TheologyMatters #Monergism
In 1919 woman’s suffrage changed America forever. But it never should have been practiced in the church. Though our constitution can be amended and changed, disregarding God’s immutable Word is a sin. Where have the Biblically correct – politically incorrect, heterodox churches gone?
#Feminism #Egalitarianism #ManUp #MasculinityCrisis
The newly elected Congressman Anna Paulina Luna is already pulling the #MeToo sexual harassment card. All because Zachary Petrizzo, a reporter for the Daily Beast, asked her questions about alleged sexual improprieties, if she is a practicing Witch, and her use of campaign resources. Luna needs to stand down and go home.
Last year while visiting a Church (once) it was clear that there was gender confusion present. Though she did not preach or teach, a woman manned (pun intended) their pulpit to call the church to order, call the order of service, lead worship, and then close their service.
Though I said nothing at the church. I put my foot in my mouth at the next church I visited. A fellow asked me what churches I have visited. When I shared the aforementioned experience with him, he replied, “That’s my mother.” That’s when I realized how small our town really is.
The pulpit is not an ornament or a mere piece of furniture. The pulpit exhibits and demonstrates a theological authority (Neh. 8:4). And that authority and pulpit are exclusively reserved for men only (1 Tim. 2:12). Though it is not politically correct to say this, it is Biblically correct.
#Ecclesiology #Feminism #Masculinity #DoctrineMatters #TheologyMatters #Egalitarianism #Complementarianism