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Women in combat? by bigplew
November 7, 2007, 8:59 am
Filed under: Culture, Leadership

by Mike Plewniak

I came across this article by John Piper in World Magazine.

He says, “A man who endorses women in combat is not pro-woman; he’s a wimp. He should be ashamed. For most of history, in most cultures, he would have been utterly scorned as a coward to promote such an idea.”

Obviously, this is not politically correct.  But what I wanted to highlight about this article is that we are not called, as men, to be politically correct.  We are called by God to be biblically correct.  This means, at times, that we are going to go against the flow of our culture.  It means that we may be in the minority of public opinion.  It may mean that we are persecuted, slandered, and scorned for our beliefs.

In the article, Piper gives a  concise and accurate view of what biblical manhood and womanhood are all about, and the reason it is such a struggle today.  He writes, “God created man first in order to say that man bears a primary burden for protection, provision, and leadership. And when man and woman rebelled against God’s ways, God came to the garden and said, Adam, where are you? (Genesis 3:9), not Eve, where are you? And when the apostle described the implications of being created male and female, the pattern he celebrates is: Save her, nourish her, cherish her, give her life (Ephesians 5:25-29).

God wrote manhood and womanhood on our hearts. Sin ruins the imprint without totally defacing it. It tells men to be heavy handed oafs or passive wimps. It tells women to be coquettes or controllers. That is not God’s imprint. Deeper down men and women know it.”

Let’s be men of courage.  Let’s be men of conviction.  Let’s be biblical men.

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