Okay, I had to add this fabulous blog post to the election discussion:
Great job, Marcia! Well researched, well written, theologically sound!
Honestly, this post goes to the root of why I’m concerned about Sarah Palin. My favorite quote:
I call these women feminine feminists. They love their husbands, they love their children, and they try to make their homes a haven. Yet, they feel a responsibility, yea even an obligation, to branch out into the larger world to hold sway and contribute there as well.
The question still remains, however, – which should have been answered and checked by the churches of pre-Civil War America – is it God’s plan, as revealed in Scripture, for women to hold leadership positions in government? … Then as now the country was in a state of civil unrest with threats of racial uprising, financial instability, and strong secessionist leanings among certain sectors of the citizenry. When faced with these dire circumstances, we must not follow the mistake of our forefathers and foremothers by giving the Scriptures the slip in order to meet what we consider a crisis situation. I contend that conservative Christians in America today, as they did in the mid-nineteenth century, are looking too much at the political arena and are neglecting the power of the Gospel to change our nation from the heart out.
Oh, amen! Amen, amen! Changing the nation from the inside out means that we must be committed to the truth of the Bible, even when it feels like that commitment will make us lose!
Let’s stand up for God’s Word and His truth! Let’s be brave! Let’s trust God to work for us when we rest in Him!