Mid-twentieth century launched feminism made its way into churches through compromising male pastors as have all other strongholds of deceit over the centuries. The way was actually paved first for its entry by those affiliated with turn of the twentieth century Pentecostalism and its daughter Charismatic Movement that followed which gave unbiblical license to its female members to preach to, teach and take authority over men in their services and programming. Following their Pentecostal brethren, pastors of other denominations did so thinking of themselves as being socially conscious, fair-minded and progressive; forward thinking visionaries bringing their churches into modern times.
Scripture is clear that where it concerns the limitations of human invented rules, traditions and practices, God’s people should be on guard against becoming rigid and stagnant. For it is not for the shackles of manmade religion that we have been saved, but freedom in dynamic relationship with our Savior (John 5:38-42, 8:31-36; Romans 14:1-13; Colossians 2:16-23)! Besides, religionists always inevitably exalt their invented rules, traditions and practices over and wickedly cancel out God’s enduring commandments as seen in Scripture and Christian history to this hour or what, for example, is the need of a church covenant in addition to God’s New Covenant (Mark 7:1-13, 14:22-26)?
However, as it concerns God’s house, Jesus is Lord--period (Matthew 16:13-18; John 13:13; Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18)! Whatever He while on earth or later through His apostles and New Testament writers commanded or taught are the continuing marching orders of His Church. No Christian ecclesiastical figure has been granted the authority or right to change, cast aside, circumvent or ignore the commandments and instructions of Christ in the Word of God as no one has from Moses. Anyone that has or willfully does so does it having been moved deceitfully by Satan with consequence (Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 12:32; Proverbs 30:6; Revelation 22:18-19)!
From the beginning, Satan the deceiver has been actively engaged in his cause to deceive mankind to the end of destroying as many as possible (Genesis 3:1-5; John 10:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12; Revelation 12:9). Successful tempting of pastors at their points of sin weakness in pride, conceit and selfish ambitions for success, wealth, power and accolades has led many to their willful disobedience to, corruption, compromise and abandonment of God’s Word along with corresponding sound doctrine (James 1:12-18). Such doctrine includes the character and order of God’s house which many have now set aside enacting “doctrines of demons” as foretold (1 Timothy 4:1-2, NKJV).
Many professed Christian pastors and those they shepherd live ambivalent about or willfully ignorant of Satan’s ongoing warfare against them. As a result, they do not take God’s Word to heart to daily armor up, fight or even “test the spirits” deceitfully bombarding their thoughts; not appreciating the spiritual enemy of their souls is purposely employing every means at his divinely permitted disposal including his chief scheme, deception, to destroy those not loving the truth of God’s Word or living out of a biblical worldview (Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 1 John 4:1-6, NKJV). The Holy Spirit will never lead us away from or into disobedience to God’s Word!1
Pastoral willingness to set aside the order of God’s house for whatever motives meshed with the wider social rebellion and chaos of the sixties also stirred up by demons. This turbulent context gave rise to feminism--most assuredly a doctrine of demons with its accompanying blasphemy, arrogance and evil rebellion--which specifically challenged the fairness of God’s program to women at all levels of society beginning in the home with marriage and family. As with the males of that generation of emerging pop psychology, women were urged to break out of traditional molds to find themselves, significance and fulfillment in all “self-actualization” and press to stand equal with men.
Even then, making up the predominant numbers in the churches, pastors had already been pandering to women as their major worker base and allowing them to improperly fill roles that went beyond being mere helpers. But with the coming of feminism, ambitious and assertive women under its deceitful ideological sway were easily allowed to breakthrough what was carnally considered the church’s version of a “glass ceiling” of male only authority by compromising pastors. Add to this the reality some women were being authentically gifted by the Holy Spirit to prophesy, preach and teach which are bound up in leadership gifting and the perfect storm for transgression ensued; continuing to this hour with feminism as one of many strongholds of deceit entrenched in the churches.2
1 Read the July 2009 Journal, Days Of Deception followed in August by Seeing To Believe in the Journal Archives of the FSTVEP Web Site to be challenged about your
need to love the truth of God’s Word to avoid being deceived by the continually intensifying demonic deceit of these latter days. For if you are falling now for the clear
deceit of feminism, what will you fall for going forward and leading up to the Antichrist?
2 Arising from the boiling caldron of rebellion in the sixties with feminism was also the demand to legitimize same sex relationships which made its way into many osten-
sible Christian churches to not only be approved, but indulged in by ecclesiastical authorities. Read the three-part 2008 Journal the Lord gave me concerning this de-
velopment entitled, Is God Doing A New Thing?
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