Monday, 29 May 2017

The Myth of "Sexual Harassment" and its Lie

Modern western culture talks about 'sexual harassment', that is "unwanted sexual advances". There has been much sceptism to sexual harassment laws, and resistance to its definition of 'sexual harassment'. And rightly so.

Much debate has centred around what is an 'unwanted sexual advance' or unwanted sexual contact', understandably out of a concern of false allegations of sexual harassment which can totally destroy an accused' livelihood. Any decent and rational person, in the very least, would be concerned. Anyone who knows of the vagueness of 'sexual harassment', a concept defined at the total mercy of the accuser, usually a woman, would rightly be concerned.

What 'sexual harassment' is refers to 'unwanted' sexual advance or contact. It is as such, a human-made concept. From the Christian perspective, the Bible does not use the term 'harassment' in relation to sexual matters, or any matter. Neither does it talk about sex as 'wanted' or 'unwanted'.

The whole concept of 'sexual harassment' is based on half-truths and lies. It is true that there are lewd people out there, including women, who seek to be lewd. Lewd people ooze in lust at people, full of the desire to sexually possess people they are not married to, and almost always do not want to marry, but only to engage in a 'one-night stand' with. Such lewdness is sin.

However, since the sexual revolution of the 1960's, the concept of lewdness has been gone from the minds of the masses, except only in relation to the most explicit and sexually vulgar lyrics. Apart from that, people do not even know what is sexual morality, owing to the rejection of the Christian sexual ethic. Sexual boundaries which made it clear that sexual intercourse was only for between a husband and wife was almost totally obliterated in society.

As such, sexual boundaries are no longer clear. Anyone can just engage in sexual intercourse with anyone. Such would logically lead to total confusion, to say the least about who one can engage in intercourse with or not. This provided the groundwork for the concept of 'consent', which could now be justified, and thus made to be 'needed', since sex was no longer with a husband and wife who had agreed to, by their marriage vows, give their bodies to each other:

Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

(1 Corinthians 7:3-5).

Consent was not really needed, but made to be 'needed' because of the sexual revolution.

This happened as soon as marriage because secularised, where a civil marriage could be sought, instead of a Christian one, where a spouse can divorce just because of anger, hurt, upset or dissatisfaction. In Australia, the first civil celebrant was appointed by the government in 1973. The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) which legalised no-fault divorce was passed in 1975, only two years after the appointment of the first civil celebrant. 

It is no coincidence that secular marriage and no-fault divorce were legalised around the same time, during the 1970's, the heyday of the 'sexual revolution'. The whole concept of civil celebrancy is full of the spirit of rebellion. To even marry without seeking God as to who to marry is itself a sin, as marriage is God's Creation, and He, not man, is the one who joins people:

Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder (Matthew 19:6).

What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder
(Mark 10:9).

As a result of marriage and sex being separated from each other, and each being perverted, the "need" for 'consent' was needed to protect sexual integrity of persons. The whole "need" for 'consent' is itself a manifestation of sexual immorality, and the perversion of marriage and sex, in particular, the rejection of proper God-given sexual boundaries.

So, it is because of all the perverse 'sexual freedom' in modern western society, which provided the justification for the concept of 'sexual harassment'. It is a concept which is at its heart, based on the idea that the rightness or wrongness is sexual intercourse between persons is determined by whether it is 'wanted' or 'unwanted'. This is totally against the Biblical sexual ethic, which is that the rightness of sexual intercourse is determined by whether it is within marriage, to given generously and lovingly by husband and wife to each other.

Thus, the whole concept of whether sex is wanted or unwanted is sinful in itself. The whole movement behind 'sexual harassment' is really a political agenda seeking to push for "bodily autonomy", in particular, "women's bodily autonomy".

Friday, 19 May 2017

The Concept of "Bodily Autonomy" has Absolutely NO Place in Marriage

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24).

The modern world believes in 'bodily autonomy' as an unquestionable dogma. It screams out that abominable slogan, "my body, my choice", whether it be in relation to abortion, where the body inside the mother's body is not the mother's body, or fornication. 

Such a vile doctrine needs to be challenged. It is a demonic doctrine that leads to Hell.

'One flesh' comes from the Hebrew word 'basar'  which literally means human flesh. So, Genesis 2:24 is referring to the most intimate human relations of all kinds, sexual relations within marriage. It is the physical or conjugal union of a husband and wife which no one is to set apart:

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

(Mark 10:7-9).

Sexual intercourse is the ultimate consummation of marriage.  A sexless "marriage" is not a marriage. It is as much as marriage as homosexual "marriage".

Marriage is that which necessarily requires sacrifice. Sacrifice is the foundation of marriage. Without full sacrifice on part of either the husband or wife, the marriage cannot stand. That is why both husband and wife must be humble and stop be self-serving, to be able to have a successful marriage in the eyes of God.

Unlike what many Christians think, neither husband or wife needs to seek 'consent' for marital sex, because the wife's body is the husband's, and the husband's body is the wife's:
The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife (1 Corinthians 7:4). 

Two bodies become one. Each spouse owns the whole the flesh, and neither has her or his own body. 

Consent in 1 Corinthians 7 refers to consent to not be physically united in one flesh, that is, to not be engaging in sexual intercourse. The only time when a husband and wife should agree not to be making love is for prayer and fasting:  

Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency (1 Corinthians 7:5).

Thus, the concept of bodily autonomy itself, is rebellion against God. It is really a means to pervert marriage as one where husband and wife are independent of each other, and sex as one to be enjoyed outside of marriage. Proverbs refers to such fornication as "stolen water" (Proverbs 9:17) which the rebellious world loves so much, not even realising the destruction that it leads to.

Have you noticed how many in modern society love the idea of sex outside marriage, but hate the idea of sex within marriage? They enjoy the good fruits of sexual pleasure, but want to gain it by their own way. This is part of their rebellion against God, as stirred up by satan. The heart of this rebellion is the love of oneself, and the hatred of giving up oneself and submission of one's whole self to God, which is the diametric opposite of marriage, where one is to give up oneself, and submit to God by obeying His assigned roles of man and woman.

Why does satan seek to make people hate the doctrine of submission by the wife, but not sacrifice by the husband?  Because he is seeking to pervert the doctrine of submission itself, and stir up people to feel that others should make sacrifices for them, but that they do not need to make sacrifices themselves. He knows it is the utter perversion of God's order. He is ultimately seeking to pervert God's instituted way which is for the benefit of both men and women, where men lead and women submit, so that they may be sanctified by God.

The concept of 'bodily autonomy' is not only a selfish concept. It is a perverted concept which claims that one's body is one's own, when it really belongs to God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), rejecting His absolute right to own your body which He created for His pleasure.

The idea of 'bodily autonomy' has absolutely no place in marriage. It is an abomination to God to insist on your 'bodily autonomy', especially in marriage.


Providence: The Hand of God Over Everything - Charles Leiter

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Beware the Wiles of Woman, the Manipulative Wife who is of the spirit of Jezebel

It is often said that a man is built up by the his wife, and torn down by his wife. Nothing can be truer than this saying.

The Bible itself affirms that in that position. How? She is in the position of helpmate. Without her, he is not complete in the Biblical sense:

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him (Genesis 2:18).

Yet, on the other hand, she is not incomplete by not being with him in oneself. That itself is why unity in marriage has more to do with the wife:

Contrary to what the modern western world, and the Church thinks, that is why that the breakdown of marriage, in any cultural context, is almost always more to do with the wife. That people do not understand this stirs up confusion of proper Biblical gender roles, and has caused all the problems in today's society, and also today's Church.

That is why there are so many wives committing adultery, and more perversely, benefit from their adultery. Because they can manipulate their husbands easily, and that is all that they know how to do. They do not know how to do good, but only inflict pain, misery and heartache on their husbands, and take great pleasure in it. Woe to such vile despicable women, of whom there are many!

That is why in many cases when the woman decides to divorce her husband, it is actually better for him, and not a bad thing, such that he will not have to suffer from her contentious criticism of him:

A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike (Proverbs 27:15).

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house (Proverbs 21:9, 25:24).

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman (Proverbs 21:19).

To that, it can be said, better to be crucified and burned alive by terrorists, than to live with a contentious manipulative woman.

Read that again: 

Better to be crucified and burned alive by terrorists, than to live with a contentious manipulative woman.

A group of Ukranian neo-nazis tortured a Russian man by tying him to a crucifix, and then lit it up:

Watch the video. It is absolutely frightening.

Well, but you know what? To have that happen to oneself is better than living with a contentious or manipulative woman, as the Bible says. The Bible makes it clear and so you better believe it.

If the person who died was a Christian, what better thing can happen to oneself, but to be martyred for one's faith? To be martyred for one's faith in Jesus Christ is the greatest honour one can have. What a glory to die for Christ!

Kelly Needham explains "Wives, whether you realize it or not, you have likely become a skilled influencer of your husband. It is second nature for women to use subtlety, nuance, and timing to encourage the changes we want to see in our men. But unfortunately most of us use this skill set selfishly, manipulating to get what we want." 

She further reiterates: "As wives, we have influence over our husbands but too often we use that power in self-centered ways, manipulating to get what we want when we want it."

That is exactly right. That is why there are so many problems in the family today, including between Christian couples. It is because of this manipulation by wives that the husband is too fearful to speak against her sin, and discipline her. Yes, that's right.

That is why I have come to believe that it is best for society when women don't have political, economic or social power. (This is not to say that women should not be able to work to survive or provide for her family, but that is another story.) What happened as a result of the feminist movement? 

It has produced family breakdown, dysfunctional families, sexual immorality, pornography, violence, juvenile crime, and poverty. 

It is because God commands that wives submit to their husbands, as part of God's design that men must tell their wives to submit to them. Too often, he simply cowers to his wife, out of fear of her. 

The existence of such fear by a man of his wife, especially in a Christian marriage, is truly disturbing. It is a sign of rebellion against God's authority by woman, and her manipulation of him which causes him to fear her. This is the spirit of jezebel.

This spirit of jezebel needs to be not only hated. It needs to be utterly hated, destroyed, eradicated and given no chance to take any place in marriage for a marriage to be pleasing to God.

To understand how much God hates the spirit of jezebel,  we must understand this passage:

And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.

 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?
 And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.
And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot.
And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king's daughter.
And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.
Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This is the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel:
And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.

(2 Kings 9:30-37).

That is how much God hates the spirit of jezebel. That is why you need to not only hate, but be filled with such hatred for the spirit of jezebel that you can show NO mercy or grace to the spirit of jezebel, whatsoever. Only when you are not capable of showing ANY mercy or grace to the spirit of jezebel can you be free from the bondage she give, and the heartache and pain and hindrance she poses to you in obeying God. You need to cultivate it in you. 

I have cultivated in me, as you can probably infer from my blog. That will truly liberate you from fear of the jezebel spirit, whether it manifests in fear of one's wife, fear of speaking out against manipulative wives, or fear of speaking out against the sins Jezebel seeks, such as abortion and adultery in women. 

For the jezebel spirit thrives on fear, specifically fear of losing something that one wants, be it sex, approval from others, or kind comments. Free yourself from her so that you can be obedient to God.

Be nothing by absolutely merciless and ruthless in shunning and eradicating the spirit of jezebel.


Friday, 12 May 2017

The Body as a Temple of God, and a Creation of God: the Lie of "Bodily Autonomy"

 Update: This edited version argues that physical coercion in marriage is not 'rape', but 'physical sexual abuse'. Both are equally wrong. The correction is one relating to proper use of terms.

The modern secular western culture believes in so-called 'bodily autonomy' as a fundamental truth. It dogmatically adheres to such a doctrine which permeates through almost all aspects of life in the west. 

The whole concept of 'bodily autonomy' is an anti-Christian doctrine, a doctrine of demons. It denies what the Bible says in Genesis 2:7:  And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. It is God who created man, and not man created God. 

God is a real being who exists and not a 'social construct' as humanists claim. From man, God created woman. So, woman, likewise is created by God (Genesis 2:21-23). Therefore, everything on earth, including the bodies God has given to each person, whether saved or unsaved, belong to God. 

In particular, the body of a follower of Christ is that which belongs to Christ. He or she has no 'bodily autonomy' whatsoever:

Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's

Therefore, a person, especially a follower of Christ, is not permitted by God to do as he wants with his body. It is sin to even believe in bodily autonomy for that itself denies the Sovereignty of God over one's body, and is therefore, rebellion against God.

What makes fornication, rape, and pornography sins is not because they take away "bodily autonomy" as the secularists argue in relation to rape and pornography. It is because they pervert God's design and purpose for sexual relations. 

The argument that pornography is wrong because it violates 'bodily autonomy' no longer holds when it is done consensually between people who want to commit such vile sins of their own volition. 

The argument that rape is wrong because it violates 'bodily autonomy' implies that where there is no positive affirmative consent, a person initiating the act of sex has committed 'rape'. This indeed is the argument behind the move to abolish the so-called 'marital rape immunity', for which the typical modern understanding, I argue, has been based on much misunderstanding, further perpetuated by the doctrine of 'bodily autonomy'.

What makes rape in the true sense what it is, is that it is a deviancy by which a man physically forces a woman to engage in sexual intercourse with him, from whom no conjugal obligations are owed to him. This is in contrast to marriage, where conjugal obligations are owed by the wife or her husband, and by the husband to his wife (1 Corinthians 7:3-4).

This is not in any way to deny that physical coercion to obtain sexual intercourse can occur in marriage,  nor to deny that rape is a evil sin. Rather, it is an argument as to what is the proper understanding of what is often called the 'marital rape immunity' and the rationales underlying it, for which the modern understanding, I argue is full of truths and half-truths.

It is is righteous to criticise an immunity for marital rape in the true sense of the term rape, although most who make such criticism, usually feminists, have an unrighteous evil and self-serving agenda behind it. Indeed, the feminist campaign was really seeking to undermine the doctrine of conjugal union and conjugal obligations, while promoting the false doctrine of 'bodily autonomy'.

The doctrine of 'bodily autonomy' has significant ramifications for how we understand sin, as the physical is connected to the spiritual. For example, drunkness and drug abuse have an effect on the spirit. That is why the Bible commands followers of Christ to glorify God in one's body, which is His (1 Corinthians 6:20). 

In particular, it has very significant implications for the sexual relations between husband and wife, which even within the modern Church in the west have become severely strained, owing to the infiltration of feminist doctrine into the modern Church in the west.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Sex and Sexuality are Created by God, Gender Roles are Determined by God, not Humankind.

The modern world, and in indeed the world as always has treated what it thinks to be good as what which it creates, and that which is bad as that which God creates.

The world treats sex and sexuality as that which it creates, and thinks itself entitled to determine how it should deals with sex and sexuality, rather as that which is created by God. This is especially the case with modern western secular society, which perverts literally everything, and in particular, everything relating to sex, sexuality and gender roles. 

In doing so, it thinks itself so "enlightened", but just deludes itself in thinking so. One needs to simply look at all the social and family problems in the modern west, to know there is something wrong with the way modern western society deals with sex, sexuality and gender roles.

Genesis 2:7- 25 tells us that God created Man, and made Woman as Man's help meet, and created sex:

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

It is clear that God made Woman as a help meet for Man (Genesis 2:18-23). It is also clear that a man shall leave his parents to meet his wife to become one flesh, not the woman who leaves her parents to meet her husband to become one flesh (Genesis 2:23-25), that is to be in conjugal union, that is, by the act of sex. The order in the wording of verse 24 is inspired, and by no accident. 

These are foundational truths that are neglected and very poorly understood in the modern Church. This has led to much confusion about how Christians should not only handle romantic relationships, but get into such relationships in the first place. It has also led to much confusion about not how to fulfill proper Biblical gender roles, but to understand them.

Many in the modern western Church are very influenced by modern secular culture, in all aspects, but especially in relation to gender roles. This, I believe is the combination of faulty understanding of Biblical gender roles, owing to a lack of a proper understanding by church pastors themselves, and propaganda from the culture, specifically feminist propaganda.

Sexuality is also intrinsically related to gender roles, as God has created male and female sexuality, each of which is to fulfill the roles given to man and woman.

These articles may come as a shock to many Christians, particularly the more conservative, frigid or prudish ones. However, if you really think about it, it is true that not only are husbands and wives obliged to engage in sexual intercourse with one another (1 Corinthians 7:3-5), but that God commands wives to ravish their husbands sexually (Proverbs 5:15-20):

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.
18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

This command is part of fulfilling the commandment of submission by wives to husbands:

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Marriage is not a contract like the world thinks where there are conditions for terminating the contract. It is the union of a man and his wife to become one flesh (Genesis 2:24). That is, marriage in the eyes of God necessarily requires sexual relations between husband and wife, for it is the consummation of the marriage. A 'marriage' without sexual relations is not marriage in His eyes. It is just a 'relationship'.

Marriage and sex must necessarily come together. Not only is sexual relations outside marriage a vile sin, but that the rejection of sexual relations within marriage is a sin. It violates the God-given order to sex and marriage. 

Modern society separates the two, which has led to perverse consequences, in going against God's design. It not only thinks that fornication and adultery is right. It despises sex within marriage which is at least as perverse as sexual immorality. It thinks that sex within marriage is wrong, evil or irrelevant because it is a 'chore'.

It is indeed an obligation, which is why the unsaved hate the idea of sex within marriage itself. They want nothing but self-centred freedom and 'bodily autonomy'. 

Feminism is largely responsible for the rise of sexual immorality. It is a cause of all social and family problems today. However, to be fair, it is not the only cause. There are other causes which facilitate feminism, such as materialism and liberalism, which are distinguishable from feminism.

Being influenced by the world on sex, sexuality and gender roles will lead to Hell. Do not follow the world on such matters, or any matter, for that matter. Instead, listen only to God, not the world. Reject the world's views on sex, sexuality and gender roles. For God is the One created sex and sexuality, and determines gender roles.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

The modern Church's Low View of Sex and Biblical Gender Roles

The Church for centuries has taught a low view of sex. Many early Church fathers held onto the view that sex within marriage was dirty. That may seem to us to be holy and righteous view, but it is actually to call what God says is pure, dirty:

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge (Hebrews 13:4).

 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

(1 Corinthians 7:3-5).

This blog will examine the theology of sexuality, sex and gender in the next series, as much confusion and false teaching has infiltrated the modern Church on these issues. 

The modern Church has become very influenced by the world in its thinking on these issues, for which God gives commandments about how we as Christians should think about and live in accordance to His Will on such issues.