Take a look at this Facebook post that popped up on a friends feed. Read it carefully!
This is one of the best posts I’ve read about women. Please read!
WOMAN. . . . . . . . .
When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day…….
An angel came by and asked.” Why spend so much time on her?”
The lord answered. “Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her?”
She must function on all kinds of situations,
She must be able to embrace several kids at the same time,
Have a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart,
She must do all this with only two hands,”She cures herself when sick and can work 18 hours a day”
THE ANGEL was impressed “Just two hands…..impossible!
And this is the standard model?”
The Angel came closer and touched the woman
“But you have made her so soft, Lord”.
“She is soft”, said the Lord,
“But I have made her strong. You can’t imagine what she can endure and overcome.”
“Can she think?” The Angel asked…
The Lord answered. “Not only can she think, she can reason and negotiate.”
The Angel touched her cheeks….
“Lord, it seems this creation is leaking! You have put too many burdens on her”
“She is not leaking…it is a tear” The Lord corrected the Angel…
“What’s it for?” Asked the Angel….. .
The Lord said. “Tears are her way of expressing her grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride.”…
This made a big impression on the Angel,
“Lord, you are a genius. You thought of everything.
A woman is indeed marvellous”
Lord said.”Indeed she is.
She has strength that amazes a man.
She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens.
She holds happiness, love and opinions.
She smiles when she feels like screaming.
She sings when she feels like crying, cries when happy and laughs when afraid.
She fights for what she believes in.
Her love is unconditional.
Her heart is broken when a next-of-kin or a friend dies but she finds strength to get on with life”
The Angel asked: “So she is a perfect being?”
The lord replied: “No. She has just one drawback
She often forgets what she is worth.”
Are you done? Good.
This post is about as close to heretical and blasphemous as I could possibly imagine! First off we have a completely unbiblical account of the creation of woman. The bible VERY clear on WHEN and HOW woman was created, and it is nothing at all like what is in this silly tale!
Secondly we have the absolute GLORIFICATION of women! The author of this post cant even get THAT right:
“She has strength that amazes a man.”
No, she has attitude that confounds a man.
“She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens.”
She panics when the smallest thing goes wrong.
“She holds happiness, love and opinions”
She is rarely happy and holds her opinion to be fact.
“She smiles when she feels like screaming”
She will often scream like a child when things don’t go her way
“She sings when she feels like crying, cries when happy and laughs when afraid.”
She cries for no reason, laughs for no reason and generally acts like a lunatic.
“She fights for what she believes in.”
She fights to ensure she gets her way, and follows the crowd in almost everything.
“Her love is unconditional.”
Her love is unconditional for HER CHILDREN. For her husband, however, her love comes with a tangled mess of strings and expectations.
“Her heart is broken when a next-of-kin or a friend dies but she finds strength to get on with life”
Her heart ‘breaks’ when things don’t go as she planned or she doesn’t get her way.
“So she is a perfect being?”
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? IS THIS EVEN SERIOUS?
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
“No. She has just one drawback, She often forgets what she is worth.”
Well stop the presses! Apparently God royally messed up by sending his one and only son to die on the cross when all he had to do was make sure the women HAD MORE SELF-ESTEEM!
Some of the responses to the post were ridiculous:
“I couldn’t agree more. More self worth is needed.”
“What a beautiful post. Resonated with me as I’m sure many of we. We often forget what we are worth.”
“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”
I read recently on the blog BiblicalGenderRoles a post on “How to Help Women Learn Their Place”. Its a good post, full of biblically sound recommendations on how a Christian woman can be pleasing to both God and her husband, but how, HOW on earth are we to expect young Christian women to learn those things that are written in scripture if GROWN, ADULT Christian women are learning this tripe instead?
“the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— 4 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.“
If the older women are fools, what hope do the younger women have?
And last but not least:
“For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;”
It appears Christian women are fooling around with some very dangerous things. I myself was tempted to post in response, but responding to this type of thing in the setting of Facebook will do absolutely nothing. The American church is failing…..