Because Christianity is bigger than Biblical manhood or Biblical womanhood (Blog of Retha Faurie)

“Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all your own children, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever you as father commanded them (or your husband if you are a mother)” – LaCigol

Some Americans claim the way to win the culture war for Christ, is by Christians outbreeding non-Christians. It sound so logical, but God instructs this:

Eph 6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

To try to win the culture war by having more babies, is an awfully fleshy way of fighting a “war for the Lord.” In fact, there is probably no more fleshy way in which people ever claimed they are fighting a war to win their world for God.

And even without trying to teach anyone deep spiritual principles, it cannot work. Because you win none of the actual people who are already in the world for Christ by making new ones and winning them for Christ. A mother with 6+ kids to home school hardly has time to reach anyone else for Christ. A father with 6+ kids to support from his business will also often too pooped to reach anyone else for Jesus.

Christianity calls us into all the world to make disciples of the people who are already there. These people need Christ.

It does not command us to have lots of children, and then focus all our energy on only them, making sure they are Christians like us. Our focus should not be as small as our own households, when Jesus wants his disciples to care about the whole world! (One of the most anti-biblical aspects of so-called Biblical womanhood is how it discourages women from having a Godly passion for the world, and try to shrink the Christian women’s sphere to only their own homes instead.)

The church needs a passion for evangelism, not bigger families.

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Comments on: "How (not) to win the culture war for Christ" (2)

  1. True. And convicting.

    Like

  2. KR Wordgazer said:

    Thank you for this. More voices need to be speaking out on this issue.

    Like

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