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Whenever I read Pastor Wilson, I’m often reminded of Ephesians 5:11, “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”

That’s not a reflection on him, but rather on me. I am supposed to have nothing to do with the things that just rot my soul and leave me feeling sick to my stomach.

I should simply walk away and wash my hands of the whole mess, but here’s the deal. This stuff needs to be exposed! This is a false teaching. It is based on lies and misunderstandings, mistranslations of the Bible. It creates discord in marriage. It drives men and women away from faith. It does not reflect the nature of God. It separates people from Jesus. It contributes to the abuse of women. It actually prevents submission. It is not reflected in observable reality around us. It is unbiblical. It is a lie, a deception. It hurts people. It’s all wrong headed.

It’s a huge “nope.”

First off, there is no curse of Eve. God did not curse His children. He cursed the ground and He cursed the serpent. Second of all, when we accept Jesus Christ we become a new creature anyway. It is no longer I who live, but Christ within. If people are forever bound to an alleged curse to be found in the 3rd chapter of Genesis, than Jesus died in vain.

Jesus did not die in vain!

Wilson says, “It is a fallen world, and this is a distortion of what authority and submission would have looked like in an unfallen world. Nevertheless, this is how it is now, and it is this way because God has ordained it this way.”

Nope! That’s heresy or blasphemy or something. God did not ordain a dysfunctional system. We actually pray “His kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven” and NOT “this is just how it is now, God ordained misery and dysfunction for everyone.”

Nope!

There is no hierarchal system in the Bible either, no militaristic chain of command. God did not say, women must forever remain subordinate like a private in the army. In fact, the precise opposite! He actually said, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Wendy Aslup actually gives a pretty good run down on the whole nature of disordered desire and disordered scripture, here.

Did you know that it is only in very recent history that the Bible was actually edited and changed to reflect some of these new fangled anti woman views? True story! They were a reaction to cultural feminism. Rather then engage the culture and address the issues, a group of people, some of them women, got together and actually edited the Bible. Ye olde KJV says, “thy desire shall be to thy husband….” Some versions even say, “Your devotion will be toward your husband.” It isn’t until we get to the modern NLT we find, “you will desire to control your husband.” Or the new fangled ESV, “Your desire shall be contrary to your husband.”

The Bible NEVER said anything about women being contrary, controlling, or against their husbands until sometime in 1974. When I can’t trust someone to know the difference between “for” and “against,” and why it is such an important Biblical distinction to preserve, I really can’t trust them to know much of anything.

Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh…… In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. Indeed, no one ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church.…

Everything God says about women in the Bible, about His own daughters, just flies in the face of what Wilson is promoting, it just runs so contrary to what he is trying to advocate.

I have yet to meet a single woman that has ran into some man engaged in healthy and responsible authority and just wanted to usurp it. That is absolute rubbish. You can be in a room full of rabid feminists and the lights go out and it will be the lone man in the room who goes down to check the fuses. Not once, not ever have I seen a woman go, you know what? That guy just takes too much responsibility. Let’s go usurp all his authority.

That is just so dumb I’m not even going to wrap it up in a fancy metaphor.

There are four young girls I know of right now, currently raging, so, so angry at being abused, lied to, betrayed by so called religious people, that they now hate Jesus, hate anything “Christian” with a passion. And I don’t blame them, I totally get it! God gave them their righteous anger for a reason. He hardwired them to recoil when they encounter evil. They have encountered some really vile evil and it just breaks my heart knowing that when and if they ever look to pastors they are likely to encounter someone like Wilson who teaches unsound rubbish and denies abuse.

I do declare however, someday I will see each one of those girls comforted, forgiven, healed, and in the arms of their Father who has never stopped loving them, not once. It’s a done deal, a promise, because that is the God I know.

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