As many of you are aware, my blog and my firm stance on traditional gender roles have come under fire, from stingy men who baulk at the idea of having to financially provide for their wives and families, and from women who recoil in horror at the thought of obeying and submitting to their husbands.
This is so sad to see because these people claim to be Christians and Catholic, yet they blatantly refuse to obey God’s commandments.
They even claim to be trads, but are nothing of the sort.
They are hypocrites, vipers and modern-day Pharisees, preaching tolerant Christianity and telling people what they want to hear, even if it sends their souls to Hell….all in the name of garnering admiration, popularity and a high number of followers.
By their fruits, you shall know them and anyone who finds excuses not to obey God’s commandments or redefines and twists Scripture is diabolical and definitely not of God.
Here is an example.
Some of the trolls that I mentioned above follow me on Tumblr and viciously attacked me, calling me a fundamental, rad trad etc for simply obeying God’s Word.
I instantly recognised the diabolical spirit of the devil influencing them and promptly stopped following them.
However, the way Tumblr is designed, if someone I am following shares their stuff, it sometimes comes up on my timeline, just like this abomination that I saw today.
Ah, the good ole’ debate of Ephesians 5; specifically Ephesians 5: 22.
It is terrible that there are people online giving inadequate, erroneous and downright dangerous advice, and even though the responders to the anonymous above are young, it is still not an excuse because there are several young Catholics and Christians out there with a great deal of maturity.
What the 1st responder (tradfems) should have actually said is that the Bible specifically says WIVES are to submit to and obey, not just any man, but their HUSBANDS and generally any man with rightful headship over them, such as their fathers or their priests, as long as what they demand is not contrary to God’s Word.
She should have also stressed the second part of this instruction that men are to love their wives as Christ loves the Church. A man who does not love his wife or who abuses and mistreats her loses the privilege of her submission and obedience.
The anonymous who asked the question sounds like a feminist or someone conditioned with feminist ideology and the idea of deferring to any man is clearly horrifying to her.
She already has a major prejudice against ALL MEN and is using her hatred of men as an excuse to be an atheist.
Note that she said she was a Christian until she came across a hard saying and then she quit being a Christian.
When Christ told us to carry our cross and follow Him, He was not telling us that being a Christian would be a bed of roses. He was telling us that it would be difficult, but worth it all
First of all, you are no Christian if you find it hard to obey Christ’s commandments. It’s like saying “I was once a bus driver until someone told me that I had to drive a bus, so I quit”
Second of all, you are no Christian if you take instructions from people rather than from God. If she was truly a Christian, she would have known that what the person told her is Biblical and in the Bible. She knows nothing of the Bible or of Christianity.
Or perhaps she DOES know the Bible teaching on this and she chose to ignore it until someone actually had the nerve, the effrontery, the unmitigated gall to echo what the Bible said, pricking at her own conscience, and that was her open door to abandon Christ.
She simply wants a convenient, pick-and-choose religion that suits her lifestyle. She wants to be her own god.
Christianity is not Burger King! You can’t have it your way.
She sounds like someone who expects life to be plain sailing all the way. She’ll quit her marriage if things get difficult; she’ll quit her job, if things get a little demanding. Such maturity (!)
However, what really appalled me is the response given by patron-saint-of-smart-asses: “We are to submit to men and they are to submit to us…” What??! Like, what??!!
What kind of nonsensical, straight-up erroneous drivel is this?! Men submit to God, NOT women. Period!
The Bible does tell women to obey and submit to their husbands, but also that husbands are to love their wives as Christ loves the Church – a sacrificial love, a providing love, a protective love.
This is the natural order that God instituted for the family.
The husband leading and loving his wife and family, while submitting to God, and the wife obeying, nurturing and caring for her husband, while in submission to him and God, AND the children obeying and submitting to their parents and God.
Redefining and sugar-coating the gospel to for mass appeal is devious, diabolical, dangerous and demonic.
For every soul that you lead astray through lies and deceptions, you will answer to God. You’d be better off keeping your mouth shut.
This cognitive dissonance as displayed by the above responders is exactly what happens when you as a Catholic also claim to be a feminist. Feminism is in direct contradiction to Catholicism and Biblical living. The two ideologies simply cannot be resolved, and you will end up looking and sounding distorted, confused and fragmented.
These two responders, toying with the eternal damnation of their own souls for the sake of popularity, should seriously go read Matthew 18:6 and Luke 17:2. because they do not seem to know anything whatsoever about the Bible either.
Unlike the two Miss-Universe-wannabe above, I do not sugarcoat anything that I say.
My goal is not about amassing a huge amount of followers or gaining popularity.
My goal is to enrich your earthly life and get you to Heaven!
I am firm, but it is all done entirely with love for you.
My articles will stimulate discussion and yes, they would prick the heart.
This is a good thing! This does not mean that you are being judged or that you are a terrible person, but rather, a sign that God is speaking directly to you and He wants you to change something in your life.
I pray every day, asking God that through my articles and my ministry, the Holy Spirit will prick hearts of people, showing them the areas of their lives that they can change or improve upon in order to reap the fullness of God’s blessings.
Being called Radical, fundamental or a Rad Trad, especially in this modern-day liberal society, is not an insult to me. It is actually a badge of honour for me and THIS is why.
The real question is: when the Holy Spirit comes a-knocking, would you listen?
Or would you rather ignore Him and harden your heart?
Beware of hardening your heart. Do not test the patience of our Lord.
Submit to God’s authority through His Word.
Read Jeremiah 16:12, Matthew 13:15, Romans 2:5, and Mark 4:16-17.
Now, with regards to the topic of Women, Submission and Obedience.
The Bible NEVER said women are to submit and obey men. In fact, read the entire passage of Ephesians 5:22-30 and then come back to this article.
As you can see, the Bible tells wives (not simply women), to obey and submit to their husbands.
What man-haters and feminists like to leave out is that the Bible, in verses 25-30, also tells husbands to love their wives, as Christ loves the Church.
The submission and obedience that God requires of us is not servitude or slavery.
We are to submit and obey to the right man, our husbands, a God-fearing man, as long as it is not in contrary to God’s Word.
A God-fearing man who obeys the Bible and who loves his wife as his own body and as Christ loves the Church, has rightful headship over his wife and has earned her submission and obedience.
This is who, as wives, that you are to obey and submit to.
A man who is ungodly, disobedient to God, and abusive to his wife and family loses his authority and headship over her, does not get the privilege of submission or obedience.
For these above reasons, I stress the importance of marrying the right guy.
You cannot marry right if you keep dating wrong.
When you marry the right man, who joyfully provides for you and lovingly protects you, submission and obedience become, not a burden, but a joy that you readily offer to him.
Women naturally obey and submit to a man who has it together, who leads, protects and provides for her, in complete love.
Today’s women, thanks to feminism, have been abandoned and hurt by men, so naturally, they are scared at the idea of submission and obedience.
In order to survive, they are forced to toughen up and become aggressive; in essence, to be like men.
However, becoming like men does not make them want to love or nurture us. It makes them see us like other men, like competition and so they will respond to us accordingly.
People, unless they are psychopaths and sadists, naturally desire to protect and care for something that is soft , tender and vulnerable.
Embracing your femininity, staying tender, remaining sweet and not prickly inspires the right man to protect and provide for you and for such a man, your natural instinct of submission and obedience will kick in.
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Holy Family, make our families one with you.
Mary, model of femininity, pray for us
ad Jesum per Mariam