Waneta Dawn's review of Woman this is War! Gender, Slavery & the Evangelical Caste System ~by Jocelyn Andersen www.womanthisiswar.com
If you think Jocelyn Andersen’s title of her new book is inflammatory, and loaded with gender-bias, please note that she is quoting the attitude of John MacArthur in his introduction to “The Fulfilled Family,” “Gentlemen, don’t even think about marriage until you have mastered the art of warfare.”
Andersen shares with us the horrific pattern she discovered in her research—a pattern of war against women—especially in Christian churches. Although disagreements abound between denominations, the attitude toward women is very similar in nearly all of them. Even some women join in the war against women. Although similar to the cold war against the USSR, with propaganda and innuendo being the key tools, it is also a war that has been and is being waged from many pulpits. Scripture has been twisted, mistranslated, and misinterpreted, and the twists, mistranslations, and misinterpretations repeated until a large majority of Christians believe the human changes to scripture ARE scripture, and insist that to deviate from the misinformation they have been taught is to rebel against God.
Both those who fought for the decent treatment of women and the fight itself, now called feminism, have been maligned and misrepresented from pulpits and from Bible college teachers, even by women who themselves are the recipients and users of those rights that other women have suffered and fought to obtain for women all over the world.
Jocelyn Andersen shows what tactics are used to wage the war against women, and the final goal those waging the war are aiming to achieve.
She points out how the war against women has gained ground with certain doctrinal heresies that are used to convince women themselves that God has mandated women are to be vanquished by men. Indeed, similar doctrines were used in times past to convince slaves that God had mandated they were forever to be slaves.
Contrary to the claims of popular Christian writers, teachers and pastors, that the women who fought for the rights of women were self-centered, bored and rebelling against God, Andersen shares the truth, including excerpts from the biblically-based writings of the Christian women who fought to stop the mistreatment of their fellow human beings.
Andersen’s arguments are carefully researched, sound, biblically based, and invite the reader to reconsider whatever conclusions he or she has previously drawn. The reader is likely to discover she has been holding onto unsound doctrine, or even doctrine that opposes itself. Woman this is War! makes straight paths out of those that were crooked and offers the liberty Paul speaks of in Galatians to women as well as to men.
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 “Stand fast therefore, in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
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