My Final Word For The Day

There is no place, no place at all, for the demanding of “authority and submission” in Christian or any other sexual behavior, or any behavior at all.  Submission in the Bible is given mutually from strength; it is not a commanded-and-obeyed behavior.  The man or woman who says there is room for such sexual “authority and submission” is guilty of inculcating the worst of all human behaviors in developing males, nurturing gender divisions in their most benign and most malignant forms, and reaping a stinking harvest of shame that, nonetheless, is minimal compared to the shame and despair of women who have experienced a “penetrating, conquering, colonizing” (Wilson’s words) example of sexual behavior that made her the prey to a predator consciously or not influenced by patriarchy.

Those who promote a definitive, unbending male-authority/female-submission view of Biblical sex are “shepherds who feed only themselves.  They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted — twice dead.  They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.”  (Jude 12b — 13).

Further, I believe that Wilson and any man who refuses to acknowledge the harm his words cause falls under the definition in 2 Peter 2 of a “false teacher”:

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you . . . Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.  In their greed, these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories.  THEIR CONDEMNATION HAS LONG BEEN HANGING OVER THEM, AND THEIR DESTRUCTION HAS NOT BEEN SLEEPING.”  

I don’t write these words lightly.  I write them to beg that Douglas Wilson and his followers plead forgiveness for their sins and exercise unrestrained repentance in their ministries from this day forward.

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