Two or three evenings ago, my eldest son read some information to me regarding the growing global fertility crisis. He is working on his Masters level degree as a Nurse Practitioner and is immersed in all things health related, so his interest being peaked by a report on fertility rates crashing was no surprise.
We had an excellent discussion about the relationship between the fertility rate and the rate at which women embrace the God-ordained role of bearing children and caring for the home instead of pursuing education and careers. I further explained that reversing this and walking according to Scripture in the whole area of patriarchy, family structure and marriage is imperative for the restoration of kol Israel. (Did I mention this blog has a whole series on the subject?)
Recently, I’ve been keeping an eye on Biblical Gender Roles blog watching for a particular promised article on another subject. Tonight, when checking, he had this article up that captured and built on the conversation I had with my son. I just had to share!
Understand, the interrelated topics of patriarchy, gender roles, marriage, restoration of Israel, etc are not just Biblically ‘good ideas.’ These are a MUST for this generation to grapple with, absorb and walk out. We do not have any other option and we cannot leave it to the next generation. The train has already left the rails and civilization is in freefall. The people of Yah must take a hard turn toward obedience and full submission to Scripture and walk it out if there will even be a remnant left. Cowardice, worrying about what others will think and stiff necks are not an option. I cannot stress this enough… (…resisting the urge to bold and large font the whole paragraph!!)
I’ll get off the soapbox before I really get charged up!! Here is the article that you must read: