Until yesterday morning, I’m not sure I would have connected the terms ‘Marxist’ and ‘Feminism,’ but I’ll never make that mistake again!!
Thanks to a GREAT recommendation by The Transformed Wife, I heard Eric Conn’s Hard Men Podcast titled ‘Against Complementarianism.’ This may be the best investment of 39 minutes I have made in the last year!
Eric had my attention from the very beginning when he mentioned, negatively, John Piper and Wayne Grudem’s Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, A Response to Evangelical Feminism. I began reading the book a year or two ago as part of my study of Biblical manhood, but I never could quite connect with their position. Something was inherently wrong, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.
This blog as well as previous article published on natsab.com has intentionally explored the foundation of Biblical culture and society as a means of understanding what it takes to restore kol Israel. That foundation is man and his family. Essentially, man must be doing what God created him to do and lead his woman in what God created her to do. Together, with him leading, they are to build a family, the basic building block of culture and society. Fruitfulness and dominion begin at home, but extend outward through the warrior head and his base.
Church has largely paid lip service to this truth with the best voices coming, not from the pulpit, but from the wilderness… voices like The Transformed Wife, the #tradwife movement, and blogs/podcasts such as Eric Conn. But, I digress.
Not until I heard Eric expose Piper and Grudem’s position of ‘complementarianism’ as simply soft feminism, did I understand why their book was so unpalatable. He demonstrated that Piper and Grudem held man responsible, but withheld his authority in all areas beyond the pulpit and the home. But, Eric went a step further. He demonstrated that feminism is a tool of Marxism!!
BOOM! I was wide awake.
The enemy of our souls is a wily one, and this was a camel nose under the tent that I had not recognized! At least not in this definition or terminology.
Some time back, I posted James Wesley Stivers’ article, Feminism, Witchcraft and Monogamy. Eric’s podcast was a confirming voice from a different angle! Feminism, as an unbiblical lie from the enemy, is Marxist! Wow!! I had never considered this angle, but it immediately rings true in its overturning of authority structures and attempt at equalizing everything, contrary to God ordained roles and responsibilities. (A simple search for ‘Marxist feminism’ turns up a whole slew of links revealing the intentional marrying/connection of the two concepts!)
I will definitely be listening to this podcast again to glean more insight on the Marxist angle, the very ugly underbelly of the so called ‘evangelical egalitarian movement.’ Further, I am looking forward to his follow up podcasts as he promised this was only an introduction.
The second part of Conn’s podcast that I really appreciated was his calling out of the plethora of weak men in the Church and in culture. His blog goes even further, if you dare breathe the rare air of real masculinity.
He articulates many things I have been trying to say with regard to patriarchy and the need for real men to stand up in the messianic and Hebrew roots movement. Kol Israel will not be restored on the shoulders of men more concerned with public relations, offending one sector or another, or raising the ire of women. It just won’t. Political correctness, even dressed on Torah, is repugnant to the Living Elohim! The authors of 113Restoration have said it hundreds of times in hundreds of ways, “Biblical Patriarchy must be restored.” It begins with MEN!
No restored patriarchy = no restored house of Jacob.
There will be no feminism, egalitarianism, or even complementarianism. There will be righteous men leading families that coalesce into clans and tribes! No soy latte sipping, skinny jeans wearing, overgrown boys, nor weak and whiny women.
I am looking forward to hearing Conn develop his thoughts on ‘warrior women’ who fight for their families and support their patriarchal head! This takes spine, heart, strength beyond muscles, and righteous zeal! While Conn is not Messianic or Hebrew roots, he understands that taking a Kingdom requires warriors!
Stand up! Awake from your slumber!
Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones.
2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King.
3 Let them praise His name with dancing;
Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre.
4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.
5 Let the godly ones exult in glory;
Let them sing for joy on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
7 To execute vengeance on the nations
And punishment on the peoples,
8 To bind their kings with chains
And their nobles with fetters of iron,
9 To execute on them the judgment written;
This is an honor for all His godly ones.
Praise the Lord!
Weak men and feminists need not apply….