THE TEMPTATION OF EVE,
AND THE DECEPTION
OF THE NATIONS
THE CORRUPTION OF AMERICA/
THE CORRUPTION OF THE KINGDOM
What then is necessary to change our nation, to deliver it? In 1976, the 200th anniversary of the United States, the church had a big emphasis on the message of 2 Chronicles 7:14, which reads:
“If my people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
That was almost thirty years ago. How much more has immorality increased in those years? The changes have been staggering! Our nation is in a moral free fall, and obviously no one’s prayers at that time did anything to stop it. True resolve for this forgiveness and healing should cause us to ask the sober question – Why weren’t they effective? Based on what we are now seeing, the answer is evident.
We may have offered some prayers then, even conducted some prayer vigils. We may have even cried out to Yahweh in tears. But that was not enough. This passage does not say to just pray, but to repent from our wicked ways; and clearly, what is needed is for the church to repent of the seeds of rebellion it sowed in 1848 through the Quakers and others, to repent of the woman seeking to take the place of the man, to repent of the woman entering the man’s workplace and seeking to be equal with him, to repent of the woman ever leaving the home, to repent of the woman wearing his clothes and cutting her hair like his, to repent of the woman wearing immodest clothing and painting her face like a Jezebel who painted hers and fell to her death, to repent of the woman praying or prophesying without her head covered, to repent of the woman exercising authority or teaching in the church, to repent of the woman seeking to be materially and even legally equal with the man (which has never been the ways of Yahweh), to repent of the woman seeking to take over the leadership of the home, to wear the pants in the family, and even to repent of the woman ever sowing that ill and wholly destructive seed of Women’s Suffrage, and to stop voting.
In all of these, repentance is essential, and repentance means change, and change means to cease doing these things and to do what is right. Until this depth and breadth of true repentance takes place in the church, correcting the problem all the way back to the source, there is no reason for Yahweh to hear from heaven and heal our land, for truly we have not repented of the sin that has brought about this destruction in the first place.
To restate one of the points made above, Yahweh has never set forth a governmental order like America has brought forth by altering its original constitution and making the woman politically and socially equal to the man. The argument of the women suffragists on the surface sounds compelling. They took President Wilson’s words from his war message on April 2, 1917, and applied them to themselves – “the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their government.” But the fact is, the Creator never set forth as His ways or His government or His instructions this order for the woman. What is right and correct for one, is not necessarily right and correct for another. In fact, Women’s Suffrage is clearly completely opposite of His instructions, and the wise and discerning will embrace His instruction instead.
When you look at the militant tactics of the Suffrage Movement, you soon realize that the reason they succeeded was as it is written in Proverbs 27:15-16 – “A constant dripping on a day of steady rain and a contentious woman are alike; he who would restrain her restrains the wind, and grasps oil with his right hand.” These contentious suffragists with their militant tactics simply wore down the elected officials who were keepers of what was right concerning the established ways and order of Yahweh and this nation. And when a woman votes today, this is the heritage in which she participates.
America is indeed now violating the ways of Yahweh. America is the fulfillment of the kingdom of heaven at the nations level, and is obligated to have the same government and standards of the church (not the church we see so decadently exhibited today). And what is that government regarding the woman? Let us examine the Scriptures and see. We will list here what the Scriptures instruct regarding the woman by simply quoting them.
But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is he head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:3).
Let the women keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but let them subject themselves, just as the Law also says. And if they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church (1 Corinthians 14:34-35).
Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He himself being the Savior of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything (Ephesians 5:22-24).
Let a woman quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being quite deceived, fell into transgression. But women shall be saved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self restraint (1 Timothy 2:11-15).
Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips, not enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be dishonored (Titus 2:3-5).
In the same way (as when submitting to human institutions and servants to masters), you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior. Accordingly, let it be not the external braiding of hair and putting on gold or putting on garments of the world; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands. Thus Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear (1 Peter 3:1-6).
Since the woman is to remain silent and not exercise authority over the man, then what right does she have to exercise the authority to either place a man in office or remove him from office? The idea of women exercising authority in government, wherein Satan has caused America to sin, had been foreign to all ancient governments before that time. Up to World War I, the idea of equal rights for women was an anomaly to civilization, and had been totally out of the norm of society, and most certainly contrary to the Scriptures; yet we have come to regard it as entirely right. It is not right, and has been Satan’s way of corrupting this nation and even the world, fulfilling Revelation 20:7-10 at the nations level, and causing it to sin and for this land to be cursed with all manner of evils such as we have addressed here, all culminating in the attesting explosion of homosexuality.
But homosexuality is not the root, but only the fruit of the actions of this nation, of the church, that have both gone the way of “ungodliness and unrighteousness.” To blame or fight against the homosexual is to be like an overweight person who blames the fat for their obesity, and does nothing to contain their sin of gluttony. It is like trying to keep all the grass burr stickers picked off the plants in your yard, while leaving the prolific plant still intact and growing. Sin is a cause and effect; homosexuality is the effect. One does not solve the problem of homosexuality, or even abortion, by attacking the fruit. But rather, one must deal with the problem by addressing the root; and Yahweh is now giving us eyes to see that the root of homosexuality is the sin of the woman desiring to be equal with the man.
Therefore, one can be most certain – a radical repentance that strikes at the root cause of the problems in this nation and in the church, is the only thing that will stop the continuing moral destruction and cause Yahweh to forgive our sins and heal our land! The problem with our repentance thus far, is that it has never ever been enough; it has never dealt with the source, the root, of the problem of Satan deceiving the woman and causing her to sin.
Continue to page 6 of The Temptation of Eve, … for CONFUSION OF THE SEXES