I really don’t like going into all the things that is wrong with the world, but I do know what I find disturbing must be spoken of. There is an idea that man and woman can not inhabit a room without wanting to sleep with each other.
Even in the church where people are always claiming to want to help one another have developed phobias to the point in which if a man is alone in the room with a woman and they are having a private discussion then something, “inappropriate may happen.”
Now in the world of secular minded individuals who have no use for God and discretion, I can understand the hesitation. I clarify this by asking,
“When we claim to have witnessed the indwelling of the holy spirit in a man, when we claim to believe in the saving grace of Jesus, why would we profane the spirit of a man or that woman by believing any private affairs witnessed outside of a group setting is temptation for the devil?”
Why would we commit the same sins of the Sanhedrin that spoke against Jesus for ministering to the women. He met the Samaritan woman by the well. We can surmise that there were people around, though I am of the firm opinion that despite a crowd the message would have been sent and he would have been found speaking to women as a man, and his purposes on the earth would have been fulfilled.
Point is if the MEN of GOD are to be about the fathers business, I am of the formed opinion that I will not be made to quench my spirit or bite my tongue because the one God has me to minister or speak with is a woman, a woman whom happens to be single and could be seen as vulnerable to kindness. Especially if what I can say can help her and keep her in the faith. I have found very few women to be doing it. They are too busy trying to see her married, and ridiculing men for there behavior in public. I have seen very few speaking to the woman’s soul which desires knowledge beyond the flesh. Men are made to say, “Sorry sister in Christ, I am a man and we can not be seen alone together for the sake of propriety, lest we offend those watching us meet me on Sunday, where all can see us play and converse and in the seeing of it, they can no longer accuse us of sin behind our backs.”
There is this idea that men and women and even if there married; men being the weaker sex and fall into sin more readily than the women, should be always separated. I have found that free will and choice will be among man until the end of days. Man chooses to fall into sin. His reason works against him, he is betrayed, the devil makes a fool of him. These things happen and I will not allow the devil to win the battle of my soul by allowing me to believe I am not allowed to stroll in the afternoon in the woods alone with a woman in the presence of God upon my choosing in friendship. If our world has become so stoic then take me to heaven where I am free to roam.
Your time in prison has made this discussion important to you because you have been away from women too long.
Have you been there? What do you know of it? I tell you there were more women to choose for a bed partner, willing to dive into sin at the drop of a hat, then you will find on any street corner or shopping mall.
I never touched a one, and neither shied away from them either. Gave them the words of God as he would let me and retaining the telling of this story for this moment.
In the defense of my sex and the motivations of my desire to keep the interactions between man and woman civil. In prison the women are made to be guards, given strict orders to not fraternize with men. Does it happen, yes. Do they get married? 95% of the time when the man finishes his time, that guard is there to pick him up at the gates, (Not his family). They no longer live in sin and it was due to that meeting, the same for inmate and state parole officers.
They meet and he strives for freedom and the comfort that comes in the arms of a woman, the very same woman that saw him to be no better than a dog in heat, when they first met.
I never needed it, never wanted it.
There were women on those highways I walked for years at a time, women in those woods I inhabited years at a time. The solider who is made to live on foreign soil for years at a time away from home is surrounded by women at some point and his fidelity is not in question and if it is never is the idea posed it was because he was away from women for far too long and that is why he desires the company of them. It is too broad of a stroke of the brush for the complexities that goes into the beauty that is in the relation between man and woman. It is a beauty that I feel needs to be encouraged, not quenched with the same totalitarian fingers of the Chinese government that believe monitoring the number of children born is easiest when the sexes are separated, in the work place; which is the direction of our American homeland and public sector and pews. It disgusts me; I am not Catholic, I do not hold onto profane and vain ideas of piety, in which, through the fear and separation of the sexes, God will see me as holy and in order to keep my purity I must marry and never been seen in the presence of any other woman again.
What if your wife is alone with a man?; I pray she has enough holy spirit in her to respect her husband. That is a serious question?? Huh?
Then none of you are ready to witness on the mission field for GOD, none of you are ready to win souls for Jesus and need to become priests for the papacy, whom we all know to be a false prophet.
The Muslim faith teaches if a man touches the finger of a woman in passing she is his to claim.
Christians are not Muslim and should not be made to fear being in the presence of our sisters of the faith and those of no faith lest we fall into temptation, especially if we believe in Salvation.
I quote President Trump when they asked him about his views on managing this war on terrorism and the imposition upon American freedoms. I quote Trump when that asked him about civil rights and the rights of women, his views on abortion, his views on the public sector; in our search for reasonable interaction between man and woman in regards to sin where does it end?
Our news is riddled with the character assignations of fathers and brothers and nephews and uncles, the devil is succeeding in destroying families before our very eyes and the only suggestion is keep the sexes separated because in the bible we read men and women had no interactions lest they were married. The bible speaks of no fornication and abstaining from the appearance of evil, never does it speak of men and women having no interaction what so ever. This battle was lost on man in the development of the church and the giving of marriage; to look upon a woman in lust is sin-not in the speaking with her or visa versa.
Chivalry given to a woman is sin? The man who aids his sister in Christ has designs beyond communal service?
If you answered yes, to the following questions.
Then it is true man is a slave to sin and Jesus died on the cross for nothing and we should go back to being called Jews for their is no indwelling of the Holy Spirit, none are righteous, no not one. It is true we are hurting people, to remain wallowing in our deceit and distrust for one another and wives whatever seeds of trust your pastor planted for you in the building up of your husbands is a lie and every time he leaves your home and is in the presence of another woman, expect him to fall into sin; Satisfying his flesh, use the woman as a prostitute and to continue to use you, for that is the marriage you’ve been asked to sign up for. GOD forbid:
Do you know where this mind set stems form?
A lack in faith in the Redemptive power of Jesus Christ and the complete ignoring of the words Salvation.
It comes from a need to diminish salvation in the hearts of man and allowing secular thoughts to invade your Christian mind: The mind in which the foundation of our reason is built: man can not condemn you once you understand Salvation and carry that cross for yourself.
I’ve been pressured countless of times as to why I felt the need to be around a woman, in the presence of women? What am I doing with those children, why are you feeding the poor and eating with them? why, why, why, Did you have thoughts of sleeping with her? With her children?
I’ve been accused of being of a reprobate mind ever since I was old enough to walk with my back straight. I’ve been accused of being of low self-esteem and that is why I’ve always been doing for people.
I am riddled with guilt about my son and daughter and the women in my life that never wanted to marry.
All wrong and have nothing to do with my testimony of the saving power of Jesus Christ:
Present thoughts from your Advent Voice