Is there any difference between Christian and Non-Christian women? Read on for the dispiriting answer.
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Readership: Christian Men; Christian Men who are in, or who hope to be in, a relationship with a Christian Woman;
In the previous post, Why do Christian women have the reputation of being whores? (2019 February 23), it was concluded that,
If a man opts for a Christian girlfriend or wife, she’s only better in the sense that she won’t be as depraved and manipulative as the Femme Fatale in Case Study 4. But whether or not she will take the effort to be obedient to the Word is entirely up to her, and whether she is one of those 10% [of true believers within the church].
In the comments, Snapper adds,
This is an absolute truth that every married Christian man or Christian man hoping to get married should understand. Many Christian women are only “not as bad as the non-Christian ones” and that is their goal, to be “not as bad as”. This, however, does not actually mean they AREN’T as bad as non-Christian women, and will often be just as bad when given the chance. Just as in a man’s walk with Christ, it must be a conscious effort to be obedient to the word of God and not just “not worldly”. One can be someone who is not actively partaking in the sins of the world while still not actively seeking to be obedient to Christ. The ages old axiom, “Good people go to hell every day”, comes to mind regarding this.
There are no functional differences between Christian women and secular women. Christian women are (or at least can be) as depraved, sexually damaged, and morally compromised, as a non-Christian woman can be. She might be a Christian, but she’s still a woman, and All Women Are Like That, including Christian women.
Coincidentally, I was thinking about this same issue while in church today, after being “inspired” by seeing a “Christian” woman who shows up to church, week after week, month after month, year after year, wearing inappropriate clothing. That requires a callous heart, a lack of introspection and examination, a lack of being discipled, and a complete disregard for what scripture says.
I had to ask myself, what difference does knowing Christ make in this woman, or by extension, any other woman regularly attending churches in the West?
How does Christ make this woman sitting in the pew in front of me, wearing a shoulder-less dress and going bra-less, any different from a streetwalker?
I reasoned that both groups of women are prone to a sin nature. A Christian woman should be aware of that, and should constantly fight against her sin nature. Yet, there are non-Christian women who do the same, although not within a religious context or moral framework.
There is a level of depravity, however, that not only reveals a lack of sanctification, but also a rebellious life. But this same rebellion is commonly evidenced within the most conservative Churches, in fact, especially so. It seems to be a hallmark of the Christian experience.
The hymns ended, and the Pastor started speaking, and yet I still could not think of an answer. I felt embarrassed to realize that there is no practical difference between Christian women, and non-believers. I also felt a little angry, because it seemed like Christ’s sacrifice hasn’t made any appreciable difference.
Should Christians be distinguishable from the rest of the world? A clear and quick glance at scripture reveals that the answer is an obvious YES.
So why, in the United States, or in the West in general, is it impossible to distinguish a Christian vs a non-Christian woman? The exception would be the Amish, Mennonites, or girls who wear long denim dresses and head coverings.
Why is it that the vast majority of women in the hyper-majority of protestant churches cannot be distinguished from the outside world (when the outside world is literal harlotry 24/7)?
When there is no functional difference between a Christian woman and a woman openly practicing the values of Sodom and Gomorrah, there is a massive problem.
We have allowed culture to infiltrate the church, and not only control our lifestyles, but even control our doctrines.
So then how are Christian women supposed to identify themselves as believers?
- Wintery Knight: More And More Women Are Asking Why They Can’t Find A Good Man To Marry (2018 April 12)
- Σ Frame: Meretricious Power and the Tingle (2018 October 9)