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Timothy 4:1-2-NIV- The spirit clearly says that in later time some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.

This type of teaching has been going on for the last 50 or 60 years. The area I am speaking of is when the term women use by saying they are strong, independent women. If you look at the term you may think there is nothing wrong with it but where did it come from?

In the 60’s feminist started shouting that they didn’t need a man because they were strong, independent women. They started making demands of equality and independence and have continued to this day.

During that time men were falling away from being the leaders of the family God told them to be. The combination of these two things has created a great divide between men and women.

So what is the problem with the term or what is wrong with a woman being strong and independent? Being independent is the problem.

1 Corinthians 11:11-12 –NIV- In the Lord, however, a woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as a woman came from a man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.

Society has taken this term and made women independent of God. Women need to be strong but we, men and women, have to be dependent on God first. We are not separate, like the verse says, woman from man, man from woman, both from God.

Over the generations since, the constant shouting has become the norm. Generations of children were born not knowing the term was wrong. So, consequently when they hear the term they believe it to be true and it becomes part of society.

The results of this incorrect teaching is generations of women who believe they don’t need a man, they don’t have to listen to a man, respect a man or be submissive to a man. (Yes, I said the horrible submissive word, but that’s another blog post.) We have a divorce rate that is completely out of control, both in and out of the church. It goes completely against how God designed men and women to be.

Mark 10:8-9-NIV- For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one.

That verse alone tells us we can’t be independent of each other. The two become one flesh and they are no longer two, but one. Marriages can’t survive when you have one or the other trying to be independent of the other. We were designed to be together, not independent of each other.

How do we change it? We both have to get back into the Bible. Men have to step back up to be the leaders God intended men to be. Women have to get into the Bible and learn to be God-fearing women.

Satan will continue to try to deceive us with things of the world. We have to learn what the Bible says to fight what society is telling us is right, not only for ourselves but also for the next generations.

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