Bow Down And Worship the Golden Vagina

I’ll probably chock it up to it being a rainy day here in California but I’m coming across some incredibly weird stories that leave me scratching my balding head. Either that or it’s dandruff.

So what now have I read? It’s this story found in the Daily Wire titled, “Feminist Pastor Melting Down Christian ‘Purity Rings’ To Create A Vagina Statue” written by Paul Bois (and can be found HERE.) Bois writes: “In Denver, Colorado, a liberal Lutheran pastor named Nadia Bolz-Weber is calling on women to send her their Christian “purity rings” so that she can make herself a vagina statue.”

I think I’m confused because of the words “Lutheran pastor.” The Lutheran church, started in the 1500’s by a German Catholic monk, Martin Luther who wanted to correct the unchristian behavior of the Roman Church. The Pope and hierarchy didn’t want to change so Luther ended up forming a new Christian church that ended up with his name. As it happens I now occasionally attend a Lutheran church, my wife grew up in the Lutheran church, one of my granddaughters and one of my grandsons attend a Lutheran school. I’ve been a Christian (not always in good standing) most of my life. So you can imagine why this story caught my eye. I mean, a “vagina statue” stands right up there with the golden statues the children of Israel made on their way from being slaves in Egypt to the Promised Land. I don’t think God took too kindly with that. I know Moses didn’t.

Paul Bois writes: “Bolz-Weber explained her desire to “take down” the evangelical purity culture at the 2018 Makers Conference. Speaking with HuffPo, Bolz-Weber said her position is one of determining for herself what is good, not what others dictate.”

From this come Bolz-Weber’s own words:

“This thing about women that the church has tried to hide and control and that is a canvas on which other people can write their own righteousness ― it’s actually ours,” Bolz-Weber said. “This part of me is mine and I get to determine what is good for it and if it’s beautiful and how I use it in the world.”

I find these words interesting; “I get to determine what is good.” I think, if I’m correct, this is what gets us in so much trouble. And if this is the case why do we need God?

The American Christian church, and by this I mean all the Protestant denominations, and the Catholic church, has collectively unholy (and I use this term “unholy” intentionally) ceased to be the church of Jesus Christ. The image of this collective church both given off by the church and perceived by non-Christians is that it is a relic of the past more in tune with secular ideology than Christian ideology. In fact, this modern church no longer believes the Bible is true over the popular ideology of modern society. Where the Bible supposedly disagrees with modern culture it is being rewritten to reflect modern political correctness.

I almost hate to bring up this scripture but I feel I must: “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”(Matthew 5:13 KJV.)

Let me back up just a little. Not every church has abandoned its faith, or the Bible as it came to us. I can attest that my church hasn’t and I personally attended others that hasn’t.

But, as Bois writes: “The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has developed generally liberal views on abortion, homosexuality and universalism. Bolz-Weber said her denomination has largely supported her.” It isn’t the only Christian denomination that has shifted its theology away from the Bible of old. This “Bible of old” sounds funny because while it was written in olden days its message is timeless. It’s timeless because it is from God. Maybe we should review these verses:

Numbers 23:19 (NIV)

God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?

Does he promise and not fulfill?

Hebrews 13:8  (NIV)

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

 

James 1:17  (NIV)

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Why do Christians now think that God is like a living Constitution that we change at will according to our modern moods? Maybe we might want to revisit the time Moses went up Mt. Sinai, where from God he would receive the Ten Commandments—written in stone, I might add making them impossible to change, supposedly—and God begins with these words:

“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. (Exodus 20: 4-6 NIV.)

You think maybe a giant golden vagina to worship might sorta fit here?

How far the church has wandered, how unsavory it has become with its salt diminished. Why even have a church if you’re nothing more than the non-Christians around you? But, honestly, I don’t think I would worry so much what modern culture thinks of you, I’d worry what God thinks of you.