In a few days, we will be receiving the copies of Shining Stars Magazine Volume8 Number4 from the printers. This issue is a special edition, featuring articles from men who shared their perspectives on femininity and Biblical womanhood! Here are excerpts from a few articles …
To put this in an analogy, Christ is like the knight in shining armor and we (the church) are the damsel. We weren’t always in distress. We were at one time perfect but then we spurned our knight and this led to our kidnapping by Satan. Our rebellion and treason allowed Satan to take over our entire world. We were trapped, completely unable to free ourselves, though we have often tried. Even worse, we have also turned and embraced our captor! We are in so much peril and “distress” that we often do not even know we are in danger! – Reagan Ramm, The Husband: The Shepherd
Can you imagine the matriarch Sarah bopping around in a short skirt and sleeveless, V-neck top? It does get hot over there! Or can you picture the humble mother of our Savior laying out on the beach of the Mediterranean in a two-piece swimsuit? Of course not! But we’re in the 21st century and that’s the style today—so it’s OK?! Do we really think our Master is going to accept that line of reasoning? – Clinton Cauthen, Hidden Treasures
God has called you as His daughters to exemplify true beauty and true power. This calling demands courage, wisdom, grace and faith. It is the godly woman who is truly empowered to live life to its fullest, because only she is fully surrendered to God. This is the paradox of Christianity. – Andrew Eddy, Modern Feminism vs. Godly Womanhood
This is a picture that is hard for us to grasp. The Lord chose to explain the picture to us by establishing marriage between a man and a woman. One of the two must take the leading role – the dominant role, if you will permit me to use that term. It is the correct image, for in our relationship with our God, He alone must take the lead and be dominant. If not, then He is not God and His creation falls into chaos. – Al McCarn, Overturning The Covenant With Death
So what is Emunah? In my understanding of Hebrew, we do not have a single word in English that can explain it. What it means is that you are putting all of your hope, all of your trust, all of your faith, every thing that is within you, all day, every day, in every situation, in every thought, in every word we speak, in every action we take … we are putting it all in YHWH. It is not just a belief but our belief is shown through our actions. That is Emunah. That is our calling. That is your calling. Are you going to walk in Emunah? – Tom Washburn, What Is Emuna?
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