Deb Welch, blogger extraordinaire, has recently brought together her wonderful series on the need and work of women’s ministry in the church. An active member of the PCA, she has years of experience in the trenches of discipleship and has helpful insights for all of us. Her series is interspersed with theology, practical advice, and personal anecdotes. Enjoy!
Marine Corp veteran and PhD student Grant Castleberry strongly demonstrates in his recent post why the Christian worldview stands opposed to women being conscripted into military service.
Here are some of his arguments against drafting females into military service:
The most important of these is the reality that Scripture unfolds and even celebrates the unique differences between men and women (Genesis 2; 1 Peter 3:1-7). On the basis of this biblical foundation, it seems appropriate to add a few thoughts about yesterday’s proposal.:
1) The idea of women being conscripted to serve in our armed forces in a time of national emergency is a travesty.
2) Christians should make it known that they will not allow their daughters to sign up for the draft.
3) Legislators, with these same Christian convictions, should move to strike down this policy.
4) Christian women, who have conscience religious grounds against taking up arms in the armed forces, should seek religious exemptions.
5) This is a political move by Marine Commandant General Neller to oppose the Obama administration’s feminist policies.
6) Christians, again, have an opportunity to present the beauty of the Christian worldview.