I’m not oblivious to the talk around the blogoshere, no matter what it seems like.
I read R.C. Sproul Jr.’s post concerning women bloggers. I didn’t agree.
Afterwards, I approached my husband to find out what he had to say on the subject. I was pleased to find out that he thought Sproul’s comments were ridiculous, and this coming from a man who strongly affirms 1 Timothy 2:12.
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
After our talk, I jumped in the shower and began my chat with God on the subject. I needed to make sure that even though my husband was fine with me blogging, it wouldn’t be something he would have to answer to God for later. You know what I found out; God is much more gracious than we are to each other. He fills us, men and women, with joy unspeakable or should I say joy unbloggable and is glorified when we find the words to blog anyway.
As I prayed for His will to be clarified on the matter, He reminded me of an email Julian and I received a few years back. I wish I could quote it directly but I no longer have it on my computer. I’ve been writing on the web for over five years now and have received quite a few viruses by email. In April of 2002 I received an email virus that just about wiped my computer clean and my ISP tracked it as far as an Arab country but could not give me any additional information beyond that. But I digress, the email is gone and I’ll have to paraphrase it as best I can.
Dear fellow believer,
I have been struggling with the messiah-ship of Jesus for quite a while. I found your website during an Internet search for Christian websites and have spent much time reading there. I found your complete conviction of your beliefs to weigh so heavy on me that I asked my God to give me the same strength of conviction for whatever His truth is. Because of this I now know that Jesus is the Christ. Thank you for your writings – because of them one day we will meet.
This is very close to what this Jewish man from Israel wrote and we continue to this day to rejoice in his salvation. I want to note that it was not my “teaching” but my complete belief in God’s Word that God used to reach this man, as I’m sure He does many more times than He allows us to be aware of.
Of course, each of us as women should get the approval of both our God and our husband before adding this time consuming habit to our lives. But that said, there is a great need in this world for true Bible-believing men and women to make known to this deceived and hurting world that there is a Savior who loves them to death! Blogging that is wrought with God (divinely prompted, done with God’s help, and in dependence upon Him) is just another way of accomplishing that.
Not sure why but I have an incredible desire to add a “Get behind me Satan” right here. Well there, I guess I just did.
Addendum: Added on May 11th
R.C. Sproul Jr. has apologized and cleared up any misconceptions of his true opinion as to women bloggers here and I have to say, I appreciate his humbleness and agree with the points he makes in this new post.
Seem to me to be a perfect example of how biblical humbleness is supposed to work. Thank you for the lesson Mr Sproul.