Paul Washer: Be a Man

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thinking on Women in Leadership

I thought this blog was interesting in light of the Palin VP role in politics. I pulled this off another site just for my recall.
In case you might not know Golda Meir was the fourth prime minister of the State of Israel.

The Bible looks favorably on the competence of the Queen of Sheba and the legitimacy of her secular rule over her gentile nation (1 Kings 10:1-10). Such national leaders as Elizabeth I in England, Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom, and Golda Meir in Israel are examples of competent women who have admirably led their respective nations. It’s interesting how the latter two were both given the nickname “Iron Lady,” indicating that their mettle was uncharacteristically strong for their gender. Steely firm toughness, an essential trait for effective ruling, is typically more pronounced in men (1 Corinthians 16:13). It’s interesting how David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, called Mrs. Meir “the only man in his cabinet.” [ii]
It is difficult to imagine a high-ranking female politician’s being able to conscientiously fulfill her priority obligations as a helpmeet to her husband and a mother to her children. Golda Meir broke off her political responsibilities for four years to stay at home and raise her two children. However, upon returning to public life, her enormous workload contributed to the collapse of her marriage in 1945.[iii]


Jon Speed said...

My issue with Palin is fourfold: 1) her family values record is a train wreck (her daughter has now broken off her engagement with her boyfriend, who got her pregnant), 2) she really IS inexperienced and it shows, 3) the Republicans are no better than the Democrats (keep in mind that this "bailout" concept started with George W., not Obama) and 4) the Gospel she seems to be a part of is pretty clearly a version of the Modern Gospel (come to Jesus, and He will give you love, joy, peace, fulfillment and lasting happiness).

Character matters, experience matters, and truth matters.


My Emails to: said...

John thank you for you comments. I know you to be a man of God and willing to advance the Gospel in all situations. I think though when you say she in part of the modern gospel, I must part from your opinion. I think she is part of "another gospel"! "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."

She believes in another jesus.

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