Monday, October 3, 2016

Are Women More Easily Deceived?

Women don't like to hear that they are more easily deceived. In fact, they argue with me that this could not be true. "It was only Eve who was deceived and it certainly doesn't mean we all can be," they tell me. Here are is the verse about women being deceived.  

"But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet" (1 Timothy 2:12).  The reasons the Apostle Paul gives that women aren’t to teach or be in authority over men are from the following verses. "For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression" (1 Timothy 2:13, 14).

Then women tell me that this doesn't prove that women are more easily deceived since this verse is only speaking about Eve. Are they saying the sinless and perfect Eve who walked in the Garden with the Lord but then was deceived by Satan was not as good as them and if they were in the same situation and a serpent tried to convince them that they should eat the forbidden fruit they would would have quickly responded, “No way, Satan, you can’t deceive me since God said I wasn’t to eat that fruit. You aren't going to deceive me!” Oh yes, they mistakenly believe, they would have responded to Satan much differently than Eve and would have not dashed all of civilizations ever to exist into decay and death.

Do these women make a good point? No. They are wrong and women are more easily deceived than men. Haven’t they ever heard of the car salesmen jokes about the salesmen hoping to sell to women rather than men since they can sell women the cars for a much higher price. I would never buy a car without Ken by my side since I know I would be much easier deceived than Ken would be. (Do you know why all the sales call are in the middle of the day? So they can talk to women and deceive them into buying their products.)

I love what Debi Pearl wrote about the nature of men and women. “God designed the woman to be sensitive and vulnerable for the sake of the little ones whom she must nurture. The soul of a mother had to be vulnerable, the outer shell thin. She must be quick to feel, to hurt, to love, to have compassion, to take in the broken, and to believe the best. Vulnerability is a woman’s greatest natural asset and the point of her greatest weakness.

A woman can become tough and hard, skeptical, and cautious in relationships just like a man. She can become guarded and cynical, but in so doing, she is no longer feminine, no longer attractive to a man, and she will even begin to not like herself. Unprotected by the covering of her husband, she will grow miserable fighting her own battles and trying to survive on an equal footing with men.

Just look at the faces and mannerisms of outspoken feminists. In their attempt to shed their vulnerability and express their independence, feminists begin to exhibit traits and behaviors completely outside of their created feminine nature. They lose their beauty and charm.” (Created to Be His Help Meet on page 108)

The reason we need to understand this, women, is so we won't be led astray easily and have make sure we follow our husband's lead and ask him when we have a question. Search scripture for answers and allow it to lead you into Truth.

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5, 6