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“To My Sisters Raised in Captivity” from Wayne Jacobson
“Over the past three years I’ve spent a lot of time with people coming out of religious groups that distort the teachings of Scripture to create an environment where women are required to dress and act in ways that won’t challenge men’s authority or provoke their sexual appetites. I’ve listened at length to the damage this has done to them and my heart goes out to any who were raised according to these teachings. They are cruel, abusive, and rise from the pits of hell, not the instruction of Scripture. They crush the very core of how God made women to demonstrate his glory in the world.
Almost all of this thinking is built on the misapplication of two Scriptures: Paul’s admonishment for women to dress modestly (1 Timothy 2:9) and Jesus’ declaration that looking on a woman with lust is the same as committing adultery (Matthew 5:28).”
Read: To My Sisters Raised in Captivity from Wayne Jacobson
“All About Identity” from Carl Trueman at Mortification of Spin
“I would suggest another angle: that the reaction is so strong because, unlike some other theological disputes, this one is an issue of identity. When groups root their identity in a specific narrative, then a serious challenge to that narrative will be greeted with real hostility, for such a challenge is not simply a disagreement over details. It is a denial of personal legitimacy. Those being critiqued will interpret their critics in very negative moral terms, and the normal rules of decent procedure and public debate will not apply.”
Read: All About Identity from Carl Trueman at Mortification of Spin
(Sallie note: One of the changes to Genesis 3:16 is significant.)
“Beginning in the summer of 2016, the text of the ESV Bible will remain unchanged in all future editions printed and published by Crossway—in much the same way that the King James Version (KJV) has remained unchanged ever since the final KJV text was established almost 250 years ago (in 1769). This decision was made unanimously by the Crossway Board of Directors and the ESV Translation Oversight Committee. All future Crossway editions of the ESV, therefore, will contain the Permanent Text of the ESV Bible—unchanged throughout the life of the copyright, in perpetuity.”