A Serious "Christian Feminist" Error

Revisionist ("progressive Christian") theology is infiltrating churches, and we need to be on our guard.

Revisionist feminists have interpreted a passage in Matthew in a way that seriously insults the character of our Lord. This 1-minute devotion explains. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions

I am disturbed with a popular feminist explanation of Matthew 15:21-28

In this passage, Jesus tests a woman by telling her that healing her child would be like giving the children’s food to the dogs. 

Feminist revisionists claim that this woman had to teach Jesus to overcome His bigotry against Gentiles and women. One best-selling feminist author asserts that “Jesus isn’t the hero in that story even though he ultimately heals the child. Rather, the woman is the hero.”(1)  

This feminist explanation contradicts Scripture and actually makes salvation impossible: 

1. Prejudice is sin (James 2:8-9).

2. Jesus (as both man and God) was/is perfect and unchanging (1 John 3:5). 

3. If Jesus sinned even once, He couldn't save us. He had to be "holy, blameless, and pure" (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 7:26-27; Hebrews 13:8; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 Peter 2:21-22).(2)    

4. Jesus created that woman. She had nothing to teach Him (Colossians 1:15-16).

It disturbs me that people would suggest that our Lord and Savior was a bigot.

This can be a difficult passage to understand. For a good explanation of this passage, see today's Bite Size Bible Study Debunking Feminist Views of Matthew 15:21-28.
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(1) This view appears in many "Christian feminist" books and blogs. The quote I've included is from Sarah Bessey's explanation of how this interpretation of Matthew 15 helped her come to the conclusion that Jesus affirms the LBGTQ lifestyle (Penny in the Air). The late Rachel Held Evans, another extremely popular "Christian feminist," also shared this view and later apologized for implying Jesus was a bigot, but added, "I’d like there to be room for interpretations in which Jesus is genuinely moved & influenced by the woman." Christ is always moved by human needs, but He cannot be "influenced" by any human to be more gracious, fair, or loving than He already was/is/will be.
(2) The passages linked to this point leave no doubt as to Christ's perfection and the necessity of His perfection in our salvation. Christ's sinlessness is a clear concept in Scripture and an absolute necessity in our salvation.

Revisionist feminists have interpreted a passage in Matthew in a way that seriously insults the character of our Lord. This 1-minute devotion explains. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions

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