James H. Cagle
The Bible (KJV) says, “Because that when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. . . . For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature” (Rom. 1: 21-26).
The latter part of Romans’ one describes the consequences of the choice made by people who turn their back on God, who they know exist, through general revelation, which is God disclosing Himself through nature, history, and their conscience.
With each turn away from God, they debased and defiled themselves more as they followed after their sinful lusts, until eventually, “even their women” changed from that which God created them for naturally, and began using themselves in an unnatural way, a way never intended by God. Contrary to evolution, man has not evolved up, but rather devolved down by refusing to acknowledge the only true and living and incorruptible God.
These latter verses in chapter one of Romans describes a society with a culture, which has approved of, accepted, appropriated laws and provisions for the protection and defense of homosexuality. It depicts a society that has turned its back on God and is ripe for the judgment of God. Homosexuality – among both men and women – is the first and most evident sign of a society upon which God has turned His judgment.
The one sure sign that a society has fallen into this wicked state in which “not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” is when even the women have begun practicing this sin. The word “even” is associated with the word “evening” which means the last glimmer of light before darkness falls. When the women have left their natural state to do that which is unnatural then deep darkness and the judgment of God are imminent. The moral state in general of the females in a country is a good indicator of the state of that country.
Femininity is obviously referring to the female. Femininity is those characteristics, those virtues, those traits, and qualities that are most commonly attributed to the female, such as soft, delicate, tender, nourisher, and weak in comparison to the male (Pro. 31). These graces are what makes the woman what God intended for her to be and is what enables her to fulfill her role as wife and mother and is her way of projecting herself into society and keeping in check the evils of our day.
There are males who refuse to be masculine and choose to be effeminate, or make themselves womanish. This is bad enough. But, worse than that, according to Scripture, is when the woman who refuses to be feminine and chooses instead to be masculine. (“Lesbian” comes from Sappho of Lesbos (600 B.C.), a Greek poetess famous for her erotic poetry and homosexuality.)
The Feminists’ movement of our day which was supposedly going to help the female and give her equality with the male has destroyed femininity. The female has had to cast aside those graces that made her the gem in society that God intended for her to be so she could man-up and compete with the male and we are all the worse for it. This was part of Satan’s plan to destroy any resistance against his evil work. Through feminism he received help from the female.
Femininity is dead. Those graces of God manifested through a submissive female in order that God through her might make a godly impact in society are gone. You will not even find them in the church except on some rare occasion.
G. Campbell Morgan said, “When the womanhood of a nation is noble, the national life is held in strength. When it is corrupt, the nation is doomed. Woman is the last stronghold of good or evil. Compassion and cruelty are superlative in her.”