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MSNBC Uses Postmodern Feminist Revisionism To Glorify JEZEBEL And Attack Christianity

Posted by Job on November 9, 2007

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There have long been ongoing attempts to use feminist and homosexual postmodern scholarship to glorify the wicked characters in the Bible, and also to denigrate the virtuous ones. The real goal is not to cause young boys and girls to want to be like Cain or Jezebel, but rather to attack the authority of scripture. Well now such propaganda is being slyly inserted into mainstream media outlets past the long radical New York Times (who really wants to be the Village Voice). Here MSNBC is exploiting a minor archaeological find as an opportunity to promote its anti – Christian radical agenda.

Jezebel, the queen whose name became synonymous with all things lewd and wicked, probably wielded a fair bit of power in ancient Israel. Never mind that she ACTUALLY WAS lewd and wicked. This sets the tone for the rest of the article.

The seal confirms that Jezebel, who eventually met a gory demise, was a powerful figure in the ancient world who conducted business independent of her husband. Excuse me, but women becoming powerful figures in Israel is rather unremarkable in the Bible. Deborah judged Israel, and Athaliah ruled the whole nation. So is conducting business apart from your husband. Quite the contrary, Proverb 31 asserts that a woman exhibiting her own business initiative doing so is the mark of a virtuous wife (which is why I have never bought into the religious right “women should stay home” agenda). “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.” That is why nonsense moves such as the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary starting a home economics program to put women in their place is so foolish: it is based on a political agenda rather than what the Bible actually says (and undercuts Patterson’s legitimate attempts to drive theologians that reject the inspiration and inerrancy of scripture out of that place). Look, Satan is going to attack us regardless, so why give an opening and justification for his lies by carrying on abiblical nonsense? Lydia of acts was not a baby producing homemaker, but a very successful businesswoman that God used to found the Philippian church, the very embodiment of Proverb 31. But the media counts on people not knowing what is actually in the Bible to promote lies like this, and religious right types actually further their cause.

Back to the article. The lion-sphinx with female head and female Isis-Hathor crown, which is unique, this clearly points to a queen,” said Marjo Korpel, an Old Testament scholar at the University of Utrecht who conducted the research. The seal confirms that Jezebel, who eventually met a gory demise, was a powerful figure in the ancient world who conducted business independent of her husband. No, it proves what the Bible says about her … that she was a pagan idolator that forced her religious beliefs on Israel. Of course, the notion that paganism and witchcraft should be adopted instead of or syncretized into Christianity because of the former two’s greater support for women’s equality (and promotion of lesbianism, bisexuality, and abortion) has long been a goal of postmodern feminism.

As a Phoenician, the Queen was considered pagan and attempted to sway the people of Israel to abandon their God and accept her chief deity Baal, partly through forging her husband’s seal on documents, according to the scriptures. Now even when they are forced to deal with what the Bible actually says, they use all of these qualifiers. Jezebel was not considered pagan because she was Phoenician. Was Uriah the Hittite considered pagan because he was Hittite? Was Ruth the Moabitess considered pagan because she was from Moab? Was the queen of Sheba (Ethiopia) considered pagan because she was Ethiopian? Was Zipporah considered pagan because she was Midianite? No, the queen of Sheba, Uriah and Ruth left the false gods of their fathers to worship the one true God (similar to Melchisidek, Jethro, Zipporah, and family apparently were already worshiping Yahweh). MSNBC and LiveScience.com were trying to make the Bible appear racist when the opposite is true: foreign peoples that abandon their religion to worship the true God are actually given far more prominent treatment (with uncritical depictions!) in the Bible than their actual roles in salvation history would merit. Have we forgotten that there are THREE FOREIGN WOMEN (Rahab, Ruth, Tamar) listed in the genealogy of Jesus Christ? That is a fact that I LOVE to use to vex those “God ordained the separation of the races!” pseudo – Christian folks with. The truth is that so long as they refrained from idolatry and obeyed the Sabbath, even foreigners that did not convert to Judaism received better treatment in Israel than they did anywhere else in the ancient world. Again, the writers of this piece depend upon your not being familiar with the Bible.

And this is the payoff. With her own seal, Queen Jezebel was able to exert a powerful influence upon people around her, much like the Egyptian queens, Korpel said. The biblical texts already prove that she was a powerful woman. (Something else from scripture that they were forced to admit … their quest to “prove” that information is hidden from the Bible in order to oppress women is ridiculous from the outset because they provide no new or contradictory information to what the Bible already depicts.) The queens in Egypt … all have in common their prominent roles in religion, politics and representational art, and their status as principal wife. This also seems to count for Queen Jezebel,” said Korpel. Unlike Egypt, however, Biblical Israel did not look favorably upon powerful women. Jezebel was ultimately perceived as a threat and foreign idol worshipper, accused of prostitution, murder and sorcery, and tossed from her window to be ravaged by dogs.

Oh yes by the way, Marjo Korpe is an Old Testament scholar at the University of Utrecht. So the fellow is a liar who will burn in the lake of fire unless he repents of his sins. Why? Was Queen Esther called a threat, a foreign idol worshiper and thrown to the dogs? No, because Esther only worshiped God. Was the queen of Sheba called a threat, a foreign idol worshiper, and thrown to the dogs? No, because the queen of Sheba worshiped only God. Was Deborah called a threat, a prostitute, an idol worshiper, and thrown to the dogs? No, because Deborah worshiped God only. The Sheba/Ethiopia reference is key here. Not only is a later very powerful queen, Candace, later mentioned very favorably in the Bible (her subject was the first Gentile to be born again), but Jesus Christ said that her kingdom would judge Israel for its rejection of Him as Messiah (Luke 11:31 … hey heretic John Hagee have you read Luke 11:31?).

This fellow knows perfectly well that the Bible did not disdain Jezebel because she was powerful, but rather because she was an evil murdering pagan. Claiming “she was portrayed as a prostitute” … he knows very well that cult prostitution was integral to Baal worship. According to this fellow, Israel was not only wrong for failing to be tolerant of her religion, but only rejected her religion because – gasp! – she was a powerful woman! Never mind that the Bible gives an even worse treatment to the MEN who were idolators … NATIVE BORN MEN! Because it was not because of Jezebel that Israel fell to the Assyrians and Judah to the Babylonians, but rather kings like Manasseh and Jeroboam II.

This is all part of the media’s plan to get you to reject the Bible and Christianity with it on the basis that A) it is sexist and B) it conceals, distorts, or opposes the truth. In other words, this article is doing the same that the serpent told Eve in the garden: “woman, God is just trying to oppress you and keep you down. But you go ahead and eat that forbidden fruit so that you can be liberated.” Well I am here to tell you today that Satan was a liar then, and he is a liar now. The only liberation is from sin through subjection to Jesus Christ. The enemy is so bold and wicked that he would rather have a woman’s role model be a murdering prostitute witch than Jesus Christ (no, Catholics, I did not say that MARY should be the role model for Christian women, but CHRIST JESUS ALONE). But guys, Satan is after you too, trying to pass off the murdering pedophile adulterer freemason Joseph Smith of Mormonism or the murdering pedophile moon worshiper Mohammed of Islam.

An interesting corollary between the two: notice that unlike what Jesus Christ said that there would be no marriage in heaven in Matthew 22:30 and Mark 12:25, grotesque sexual fantasies that are rather dehumanizing to women are integral to the afterlife myths of Mormonism and Islam. Why? Because myths concerning heaven being a huge eternal orgy is found in other pagan traditions. The false pagan gods committed adultery, homosexuality, pedophilia, bestiality, incest, etc. and having sexual practices like their gods so that they could be like them was an integral part of the religion because it is a required way to please those false gods and advance in the religion.

Marjo Korpe knows this because he has read the Bible. LiveScience.com and MSNBC know this because they have read the Bible. Pagans and witches that are out there recruiting new converts from Christianity know this because they have read the Bible. Mormons and a great many Muslims know this because they have read the Bible. What they are counting on is YOU not knowing this OR being able to oppose this because YOU have not. And the sad part is that in a great many cases regarding Christians: they are right, and studies prove it.

If you are not born again, please do not be deceived. Follow The Three Step Salvation Plan and start serving the true God who values men and women equally, and whose religion does not claim that men will be given an endless supply of virgins to please them sexually for eternity. If you are born again, please equip yourself to be able to spot and contend against these and other lies with vigorous study of the Holy Scriptures.

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One Response to “MSNBC Uses Postmodern Feminist Revisionism To Glorify JEZEBEL And Attack Christianity”

  1. Diane said

    Healtheland,

    I think at this point the only thing that will bring back the fear of God (even in non-believers) is for God’s people to pray and repent. I was on a (prayer/revival) web-site the other day, and read about a young man that started praying, then others joined him, and the group grew until a lukewarm church was praying, and then it was all the churches in that city. It wasn’t long until God poured out His Spirit on that city. They had to figure out what to do with their police officers because the crime rate had drastically dropped, drunkards became sober, taverns went bankrupt etc….

    2 Chr 7:14 If My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

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