Snapper has an interesting saga with his pastors much like JoJ did back a few years ago.
Overall, the pastors seem committed to the stances that:
- 1 Corinthians on women being silent in Church needs to be looked at in terms of cultural relevance.
- If you’re spiritually immature, you should expect your wife won’t submit. Similar to intelligent submission. Pastors putting more “qualifiers” on submission against Scripture.
- The wife needs to the leader of her home if her husband isn’t leading [spiritually].
- Women/wives should be able to teach [from the pulpit] if what they are saying is correct.
I’ve already covered some of this before in why women are prohibited from certain positions in the Church, but overall their stance reeks of the idol of “progressivism.”
For those of you new, Progressivism is pretty much a catch-all term for feminism and its liberal cousins. It is something along the lines of “we know more today than we did yesterday hence what we did in the past is now outdated.”
Obviously, progressivism is based on so-called knowledge, and we know the Scripture’s stance on knowledge:
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
1 Corinthians 8:Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge [a]makes arrogant, but love edifies. 2 If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know; 3 but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.
It’s funny how so many pastors want to bring the Scriptures to “cultural relevance.” Christians are not supposed to be culturally relevant. They are supposed to salt and light. We’re supposed to stand out for being different. Jesus warned about being culturally relevant:
Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how [e]can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a [f]hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a [g]basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Here’s some Christian common sense, often rarely used: if your stance on any theological issue in the Scriptures agrees with culture, you’re probably wrong. Culture is in direct opposition to Christ. They hate everything God calls blessed.
If the Scriptures tell us that women should not be teaching and/or having authority over men in Church, and culture tells you otherwise… then why would you believe the culture if you’re a Christian? Even if what they are saying is theologically sound, it’s not their place.
All this “cultural wisdom” being integrated into Christianity and you wonder why Western Christianity is dying. It’s no different than the culture on which it is trying to reach. It’s not salty and it’s not light.
Also, it seems like this whole “saga” was much less about women preaching in church but rather about cutting men down, specifically Snapper. It only “started” after they got wind of his personal situation, and they appear to be making snarky messages to antagonize after preaching about it in Church.