“In former chapters, we reviewed the worship and government of the Church, from the days of the apostles to the end of the second century. Enough has already been said to show that in the period now under consideration (from A.D. 200 to 337), there was no check to the growth of ritualistic observances, but the substitution of external forms in place of the primitive simplicity was still going on, and with constantly increasing force.
The worship of the Apostolic age was without altars, without temples, without images; but as sacerdotal ideas entered and prevailed, ancient simplicity disappeared. The common meal, in which the early Christians united to commemorate their Saviour’s love, became a sacrifice; the table at which they sat to partake of it became an altar; the community which Christ signed to be one body was divided into clergy and laity. When the liberty of prophesying was lost, and the spiritual gifts promised to the congregation were exercised by a restricted order of ministers alone, those ministers became priests; whilst the simple effusions of Gospel love, prompted by the Holy Spirit, and therefore powerful to break in pieces the stony heart and bind up the broken heart, were replaced by learned and eloquent discourses, which were even at times received with plaudits as in a theatre.
Lastly, the room or simple meeting house was exchanged for a stately temple, richly furnished with gold and silver vessels. Even the wise Dionysius of Alexandria so completely loses sight of the New Covenant idea, as to call the table at which the bread and wine were partaken of, the “Holy of Holies.” — Edward Backhouse, Early Church History to the Death of Constantine
What we have learned from church history is that the corruptions that entered into the system of worship were many. Repeatedly on this blog and my Religion’s Cell facebook page, I have pointed out the corruptions; many of which, were aimed at keeping women in bondage to men. Not only did man corrupt they simplicity of worship, but later, he corrupted the manuscripts from which the Bible is derived. Throughout history, one can clearly see a theme that shrouds the Gospel and the Lord’s people. This theme is Power, Control and Money. It is so very obvious.
As a result of this desire to be in control, men have written women out of places of honor, dignity and authority in scripture, thus pointing them into a position of servitude and abuse. Sadly, it has always been religious MEN that have brought the corruptions, not women. Think about this. What better way to control the world than to make sure the competition is confined by chains called “God said,” “the scriptures say” and “it is written.” Scripture, no matter the religious sect, is used to control women and children so that men can have their desires satiated. These chains of bondage and abuse were penned by the very hands of warm blooded men whose only desire is SEXUAL dominance and control. Under the guise of religion, millions of women are confined to situations of bondage and abuse that God never intended!
It doesn’t take rocket science to see the signs of this sexual dominance and control throughout the world today. Please notice the following:
- Sexually enhancing drugs for men to help prolong the sexual act.
- Sex Trafficking
- The rape of women worldwide without prosecution of the rapist.
- The rape of women worldwide with the VICTIMS being prosecuted instead of the rapist.
- The rape of children worldwide without the rapist being prosecuted.
- Sexual mutilation of women and children.
- Sexual abuse of women and children.
- Torture of women and children.
- Emotional and spiritual abuse of women and children.
- Domestic abuse
- Honor Killings
- Child pornography
- Child marriage
- Physical abuse of women and children.
- The removal of women from leadership positions in society.
- The development of Date Rape drugs to enable men to rape women without the women having any recollection of what happened.
- Secular Laws that allow for the killing of women and children without punishment to the murderer.
- Higher wages for men even though women can do the same job, and even better.
- The fight for the control of women’s bodies by men: i.e. no birth control and no abortion
- The fight to keep women uneducated and dependent on men.
- The ability of men to rape women, impregnate them and then leave them with the responsibility while they go off on their merry ways.
(Through various articles on my blog, you will find examples of all of these. Also see my Religion’s Cell Facebook page for news articles that encompass almost all of these areas of abuse.)
All of this wrapped up in the religious shroud of the chains of bondage listed above used to beat women and children into servitude to men’s desires and demands. It is time for the corruptions of the RELIGIOUS system to be exposed. It is time for men to be prosecuted for their crimes against women and children. It is time for women to be given their honor, dignity, equality and authority back. It is time for laws to be enacted to free women from the bondage and protect them from the abuses. It is time to put women in leadership to help in the protection of their children from these abuses.
History shows us the real fruit of men and their leadership. It is fraught with rape, murder, torture, incest, sexual mutilation, physical abuse and on and on. More women need to be in positions of power to help in bringing about change. Most women will not tolerate any of these atrocities and, will work diligently to stop them and wipe them out. Women will work to enact laws to protect women and children! Leaving men in control has only proliferated the atrocities, allowing for these things to be the biggest plague on humanity the world has ever known.
Links to Related News Articles that prove the above points:
Norwegian Woman: I was raped in Dubai, now I face prison sentence.
Mom, Dad planned child sex abuse before kids were born
Scores arrested in child prostitution case
More rape in India as Delhi reports 4 year old assaulted
Newlywed Afghan beheaded for her refusal to become prostitute
Afghan women imprisoned for ‘moral’ crimes
Ohio: Muslim doctor who drugged, killed pregnant woman accosted others
Saudi preacher gets fine and short jail term for raping and killing 5 year old daughter
Honor Killing Index – new stories attached to each killing
Saudi cleric says ‘baby burkas’ would prevent child molestation
Female genital mutilation on the rise in the United States
Police Say Pastor Spanked Girl Who Claimed Abuse by Relative
Orphans ‘left to die’: state parliamentary inquiry into child abuse told
Egypt women angry after president’s advisor says harassment “exaggerated”
Hundreds arrested in US-led operation against sex predators
Ex-mega church pastor gets 12 years in sex scandal
Muslim gang-rapes across Europe under reported by Press
Teen Ends Life After Photo of Her Alleged Gang Rape Goes Viral
Eastbourne priest trial: Children as young as seven were assaulted in home, court hears
Ex-Liberty Lake pastor starts prison term for child porn
St Pius X Priest Facing Child Sex Abuse Allegations in California
Child abuse lawsuit filed against church
Taliban-style edict for women spreads alarm in Afghan district
$3 Billion Jehovah’s Witnesses Class Action Over Child Abuse
Sacrificing Our Daughters: On the Psychology of Islamic Rape-Gangs
Catholic Church Defends Pedophile Priests, Crusades Against New Sex Abuse Victims Protections
Local Missionary admitted to molestation, making child porn, officials say
Southern Baptists, like Catholic Church are protecting Pedophiles
‘Ex-Gay’ Pastor Ryan Muehlhauser Sentenced For Sexually Molesting Men
Carter Center Conference Mobilizes Faith Groups to Advance Women’s Rights
Documents show Milwaukee archdiocese shielded pedophile priests
Papua New Guinea woman burned alive for sorcery
Serial sex offender priest told 7-year-old victim he could get dead grandfather into heaven
Former president Jimmy Carter says religion is to blame for abuse of women globally
The True (and False) Persecution of the Church
Scots police smash two ‘large’ pedophile rings
Sir Patrick Steward calls on ‘1 million men’ to end violence against women
LaPorte Co. minister arrested for sex offender violation
Las Vegas Police: Dina and Markiece Palmer Beat 7 year old son to death for not reading Bible
Southern Baptist Pastor, Matt Baker, Convicted of Murder
Pastor of the ROC accused of Sexual Misconduct
Toronto: Sharia swim times prevent Dad from watching own daughter’s swim class
Rape is Rape: How the Culture of Shaming, Stigma, and Victim-Blaming is Hurting Us
Baptist Churches More Vulnerable to Clergy Sex Abuse, Experts Say
Catholic Church in UK faces child sex abuse quiz
Christian School Teacher with Panty Fetish & Supervision of Kids Loses Lewd Acts Appeal
More BAD FRUIT of Male Leadership…
‘the iron-fisted rules against divorce and remarriage’
‘the devastating effect on mothers and children regarding losing custody’
‘punishment for mothers who try to ‘overprotect’ their children from being sexually abused’
‘the silencing of boys in particular who have been molested by clergy’
‘women are forced to have serious surgeries to prevent further pregnancies; men are not pressed upon to use condoms or to get a simple surgery’
‘foreign workers are trained to please their masters and men take full advantage of them’
‘women are coerced into doing sexual favors to get / keep their jobs’
‘virginity is mocked, hunted and made into a prize to be stolen as early as possible’
‘women’s fashions are far from modest, encouraging men to view women as objects of their desires’
‘women’s clothing is determined by men in third world countries, covering them from head to toe, smothering them’
‘innocent women and girls who get raped in some countries must be tortured and die by stoning’
‘women are not safe to walk alone at night’
‘women are blamed for men’s actions’
‘women and children who can’t understand English get paid a small amount to get experimented on for medical research’
‘millions of children go missing every year, every country having their child brothels and business men going on holidays’
‘there is more punishment for a man killing a moose than if he killed a woman’
‘men make rules everywhere…’