This series is to answer the objections that people have to support the unBiblicalÂ and ungodly notion that it is acceptable for women to be in the military and police force. This series is, in fact, the first chapter of my new and upcoming book.
4. You can witness to people, and therefore honor God as a policewoman.
It is true that a woman could be a witness for the name of Christ while in combat. But following this logic leads to the following: Is it then therefore right for one to become a prostitute in order to witness to other prostitutes? Or become a stripper to witness to others? The answer is obviously no, it does not justify distorting womanâ€™s unique image, going against what the Bible says in regards to women in combat in order for the Gospel to be shared.
In my experience through what I have seen as a female police officer is that a Christian man in the police force or military will have more of an impact for the furtherance of the gospel. The end does not justify the means. God will honor Himself, but we will not always honor God.
Another objection is witnessing to other women and female victims that a female officer would come across. God has designed it so that men have a particular gift for influencing women and I whole heartedly believe that men could do a better job witnessing to women than a woman could do. There are always those particular cases where women have been so jaded by men that this is not the case, but it still does not justify a woman putting off her feminity for masculinity and putting herself in that role.
â€œWhether therefore you eat or drink, or whatever you, do all to the glory of God.â€ 1 Cor. 10:31 How can a man be a man to the glory of God? How can a woman be woman to the glory of God? I can guarantee it is not a woman masculinizing herself. I can guarantee you it is not a man feminizing himself.
We as Christians are called to spread the gospel to others. Not just verbally but with our lives in how we act. Our lives tell a story. A woman playing the role of a man (protector, ultimate authority, provider, etc) does not tell the gospel story. The Church/Bride does not go after the groom (Christ). The Church does not provide for Christ. The Church does not have authority over Christ. Men are called to wash their wives in the Word. Not the other way around.
One of the most shameful times for me while I was a police officer happened when I was on vacation. I was laying by the pool reading a book when a man struck a conversation with me. He asked me if I was on spring break from college. I told him no and wound up telling him I already graduated from college and I was a Christian. He asked what my major was (Criminal Justice) and what I ended up doing for a job (Police Officer). He then looked at me with a puzzled face and said, â€œReally? I didnâ€™t think Christian women did that sort of stuff.â€ He then left the conversation and I couldnâ€™t finish reading the book. I couldnâ€™t believe it. I was shamed and my chance for witnessing to someone was gone. My life was not Gospel centered living.
For more in this series:
Read the journey of a female police officer who, when confronted with the truth of God's design for her as a woman, gave up her dream and quit her job.
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