Women in Combat: Scripture’s View

“The Engagement” by: Charles Haigh-Wood

What are some oft neglected parts of Scripture that pertain to women in combat? The mere fact that women are never put in combat should be all that’s needed. But today people wish to kick at the goads; typically a painful idea! Let’s see how God views women, perhaps our Creator might have something to say in Jeremiah 51:30:

The warriors of Babylon have ceased fighting; they remain in their strongholds; their strength has failed; they have become women; her dwellings are on fire; her bars are broken.

Also Nahum 3:13:

Behold, your people are women in your midst! The gates of your land are opened wide to your enemies; Fire consumes your gate bars.

Jeremiah 50:37

A sword against her horses and against her chariots, and against all the foreign troops in her midst, that they may become women! A sword against all her treasures, that they may be plundered!

Either God is a male chauvinist for saying that women are weak, or perhaps we should stop thinking it is a good thing to put women in combat; try to make them “just as tough as men.” We need to repent of this foolishness, and honor them for their beauty. God is doing that evil ‘stereotyping’ thing, categorizing them as scared and weak. Apparently God understands that men are typically strong and brave, especially when compared to women. But when men are compared to God…they are but weak, scared, little women.

God did not design women for this role, He did not intend for women to have that burden and responsibility. If our sovereign Creator would have wanted that, He would have made women the stronger sex, not the weaker. Hmmm…makes you wonder, who is wiser? God or man?

P.S. Combat roles include the Police Force, not just overseas….any armed capacity with lethal force as a possibility is unbecoming, not just the military.

For Further Discussion:

Deadly Consequences: How Cowards are Pushing Women in Combat

The Kinder, Gentler Military

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