The Wake-up Herald
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:11-14
Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher
March 5, 2016
War on Women
On Dec. 3, 2015, United States Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a historic transformation of the U.S. military: opening all combat jobs to women.
“There will be no exceptions,” Carter said. “While the Marine Corps asked for a partial exception in some areas such as infantry, machine gunner, fire support reconnaissance and others, we are a joint force, and I have decided to make a decision which applies to the entire force,” explained Carter. Women will now be “allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat. They’ll be able to serve as Army Rangers and Green Berets, Navy SEALs, Marine Corps infantry, Air Force parajumpers, and everything else that was previously open only to men.”
The Marine Corps was the only service division to commission an independent, peer-reviewed study that revealed the inefficiency of female integration in certain front-line positions. The study found that gender-integrated units were slower, less accurate and more injury-prone than all-male units. While only 19 percent of men incurred musculoskeletal injuries, as many as 41 percent of women did.
“The average woman is almost 5 inches shorter, with nearly 40 fewer pounds of muscle and 6 more pounds of fat, than the average man. She has less than half of his upper-body strength, 20 percent less aerobic capacity, and lighter, brittler bones. She cannot run or jump as far; last as long; grip as well; push, pull, lift or carry as much. … An honorable man shields a female from danger and hurt. … And within a gender-integrated theater of combat, it introduces a host of complications. A leader is expected to view that woman not as a woman, but simply as a soldier—a grunt whom he must be able to send into harm’s way.”
Congressman Duncan Hunter, a Marine combat veteran, expressed another common apprehension about integrating women into combat operation: “What cannot happen—as many are rightly concerned will—is that the services will be forced to lower various specialty standards, in order to remain ‘gender neutral.’” Compromising those standards is inevitable if women are to play a significant role.
Putting women into harm’s way is not a victory for women’s rights, but an example of misguided ideology trumping good sense.
America’s leaders are trying to convince us that we cannot win our wars without our wives, mothers, and daughters on the front lines. They see that as a sign of the nation’s progressiveness.
The military is the most respected institution in America. It possesses some of the finest, most dedicated and self-sacrificing individuals the nation has produced. But woe be unto us if we fail to recognize how its effectiveness is being fatally undermined by a failure to beat back the virulent forces of feminization that enfeeble our modern society.
This is a terrible experiment.
God’s Word prohibits women in the military:
- Only men were counted to go to war (Numbers 1:2–3)
- Only sons were chosen for war (1 Samuel 8:11)
- Only men went to war (Genesis 14:14–15)
- Daughters served in domestic roles (1 Samuel 8:13)
- Wives and children did not go to war (Deuteronomy 3:19–20)
- Women welcomed men back from war; never did they return with them (1 Samuel 18:6–7)
The Bible prophesies that inclusion of women in military is going to fail cataclysmically. Leviticus 26:14-21 shows that our nation will fall before its enemies when God’s Word is disobeyed. Not because we don’t have enough women on the front lines, but—in part—because we have any at all.
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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