Daily Devotional for Saturday February 6, 2016

The Difference between the Roles of Women Who Follow Christ VS Women Who Follow Islam

(Genesis 1:27; Galatians 3:28)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: ***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me your strength to stand for your Truth no matter what the cost. It is easy to call myself a follower of Jesus, but when confronted, when challenged, when faced with persecution, will I still say I am a follower of Jesus? I love you Lord and ask for your strength so no matter what I have to endure for my faith, I will stand firm. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!

The difference between the roles of women who follow Christ, versus women who follow the Mormon cult or the false religion of Islam. I have to laugh when I hear people who are clearly Biblically illiterate state the Bible demeans women, that God's Word teaches women are inferior to men, or that Paul was a male chauvinist. Paul was a revolutionary in his day, teaching God's Word that men and women were equal when in his culture women were little more than property. People who make such statements are 100% wrong about what the Bible teaches regarding women and their roles. Let me say right up front that according to God's Word a man and a woman are 100% equal, they simply have different roles to play.

In God's account of creation found in the first chapter of Genesis, the Bible states, "And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Paul, in writing to the church at Galatia states, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." The Bible CLEARLY and without any question teaches that God created men and women as equals. The only difference is in the specific roles each has been assigned.

This is NOT SO in many cults and false religions, specifically in the Mormon cult and the false religion of Islam. I guess if a person was operating in the flesh, it is understandable why a man would buy into the lies of Joey Smith and his Mormon cult, or the false religion of Islam dreamed up by Mohammed 1400 years ago. Both of these satanically inspired "religions" that have lead millions of souls to hell, with literally over a billion more alive today who are on that conveyor belt to eternal punishment for believing their lies, are designed for and geared towards men. Women are less than men in every way in both the Mormon cult and the false religion of Islam.

Again, I guess I see why some men would be attracted to these false beliefs. After all, it sounds nice that you die and become the god of your own planet with an unlimited number of women waiting to have sex with you to create "spirit babies" as the Mormon cult teaches, or that a Muslim man can die and go to "paradise" where some ridiculous number of virgins are waiting to have sex with him. The Bible actually teaches that there will be no marriage in Heaven, no physical bodies which of course means no sex. Again, satan the father of lies has perverted God's wonderful gift of sex designed for a husband and wife in this life and used it as a motivation for men to follow a false faith that will lead their souls to hell.

Note: I can only imagine the sheer horror of those who followed the lies of Smith, when upon their death they realized as they stood before God their Creator that they were not and never would be a "god," and instead of a planet full of women there were the eternal flames and torment of hell. No doubt, those who followed the lies of Mohammed also had to be shocked when they died and instead of virgins waiting to have sex with them, was satan welcoming them to a place of eternal punishment.

Something I have never been able to understand is why a woman would want anything to do with either the Mormon cult or the false religion of Islam. In both of these false beliefs women are unequal to men and really little more than the property of men, no different than a slave. The Mormon position on women has changed little since the early 1800's, when the official view was that "woman's primary place is in the home, where she is to rear children and abide by the righteous counsel of her husband" (McConkie 844). This attitude, coupled with the doctrine of polygamy and the absolute power claimed by the men of the church, created a legacy of profound sexism which modern Mormonism continues to foster.

Mormonism has created an ingenious system of oppression, in which opposition towards men is tantamount to arguing with God. At age twelve, boys become members of the Aaronic, or lesser priesthood, and at nineteen become eligible for the Melchezedek, or higher priesthood. Members of either priesthood are higher authorities on everything than are non-members. Women are, of course, excluded from the priesthood. This practice in effect says that a woman's prepubescent son is more qualified to advise her than she is to advise him.

The most notorious example of Mormon treatment of women is, of course, the practice of polygamy. Polygamous marriage is basically essential to Mormon theology. Mormon Doctrine states that God was once a human man, and "He is now a glorified, resurrected Personage having a tangible body of flesh and bones" (250). As a matter of fact, "all gods first existed as spirits, came to an earth to receive bodies, and then, after having passed through a period of probation on the aforesaid earth, were advanced to the exalted position they now enjoy" (Hoekema 38). After death, a good Mormon man who has followed a few certain rules is catapulted to this same status and receives his own planet to populate and rule over (Fife 103). To receive this honor, a man must be "married for eternity" in the Mormon temple. This special marriage is binding after death as well as until it.

"Celestial" marriage, as this eternal marriage is often called, is essential for Mormon women. Without being celestially married to a holder of the priesthood, a woman cannot be "saved" (Green 154). In the temple marriage ceremony, women are given secret names known only to their husbands, for identification purposes, so their husbands can pull them through to "the other side" after death. After death, while their husbands are creating and ruling over planets, the women have the questionable honor of bearing his "spirit children" for eternity. Because of the doctrine of celestial marriage, it is very difficult for Mormon women to obtain divorces in the church. Women are told that "divorce is usually the result of one or both not living the gospel", and that a woman who wants a divorce is "untrue to the covenants she has made in the house of the Lord" A Mormon woman has the joy of looking forward to an eternity of being pregnant!

As for women who are part of the false religion of Islam, they are really little more than slaves and the "property of their husband." In Islam, woman are not equal to men in any way. The Qur'an says that the testimony of a woman is not equal to that of a man. It says that the testimony of two women is required to be equal to the testimony of one man. Call in two male witnesses from among you, but if two men cannot be found, then one man and two women whom you judge fit to act as witnesses. (Qur'an 2:282 Dawood) Interestingly, Islam teaches the vast majority of those in hell are women. Ibn Abbas reported that Allah's Messenger said: I had a chance to look into paradise and I found that majority of the people was poor and I looked into the Fire and there I found the majority constituted by women. (Muslim, vol. 4, hadith 6597, p. 1432).

In the false religion of Islam, beating women is not only common, but something their "holy book" encourages. "And those (wives) you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them." (Qur'an 4:34, Arberry) Many hadiths encourage wife beating. Umar reported the Prophet as saying, "A man will not be asked about why he beat his wife." (Mishkat Al-Masabih, p. 693: Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah) Mohammed was also recorded to have beat his wives.

Of course, a woman's chief responsibility is to satisfy her husband sexually. Mohammad gave strong warnings to women who would not accommodate their husbands/masters desire. Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (p.) said, "if a man invites his wife to sleep with him an she refuses to come to him, then angels send their curses on her till morning." (Bukhari, vol. 7, hadith 121, p. 93) For the Muslim man, upon his death he believes there will be many virgins waiting for him. "Surely for the godfearing awaits a place of security, gardens and vineyards and maidens with swelling breasts, like of age, and a cup overflowing." (Qur'an 78:31-33, Arberry) In the world of Islam, women have no legal standing, and are little more than a man's punching bag and sex object.

I love you and care about you so much Why a woman would want to be part of the Mormon cult or the false religion of Islam is beyond me. They are believed to be inferior to men and little more than slaves who exist for the benefit of men. I have no clue why any woman would want to be part of these lies from the pits of hell, especially when you know the TRUTH about women as God tell us in His Word. All throughout the Bible, women have played an incredible role in the plan of God. We see women being used by God in incredible ways, helping to fulfill His Divine plan. Women have always played a key role in God's work, and I want to make sure we never lose sight of how important they are in the Kingdom of God.


I want to encourage women who are following the lies of Mormonism and Islam that you are NOT inferior to a man. God made you EQUAL with men. He loves you, has a special plan and purpose for your life, and wants the best for you. The fact is a large percentage of women in Mormonism and Islam did not choose these beliefs or make a conscience decision to commit their lives to them, they were born or married into them. You cannot be born or married into Christianity. It is a choice, a decision you have to make to give your heart and life to Jesus. He loves you and wants to have an everlasting relationship with you. You don't need your parents or a man or anyone else to know Jesus as your personal Savior. It is a relationship you enter into by faith.

The fact is that all of us, men and women, are born with the sin of Adam in addition to those sins we commit during our life. It is our sin that separates us from God our Creator. But God loved us so much, He sent Jesus to die for our sins. That is why it is faith in Jesus alone, not Mohammed, not the false jesus of Joey Smith, but the Jesus of the Bible who is GOD that will save your soul. It is not too late. You can turn from the lies of Mormonism or Islam today and ask Jesus into your heart and life by faith and He will. Take a moment, pray, and ask God to open your heart and watch this video clip: http://www.liveprayer.com/bdy_salvatn.cfm


*A special thank you to Jessica Longaker, for her wonderful article, "The Role of Women in Mormonism" that helped me with some of the content on Mormon women.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller