On today’s podcast, Allie Stuckey talks about 3 myths that Christian women believe, noting that the feminist idea prevalent in Christian circles that “you [women] are enough” is worldly and unbiblical.
This is one of quite a few myths that Christian women believe, not as muchChristian men…a lot of women preach the Bible with this me-first or me-centered mentality–that everything in the Bible is about them, and they’ve kind of reduced Jesus to this emotionally supportive boyfriend that is almost like their gal-pal who just sits around and tells them how awesome their hair is and how great their personality is. I’ve always disliked that about female Christianity because that’s not who Jesus is.
She goes on to talk about how in the female Bible-teaching circuit, it’s typical to treat God as a morphing agent that changes depending upon the personality of who He is interacting with. Responding to an Instagram post by Hailey Baldwin Bieber, she attributes her unbiblical thinking and the way that she uses God to comfort herself to teaching that comes from women like Beth Moore and Jen Hatmaker.
Responding to the myth that “you are enough,” she says,
The way that I see a lot of these female Bible leaders comforting themselves and comforting insecurities and comforting lack of confidence, and this whole comparison trap that we find ourselves in…the comfort that they are giving themselves is wrong. It is worldly. It is not biblical and therefore it is insufficient.
She then goes on to refute that thinking with biblical theology that we are not enough, we are not righteous, and that we are not sufficient, and therefore we need Jesus who is all these things. She follows up with a clear presentation of the gospel.
Stuckey is not a Bible teacher, she is a political commentator. However, I find it extremely peculiar that she has a vastly greater understanding of biblical theology and who God is than these self-proclaimed prophetess type Bible teachers like Beth Moore and Jen Hatmaker.
Other myths she goes on to refute are that you have to love yourself before you can love others, “if you find that you are unable to love other people, it’s not because you don’t love yourself, it’s because you don’t know God’s love,” and the myth that you just “need to be true to who you are.”