In addition to wars and societal chaos predicted for the last days, the Bible also predicts great Spiritual activity at the time of the end--an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on all flesh and the world-wide preaching of the gospel (see Matt. 24:14 & Acts 2:17). This blog is dedicated to encouraging Christians around the world to pray and believe for a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit on their land and in their churches.
Monday, September 5, 2016
WHAT DR. SUSAN HYATT THINKS OF HER HUSBAND'S LATEST BOOK ON "WOMEN"
Foreword to Paul Women and Church by Susan
Stubbs Hyatt D.Min., MA, MA, BCA, Cert. Life Coach, Lic. Teacher.
President/CEO, God’s Word to Women, Inc.
“God, why do you hate me?” asked a young lady
when she read the translation of Paul’s words. A new believer from Romania, she
was studying the New Testament after having recently accepting Jesus as her
Savior and Lord. And when she arrived at Paul’s writings, she was stunned by
what he seemed to be saying about her, as a woman. It was so different from the
acceptance and joy that faith in the Lord Jesus had given her. She was confused
Thank God! She was
enrolled in one of Eddie’s courses in Bible college and heard the truth. The
truth that you will read in this book witnessed with her heart and revived the
Life of the Spirit in her inner being. No more confusion!
Whether we are
willing to acknowledge it or not, this woman’s experience of suppression and
subordination is repeated in the lives of most Christian women, with varying
degrees of intensity. That is to say, what we experience “in the Spirit” is so opposite
to what we are told that the Bible says about us as women.
This is the fault of
ill-informed Church leaders who willingly take Paul’s writings out of context
and impose ideas opposite to what Paul himself believed, lived, and taught. It
is the fault of traditional translation and interpretation informed by the
pagan thesis that women are evil, inferior, unequal, and unclean.
Contrary to this is
the Biblical thesis that men and women are equal in terms of substance and
value, privilege and responsibility, function and authority, in all areas of
life and leadership, ministry and marriage. This is what Jesus taught, what
Creation teaches, and what the Holy Spirit has taught throughout Church history,
both individually in the hearts of true Believers, and corporately through Holy
Spirit revivals. It is also what Paul teaches in His Epistles, correctly
Now, Eddie has
extended and deepened my own Biblical, theological, and historical research in
this area, strengthening our understanding of the Biblical truth. I am
thrilled! Like me, he has been willing to risk rejection, slander, and
misunderstanding to proclaim the Gospel in all of its fullness for the sake of
God’s people and His Kingdom.
Eddie first developed
the material in this book in a 10-lesson course by the same name. From the
beginning, it was clear that he needed to capture his findings in book form,
and now he has done this. I know the good fruit will be abundant and will
remain, setting free the captives from traditional lies propagated by an
ill-informed Church and various socio-religious cultures.
This book comes at a
critical time in history. From the time of the Reformation, beginning with
Martin Luther’s proclamation of the doctrine of the priesthood of all
believers, a gradual Restoration of the Biblical Message and the Gospel of
Jesus Christ has been occurring. After centuries in the Dark Middle Ages, the
Reformation brought Light by putting the Bible in the hands of the masses, with
leaders like Martin Luther (1483-1546) and George Fox (1624-1691) introducing a
social model in which both girls and boys were educated and taught to read so
that they could gain knowledge of Scripture and develop Biblical lifestyles.
Scripture in the hands of Believers gave the Holy Spirit substance with which to
work, and from that beginning of Reform, have come Revivals, each of which has Restored
a strategic Biblical, Gospel doctrine.
Now is the time that
God, through informed study of Scripture and the ministry of the Holy Spirit by
highly educated Believers, is restoring the truth of Biblical equality. We are
honored to do our small—but strategic – part in God’s Big Plan.
As you read this
important Bible study, allow the Holy Spirit to birth a greater sense of personal
responsibility in you and to awaken new hope in your spirit and soul to fulfil
your reason for His having given you both life and New Life. As you do this, men
will find freedom from the ungodly load of responsibility imposed on them by
unbiblical teaching, while women will find new freedom to walk out God’s will
and purpose. You will discover the joy of functioning, not on the basis of
gender roles defined by fallen, religious culture, but rather, according to the
leading of the Holy Spirit in accordance with your natural and spiritual giftings;
your unique, God-given personalities; and your eternally important, God-ordained
purpose and commissioning.
If you are truly
serious about being a Disciple of Our Lord Jesus Christ, this book is for you.