A regular reader, Brother Mike Sutherland who makes frequent comments to these blog posts has posted an excellent piece in the comment section that deserves to be posted here on the main page. He keeps up a website entitled www.earnestlycontendingforthefaith.com.
Great article Brother John. The Oxford English Dictionary is very instructive in the use and definition of the word “effeminate” and its cognates. In all its forms, its definitions, and its contextual illustrations it occupies almost a full page in the Oxford English Dictionary.
EFFEMINATE USED AS AN ADJECTIVE
Of persons : That has become like a woman;
a. Womanish, unmanly, enervated, feeble ; self indulgent, voluptuous; unbecomingly delicate or over-refined
Used in context in 1625: “But a Souldier's (soldier’s) death shall make amends for thy effeminate life”.
b. Of things : Characterized by, or proceeding from, unmanly weakness, softness, or delicacy.
Used in context in 1591: “Shall we at last conclude effeminate peace”?
EFFEMINATE USED AS A VERB
1. To make into a woman ; to represent as a woman.
Used in context in 1577: “He effeminated his souldiers (soldiers) with all kind of delicacy
and lasciuiousnesse” (lasciviousness).
2. To make womanish or unmanly ; to enervate.
EFFEMINATED USED AS A PARTICIPLE
a. Rendered womanish or unmanly,
b. Reduced to the employments of a woman.
c. Degraded by subjection to a woman.
Used in context in 1611: “His chiefest Consorts were Effeminated persons, Ruffians and the like”.
When all of the definitions are taken together, the conclusion is that the word “effeminate” describes a male who by neglect of Biblical parenting principles or by personal choice is either physically weak, emotionally weak, or spiritually degraded, or a combination of any or all of the three. Many of the young males in our society today are not men in the classic sense of the word. The strongest appendage on their bodies is the fingertips they use to text with or type on a computer keyboard. A recent study has proven that most young folks become catatonic when their video games, cell phones, and computers are taken away from them.
Many males today expect to have their carnal needs met whether they shed any sweat for it or not. Their conduct mocks the charge of Genesis 3:19 that states: “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread”. Most males in our churches today expect to be spiritually spoon fed from God’s table through the exclusive efforts of their pastor or Sunday School teacher. They ignore the spiritual parallel to Genesis 3:19 which states: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
I believe that the definition of the verb form of “effeminate” perfectly fits the Satanic transgender agenda that abominates the boundaries that God has set in the creation of man and woman. Note that the definition of the verb form states: to make into a woman or to represent as a woman. It is something that is not natural. It is contrived. No matter how many surgeries these perverts have, their genetic make up in their chromosomes is still either male or female and it CANNOT be altered by the surgeon’s knife. Running hand with the devils who promote the abomination of abortion is the devils who are forcing gender change operations upon children. In the Canadian province of Ontario, it (Bill 89) has now become law that if a parent tries to override the gender preference of their child in favor of their biological gender, then that child can be removed from that home and placed in the custody of the government. What makes this law even more shocking is that it was voted in by a 63-23 margin. Specifically it states: “If it’s abuse, and if it’s within the definition, a child can be removed from that environment and placed into protection where the abuse stops”. This law will be used to persecute Bible believing parents so that the abomination of transgenderism can work the eternal death in hell for which Satan designed it.
Most of the males in our churches today are spiritually effeminate and many of those who are not effeminate demand subjection from their wives when they themselves are not in subjection to the Lord Jesus Christ or to the Word of God. The word of God never sanctions the abuse of a woman. Note that the participle form of the word “effeminate” identifies a man who has been degraded by being in subjection to a woman. In either the home or the church, when a man yields has scriptural role and authority to a woman, he has made that woman less of a woman than what God intended for her to be. When a man yields his scriptural role, he is sinning against his wife and against God’s law. Effeminacy is wonderful gift from God when it occupies the Biblical vessel for which God intended it. That vessel is the body, soul, and spirit of a woman. Effeminacy has been turned upside down in our society. It has become Isaiah 5:20 on Satanic steroids. Isaiah 5:20 states: Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe be unto the Christian “misogynist”, the Christian “homophobe”, or the Christian “Islamophobe” who makes a stand for the Word of God. Hence, the most Godly in our society have become the vilest of creatures in our perverted and reprobate nation. These Christian pariahs have become the main staple of in the diets of the Satanic piranhas, sharks, and lions seeking whom they may devourOne of the greatest paradoxes in American political history is the political alliance that has been formed between the “homophobic” Islamists and the Satanic, leftist LGBQT advocates.
When men yield their scriptural role as leaders to women, they become spiritually effeminate. Our churches have become characterized by the antichrist spirit of Jezebel and it is a feminine spirit. Our churches have become spiritual Sodom and Gomorrahs because MEN will not stand for the truths of the Word of God. The Holy Ghost said: “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13).
Note that I have used the term "male" in lieu of the term "man" in most cases in this article. We have many males in our society that have sired children that they are not Godly, Biblical fathers to and have married women that they are not Godly, Biblical husbands to. Thank God that he qualifies men and women to fulfill his desire to have Godly homes!