Teaching students that they came from apes and church folks that they are "New Creatures" with a giant ASTERISK ("sin nature") certainly hasn't helped the porn, rape, and "blame women" culture in America...or anywhere else.
Hearing about Aly Raisman's experience was gut wrenching. Seeing the disgusting comments from SO many men on FB is absolutely chilling...and makes me want to vomit.
I'm not being "holier than thou". I used to seriously objectify women before coming to the saving knowledge of my identity in Christ. I can tell you with 100% certainty that His Grace is beyond sufficient for us to Love our wives and treat women as Mothers, Sisters, and Daughters...instead of second-class, subservient sex objects.
Men will only stop behaving like animals and spiritual half-breeds when they find their truest identity in Christ/Love...and begin to recognize women for the beautiful, irreplaceable expressions of God's feminine side that they truly are!
"For God so esteemed the earth as a condemned, devil-ruled, temporal hell hole that he kept His only begotten Son from inhabiting an icky, human body." THAT IS NOT THE GOSPEL!
Any message that causes you to despise the planet and loathe your own body (with its God-given desires and drives) is NOT the Gospel. Be very careful not to mistake the term "world" (Cosmos: man-made political and religious systems, etc.) for planet Earth or to confuse "the flesh" (A mindset which i...s contrary to the Mind and Nature of Christ) with the human body (Temple of God).
Religion has people hating the planet and despising their own bodies.
So many people loathe the visible while longing for nothing but the invisible. The Incarnation, Jesus' passion for His Kingdom to Come and His Will to be done on EARTH as it is in heaven, the Bible's bold prophetic declaration that the meek shall inherit the EARTH, and the blessed Hope of New Earth's potential and possibilities are most definitely enough evidence to refute such diabolical deceptions. It is also most helpful for us to understand that the "Last Days" (of the Old Covenant Order...with its many types, and shadows) are behind us, while recognizing Dispensationalism's mistake of relegating the Apocalyptic events which occurred in and around 70 AD to the future.
In the Beginning, God said that the Earth and everything on it was "GOOD" and that "MAN" (male & female) was "VERY GOOD". Stop believing that Adam's ability to mess things up was greater than Jesus' ability to RESTORE them!
The more that the BODY of Christ realizes that we are the body of CHRIST, the more we will understand the sanctity of our entire being...and celebrate the Incarnate Christ...in us and as us...Who is the Hope of Glory!