on the New Expositor (Exponent) reveals again how biased reasoning, and dogmatic adherence to apostate beliefs, skews even simple understanding of the scriptures. In an attempt to contradict the Church's latest letter with regards to Ordain Women, she refers to the Canaanite woman who asked Jesus to heal her daughter.
Amy's misuse of the scriptures is clear in that it the Canaanite woman was very different from the OW movement in some crucial ways, which were actually addressed by the very letter she is seeking to distinguish. In fact her response provides an example of the very faults the church cites as reasons for their not meeting with them.
1. The Canaanite woman was humbly pleading for her daughter's healing. She was asking for mercy for someone, not demanding healing, but meekly supplicating Jesus directly. If all the OW
adherents did was stay at home, office or wherever..... and humbly importune God through prayer, that would be a different thing. That is NOT what they do. They arrogantly find fault with church leaders, twist doctrines, take sayings of General Authorities out of context and mock God's ordained leaders. They radically advocate for their private view of things to become the will of God. It is telling that on so many blogs and posts, many times the supporters of OW are actually Anti-Mormons, with clear hatred for the church, who delight in OW's attacks. The spirit expressed by the Canaanite woman, and that possessed by the OW organization are as different as night and day.
2. Even if the OW movement could with a modicum of credibility, compare themselves to the Canaanite woman, in attitude, they would still be wrong in using that example, in that the woman was not asking God to change doctrine, but merely for healing. The OW movement wants to change the doctrine God has already affirmed to be true, and force their private doctrine upon the
Those who are careful and spiritually guided students of scripture will find that the OW movement is far more akin to the Pharisees and other enemies of Jesus than they are to the humble, Canaanite woman.