Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Truth About Submission of Wives!! - Ian C. Howe

“ Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the LORD. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as CHRIST is the head of the church: and He is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the Church is subject unto CHRIST, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.” ~ Ephesians 5: 22-24

How could anyone, with an iota of a clean conscience, attempt to use the above scripture, while trying to convince a woman to remain submissive to her husband, who in his drunken frenzies beats her to a frazzle, while having a slew of extra marital affairs, and continuously abandons her financially, while praying for her husband’s redemption, under the pretext, that it is written in the word of GOD? That’s another dirty lie from the pit of hell, someone taking the word of GOD out of context for his or her own convenience.

Unfortunately, many women in many “Churches” are encouraged to “keep the Faith” while she endures the humiliation, disrespect and wanton abuse. The advisor usually claims that “long-suffering” is an integral aspect in the development of their characters, citing it as one of the Fruits of the Spirit, which is the growth of our characteristics, as we become images of CHRIST. However, what they conveniently ignore is the conclusion of this scripture ~:

“Husbands, LOVE your wives, even as CHRIST also LOVED the church, and GAVE Himself for it; That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word,” ~ Ephesians 5: 25-26

JESUS CHRIST, even after He was handed over to be tortured and brutally murdered by His Church (His Bride), still showed selfless Love and unconditional compassion for her, by petitioning on her behalf for her forgiveness, because of her ignorance in the circumstances. How many husbands can unconditionally Love his wife like that. Yes, husbands, that’s the end of the bargain we are expected to uphold, if we are interested in making this beautiful GOD-ordained covenant to be successful. At no time during His Ministry, was CHRIST, disrespectful, abusive to, or humiliated His Church, even in their folly, He defended His Church with His life.

The submission of a wife, neither ignores nor suppresses the liberty, to which her dignity as a human person and her noble functions as wife, mother, and companion, give her the full right to claim ownership to. It does not oblige her to yield indiscriminately to all the desires of her husband; as his desires may be unreasonable or incompatible with her wifely dignity, sometimes even forcefully encouraging her to go against the will of GOD, it is quite important to interject here, that our covenant with GOD usurps any other earthly covenant we may make. Therefore, if a man is walking in alignment with the Word of GOD, then any GOD Fearing, Proverbs 31 Woman, will be absolutely willing, and naturally desirous to submit to him, as her husband and her head.

1 comment:

  1. A submissive nature is a powerful virtue frequently maligned by ignorant people. DB Mall


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