Scripture says that Christ is head of the church and that the husband is head of the wife in like manner. Why do the majority of churches and those professing Christianity not teach, believe or follow this scripture? Eph 5:22-24 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
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properly understood and applied this is a protection for women.
yes the "churches" have laid aside scripture and no longer teach scripture, but a mix of worldly ways and doctrines of men. that is why God has left the "church system"
I'd guess that most churches have stopped teaching this ideal for this reason - because it is out-of-date and offensive to many women, now. Clergy don't really want to alienate anyone. Also, the flip-side is also true - men are often NOT the provider
at least half maybe more. agreed
you just cannot use a regular dictionary to interpret scripture.
wonderful worldly answer but not applicable if you are a Christian who are of another kingdom and not of this world
Christians are to confirm to scripture not the way of man
Why would anyone choose to conform to something that violates basic decency towards the person they love. Definitions are what they are. Not really interpret able. Please inform me what submit means if it doesn't mean what definition says.
since you have no scripture knowledge there is not room in 250 words to explain. suffice to say men are to love and care for wives. Eph 5:25-26
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
I wonder on this concept of submission. When I hear it I always think of "whoever is first is last". There seems to be a connection between submission and being a servant. I try to be of service to my wife. Does that mean I submit to her?
Why do you assume I have no knowledge of scripture? Because I don't interpret the same way as you? I've studied both the bible and the Torah in great depths over the years. Do you have a link to what you think submit means? Or is this just ur opinion
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
Eph 5:28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.
Not in my opinion Eric. Being a service to your spouse is what all marriages should strive for! But I'm sure I must not be knowledgeable enough to be right on that. :)
eric-- loving her is not submitting to her. you are not to submit to her. see
what happened to Ahab when he submitted to his wife. see Eph 5:25-33
Charlie the Church does teach that wives must submit to their husbands and it ALSO says the husbands must submit to their wives.
fard- A "church of men " may teach husbands to submit to their wives. But THE CHURCH (EKKLESIA) does not. The scriptures do not say this they teach to LOVE you wives and how to do that.
GREAT ANSWER, ANNSALO!!!!!
gmw--- that is only your opinion which has NO eternal value, so is worthless to those to whom this question has value. that being Christ followers who wish to please God.
True but that does not excuse them from teaching truth.
2 Tim 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
real Christian men do. but then sometimes love doesn't seem like love at the moment. real Christian couples have COMMUNICATION and a desire to please God which make possible the scriptural admonition to become one in Spirit .death of self is neede