A student will spend hours trying to understand a hypothesis or foundation to a particular thought in their "worldly" field of study or particular interest. Rarely, is the same, or even a partial amount, of effort spent understanding a Scripture. One of the most misunderstood and divisive Scriptures is where wives are to "obey" their husbands! Does the Bible say that? Has much of GOD'S Word been distorted through multiple translations or have we become "so lazy" that we hear the "many interpretations" and choose the one we want? Ephesians 5:24, "Therefore as the Church is subject unto CHRIST, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything." The Apostle Paul did not use the word "obey" nor even the word "submit" (which is not in the original text either) in the context of today's meaning. The literal translation of this Scripture is to "listen to" and "respect"; here, Paul is talking to all of us to be humble before one another and uses the example of the wife and husband. Note, that this "submission", "obedience", "respect" is given freely not from arranged compulsion. Submit ourselves (wife to husband, husband to wife, and Christian to Christian) IN EVERYTHING which is not contrary to the WILL OF GOD. Everything does not include that which is detrimental to our Souls. GOD holds both man and woman equally responsible for trampling upon HIS WORD! For the "student" who says, I will choose the Scripture I will follow and the ones I won't; will live according to their folly, and will become wise in their own eyes. A FOOL WILL REMAIN A FOOL.
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