Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Chicken or the Egg

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
-Ephesians 5:22-24

I've always been anti-feminist, but not so much full on board the MRA thing. I've held, and continue to hold, to believing all of this is a sin issue - failure to recognize, failure to acknowledge, failure to admittance. Instead, we are all rebelling against God, believing WE know better than He. Giving over to pride and self-knowledge. After all, both Adam and Eve both ate from that fruit. So I suppose now we all think we know more than God does.
Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.-Romans 1:28-29
What I find appalling is the Church's complicitness in this. They haven't actively participated, but their inactions have led to horrific state within their own ranks. They have cherry-picked the Word of God to cater to the sinful masses - whether it was out of greed to fill their coffers or justified as trying to keep them in their seats long enough to hear the good news. Which came first? Wives rebelling against their husbands or the Church failing to submit to Christ? After all, Ephesians tells the wife to submit to her husband just as the church submits to Christ. I see a church who doesn't talk about sin. We cheapen Christ's horrific suffering and miraculous resurrection by white-washing our need for Him. Churches across the West are ordaining women - against God's words. This is not submission to Christ - this is Rebellion. Churches across the West are not calling Homosexuality what it is. This is not submission to Christ. Churches across the West are not teaching wives to submit to their husbands. This is not submission to Christ. We have let heresy into the church and have not dealt properly with it. I think we need to if we want to see any change in the world around us.
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!Galatians 1:6-9