A clean home is in respect to God. A clean church also respectful to God. Those that Preach and Teach Casual days regarding dress and attire in the Church are ungodly Hell-Bent Devils. SO ARE THE MULTITUDES OF WOMEN THAT WEAR PANTS AND MENS ATTIRE TO CHURCH SERVICES.
For the record women should wear a dress or skirt to all functions in the church. This includes worship services, Bible study, Choir practice etc.
There is something clearly wrong in the ways of a sin sick world when Church Leaders allow the flock to defile the Houses of God.
DEAR PREACHER GOD WILL PUNISH YOU. WILL IT BE THIS SIDE OR BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER?
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal October 18, 2002 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
BIBLICAL ROLE OF WOMEN (HOME, CHURCH, SOCIETY)
PART 2: GOD'S CHAIN OF COMMAND
In the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
Dearly beloved we are thankful that we have the strength to continue our mission of Faith. This ability is made possible by our Father God and sealed by our Savior Jesus Christ and guided by the divine Holy Spirit. We praise the name of Jehovah God and are grateful for the Greatness of God and His Supreme Power.
There is a chain of command ordained by God. As we continue with related scriptures taken from the New Testament that relates to Genesis 2:21-22 we note the following:
1 Corinthians 11:3. "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God."
In this passage we see a four-fold chain of command. God, Christ, man and woman are noted in the order of rank. Yet many people confuse this scripture with exploitation and abuse. Man as the head of the woman as ordained by God is not an indication of control or supremacy. However, man was created first. Paul is dealing with some over aggressive behavior of the women at this point in time among the Corinthians.
We also note a word on submission involved with the man as the head of woman. Here submission does not mean surrender. God ordained submission and someone as the head to prevent chaos. Submission does not mean in this passage inferiority. God created all people equal in value. Here we see submission meaning mutual commitment and cooperation. This is submission by choice.
1 Corinthians 11:8-13. "For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man."
11:9. "Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man."
11:11: "Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord."
Both man and woman are necessary in the plans of the Lord. We all follow Christ. Thus, the woman should follow her husband as long as he follows Christ. See Galatians 3:28.
We will now turn to the Book of Ephesians and a block of scriptures that deal with the role of husbands and wives.
Ephesians 5:21-33. "Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God."
5:22. "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord."
5:23. "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."
Verse 21 does not teach rulership or mis-directed leadership. Submission in this passage means to yield to one's admonition or advice. Here Paul adds the phrase, "in the fear of God." Therefore
if a brother fears and reverences God he will not give another disciple any duty that is not in harmony with the laws of God. For the record we note again that reverence is for God and not man. Therefore all of the Preaches that precede their name with Reverend are not abiding by the laws of God. God and God alone is to be reverenced and not man.
In verse 22 we see that a wife must submit to the authority of her husband as long as he requires nothing that is not contrary to the will of God. Because God has willed the husband as the head of the wife. In verse 23 a comparison is made between a husband as head of his wife, and Christ as the head of the church. No institution, organization or body temporal or spiritual can function
without a head.
5: 24. "Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything."
5:25. “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"
5:26: "That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,"
All normal human bodies are subject to control by their head. Likewise the Church is subject to Christ as the head. Since the husband is the head of the wife, she is subjected to him. In verse 25 we see that man is supposed to love his wife. The love of Christ for his Church is an example of the love man is supposed to have for his wife. Christ gave his life for the church. The husband
is also supposed to sacrifice for his wife. In verse 26 "washing water" refers to the ordinance of Baptism by which men and women are made members of the divine body. However, the phrase
"By the word," refers to obedience to the Word of God. Baptism means nothing to a man unless he submits to it in obedience to the Word of the Lord. (See Romans 6:17).
5:28: "So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself."
5:33. "Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband."
There are great similarities between the family and the church. Also of note is that the church and family are the only two divine organizations on earth today. When a man joins himself to his wife they become one. Thus, the phrase he that loveth his wife loveth himself. In the last and final verse we note that wives are to respect their husbands. The meaning of reverence here means honor and respect and not honor as the divine and superhuman.
Wives should submit and obey their husbands. A wife has specific duties in the home. Christian women are good homemakers who care for their husband and children.
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