I am taking a short break from my….break to ask for your assistance in prayer. I find myself in a tight situation in which the pastor of our church has delivered a message on headship which is completely the opposite of scripture, and I feel I must confront him on it. The message is a dangerous one and has given the women of the church a dangerous foothold with which to rebel if they don’t feel their husbands are worthy. It is a task of which I am nervous, but I have compiled a list of points and scriptures which I feel are very plain and clear on the subject, provided they are not viewed through the lens of modern day culture or the idol of “equality”. The meeting will take place within the next week, as I spend some time in prayer and fasting, as well as consulting with like minded, Christian individuals.
I ask for your prayer both in the meeting, that our pastor will see that his message was wrong and not based in scripture. I ask for your prayer in that, prior to the meeting, I will have wisdom and discernment for what I am about to do. I do not want to win an argument, but desire only that the word of God be preached, unadulterated so that none in the congregation are led astray. I ask for your prayer in that my own wife will support me in the endeavor, though I suspect she will not, and it will cause discord in my home. And lastly I ask for your prayers, that I have the courage to leave this church if this bad gospel continues to be preached, and that I have the courage to take the appropriate steps should my wife rebel against me. Neither are savory undertakings, but I seek to be obedient to Christ, even at my own loss. I am not martyr, nor anyone special. I wish to remain a servant to God and one who preaches the true gospel, as instructed by Paul, devoid of false or strange doctrine.