Over at Dalrocks page, on what is arguably one of the longest running threads I have ever seen on WordPress, commenter Feeriker comments:
Bottom line: if a woman will not submit to her husband, she CANNOT submit to the Lord.
Oh goodness how right he is! Modern Christian women of the West would argue all day and night over how wrong he is, and that they DO submit to the Lord, even if they don’t submit to their husbands, but they are dangerously mistaken. How do we know this? Easy! The bible gives us an example of the same mechanic Feeriker displays in his comment:
1 John 4:
20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.
Now replace the word ‘love’ with the word ‘submit’ or ‘obey’ in the above verses. No, I’m not changing scripture, but the above verses prove out Feerikers statement: If you cannot ‘x’ those you can see, how can you ‘x’ God, whom you cannot see? The above verses make it very clear: If you cannot love someone you can see – a real, tangible flesh and blood person standing in front of you, then how are we to believe you love someone you cannot see at all, but only believe they exist on faith? It makes no sense!
For she who does not submit to her husband whom she has seen, how can she submit to God whom she has not seen? For she who does not obey her husband whom she has seen, how can she obey God whom she has not seen? Do you see the litmus test here?
What does God call on wives to do? Submit to their husbands! In what way? As unto the Lord, meaning, as you would submit your will to the Lord, so submit your will to your husband! Most Christian women wouldn’t happily admit they argue with God, and even fewer would admit that when He is clear with His instruction that they are flat out disobedient. Yet a clear instruction from their husbands will be ignored or used as fuel for contention because she doesn’t want to do it or agree with it!
In my previous post Are you a biblically submissive wife? I gave a simple test for determining whether you are a biblically submissive wife: Do you do what your husband tells you to do, when he tells you to do it? It’s a simple test and 100% effective at determining if you are, indeed, a biblically submissive wife!
See, the bible provides all the instruction we need on how to act as Christians, but people muck it up by filtering it through feelings, culture and their own experiences. We are called to remodel out lives into that of the bible, not to remodel the bible out of what’s happened in our lives.
Which do you do?