Submit or Burn!

Submit or Burn!

       1: Children obey your parents[1] in the Lord for this is right 2: Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with [that includes a]promise 3: That it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth[2]

[1] In the day 'Elohiym created 'adam in the likeness of 'Elohiym made he him Male and female created he them and blessed them and called their name 'adam in the day when they were created. The first of the Ten Commandments, instructs children to obey their mothers equally with their fathers. But, nowhere, in the Ten Commandments, can it be found that wives are commanded to submit to husbands or that husbands are commanded to lead wives. How is it, then, that complementarian teachers have written that female submission to male“headship,” is an eternal life or death issue? Really? Search the scriptures in vain to find a verse or passage to back that claim. Why? Because it is not written. Such a verse does not exist. Yet, it is a familiar refrain among complementarian leaders, that Adam neglected to lead his wife, in the Garden, and therefore was responsible for his wife’s sin. If female submission to male “headship” is indeed a life or death issue, the nexus on which our salvation hinges, then surely YHWH ELOHIYM would have addressed it at Mt.Sinai. But he remained silent on the subject. Why? We suggest, it is because the subject is an entirely man-made fabrication. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY.

[2] It is notable that when 'Elohiym commanded children to obey their parents, he showed respect even for children by explaining the reason for it. He did not simply say, “You must obey because they are adults and you are children.” No, he said if you obey this command, there is a conditional promise of long life attached to it. Likewise, when the Apostle, quoted the commandment, he highlighted the promise. Both 'Elohiym and the Apostle Paul, felt it worthwhile to explain to children the reason for obedience, yet complementarian teachers would have us believe that Paul commanded full grown adult women to blindly obey husbands. Preposterous. Complementarians even add their own presumptuous promise, “A woman finds peace and shelter in the submission to her husband.” Such a promise or statement does not exist in scripture. There is not even a hint of such a thing in the Bible. Yet this remains a popular mantra among complementarians. The obedience of children is temporary. Once children reach their majority, they are free from the command to obey parent. Not so with complementarian women. Complementarian women are commanded to obedience throughout their earthly life and into eternity, where they are told their husbands will present them to Christ and answer for them at the judgement. This creates irresponsibility on the part of complementarian women who believe this false teaching. 

The commentary above is an excerpt from the Hungry Hearts Online Bible Commentary HHBC

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