Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Correct Biblical Submission

Thought provoking!

From "Women, stop submitting to men?" by Russell Moore, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission:

...Your beauty is found not in external (and fleeting) youth and “attractiveness” but in the “hidden person of the heart” which “in God’s sight is very precious” (1 Pet. 3:3-4). And it will be beautiful in the sight of a man who is propelled by the Spirit of this God.
Sisters, you owe no submission to Hollywood or to Madison Avenue, or to those who listen to them. Your worth and dignity cannot be defined by them. Stop comparing yourselves to supermodels and porn stars. Stop loathing your body, or your age. Stop feeling inferior to vaporous glamor. You are beautiful.
Sisters, there is no biblical category for “boyfriend” or “lover,” and you owe such designation no submission. In fact, to be submissive to your future husband you must stand back and evaluate, with rigid scrutiny, “Is this the one who is to come, or is there another?” That requires an emotional and physical distance until there is a lifelong covenant made, until you stand before one who is your “own husband.”
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as unto the Lord. Yes and Amen. But, women, stop submitting to men.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jill,

What wise words!


Anonymous said...

Just wish Russell Moore was wiser in who he hangs out with, such as the pope and Rick Warren in Rome.

The Piper's Wife said...

Yes, unfortunately many good teachers are not discerning when it comes to whom they interact.

This keeps each of us on "High Alert" as Bereans! Becoming a Christian means we must pay attention! We must always search the scriptures! and as the Day is coming quickly, we must even become more alert!

Thank you, anonymous for your comment.