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“Submit to one another in the fear of Christ, wives, to your own husbands as to the Lord.” -Ephesians 5:21-22 In Ephesians 5:22-25, Paul directs wives to “submit” to their husbands, and husbands to love their wives as Christ loves the church. Traditionally, this text has been understood to teach that a husband should be...Read
JBMW 21.1 | “To Make Her Holy” (Ephesians 5:26): Are Husbands Responsible for the Spiritual Maturation of Their Wives?
David Croteau | Professor of New Testament and Greek Columbia International University Columbia, South Carolina I. INTRODUCTION Many pulpits have proclaimed that husbands are responsible for overseeing the spiritual maturity of their wives based upon Eph 5:26. However, reading this passage in context, examining the Greek words used, understanding the Old Testament background to the passage, and...Read
David Schrock | Pastor of Preaching and Theology Occoquan Bible Church Woodbridge, Virginia Throughout the Bible there is great discussion about “blessing.” In Genesis 1 God made man and woman in his image. He called them to have dominion over creation and he “blessed them” (Gen 1:26–28). After death reigned on the earth (Gen 5)...Read
By Jeremiah G. Dys, Esq. There’s been no little buzz about the Grammy’s this past weekend. From Taylor Swift being attacked to Natalie Grant walking out to that odd mass wedding thing Latifah officiated over. There was plenty for the talking heads to yap about and more than enough fodder for Facebook to need to...Read
Editor's note: In Part I we began to interact with the first portion of Mr. Preato's exegetical thoughts. Today's post is further exegetical engagement with Mr. Preato's scholarly paper deliver at the 2004 Evangelical Theological Society meeting. The next two posts will take up the statistical portion of his argument.Read
Editor's note: Yesterday Gender Blog reported on the gender component of the leftward theological drift many alumni and former trustees contend is taking place at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn. Today's post concludes its examination of NWC's shift on the gender issue.Read