Column:Get High On LifeBy Harold Keller / L’Observateur / June 17, 1998
True submission is scriptural and Christ-like
It’s been said that if arguments are to be avoided, don’t talk about politics or religion. Talking about the weather could be a good alternative, non-controversial subject because no one can control it. The only thing I can say about the weather lately isAs far as politics – I think I’ll leave that subject alone for this week.
Now, religion – that’s a different story. The Southern Baptist Convention that took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, last week really gave anybody a lot of ammunition for a good argument. The first action was to make a statement that husbands were the headsThe next day, if that wasn’t enough, the subject was to urge a halt to women in combat.
Let me say, loud and clear, with no reservations, that I support my Baptist friends on both issues. Women, in my opinion, have no place in combat. It’s a man’s place to protect them.What has happened that we have come to a time that these issues even have to be discussed? The answer is simple and clear. Men have refused to accept their roles as priest, protector and provider of the family. The Southern Baptists said that women in comNow, let’s get to the most controversial issue – that being about women submitting to their husbands. Whether we like it or not, it is scriptural. In Ephesians 5: 22-25, it says: “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is headThe following commentary, taken from the Life Application Bible, explains submission much better than I could. It states: “Submitting to another person is an often-misunderstood concept. It does not mean becoming a doormat. Christ – at whose name ‘every kLet me repent openly for not being the priest, protector and provider of my family as my children were growing up. My wife has always been submissive and, believe me, I abused my position for most of our marriage.My wife and I recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. In speaking, I often say that even though we’ve been married 40 years, I’ve only loved her for 18 years. That usually brings a few laughs and many puzzled looks. I then explain that it was 18.
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