Monday, December 18, 2017
Mrs Surber wrote:

In response to the a teaching on Marriage:

Actually it Does say for the wife to obey the husband.
Titus 2:3-5 states this as part of a woman's job description as put forth from their elder and aged women.In verse5 it is very specific on that wives are to be obedient to their wives ot they are blaspheming the Word of God. This is very serious business.
v3-The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
v4-That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
v5-To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. "
also look at 1 peter 3:1-6, esp.v6-"Sara obeyed Abraham,calling him lord."
Please teach the words of the Holy Bible correctly. Women today are deceived enough by the Devil without Christians giving false or incorrect or non-complete teaching.
definitions(form webster's dictionary)= obedient-yielding,willing,eager to accomplish injunctions or desires, abstaining from that which is forbidden.
blasphemy-impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things. an act of cursing or reviling God. irreverent behavior toward anything held sacred or estimable. to speak evil of,slander,abuse.
Respectfully correcting as per 2 tim 3:16-17,
Mrs. Surber

Dear Mrs. Surber,
God Bless your beautiful heart and thank you for writing.  We know you have written from a great concern for women today and a desire to teach the Scripture correctly but would caution you to always check the words of The Word or you may find yourself teaching the traditions and commandments of men and not God.  You cite Webster but we cite Scripture and the true meaning of the words the Holy Spirit teaches.  In every Scripture you referenced the word obey, obedient or obeyed is the Greek word hupotasso or hupakouo (a derivitive of the same word) as is also the usage in every Scripture we referenced in our teaching and does not mean to blindly obey but to voluntarily submit.

God never intended ANY believer to obey a command that is evil or contrary to His Word and we all know to well that type of obedience has been required of women by evil men throughout the ages.  God's Word by using the wonderful word submit as is the essence of hupotasso or hupakouo teaches women everywhere that loving subjection is the goal of a faithful wife and strict obedience to God and Him alone is the goal of a faithful believer even if it means defying the wishes of a wicked husband.  God never asked for a loss of freedom of will even when it comes to His commandments but in Him we can safely obey but with men obedience is sometimes a pathway to destruction.

Thayer Definition:
To arrange under, to subordinate
To subject, put in subjection
To subject one’s self
To yield to one’s admonition or advice

Thayer Definition:
To obey (a ruler or a superior)

We hope this helps,
The Believers

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