Those of us who hold to so-called “traditional gender roles” are often assumed to believe that women should submit to men. This isn’t true.
Indeed, a primary problem in our culture and in our churches isn’t that women aren’t submissive enough to men, but instead that they are far too submissive.
First of all, it just isn’t so that women are called to submit while men are not. In Scripture, every creature is called to submit, often in different ways and at different times.
Children are to submit to their parents, although this is certainly a different sort of submission than that envisioned for marriage. Church members are to submit to faithful pastors. (Heb. 13:17) All of us are to submit to the governing authorities. (Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Pet. 2:13-17) Of course, we are all to submit, as creatures, to our God. (Jas. 4:7)
And, yes, wives are called to submit to their husbands. (Eph. 5:22; 1 Pet. 3:1-6) But that’s just the point. In the Bible, it is not that women, generally, are to submit to men, generally. Instead, “wives” are to submit “to your own husbands.” (1 Pet. 3:1)
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Autorul articolului este Dr. Russell Moore
Dr. Moore is the Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice-President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as a preaching pastor at Highview Baptist Church, where he ministers weekly at the congregation’s Fegenbush location. Moore is the author of several books, including „The Kingdom of Christ,” „Adopted for Life,” and ‘Tempted and Tried.”