The Imperfect Husband
By David J. Stewart
Jesus plainly taught that divorce only happens...
“because of the hardness of your hearts” (Matthew 19:8).
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD...” —1st Samuel 15:23
According to 1st Samuel 15:23, stubborn wives are as guilty in God's eyes as those who worship Satan! And God tells us why... because thou hast rejected the Word of the Lord! America has THE highest divorce rate in the world, and American women are TWICE as likely to file for divorce than men. The reason is because most of America's women have become feminists, rebelling against God's Word by not obeying their own husband, and stubbornly demanding to have their own way.
This CONFLICT of authority in the home creates a two-headed monster that usually ends in an ugly divorce. Listen to the words of the great man of God, and founder of the Sword of the Lord, Evangelist John R. Rice concerning the woman's role in marriage...
"Why does not the Bible limit a wife's obedience to her husband? Why does the Scripture not say, as many wish it did say, that a wife should be subject to her husband as long as he is right and true to the Bible? Or why does it not say, as Mrs. Goforth interprets it in How I Know God Answers Prayer, that a wife should be subject to her husband in all matters but spiritual matters? But that is not what the Bible commands. Rather the Bible says, "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord," that is, as unto Jesus Christ, and so of course in complete submission. And again, "Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing" (Eph. 5:22,24).
-SOURCE: (Success-Prone Christians, by Dr. John R. Rice; chapter 2; pg. 44,45).
Oh how right Dr. Rice is concerning this matter! Women are to obey their husbands, whether he is right and true to the Bible or not. This urgent Biblical truth desperately needs to be taught in our churches today, because divorce is epidemic in America!!!
The Root of the Matter
The root of the matter is that we ALL need to GET RIGHT WITH GOD!!! NO WOMAN, who is right with God, would ever divorce her husband! Let me say it again... NO WOMAN, who is right with God, would ever divorce her husband! And the same goes true for husbands. No husband who is right with God would ever divorce his wife... EVER!
Marriage and the Character of a Martyr (a needful MP3 sermon by Pastor Jeff Owens)
Ladies Against Feminism