The Sin Of Wives Seeking Independence
By David J. Stewart
1st Peter 3:1,“Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives.”
Ephesians 5:21, “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” The Bible teaches that husbands and wives ought to submit to each other, but when opinions collide, the wife is commanded to submit to her husband AS UNTO THE LORD. It is sinful rebellion for a wife to seek her own independence apart from her husband's authority. Men are controlling by nature, territorial and protective of what's theirs. This is my land, stay off it. This is my family, you talk to me first. That's a normal attitude for any man. If you want an equal relationship, then you are desiring a homosexual intellectual relationship.
Feminism is insane, wrongly labeling husbands as “controlling” for wanting to know where his wife is at. A man has every God-given right to inquire concerning his wife's whereabouts, activities, friends at all times. If you don't like that, then you have an unbiblical attitude. The sinful world rejects the Bible as being God's inspired Words. The heathen world doesn't recognize the Biblical right of a married man to “RULE OVER” his wife (Genesis 3:16). Feminists are rebels, who completely reject the Bible's teaching of wifely submission to her husband. A godly woman obeys her husband, giving him veto power over everything in her life. Her husband is her boss, and
Ephesians 5:22, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.” 1st Timothy 5:14-15, “I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan.”
Many women have a totally backwards mindset toward their marital problems. A lot of women are demanding, placing ultimatums on their husband, threatening divorce; when instead they are Biblically supposed to submit in obedience to the husband. 1st Peter 3:1 teaches that a husband who WON'T listen to God's Word may likely be won over by the obedience of his wife. It is a Biblical principle that a wife's submission to her husband will push him toward obedience toward God.
However, a rebellious and troublesome wife who is demanding and threatens with ultimatums is guaranteed to end up in divorce court, because she is trying to force her will upon her husband. The Bible teaches for a wife to obey her husband. Feminism is of the Devil and teaches for wives to challenge their husband's authority. Human beings are prone to rebellion against authority (Ephesians 2:1-3). It's in our nature. The number 13 represents rebellion, which is the age at which a child becomes a teenager, and rebellion begins in their heart.
America has become a rebellious nation. Our youth are rebellious. Our citizens are rebellious. America's women are rebellious against their husbands. Homosexual unions are based upon the sinful premise of rebellion against God. There are many women who threaten to divorce their husband if he doesn't do this, or do that, which is rebellion. She is blaspheming the Bible by disobeying her husband and threatening him. Many women have the sinful attitude that it's ok for them to rebel if their husband is less than perfect, but that's wickedness. Just because a husband sins does not give a wife the right to sin.
“When we do not respect God, we do not respect anybody else that needs respect.” —Quote from the sermon titled, “BONDAGE,” by Evangelist Lester Roloff (1914-1982)
The doctor says, “I practice medicine.” The attorney says, “I practice law.” The Christian says, “I practice Christ!”
I know a woman who demanded that her husband attend church or she was going to divorce him. He told her that he loved her and planned to attend church, but in his time, not hers. She divorced him! That wife is evil, rebellious and is in trouble with the Lord. Divorce is ALWAYS a sin. If your husband is abusive and you feel that you need to leave, then the Bible requires you to remain celibate (without sex) for the rest of your life (1st Corinthians 7:10-11). To remarry is the horrible sin of adultery (Matthew 5:32). Everything about feminism is 100% against the teachings of the Word of God. It is a matter of authority and submission to authority. If wives have a right to disobey an imperfect husband, than no husband should ever be obeyed. Then every wife has grounds to rebel. If citizens are permitted to rebel against imperfect government, then everyone has grounds for anarchy. I agree with Brother Roloff 100%, “The more I live down here the more I don't fit!”
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Biblically, a wife is commanded to obey and respect her husband, even if he is less than perfect. That doesn't mean that a wife should go along with criminal activities. I am NOT teaching that. I am saying that a lot of women have been influenced by the evils of feminism and are looking for excuses to justify rebellion against there husband. It seems that nearly every wife who files for divorce has seemingly good reasons for her decision... “he did this,” or “he did that”... but what did you do? Are you so perfect that you have a self-induced right to throw away your marriage? Divorce is a sin!!! The truth is that men and women alike (who file for divorce), do so because that's the decision they made, period. That's what they really wanted to do!!! Then after they made the decision, they started looking for excuses and reasons to justify their decision. That's how the human nature works!!!
The wisest man who ever lived, Solomon, said in Ecclesiastes 7:26, “And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.” Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines; but he probably never had one true love, as evidenced by the book Song of Solomon, in which he fails to seduce the young virtuous woman to be his bride. In the Song of Solomon in the Old Testament, Solomon represents Satan, who tries to seduce believers (the Bride of Christ) away from the Good Shepherd to whom we are betrothed.
The Bible says that Jezebel “stirred up” Ahab's heart to do evil. 1st Kings 21:25, “But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.” Carefully notice in 1st Kings 21:25 the phrase concerning Ahab, “which did SELL HIMSELF.” Ahab sold himself to the Devil. We see many people, including everyone in the Ecumenical Movement, selling their souls to Satan for the almighty dollar.
Jezebel conspired to have Naboth killed, to steal his land for Ahab. Jezebel was the worst thing that ever happened to Ahab. Jezebel was a malicious, greedy, conspiring witch. The Bible says that Ahab obeyed the voice of the Lord, but his evil wife Jezebel turned Ahab's heart away from serving the Lord and doing right.
It was Eve's disobedience to God that caused her husband to follow in pursuit and also sin against God. Eve ruined their lives and the lives of their children. Oh how the Devil is a beautiful liar! Oh how the Devil pays with counterfeit money! Oh how the Devil's apples all have worms! Oh how the Devil is a thieving and lying lunatic!
Job's wife told him to curse God and die, and so Job cursed the day he was born and wished he were dead!
Lot's wife turned back to see the destruction of Sodom, and transformed into a pillar of salt.
Isaac's wife betrayed him, instigating Jacob, stealing Esau's inheritance as the firstborn.
Delilah enticed Samson for 9-days straight, until he finally succumbed to her tears and womanly charm. And then the Philistines tortured Samson and burned his eyes out. It cost him his life. She betrayed his trust.
Sara convinced Abraham that God wasn't going to keep His promise, and so she contrived a plot for Abraham to father a child by her Egyptian handmaid, Hagar. Jews today commit the same sin by not waiting upon the Lord to fulfil His promise, and so Zionism is their attempt to force the hand of God. Zionism is a false doctrine rooted in unbelief. God said He will return His people to the Promised Land when He returns to reign, and not before (Jeremiah 23:5-8).
1st Peter 3:1-4, “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”
A woman oftentimes has more power over a man than God does. That is what 1st Peter 3:1-2 teaches. Genesis 3:17 supports this teaching...
Genesis 3:17, “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.”
God told Adam that because he succumbed to his wife's very bad advice, Adam would also suffer severe consequences. There's a lot of BAD ADVICE floating around in churches today. Many people are meddlers, minding everyone else's business except their own (and they fell justified in doing it). I tell you truthfully, church is a dangerous place to be if you're going through difficulties in your marriage, because many well-meaning people can be very mean as well.
Plainly stated, church people will ruin your marriage if it's weak. I say “church people” because there is social contact at church, sharing of information (including one's dirty laundry in a family); and because people are woeful sinners who have historically proven to be nosy, hypocritical and destructive. I am not endorsing the secular band, the Bee Gees; but they had it absolutely right in there song, How Deep is Your Love?
The greatest thing you can have today, and it's rare, is a strong relationship with your spouse. Most marriages end because one spouse has an unbiblical view of marriage, i.e., that it's ok to bail out under certain circumstances (such as unfaithfulness). But God said marriage is for life. What God has brought together, let not man put apart. Marriage today is increasingly viewed as a business agreement (as evidenced by Al and Tipper Gore's 2010 divorce), and it is tragic.
They say a picture's worth a thousand words. This is what a Christian woman SHOULDN'T look like...
The infamous Tammy Faye Bakker of the now defunct P.T.L. (praise the Lord) Club. She divorced her husband while he was in prison for misappropriating funds from P.T.L. contributors, to pay off a woman whom he had an affair with; and then Tammy became a spokeswoman for the lesbian Movement. The whore, Jessica Hahn, who had an affair with Jim Bakker went and sold her story and body to Playboy magazine for over a million dollars. Welcome to America!
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