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Husbands, this is going to be direct biblical counsel that is needed for many men and husbands who twist Bible verses to abuse women and wives.

1 Peter 3:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)

16 as also in all his [the apostle Paul’s] letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.

HUSBANDS - Love Your WivesMany men and women abuse the Word of God because they only have a superficial understanding of what the Bible really teaches. This article is about men and husbands and their use of God’s Word to be abusive toward their spouses. Think of this, at the time of the apostle Peter writing this letter (c. 62-64 C.E.),* he had been taking care of the church as an apostle and leader for 30 years. He lived in that cultural setting, he knew Hebrew and Biblical Greek, he was inspired by God, and still, he found the apostle Paul’s letter difficult to understand. Thus, it should not be surprising that modern-day people find the Bible difficult to understand, as they are far removed from that time and culture, as well as the Hebrew and Greek. Millions of Christians believe that they understand the Bible when they only have a very basic understanding. For several decades, the vast majority of Christians have shown themselves to be biblically illiterate. Most of the blame falls on the shoulders of the church leadership.

C.E. denotes “Common Era,” often called A.D., for anno Domini, meaning “in the year of our Lord.”

Matthew 7:21-23 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)

21 “Not everyone [every Christian] who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one [genuine Christian] who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many [so-called Christians] will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we [so-called Christians] not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, Let God Use You to Solve Your PROBLEMSand do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them [so-called Christians], ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.’

Many so-called Christians believe that they understand the Bible but rather they are imposing their 21st-century mindset on the Scriptures. They are not ascertaining what Jesus, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, Paul, James, and Jude, or the authors of the Hebrew Scriptures meant by the words that they used. Rather, they are reading their personal modern-day beliefs into the Scriptures, and are blinded by those beliefs. Jesus is clearly talking to his disciples here, which would include future disciples, i.e., Christians, who believe that they are doing the will of the Father but they are not. In fact, many are on the path to destruction while only a few are on the path to life.

THE BIBLE SAYS OF WOMEN AND WIVES …

  • The wife is to fear her husband (Eph. 5:33)
  • The wife is to submit or be in subjection to her husband (Ephesians 5:22; Colossians 3:18)
  • The woman is to learn in silence with all submissiveness (1 Timothy 2:11)
  • I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet (1 Timothy 2:12)
  • The women must be silent in the churches, for it is not permitted for them to speak, but they must be in submission (1 Corinthians 14:34)
  • Wives, be in subjection to your husbands (1 Peter 3:1)
  • The wife must subject herself to her husband (1 Peter 3:5)
  • Women [are] to love their husbands, to love their children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be spoken of abusively (Titus 2:4-5)

PROMISES OF GODS GUIDANCEMany husbands read their modern-day language translation (English, Spanish, French, Russian, and so on) and they see women and wives as being less than men, subservient to their every desire. There is a common saying among unbelieving men in America about women. They say, “women are to be barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen.” “Barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen” is a figure of speech most commonly associated with the idea that women are only good for sexual intercourse, cleaning the house, cooking the meals, and their place in society is in the home taking care of their family, as they should not work outside the home. This article is not going to do the husband’s work for them, as it is your responsibility to fully and accurately know the Word of God. We will discuss only two briefly.

“The wife is to fear her husband.” (Eph. 5:33) For the wife, this fear is to have such awe or respect for a person as to involve a measure of fear, to fear, to show great reverence for, to show great respect for the husband. The original Greek (phobeomai)] means having so much fear or respect for the husband that it involves a measure of fear (not a dreadful fear): “fear, show great reverence, show great respect for your husband.” The wife loves her husband so much that she fears the very idea of disrespecting him. “I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.” (1 Timothy 2:12) This verse is not to be twisted by the modern-day feminist that want female pastors in the church. Women are not to teach, preach, or pray for the church as a whole. They can carry our Bible study classes for women and children but not men. for an extensive look at 1 Timothy 2:12 and women pastors, assistant pastors or deacons, please see, Women In the Pulpit?.

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None of the above texts are to be taken to demean women in any way. Moreover, they are not to be used by a husband or any man as a means to be disrespectful or abusive toward women. Women were made in the image of God just as was the man. In human terms, women are equal to men. In the home, the husband and wife are equal as to their humanity but the husband is the head of the house as Christ is the head of the church, meaning the husband has more authority in the house. This is not to say that the husband does not listen to the wisdom of his wife, as the Bible calls those men fools.  Maybe in a family, the wife is a Christian child psychologist and the husband is a school teacher. Would it not be fooling for the husband to ignore the wife’s wisdom on the mental health needs of the children? Men, husbands, I implore you to look deeper at the above Scriptures in Bible study tools like Greek-English Bible dictionaries, Bible dictionaries, and Bible commentaries of conservative Bible scholarship. I highly recommend the Old and New Testament Holman Commentary volumes.

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Herein Andrews will give the reader exactly what the Bible offers on exposing who the Antichrist and the Man of Lawlessness are. If we look at the texts that refer to the antichrist and the man of lawlessness, we will have lines of evidence that will enable us to identify them. Why is it …

UNDERSTANDING THE CREATION ACCOUNT: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian FaithUNDERSTANDING THE CREATION ACCOUNT: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith

Throughout the Scriptures, God is identified as the Creator. He is the One “who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it.” [Isa 45:18] He is the One “who forms mountains and creates the wind” (Am 4:13) and is the One “who made the heaven and …

The SECOND COMING of CHRIST: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian FaithThe SECOND COMING of CHRIST: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith

The information herein is based on the disciples coming to Jesus privately, saying, “Tell us, (1) when will these things be, and (2) what will be the sign of your coming, and (3) of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3) What will end? When will the end come? What comes after the end? Who …

WHAT IS HELL? Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian FaithWHAT IS HELL? Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith

What Really Is Hell? What Kind of Place is Hell? What Really Happens at Death? What Did Jesus Teach About Hell? How Does Learning the Truth About Hell Affect You? Who Goes to Hell? What Is Hell? Is It a Place of Eternal Torment? Does God Punish People in Hellfire? Do the Wicked Suffer in …

Miracles? - Do They Still Happen Today?: God Miraculously Saving People’s Lives, Apparitions, Speaking In Tongues, Faith HealingMIRACLES – DO THEY STILL HAPPEN TODAY? God Miraculously Saving People’s Lives, Apparitions, Speaking In Tongues, Faith Healing 

Miracles were certainly a part of certain periods in Bible times. What about today? Are miracles still taking place. There are some very important subjects that surround this area of discussion that are often misunderstood. Andrews will answer such questions as does God step in and solve …

HOMOSEXUALITY - The BIBLE and the CHRISTIAN: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian FaithHOMOSEXUALITY – The BIBLE and the CHRISTIAN: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith

Today there are many questions about homosexuality as it relates to the Bible and Christians. What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Does genetics, environment, or traumatic life experiences justify homosexuality? What is God’s will for people with same-sex attractions? Does the …

Christian Fiction

THE DIARY OF JUDAS ISCARIOT: How to Keep Jesus at Arm's LengthTHE DIARY OF JUDAS ISCARIOT: How to Keep Jesus at Arm’s Length

…desert but none of such significance as a handful of scrolls retrieved from a buried Roman satchel (presumed stolen) at this site. The discovery has since come to be known as ‘The Diary of Judas Iscariot.’ In The Diary of JudasIscariot Owen Batstone relates the observations and feelings …

THE SECRET HIDEAWAYTHE SECRET HIDEAWAY ON BRIDGETON HILL

Rachael Garrison knows all the shrewd ways to successfully close multi-million-dollar real estate deals with her father’s famous New York real estate enterprise. But beyond her savvy to rake in huge deals is her premonition that an impending global takeover of the world’s financial wealth is on the horizon by evil leaders of The Great Ten Nations. From New York City to the Irish Hills of Michigan, and into the streets of Detroit her life takes on enormous purpose as

THE RAPTURE: God’s Unwelcomed WrathTHE RAPTURE: God’s Unwelcomed Wrath

Kevin Trill struggles with the notion that he may have missed the Rapture. With nothing but the clothes on his back and a solid gold pocket watch, he sets off towards Garbor, a safe haven for those who haven’t yet taken the mark of thebeast. While on his way to Garbor, he meets up …

SEEKERS AND DECEIVERS: Which One are You? It Is Time to Join the Fight!

There grew an element in the valley that did not want to be ruled by the Light of the Word. Over time, they convinced the people to reject it. As they started to reject this Light, the valley grew dim and the fog rolled in. The people craved the darkness rather than the Light because they were evil. They did not want to  …

The Shadow Flames of Uluru: Book ONE in the CHAOS DOWN UNDER 

When an ancestor saddles them with the responsibility to purge Australia of a demon threatening to wipe our humanity with black flames, fraternal siblings Amber and Michael Hauksby lay their lives on the line. As the world crumbles around them into chaos, and ancient marsupials wreak havoc in their hometown, they must journey into …

WRITE PLACE, RIGHT TIME: The Pre-Apocalyptic Misadventure of a Freelance Journalist 

“Write Place, Right Time” follows the pre-apocalyptic misadventures of freelance journalist Don Lamplighter. While on what he expects to be a routine Monday night trip to a village board meeting, Lamplighter’s good nature compels him to help a stranded vehicle. Little does he know that by saving one of the car’s occupants, he sets forth a chain of what to him seem to be unrelated events where he must use his physical and social skills to save himself and others from precarious situations.

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