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Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Scripture Accused of Promoting Domestic Violence

When I read what some self-professed men of God say about Scripture I have to wonder if they ever actually spend any time in it.

Archbishop Rowan Williams has been out in left field for a long time, so I really don’t know why I let what he says bother me. I guess it’s because lost people read the same stuff – and he’s a stumbling block.

So now “Viewing God as male ‘contributes to domestic abuse’. The Church of England report “claims viewing God in masculine terms can validate "overbearing and ultimately violent patterns of behavior" in intimate relationships and "contributes to domestic abuse,"

God describes Himself as male, so that’s the only true view of God that one can have. God is not a goddess. As for suggesting that scripture advocates domestic violence, there is absolutely no basis in fact for that suggestion whatsoever. In fact, Scripture promotes the exact opposite. (Perhaps they are confusing the Quran with the Holy Bible.)

God’s will for Christian men is a high calling. They are to be spiritual leaders. They are to be providers for their families. They are to love their wives as Christ loved the church. They are to love and stay married to the wife of their youth. Men are commanded to love their wives. Interestingly, wives are not commanded to love their husbands, but are commanded to submit to their husband’s leadership and spiritual authority. Feminists hate the word “submission”, especially in relation to husbands, but they don’t know what they’re missing. I'm married to a very fine Christian man who prays daily for God’s guidance and takes his role as spiritual leader very seriously. I gladly submit to his authority, because in submitting to my husband, I am submitting to my Lord Jesus Christ. And I am rewarded for doing so in more ways that I can count.

Domestic abuse is condemned in Scripture. Williams and his ilk need to start a new religion. Christianity is not their forte’.

Scripture references:

Ephesians 5:22 "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord."

Ephesians 5:25: "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"

Colossians 3:19 "Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them."

1 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;"

1 Peter 3:7 "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered."

Proverbs 5:18 "Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth."




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At 9:08 PM, Blogger Neil said...

"Williams and his ilk need to start a new religion. Christianity is not their forte’."

LOL! That is a terrific quote. I'll have to borrow that often. Your royalty check will be in the mail :-)

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger nanc said...

ah, yes - another you will know them by their fruity yet bovine flavor.

God has given one of the most profound missions. you are doing a great job.

 
At 10:15 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Your royalty check will be in the mail :-)

Alright! I could use some extra cash...

 
At 11:56 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

I would propose the opposite, in fact... Viewing God as male decreases domestic violence!

It has been proven time and time again that when a girl has a strong, fair and loving male influence in her life, such as a good father, she will choose an equally good husband, therefore decreasing her chances of ending up a victim of domestic violence.

God is a strong, fair and loving male influence. If a girl chooses a husband that follows His commandments, she has done well for herself.

It has also been proven that men who have a strong, fair, loving male influence turn out as much better adults.

One example that I find amusing is on a reserve in Africa (it's name escapes me at the moment), where the male elephants were all adolescent aged. The treated the females in the herds badly, fought amongst themselves constantly, and were even downright destructive to their surroundings, knocking over trees, ect.

The naturalists on the reserve decided that the best way to stem this behavior was to have a mature male bull elephant brought in. They did, and after just a few weeks of corrections and the occasional whoopin', the adolescents straightened right up! They were well behaved, and respectful of the females in the herd.

Anyway, the point that I am trying to make is that God the Father as a strong male influence is a GOOD THING!

 
At 11:59 AM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Anyway, the point that I am trying to make is that God the Father as a strong male influence is a GOOD THING!

Exactly! Great comment!

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger Neil said...

How does Archbishop Williams feel about Satan always being referred to as a male? :-) Does that balance out the "problem" of God being viewed as a male?

 
At 10:47 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

How does Archbishop Williams feel about Satan always being referred to as a male? :-)

Good question, Neil. My next question would be, does Williams even BELIEVE in Satan? He seems to do a lot of work on his behalf...

 
At 12:26 AM, Blogger nanc said...

angels are sexless.

 
At 8:51 PM, Blogger h said...

I read that article also. Then I searched out the paper in question. As usual the media twisted the paper's content out of shape! LOL I guess it makes for a good story!

I don't know much about the Archbishop, but I couldn't believe someone would be that irresponsible! That is why I searched out the paper in question, and read it for myself. It was LONG, but it doesn't say viewing God as male contributes to domestic abuse! Matter of act the reporter did a MARVELOUS job of twisting what the paper actually said! LOL Question is....Did he or she read it? From what I read - don't think so!

 

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