Aren't you just another brow beaten Christian man bowing to the feminists?


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This is one of the most obvious questions I’ve experienced or heard of when it comes to this subject because it may sound like that in the way I wrote the article but nothing could be further from the truth.  When I fell away from God in my teenage years I did spend a lot of time with the opposite sex having no real respect for them and when I came back to the Lord, my opinions still hadn’t quite changed.  I was brought up with the world around me telling me that women were lesser and as a man, sex objects in many ways so apart from Elder Women, I had no real respect at all.  When I did move further back into my true Christian life I could easily see my mindset was way off and it was something which needed fixed pretty soon because I was about to marry Sharon in those coming months.

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During that time, God impressed upon us both through a public prophetic message that his desire was for us to preach and teach and I knew then even more so that I needed to get my head straight on this all important subject.  The verses which took me in particular was the requirements for an overseer in the First Book of Timothy Chapter 3 when Paul said “for if a man can’t take care of the things of his own house, how can he take care of the things of the Church of God”.  Those verses for us were hugely important and along with other teachings as well as leadings of the Lord, our family really began to take shape.

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Sharon and I took on board the teaching of the “wives submit yourself to your own husbands and husbands love your wives as you love yourselves”.  Now friend this wasn’t an easy thing at first because in many ways we were doing the opposite mostly due to the fact that Sharon was and still is a very capable woman and I would have been quite happy letting her do all the overseeing the family bit but as we found out, God wanted things the other way around.  He wanted me to oversee the household and love my wife and he wanted Sharon to submit and love me, all very strange at the time however, as time went on we could see the logic if not the genius of the ways of God.

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As the months rolled on these new roles began to show their fruit and before long Sharon and i were experiencing aspects of marriage like true respect, care and consideration for each other, we were happy, things were working and you know what, both of us could see clearly just why God said the things that he said because, it works.  Our relationship even began to take on a new form where that whole authority/submission thing began to fade into the background as our marriage became strong and well founded. It was then we realised that these verses had one major result, to give us the start we needed to bring forth the true result, real love.

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This was something we grew in over time and we saw and still see such great results from doing it God’s way but the strangest thing, was the comments and indeed challenges we saw from other Christians.  One female individual in particular challenged Sharon saying you don’t have to submit and you submit too much trying in earnest to discourage her mindset but Sharon being Sharon, held fast to God’s Word and pushed through.  I even had men challenging me saying they didn’t believe in the whole authority submission thing and that they thought it was old fashioned. In truth, I would have to say now that the only reason Sharon was challenged was because that female didn’t want to submit and do things God’s way and that I was challenged because this male individual was a brow-beaten Christian man and for him to agree with our belief, would mean he’d need to step up.

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My viewpoints towards this subject of women doesn’t come from a place of being brow beaten but from a place of where both Sharon and I had seen the fruit of doing things God’s way instead of our own with such great results.  The marriage act is a tremendous thing honored very highly by God but God himself put New Testament precepts in place to ensure that those who followed his teachings would see their marriages succeed and ultimately, bring him the Glory for his absolute genius and wisdom.

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I hope this article has made a lot of sense to the reader by showing from our experiences, of this most important subject, our wives are not there to be Lorded over and neither are the men there to be brow beaten,  we’re put together to love each other and most important of all, show the relationship between Jesus and his Church.

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God bless and I hope you’ve enjoyed this short message.

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About Pastor Steven

Steven Birnie is a former local Church Minister and the author of Christian publications which include non-fiction, fictional and teaching eBooks with audio sermons. From the north-east coast of Scotland, Pastor Steven is married to Sharon and together, they have two young children called Emily and David. After seven years of training, three years of overseeing youth and young adults and, three years of being the Assistant Pastor in his local Church, Pastor Steven moved on to focus on writing Christian Publications. In the future, he hopes to open a Christian Children’s Home in his home town and write The Tribulation Soldier, his newest Series of Fictional, Military EBooks on the End Times, the Rapture and the Tribulation Period, as a 2.5 Million Word Series. But despite continuing pastoral work and writing, Steven remains devoted to his children, enjoying his family life with caravan holidays in the Highlands, fishing, canoeing and his favourite pastime, riding his motorbike through the Scottish countryside.