by Sarah Faith Schlissel from Chalcedon and BibleTopics.com – Daddy’s Girl: Courtship and a Father’s Rights
Editor’s note: In this bit it’s clear that the author believes that Father is God to a daughter, not God Himself. Fathers own daughters completely in this world. Is that not a heresy according to the Bible she likes to quote in this piece. Cherry-picking justifications and mental Twister.
But saints are those who are obliged to come to terms with authority structures which come from the hand of God. And because earthly authorities are themselves under God’s authority, we acknowledge that no daughter is obliged to obey commands from any source bidding her to sin. Yet some would seek to use this concession by arguing, “What if God tells the girl to do something that her father doesn’t approve of? What if, for example, the LORD reveals to her, through various signs and feelings, that she is to marry a particular man? Wouldn’t God’s will for the girl supersede her earthly, mortal, imperfect father’s will?”
Simply put: No. As strange as it may sound, in the peculiar relationship of the father and daughter, God, as it were, takes a back seat. God has created a hierarchy such that the daughter is directly answerable to her father, and her father then answers to God. This doubles the father’s responsibilities, because he must account to God for the way he raises his daughter.
The father’s ownership, of course, is an in order to thing. God has given the daughter to the father so he can raise her in the fear and admonition of the Lord, protect her from harm and want, protect her from other men, and sometimes, protect her from herself, even from foolish decisions she might make on her own.
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