by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Switch Submission to Respect
Editor’s note: Well, Lori has removed her previous posting because people were losing it and openly criticizing her claims that women were not made in the image of God. Way to be cowardly, Lori! Today she’s quoting others on submission and respect very safely. Interestingly enough there were pastors posting on her deleted post claiming that they were going to preach against her teachings and forbid their congregations from studying her book.
One woman’s husband read a post about submission that she had written and responded this way to her:
“I think the word submit is outdated, respect is a much better alternative.”
A very wise woman responded:
“Here’s the thing, ladies (and this is coming from someone who is NOT in a Christian marriage, and has lived a life of submission for the past ten years of our 22 year marriage – I’m 51), we can’t pick and choose and substitute words in Scripture like that and when we look at any topic in Scripture, it’s important to look at all Scripture on it. In this area God is very clear and He’s not just talking to wives of Christian husbands and I’ll show you why.
God knew what He was doing when He wrote the Bible. He knew what words to use and He was in control. There are words that He used in the Bible for respect (esteem, fear, honor). If He used those words in other areas but not this one, are you saying that He made a mistake? No. It simply serves to ‘justify’ our lack of giving up control, if we change it.
Revelation 22:18-19 is very clear on this!
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.
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