Wednesday, October 1, 2014

day no. 13,127: an eternal argu/arrange-ment‏

1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of the woman, and God is the head of Christ.
The model of functional subordination is found in the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit being equal in value, but different in function. Jesus obeys the Father.  This is not because He is less than the Father. That is a value we read into that statement, just as we do in hearing that wives should submit to their husbands.  It isn’t a statement of value or worth, it is a statement of order that is rooted ultimately in the order of the Godhead.
This an eternal order, not a culturally bound one. This is not simply a matter of what was once practiced, but is now optional.  Father, Jesus, Husband, Wife is the established order and Paul argues from the very order of the Trinity and the created order produced by this God for the eternal order of authority and responsibility.

1 Corinthians 11:10

This is why a woman should have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.
1/3 of the angels chose to remove the symbol of authority from their heads in following Satan in outright, open rebellion against God.  If you are a woman who wants to fight back against this created order of God in NOT submitting to your husband, you are following a demonic spirit of rebellion more in keeping with the angels who became demons by following Satan’s proposed order of creation than in keeping with the one created by God.

1 Corinthians 11:16

But if anyone wants to argue about this, we have no other custom, nor do the churches of God.
Anyone want to argue about this? 
Yep. Many in fact. 

And they are all wrong. 

Sure, you can find churches that don’t hold this position. 
But Paul states emphatically here that those ARE NOT churches.

All the churches OF GOD receive and believe in this God-ordained order of life and home. All of the other churches that deviate from this plan are churches OF MEN, not OF GOD.

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