Differences Can Be Questioned...
Blessed Beyond Measure
But I am not talking about me and my husband having differences!!! :)
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is only ONE God and ONE Mediator who can reconcile God and people. HE is the Man Christ Jesus. He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message that God gave to the world at the proper time
1 Timothy 4:16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right, and God will save you and those who hear you.
2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me--the crown of righteousness that the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that Great Day of His return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to His glorious return.
Titus 3:4-7 But then God our Savior showed us His kindness and love. He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of His mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life thru the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did. He declared us not guilty because of His great kindness. And now we know that we will inherit eternal life.
Romans 16:1 Our sister Phoebe, a deacon in the church in Cenchrea, will be coming to see you soon. Receive her in the Lord, as one who is worthy of high honor. Help her in every way you can, for she has helped many in their needs, including me. (Paul)
Romans 16:3-4 Greet Priscilla and Aquila. They have been co-workers in my ministry for Christ Jesus. In Fact, they risked their lives for me. I am not the only one who is thankful to them; so are all the Gentile churches.
Now that is a lot of words.... I almost don't have to say a thing!!
Honestly... the Bible has so many pages. So many verses that are worded in a particular manner for what was going on then and what it was really geared to then. Then later you find another that basically contradicts it. So everyone goes haywire over the right and wrong. People break as friends, knock people off social media sites for their opinions. Deal about how you feel should be humbly discussed-not torn to shreds right away-announcing somehow will be going to the lake of fire for the way the read their verses. But the people being accused, I feel even more so have obligation to HUMBLY stand up for their belief-while listening and kindly debating their differences until both just say ok and understand there is difference-or until one just can't get thru to the others falling point and hand it over to Jesus in prayer. But it isn't for us to quarrel over. If we can't watch our tongues... we might as well become islamic and get a bit more physically aggressive. God will fix it or allow issues in peoples lives to hopefully wake them up to their wrong choices--as He has done in different areas with me. We just never know how far down people have to go in order to really realize they are on the waaaay wrong track, and maybe need some Christ-driven friends to help boost them back up now that they see something is wrong. Never be too proud--He is our everything and never ashamed-only very proud.
In the verses above, you will see a few that are a little confusing on woman in the church as "leaders..." -but leaders of what? I personally still stick to this one--who is head of Church? Yes, Jesus Man of God... Head of household--husbands--wives submit, respect and cherish what they do for us-no matter how tough it is.... they take care of us. Was how we were formed to be-since Adam and Eve--we just surely altered it a lot, so we just forget all of what Ephesians says.... Says the husband is to detach from his parents--take care of his wife and kids on his own thru Christ. Ironically, doesn't say wife has to detach... may be because women are/were so loving, clingy, needy attached to family that brought her to this world.... mystery ... but still shows, husband is to take charge.
So if we really lived that way-all of us... does it really look like we should be hopping into our Lexus or Toyota... just us chicks, all packed up to our church as head Pastor? We do not head anything at home outside of house needs, children care, and our husbands-supposed to, we all have our up and down reasons... that I know from bad health. Doesn't mean we are supposed to submit there-but then go teach the world something Jesus entrusted our men to lead our homes with. It is just disrespect. At least, the way I view it.
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her byithe washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
I applaud women who get masters to teach Bible studies-for women... and really doesn't over bug me if it is just a Bible study for married couples--but when it goes to the head that now cause you've taught men, counseled them-one can be lead Pastor, I just think it is self desire to break that "glass ceiling of the Church" even more....
I personally respect everyones choices-and the fact it is for Jesus. I just don't know how you teach certain verses-unless just skipped around. Like anyone teaching with sins-usually all who are Pastors have conquered big sins and talk about them-why they became one. Others flip around the subjects completely and then we don't learn right. I am grateful for my church who spit out truths....
Anyone want to guide me differently, in a cordial way....please... would be great learning...
Bless you all....
Off to see my kiddo in her horse competition!!
In His Love,
2 Timothy 2:19
But God's Truth stand like a foundation stone with this inscription: " The Lord KNOWS those who ARE HIS," and THOSE who claim they belong to the Lord MUST turn away from ALL wickedness.
Blogged by Heather Siebens