A recent commenter on this blog relied on this passage for the lordship of husbands over wives:
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. (Ephesians 5:22-24.)
There are a number of good resources for understanding this passage correctly, such as Marg Mowczko’s Ephesians 5:22-33, in a Nutshell and Patrick Franklin’s Ephesians 5:21-33: How Paul Turns Headship on Its Head, but let’s take the commenter at his word and look at what this passage would then mean for him.
Don’t stop halfway – continue on to being a savior, men!
The commenter – as do many others who read the passage superficially…
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