Men are the head of their wives despite what some in the church and those outside of it argue, Mark Driscoll recently affirmed during his latest “Real Marriage” sermon series based on his controversial book.
Speaking to the men in his congregation, the Mars Hill Church pastor declared, “You are the head of your wife as Christ is the head of the Church. It’s not a not. It’s an is.”
“We get into a lot of trouble when God says we are something and then we debate as to whether or not we should be,” he said, referring to the many debates people have had over the years because of the very question, which is to him, simply a biblical fact.
For the 41-year-old pastor, the question is not “are men the head of their wives” but are they doing a good or bad job. “That’s the only question.”
As the chosen head of the household then, men are responsible for their wives and children’s well-being, not only physically but also spiritually, mentally and emotionally as well.
“If your children or wife struggle and fail to grow in godliness, it is your responsibility, in addition to their responsibility. That’s what the Bible means when it uses the word head.”
Citing Ephesians 5:22-33, Driscoll referenced Apostle Paul, whom God spoke through to share his exhortations for husbands and wives, to clearly examine what it means to be the head of the household.
Source: Christian Post | Eryn Sun