Was Submission Paul's Idea? No!

Blame it on Paul. Another excuse to deny the loving, purposeful design of husband and wife in marriage.

Some feminists reject submission claiming it only applied before Christ's redemption, not afterwards. 

To explain why it's found so often in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 11:3, 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, Ephesians 5:22-33, and 1 Timothy 2:11-15), they claim Paul was simply expressing the cultural prejudices of his day. (It's also found in 1 Peter 3:1-7, which was written by Peter, not Paul.)

Paul gets accused of bigotry, limited knowledge, and/or ignorance quite a bit by false teachers. 
This is a major heresy: If we believe the words of Scripture are men's words, not God's, then everything in the Bible comes into question—including salvation, forgiveness, heaven, and even God's love. We can't even trust the words of Christ because they were recorded by men.

Believing the Bible is the words of men is also incredibly arrogant: It means a minority of modern Christians have a better understanding of Scripture than the majority of Christian scholars, missionaries, martyrs, pastors, and teachers throughout history. 
God has given women a position of influence in the family that is every bit as powerful and important as the husband's role of leadership. 
Blame it on Paul. Another excuse to deny the loving, purposeful design of husband and wife in marriage. 
When we reject God's design, we lose great blessings.
Please check out today's Bite Size Bible Study: Privilege, Responsibility, and Influence in Marriage to discover an important benefit of submission that many women overlook. 

If you want to know my "credentials" to speak on submission, please read "beyond 1-minute" in the devotion Is Submission Cultural? No! In addition, check out the insights in Is Submission Degrading to Women? No! and Why Mutual Submission Is Impossible

For an example of another false argument that is often made against submission seeDenying Submission.

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