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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Word to the Wives . . .

Your child is ill and their father tells you that you and he are going to have faith in God to heal your child, no matter what--even if it means letting your child die, because, he says, nothing can happen outside of God's will. Your church teaches--indeed the Bible teaches, that wives must obey their husbands. Maybe other members of your congregation tell you that you are fearful. Maybe your church is so exclusive that you hardly know anyone who isn't a member of it who would help you. The longer your child is ill, the more desperately you want to take them to a proper doctor. But your thoughts are confusing, and you're afraid to trust them. Maybe Satan is tempting you to be weak in faith and to disobey your husband. Maybe you feel like you're going crazy with all the contradictory thoughts swirling around in your head. Scriptures about trust and obedience. Because you know it's stupid and criminal to deny your sick child proper medical care. This woman is going to prison for twenty years because she obeyed her husband.

This poor woman is not a martyr; she and her dead baby are victims of ignorance and poverty.

Don't obey your husband when he refuses to take proper care of your children. Don't think that this is what it means to trust in the Lord with all your heart. Take some control over your life and the lives of your children. You'll be glad you did.









 

 

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