First, let me say that I like Congresswoman Bachmann and I believe she is a viable contender for the republican nomination, for the office of the President of the United States.
This post in no way attacks her and what she said during the presidential debate this past Thursday night, but this topic and more importantly the word submit itself has been greatly misunderstood by many, especially by those outside of the church.
Will those in the church, especially pastors help provide a sound biblical answer to what has not been communicated with a clear understanding from Scripture?
Did Michelle Bachmann get it right during the debate when she answered the question if she would submit to her husband, if she were elected President of the United States, saying, "submission means to us, it means respect. I respect my husband."
The commentary that follows by CNN anchor Don Lemon and his guest was good too.
Ephesians 5:22-27 must be looked at closely to understand what the word 'submit' means in Greek, in order to apply it to our lives, from the context of the text.
Is submission, respect, or is there a greater meaning that we must learn to apply? This has been greatly misunderstood by many as obeying dictatorial behavior, but this is not what the text says submission means.
Please comment with your thoughts regarding the text (Ephesians 5:22-27) in regard to Congresswoman Bachmann's answer. Does submission mean respect?
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