Let's all admit this: God is the Creator of all, correct? He created language. AND He created ORDER. Language is orderly. Linguists know this: every language has a certain pattern. Not all languages use the same pattern, BUT they do all use the same parts of speech. And ALL of the statements in that particular language follow that same pattern - whether it is an understood part of speech or specific (as the understood subject in English, such as: Go to the store. The understood subject is "you.") God is also NOT the author of confusion. Were languages not to follow the proper order in which they are constructed, no one would understand what was being said. Because they do follow the order which God set, language is understandable to the language user. God knew all this, and there is no mistake in the grammar of scripture. The Holy Spirit certainly can and does make things clear to people. And oftentimes He uses people to do so. I honestly think the argument against grammar is ridiculous. Because without grammar we have no language, just a bunch of gobbledy-gook words.
I think you know he's not right for you or you wouldn't be asking. He grossly misunderstands scripture if he truly believes his wife is to be the breadwinner as he ministers. Without knowing the whole story I would say: Run. Don't walk away from this "relationship". Run. And then wait on God to bring you to the right man. There are worse things than being single...and one of those is an unhappy marriage. A husband is to cherish his wife and love him as he does his own flesh. Not require her to support him.
We are on the last day of our annual preaching conference. There have been some great sermons preached this week. Pastor Mike Allison kicked off the conference with this message about sound doctrine. It is really good.
Wow, wow - what a small world! I knew Paul and Debbie years ago. Before they went to the mission field. We were in the same church. When they began to prepare for the mission field, we started a "dimes for Deems" promo. The church got a lot of dime folders (I can't remember how many went into the folder, but I think it was 3 or 4 dollars) and anyone who wanted to fill one took one. We did it in our classrooms (I had their daughter Ruth in my kindergarten class). It was exciting to see the dimes pile up! I bought their car when they headed out, too. I also shared a place with Debbie's sister Lisa. I did not know that Debbie has MS. Her father had it as well. Thanks for posting this. I'll be praying for the Deems and the ministry.
Again I have to say enough? Really? Stop it. GP has abided by board rules by not quoting the Geneva after we pointed it out to him. Referencing a definition from there - in response to the the originator of the thread - and is no different from someone else mentioning something from another version, as is done on here often. Now. Back to topic.