Paul always has a point to make. His theology is always holistic in the fact that it is never given for the sake of teaching alone. There is always an application to be gleaned. In Paul’s culture, the idea of Husbands loving their wives was profoundly alien in nature. Husbands kept mistresses for loving and wives were had for political gain or to create offspring. Jesus had already taught the strange idea, but Paul explains it.
In noting that Christian love is to be pervasive in our interaction as the body of Christ, he starts to outline its application at the core point of societal interaction. This point, is of course, marriage.
All interactions, even marriage itself must be necessarily submitted to the Christian ethic. Christ must be redefine and transform all things. Love of our spouses is not only a physical transformation but a mental and emotional undertaking. To be fully Christ like, one must be willing to drop the veneer of Christian fellowship and bring him into the home.
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY.
First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years.
I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.
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