Jesus Is Not Your Husband
I just had a question about the section of the post that sonofdeathswriter commented on… when you said “….or even Jesus…”, you’re not saying a woman should consider a man, even her own man, as being more important than Jesus, are you? Because we should have Jesus as our #1, and our man as our #2. To do otherwise would be idolatry, not to mention unfair for the man (talk about added pressure on him!). I know I wouldn’t want to be a man’s #1. I would expect to be his #2, but could never be his #1.
She writes the typical Churchian advice that’s given, which is good up to a point. The problem with lies is that a lie can represent full truth, but an incomplete truth.
To begin with the truth in this: In terms of gods, she is correct. You can not put anyone or anything before God and be pleasing to Him. A woman’s husband is not her god. FBNF is right that to put a husband in place of God is idolatry and unfair to the man to make him be her god.
This goes for both wives and husbands. One of the unfortunately common problems in churches today is the encouragement of men to submit to women as gods, supplicating to them both in society and in marriages.
Now to the incomplete part of this that makes it a falsehood: Jesus is not a woman’s husband. Jesus isn’t a man’s husband, either. The common Churchian advice that FBNF relays falls flat in negotiating this difference.
This is compounded by the confusion sowed by the pure heresy taught by the Churchians in Marriage 2.0. While marriage is a physical representation of a spiritual reality of Christ and His Church, the Churchians drive this into physical reality in their attempt to enforce the feminist paradigm.
In their view, the husband is to literally represent Christ in her view and he is to provide her the perfect marriage as her Personal Jesus judges it.
Coupled with the false gospel of the Romantic Personal Jesus and relationship, Jesus or God becomes a woman’s husband, boyfriend, or “first husband” (in other words her “personal lover”), using a false interpretation of Isaiah 54:5. When a woman who does this then uses the Churchian advice FBNF relays, and you get a situation where a woman literally replaces her husband with Jesus (or she has two husbands), or puts Jesus in competition with her husband or would-be suitors. This is unfair for men in the same way. Not to mention, she literally commits adultery against her husband…with Jesus.
God has His own place. So does a husband. And each should be #1 in those places.
Related: “Jesus Is My Husband”