Ephesians 5: 22-24 Analysis

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All across the world, Christians of differing denominations have been interpreting Scripture in order to more clearly understand and learn about who God is. Likewise, I personally interpret Scripture in order to more deeply grow in my relationship with Christ. As exemplified through the interpretation of Ephesians 5:22-24 and Matthew 5:27-30, my personal analysis of Scripture is to know more about who God is and what He has to say.
In essence, my original interpretation of Ephesians 5:22-24 is fundamentally about wives being in submission to their husbands so as to replicate the church being in submission to Christ. For example, verse 24 states, “Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.” To the contrary, some may interpret this passage as demeaning to women, causing them to be inferior to men; however, the comparison of the church being in submission to Christ leads me to believe that women are not inferior to men, yet they are to respect men. It is my belief that the original meaning of this passage currently means the same thing now. According to the definition of normative, I believe that this passage is indeed normative in regards to submission amongst wives and husbands, and the church and Christ being a universal teaching for each
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I feel that it is important to dissect Scripture in order to understand the context of the passage and further implement it into one’s own life. Interpreting Scripture, whether Protestant, Nazarene, Baptist, or any other denomination, is essentially in one’s walk with Christ. The vitality of biblical interpretation can be seen all across the globe as believers strive to understand who God is on a deeper and more personal

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