Ephesians 5: 27-24 And Christ: Personal Interpretation Of Scripture

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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.”
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My original interpretation of this passage in Scripture essentially is that adultery, or even looking at a woman lustfully, should not be committed; therefore, if the sin of adultery is committed, extreme consequences will incur. Although the passage states extreme consequences such as, “If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away,” and “if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away,” it is my belief that this passage can be deemed corrective. The passage has a corrective nature due to the fact that Jesus is not literally telling the reader to gouge out their eye and cut off their hand, however He is telling the reader to remove the stumbling block in order to bring Him glory. Matthew’s inspired biblical account deals with the issue at hand, yet the literal phrases are not meant to be transferable. This passage has literal meaning to me being that I should not commit adultery; however, a more realistic meaning to me this passage conveys is that I should remove any stumbling blocks in my life that are preventing me from having the strongest possible relationship with God. My desire to know more about whom God is and what He has to say creates a yearning in my heart to remove any stumbling block currently in my life, thus proving that the original meaning of this passage means the same thing now. I believe that God

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