Equal But Not The Same

September 2 | Taken from a message by Adrian Rogers

Women are to have an attitude of submission. What do you think about that? In most circles, that is a politically incorrect statement because when people hear the word “submission” they think of inferiority.

I want you to understand something simple, plain, and straight – submission is not inferiority.  It’s a military term that means to rank under. In the military you have ranks, but a Private is not inferior to a Captain and a Captain is not inferior to a General. Though they rank differently and have different prerogatives and jobs, one is not inferior to the other.

Ephesians 5:23a says, “For the husband is the head of the wife.” That doesn’t mean he’s superior to the wife like the devil wants you to believe. You see, the devil has obliterated the difference between the sexes. He spreads his lies by telling you that if you have submission in the home, then the woman is inferior. The devil, under the guise of making men and women equal, is trying to make them the same. Men and women are equal, but they are not the same.

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