Judging the King of Kings and Lord of lords in America.
Ignorance or Anti-Christian bigotry, Mr. Goldberg?
Bernard Goldberg lit into Michele Bachmann with the fervor of ASCS’ Barry W. Lynn on The O’Reilly Factor Monday night for her response to the question she is being asked, “You said, in your marriage, you submit yourself to your husband. How will that work if you become President?”
Bachmann’s response is (generally), “I am fortunate to have had the wonderful Marcus Bachmann for my husband for 33 years. What that means is we have mutual respect.”
Goldberg said, on O’Reilly, “No, it doesn’t. Submission does not mean mutual respect. Michele Bachmann is changing her story . . .” And has lost credibility with the country in Goldberg’s view. Goldberg was genuinely angry about it.
Perhaps Goldberg simply dislikes Bachmann. A second possibility is Bernie Goldberg holds forth with wrath while being ill prepared and uninformed. (He has a long distinguished, award winning career that belies that conclusion.) Or, perhaps he detests Christianity and reacts to any public evidence of its adherence and its practice.
Here is the Christian teaching, Ephesians 5:20-28 (21st Century King James Holy Bible, 2nd printing, pg NT 334):
. . . giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord; for the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church, and He is the savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it, that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He hat loveth his wife loveth himself.
Starting with verse 20, “submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God,” means exactly “mutual respect.” That’s exactly “mutual respect.”
The husband, the wife is to submit to, must love her “as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it, that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He hat loveth his wife loveth himself.”
Michele Bachmann brilliantly said that her husband of 33 years is a husband defined by those words. Christ loves the church perfectly. So she has mutual respect together with her husband. I believe Goldberg is, in this case that second example; he doesn’t have a clue but he, like 99% of secular America, goes ahead and rants. But make no mistake, when they judge Michele Bachmann for her faith, they judge the King of king and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ.
The Bachmanns, in their personal and family life, in their business and in public service do not wish any homosexual ill. Further there is nothing offensive about the Bachmann clinical practice with homosexuals. It is, rather, the American Psychological Association, its views and practices that damage many homosexual patients. Political correctness is the foundation and frame for this insane “Alice in Wonderland” worldview and system.
Good job pulling in the proper context with the over all admonition of submitting to one another. Good post. Though I don’t support “Michele Bachmann for President,” I’ve just written an article supporting “Michele Bachmann for Pastor.” Here’s the link if anyone wants to read more:
Michele Bachmann for Pastor by Ken Symes