Two models of marriage claim biblical warrant and vie for evangelicals' allegiance. Advocates of both claim good results. But do we have to choose?
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The Southern Baptist Convention made headlines two years ago when it voted at its national convention that wives should "submit graciously to their husbands' servant leadership." That vote drew the spotlight on a hot debate in Christian circles: the roles of men and women in marriage. What is God's intent for the mystical relationship of marriage? CT's associate editor Agnieszka Tennant writes that two evangelical organizations are leading and shaping the debate, drawing divergent conclusions from the same Scripture passages. In this study, we'll look at some of those biblical texts.
Table of Contents
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: The marriage relationship is created.
Teaching point two: The marriage relationship is damaged in the Fall.
Teaching point three: The marriage relationship is restored after the Fall.
Apply Your Findings
HANDOUT FOR FURTHER STUDY
ARTICLES FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Nuptial Agreements and Adam and Eve in the 21st Century, both by Agnieszka Tennant (March 11, 2002, p. 58 and p. 62)
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