by Kelly Pelton (written 15 July 2021)
Unequal roles in home and church are uncomfortable, they say, but God wants men in charge; we must adjust in order to obey. Men don't always want to lead, nor women always follow male rule. God's ways are not our ways, and to doubt His word is to be a fool. Although it seems unfair to us, His hierarchy is for our best. Let's fit ourselves into this mold, the stronger over all the rest. With few exceptions, this is how the world has always handled power: men controlling, some coercing, leading 'til that final hour when kingdom comes with brilliant light exposing petty power plays and all those men must give account for carnal and not holy ways. They've made the church a worldly place, misrepresented God to all as though He's partial to the strong instead of lifting up the small.