Is Submission Part of God’s Good Creation?

There is an interesting post over at by Tim Challies entitled The Source of Submission: Is Submission a Consequence of Man’s Fall Into Sin?

He provides ten proofs that submission precedes the Fall and is part of God’s natural order.

  1. The order of creation
  2. The representation of the human race
  3. The naming of woman
  4. The naming of the human race
  5. The primary accountability
  6. The purpose of women
  7. The conflict
  8. The restoration
  9. The mystery
  10. The parallel with the Trinity

Here’s a concluding paragraph from Tim Challies’ post:

The ultimate reason a wife is to submit her husband may not have been clear to Adam and Eve. It was not clear to God’s people until after the writing of the New Testament. The ultimate reason a wife is to submit to her husband is that the marriage relationship is to mirror that of Christ and His church. Just as Christ is head of the church and we submit to Him, in the same way man is the head of the family and the wife should submit to Him. A husband is to lead in the same was as Christ: lovingly, tenderly and always seeking the greatest good for his wife. A wife is to mirror her relationship with Christ in her relationship with her husband. She is to trust him, be loyal to him and help him. This can only be done in a relationship of humble, loving, godly submission.

I found the post to be well-written and thought-provoking. Please read it, Ladies, and tell me what you think. (Or do your own post about this interesting and relevant topic!)

2 Responses to “Is Submission Part of God’s Good Creation?”

  1. mrs darling says:

    I havent been able to read the post you’re referring to for lack of time but when I do I’ll give you my thoughts. Hows that?

  2. Joyce says:

    Sounds good, Mrs. Darling. I’m looking forward to that!