Billionaire businesswoman, Folorunsho Alakija has addressed the perceived misconception about the Bible’s instruction for wives to submit to their husbands.
Preaching in her church recently, the clergyman stated that many men have abused the word ‘submission’ in Ephesians 5:22 and used it to control their wives.
According to her, many of these men have chosen to ignore the subsequent verses which admonishes couples to submit one to another, and asked husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the Church.
She noted that submission is supposed to be reciprocated and not use as a control measure for men to get their wives to do their biddings.
“We find that husbands don’t want to concern themselves with verse 21 which says submit to one another but they chose to camp with wife submit to your husbands. But they didn’t go further down to go and read verses 25 and 26 which tell husbands more about what they are supposed to do,” she said.
“You find that Verse 21 was shorter but many have chosen to ignore it. There have been many arguments for and against, many controversies about this word submission. Many have twisted it to suit what they desire. Many husbands have used it as a control measure. That’s not what it is meant for. In fact, it is for unity and not for control.”
Sharing the video on her Facebook page, Mrs Alakija wrote in the caption,
“Submission in marriages has always been a controversial topic, but what does it really mean?
“As a Christian wife, it is your God-given duty to submit to and obey your husband as both of you submit to one another and Christ.
“While there are many references in the Bible about how a woman should behave in marriage, there are also scriptures that guide men on how they ought to treat their wives.
“Often overlooked, however, is that men are equally obliged to love, nourish and cherish their wives.
“Christian husbands should not abuse their authority. Let the word of God in Ephesians 5:21-25 guide you in leading a peaceful marriage.”
Watch her speak below,