Daddy Freeze has a penchant for using his eloquence and media reach to peddle wrong interpretations of scriptures – BEN AKABUEZE

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Unfortunately, Bishop Ibiyeomie’s angry outburst against Daddy Freeze has distracted attention from what I consider to be the real issue, ie, the correct interpretation of scriptures. Daddy Freeze has a penchant for using his eloquence and media reach to peddle wrong interpretations of scriptures, as he has done in this case. My fear is that many are thereby being led astray, and that is why occasionally I intervene to point out his error.

Apostle Paul likened the relationship between a wife and her husband to that between the church and Christ. Freeze’s argument about mutual submission would therefore imply that the church and Christ are also to submit to one another! This cannot be. Only the church is to submit to Christ, and not vice-versa. Christ loved the church (ie, the people), and gave His life for it, even before it submitted to Him, and continues to love it regardless. Therefore, a husband is not to make submission a pre-condition for loving his wife. Neither should the wife make her husband loving her a precondition to submit to him (as Freeze preaches). Husband and wife will each be judged separately when they die, and none can excuse his/her own disobedience to God’s word by the other person’s failures.

A woman who truly desires the best out of her marriage should embrace the scriptural injunction to submit to her husband. This is what Apostle Peter wrote one the same subject –
1 Peter 3:1-2 AMPC
[1] In like manner, you married women, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate yourselves as being secondary to and dependent on them, and adapt yourselves to them], so that even if any do not obey the Word [of God], they may be won over not by discussion but by the [godly] lives of their wives, [2] When they observe the pure and modest way in which you conduct yourselves, together with your reverence [for your husband; you are to feel for him all that reverence includes: to respect, defer to, revere him-to honor, esteem, appreciate, prize, and, in the human sense, to adore him, that is, to admire, praise, be devoted to, deeply love, and enjoy your husband].

Submission is not a dirty word. It does not make the woman inferior to the man in any way, after-all they were both created in God’s image –
Genesis 1:27 AMPC
[27] So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.
However, for good order sake, God has ordained that the husband be the head of the household. Remember the saying that there cannot be two captains in one ship?

If Freeze were to study Ephesians 5 in some other versions of the Bible than the one he read from, he would find that verse 18 to 21 is one continuous sentence, in which Paul was addressing the entire church. The injunctions for husband and wife then begin from verse 22 and end at verse 33.

I strongly recommend the following passage of scriptures to Daddy Freeze:
2 Timothy 2:15-19 AMPC
[15] Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. [16] But avoid all empty (vain, useless, idle) talk, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness. [17] And their teaching [will devour; it] will eat its way like cancer or spread like gangrene. So it is with Hymenaeus and Philetus, [18] Who have missed the mark and swerved from the truth by arguing that the resurrection has already taken place. They are undermining the faith of some. [19] But the firm foundation of (laid by) God stands, sure and unshaken, bearing this seal (inscription): The Lord knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names [himself by] the name of the Lord give up all iniquity and stand aloof from it.

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