The Analogy of the Body
A Sermon on Ephesians 5:22-24
Wives and Husbands
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. (ESV)
Christians should never marry unbelievers; comments on the marriage service; marriage is not a sacrament; the mystical union; problems of interpretation regarding this passage examined in detail; the relationship of the body to the head; the wife not inferior; but different; opinion and conscience are never to be confused.