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RCCG Pastor, Ben Akabueze Replies Daddy Freeze

Director-General of the Budget Office and a Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has reacted to the claim made by popular OAP, Daddy Freeze on his comments concerning the role of a wife in marriage.

Freeze had made it known that a wife needs not be submissive to her husband, Akabueze disagrees, saying that Freeze is very wrong and is turning the scripture on its head.

Akabueze shared his opinion via a facebook post.

He wrote;

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.

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