Sunday 14 September 2014

Husbands love your wives, Wives submit to your husbands

In Back to the Future's part 1 and 2, we see a contrast between two husbands and how they treat their spouses.

At the end of Back to the Future, Lorraine, Marty's mother is lively, vivacious and outgoing and George clearly loves her and has taken care of her. Though they may of had a few arguments and had low points here and there, their marriage has remained a consistently strong one.

In Back to the Future part 2, Biff Tannen, one of George's obstacles in his youth, goes back in time and gives his teenager self a sports almanac and says to him "bet on the winner and you'll never lose".

Thus an alternate timeline is made where Biff has killed George and married Lorraine but it is clear from the film, that Lorraine has been reduced to an emotionally distraught woman. 

Biff has accumulated massive wealth and is essentially a powerful CEO of a business empire, yet he has done the following:
1. Sent Lorraine's children elsewhere with no responsibility to take care of the kids and the only thing to do is provide money. His excuse is they are Lorraine's. kids, not his.

2. He has caused Lorraine so much grief and treated her so badly, she has to resort to alcoholism to dull her pain.

3. Biff is unfaithful to Lorraine because he has kept mistresses for himself, specifically when he is in the bathtub watching a Clint Eastwood film.

What is my reason for mentioning Back to the Future, Simple, its to show a contrast between what is a biblical marriage and what isn't.

I'll make it clear right off the bat, I am not saying the two McFly's are Christians, I am just saying how marriage should be approached and how it shouldn't.

Paul exhorts men to do the following in Ephesians 5:
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her bythe washing of water with the word,27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendour,without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

Here, marriage is to be honoured and kept pure in honour of the Lord, How can this be done when the husband doesn't love his wife? If there is no love, the wife will either submit begrudgingly or be rebellious. There is no sanctification in the sight of the Lords if this is the attitude that is been demonstrated.

Christ is not abusive, it is hypocritical to abuse your spouse when your Lord and Saviour doesn't treat you that way, you can't have it both ways.

Answering Judaism.

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