B. Holy Echad Marriage & the Elohim Principle
18. No Escape for Husbands Either
18.1 In parallel, husbands are supposed to love their wives in the same way that Yah'shua loves all believers.
18.2 This is not a small matter.
18.3 A surprisingly few number of men know how to love as Yah'shua loves just as few women these days know how to submit.
18.4 Yahweh has not given to husbands the right to rule capriciously or without accountability.
18.5 To be consistent, if women refuse to submit to their husbands in the same way that believers submit to Messiah because the husbands are imperfect, then husbands should refuse to love their wives until they are perfect too and vice versa.
18.6 As you will learn on this website, though, no such quid pro quo arrangement exists in the Scriptures.
18.7 Irrespective of whether husbands or wives are perfect or not, wives are to submit to their husbands in everything (that does not require them to break the commandments, of course, and so disobey Yahweh) and show them respect in the same way they do to Yah'shua, and husbands are to love their wives in the same way that Yah'shua loves His allegorical Bride.
18.8 In a world where abusive relationships reign supreme, this may seem scary for both partners but if the two are genuinely seeking to "work out [their] salvation with fear and trembling" (Phil.2:12, NKJV) and are not just 'playing' at their religion, then they will be enabled by the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) to do what is right because it is the Ruach who not only enables but positively expects husbands and wives to live this way without exception.
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