More Than Just A Home For A Certain Member

I apologize for what is to come next, but considering the source I’m not surprised at all that he said it.

Ultimately God created you, and it’s His penis, you’re just borrowing it for a while…Knowing that His penis wouold need a home, God created a woman to be your wife and when you’re married and you look down you will notice that she is shaped differently than you and it makes a nice home.

-Mark Driscoll

I don’t know what he gains from turning our Lord and Saviour into some horny pimp sex addict.  That’s false advertising and incredibly irreverent of anyone, let alone someone in Mark’s position.

Here is how the book of Proverbs describes a wife of noble character.  Proverbs 31:10-31 to be exact.

A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

There’s nothing there about only being a space to fill.

Let’s look at the New Testament and see the position Jesus gives to women?  He elevates them far and above where Mark was willing to go with this statement.

Let’s take a look at Ephesians 5:21-24

21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

God did not make women to be sex objects.  They were created for more than to get a man’s “sexual needs” met.  Though the massive amount of pornography that circulates today may cause some to think that way.  Sex is a gift from God. It was created as a way for husbands and wives to be close to each other and show their love to one another.  Not because a husband deserves it.  It is to be shared and enjoyed between spouses only in a marriage relationship.

That being said, It’s probably not the best idea to share explicit details about it in a Sunday morning sermon when that would take the focus off of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour and the work He did for us through His death and resurrection.

I am no better than anyone on these matters, I am just as much of a sinner in need of God’s grace every day.

 

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