Brown: The Essence of Biblical Patriarchy

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It seems that the term patriarchy has fallen on hard times. But what is biblical patriarchy?

Consider the seventh command, “You shall not commit adultery” (Deut. 5:18). This command initiates a celebration of the wonderful commands of God for marriage. This command takes us into the deepest recesses of the heart of God’s love for men and women. He desires us to mirror His own nature in the loving unified relationships in the Godhead as well as His sacrificial love for the Church that Christ demonstrates. This is the essence of biblical patriarchy, and it displays the truth that God’s commands for marriage are both a soothing breeze and a wall of protection for all those who would obey them.

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