By Neal Pollard
—Whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another commits adultery (Mat. 19:9)
—Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38)
—For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error (Rom. 1:26-27)
—And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord (Eph. 5:18-19)
—A woman is not allowed to teach or exercise authority over a man (1 Tim. 2:11-14)
These passages go against the grain of popular opinion, cultural mores, and religious orthodoxy. Religious leaders with academic degrees, numerous followers, or oratorical skills will not change the truth of Scripture. It is what it is. Our role is to humbly submit.