Do husbands present wives to God at the judgment?

  Husbands love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word That He might present it to Himself a glorious church not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing but that it should be holy and without blemish [1]

Ephesians 5:25-27

[1] This verse cannot be used as a basis for male headship trinity marriage teaching, or as a command for complementarian husbands and wives to engage in a cosmic role-play portraying god-husband and church-wife. The Out-Called is sanctified by Christ and His redeeming work on the cross, His death, His burial, and His resurrection, His triumph over death.

Wives cannot be made clean and set apart by husbands who cannot redeem. Husbands will not present their wives to God at the judgment. The “He” in verses 26 and 27 refers to Jesus and not to husbands. The “Himself” referenced in verse 26, is a reference to the eternal Godhead, because Jesus is God. Jesus is the God of the BurningBush: Beloved Son Eternal Father.

1 Corinthians 7:4,14 refutes the redeemer husband fallacy by saying that the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife else their children would be unclean. That verse remains a puzzle to some. It also says the wife has equal authority over the husband’s body. In Christ, according to Galatians 3:29, there is equality and autonomy between all races and both sexes.

This is an excerpt of The Hungry Hearts Bible Commentary edited by this author.

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