Married couples who consider themselves equal partners are violating biblical law, according to the Southern Baptist Convention's top expert on family concerns, the Raw Story website reports today (November 22, 2013).
Russell Moore -- president of the denomination's ethics and liberty commission -- said Christians determine the nature of reality through their family relationships, but he warned that marital closeness can undermine biblical teachings.
"Often, I think, the gospel is obscured because God has designed a picture of the gospel in the one-flesh union of husband and wife, (and) when that is broken down, you have a false gospel that is being preached," Moore said.
He asserted that the Bible clearly instructs Christian women to be subservient to their husbands, who in turn are commanded to be faithful to their wives. The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, with more than 16 million members. It is also the second largest Christian body in the U.S., preceded only by the Roman Catholic Church.