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Quotes by Werner Neuer


[The Bible] does not say the husband “should be the head of the wife” but the husband “is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church.” The husband is therefore placed over his wife constitutionally… Just as one cannot confess Jesus Christ without affirming His lordship, so it is impossible to confess maleness without affirming male leadership.


Without the companion of Christ, the primacy of [the wife’s submission to] the husband “in everything” (Eph. 5:24) could be misunderstood as a license for every form of male tyranny. The comparison with Christ shows the content, character and limits of this subjection. Christ’s headship is a reign of sacrificial love.