By K.p. Yohannan
The subject of submission elicits robust evaluations from many folks either inside and out of the church. In his most modern ebook, Touching Godliness via Submission, K.P. Yohannan, president and founding father of Gospel for Asia, stakes out territory in a single of the main misunderstood and debatable matters in glossy Christianity. Drawing upon the lifetime of Jesus because the final instance of actually yielding to God's will, Yohannan explains how whatever we see as our personal worst enemy, submission, is really the genuine pathway to freedom, therapeutic and blessing. "You will locate submission on the crossroads of each clash in life," Yohannan stated. "From youngsters and their mom and dad to the employee and his boss to the citizen and his president, you will find humans being affected by the concept that of submission to authority. This educating touches on everyday life it doesn't matter what our present role." In Touching Godliness via Submission, Yohannan mixes hugely useful and deeply divine techniques as he probes into the position of Christ and the autumn of devil. He additionally exhibits how man's traditional tendency towards uprising was once inherited from the 1st guy, Adam. Yohannan then explains the real nature of submission within the Christian's lifestyles, utilizing illustrations drawn from Bible heroes in addition to from occasions in his personal lifestyles. A prolific writer and extremely popular ministry chief, Yohannan usually demanding situations typically held perspectives of Christians world wide. His prior books, together with the landmark Revolution in global Missions, have moved many readers to desert shallow Christianity in prefer of a extra extreme, own dating with God. In Touching Godliness via Submission, Yohannan courses readers during the landmines of misconceptions approximately this frequently misunderstood topic. Gospel for Asia is an evangelical venture association dependent in Dallas, Texas all in favour of sharing the affection of Jesus throughout South Asia.
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It is active, which means it’s the person under authority who obeys, but this action is not reflected back on them. There is one more word I want to mention. It is the first time submit is used in the English Bible. This is the Hebrew word anah. In Genesis 16:9, Hagar, the servant of Abraham and Sarah, was running away because of mistreatment she was facing. An angel of the Lord appeared to her in the desert and spoke these words to her: “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hand” (emphasis mine).
Finally, knowing his bent toward self-will, his dad told him, “Son, you can have your way; only I cannot give you my blessing. ” By the mercy of God, this young man decided not to go against his parents. Through a series of incidents, he came to a place of submission. Soon after that he married a Christian girl from a godly family. Later I asked his dad about how his boy was doing. ” His son now admits how terrible it would have been had he gone against his parents’ advice. This story ends well.
Then Paul writes, “Receive him as a brother, not as a slave” (Philemon 1:16, paraphrased). Onesimus was a slave, in his own eyes and in the eyes of others. But when he actually submitted to the authority he previously ran away from, he became a brother. He was restored. How wonderful! People who live in rebellion against authority—whether in the home, the church or a work relationship—miss out on a great blessing that could be theirs. But when they follow the submissive example of Onesimus, they know healing and peace and blessing.