When it comes to neo-Darwinian evolution, the question isn’t whether Darwin’s proposed mechanism of biological change is true – we know it is because we observe it in nature. The question is whether it can explain what Darwin thought it explained: the diversity of life.
While the process of natural selection working on random mutations (NS+RM) is too slow to observe in mammals, we can observe the equivalent of millions of years of mammalian evolution in mere decades using microbial life and viruses. Experimental data over the last ~20 years has shown that while natural selection working on random mutations does produce change and variation within microbial species, it does not create new species.
“…submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Ephesians 5:21)
This verse is often invoked in the context of the marital relationship to teach against male headship. Rather than the wife submitting to the man, it is claimed that Paul argued for mutual submission: the wife should submit to her husband, but the husband should also submit to his wife. This principle is extended beyond the marriage relationship as well to include all Christians. Each Christian ought to submit themselves to each other.
Is that the point of this passage? Is Paul teaching that we should always yield our will to someone else’s will? I think not. While a look at the context will prove this to be so, common sense alone rules this interpretation out. Consider the following: (more…)