Here is the definition from Dictionary.com – "1) the act of placing in a lower rank or position: 2) The act subordinating, or of making dependent, secondary, or subservient." The reason this word is important is that subordination to others is a biblical concept both physically and spiritually. The problem I see is that people confuse the concept of “equality” with subordination… and they are two entirely different things. Let's see what the Scriptures teach.
Greg Thomas is the part-time Pastor of the Cleveland, Ohio congregation. Ordained in 1981, he has served in the ministry for 40-years and assumed the role of Pastor in January 2011. As a certified leadership consultant Greg is the founder and president of weLEAD, Inc. Chartered in 2001, weLEAD is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization and a major respected resource for free leadership development information reaching a worldwide audience. Greg also founded Leadership Excellence, Ltd in 2009 offering leadership training and coaching.