Ten Reasons: The conflict

The author has moved onto his seventh reason to prove that headship existed before the fall by comparing and contrasting the changes that took place at the fall. He says: “The conflict – The curse brought a distortion of previous roles, not the introduction of new roles. After Adam and Eve sinned, God spoke the […]

Ten Reasons: The purpose

The author continues his quest to prove headship before the fall by citing his sixth reason: The purpose: Eve was created as a helper for Adam, not Adam as a helper for Eve. After God had created Adam and given him directions concerning his life in the Garden of Eden, we read, “Then the Lord […]

Ten Reasons: The Primary Acountability

The fifth reason the author gives to prove headship existed before the fall is: “The primary accountability: God spoke to Adam first after the fall … Even though Eve had sinned first, God first summoned Adam to give account for what had happened in his family. Adam was the one primarily accountable … An analogy […]

Ten Reasons: The naming of the human race

The fourth reason he gives to prove headship existed before the fall is: The naming of the human race: God named the human “Man” not “Woman.” As I discussed yesterday, by the rules of Naming Mythology – only the namer has authority over the named. In this circumstance, God has authority over the human race. […]

Ten Reasons: The Naming of Woman

It looks like I’ll have to break my pattern to get to the heart of this argument, but it’s the only way. The author believes that because the man gave the name woman to her it proves his headship relationship over her. His first argument points to … the original readers. Perhaps I should ask […]

Ten Reasons: Representation

  The second air-tight, undeniable argument showing male headship before the fall is: “The representation – Adam, not Eve, had a special role in representing the human race. Look at the Genesis narrative, we find that Eve sinned first, and then Adam sinned. (Genesis 3:6.) Since Eve sinned first, we might expect that the New […]

Ten Reasons: Order

In Evangelical Feminism, Wayne Grudem says that the first argument showing male headship existed before the fall while the earth was still perfect in every way, shape, and form is: “The Order – Adam was created first, then Eve (Genesis 2:7, 18-23.) … it was important to the original readers of the text and the […]

Which Creation Order?

I could start in the beginning of Genesis with “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” But that’s not really the beginning that I’m talking about. As […]

Genesis and Special Revelation

According to tradition, Moses wrote Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. It’s been estimated that his birth date was the 7th of Adar of the year 2368 from creation (1393 BCE.) So we can safely assume that 975 years passed from creation to the year that would be marked as ‘1’, after that 1393 years […]

Conversation Topic

So there we were, Riley and I talking with one of the Sunday School teachers. He had just spent several weeks teaching about the origin of the Bible. It wasn’t long before Riley managed to bring up our favorite subject, complementarianism. My knee-jerk reaction was to find something else – anything else to talk about. […]