Ten reasons: The parallel with the Trinity (Part 1)

The author has moved onto his tenth, but not final reason for why he believes that headship existed in the Garden of Eden before the fall: The parallel with the Trinity: The equality, differences, and the unity between men and women reflect the equality, differences, and unity in the Trinity. Though I list this here […]

Ten reasons: the mystery

The author elaborates on his ninth reason to prove headship existed before the fall: The mystery: Marriage from the beginning of Creation was a picture of the relationship between Christ and the church. When the apostle Paul discusses marriage and wishes to speak of the relationship between husband and wife, he does not look back […]

Ten Reasons: The restoration

The author has decided to prove headship existed before the fall by looking at what happened at and after the fall. It’s a lot like trying to save the free market system by abandoning the free market principles. He has to step outside of Genesis’ time-frame entirely – removing it from it’s time and place […]

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 […]