Jesus Without Baggage

Last time, we discussed biblical passages from the New Testament epistles used to support Christian patriarchy; today we will look at passages from the first chapters of Genesis. I chose these passages because they are specifically referenced in the 1988 Danvers Statement by The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

Genesis 3, 1 Timothy 2, and Christian Patriarchy

The Temptation of Eve

Advocates of patriarchy use two New Testament passages that reference Genesis in regard to a woman’s role in church and family. The first is 1 Timothy 2:

A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.

For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived.

The author does not allow women to ‘teach or to assume authority…

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