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Old 04-01-2018, 06:23 PM   #32
ZNPaaneah
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Default Re: Egalitarianism Vs. Complementarianism

I feel you have to read every verse in Paul that is relevant to this question. When I do this I see a very definite emphasis on the man, while at the same time recognize that he refers to the role that women take in church leadership.

So then, what is the reason? That is where interpretation comes in.

1. He is a husband of one wife -- not interpretation, simply the word.

2. He has raised up his family well -- not interpretation, simply the word.

Why then the emphasis on the man rather than a more 50/50 approach? I think (my interpretation) that this is because the church is not 50/50, but rather 65% women and 35% men. If he doesn't put his thumb on that scale it will quickly become 80% women and 20% men.
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