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Old 04-03-2018, 06:45 PM   #41
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Default Re: Egalitarianism Vs. Complementarianism

Originally Posted by Evangelical View Post
There is some overlap in our interpretations. I don't see a major issue if the woman is considered (honorary) elders as long as the woman is in subjection to her (real) elder husband, as the Scripture says. I do not see a strong case for equal male-female eldership or women-only elders. The language in the original Greek or in our English translations does not allow for it.

The reason why Paul bestowed more honor on the sisters is because the woman is the weaker vessel (1 Peter 3:7). It is because they are the weaker vessel that they are suited for being elders to the weaker women (young women) but not to the men and women (the whole church).
I don't think you understood my view. I think that Paul bestowed more abundant honor on the brothers because their ego needs it.

Originally Posted by Evangelical View Post
There is another point which I believe makes the egalitarian viewpoint highly unlikely and it is that menstruation was a taboo topic in many cultures including Judaism and early Christianity which prevented women from leadership in various church rituals due to ritual impurity. This would have ruled out a young woman being considered for church leadership:

Ezekial 18:6 he....neither hath come near to a menstruous woman,
Unfortunately for that position you are combining the Old creation with the New Creation. In the New Creation there is no male or female.
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