Battle of the Sexes Part 1Genesis 2:18-3:16 Grace Community Church 2013
Ephesians 5:22-25 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her…
Addressing Three Objections to Biblical Gender Roles • They are a product of the fall and sin. • They foster inequality that leads to abuse. • Equality cannot exist where leadership is not shared equally. Further Reading – Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A response to Evangelical Feminism. Piper/Grudem
Objection #1 - Biblical gender roles are a product of the fall and sin. • Gen 1:26-28 Created Equal& Distinct • Gen 2:18-25 Created to Compliment • Gen 3:1-16 The Fall assumes Adam’s headship. (Vs. 9,17, and Romans 5:12)
Objection #2 - Biblical gender roles fosters inequality that leads to abuse. “Male domination is a personal moral failure. NOT a biblical doctrine” Ray Ortlund
Objection #3 - Equality cannot exist where leadership is not shared equally. • Equality is not sameness. • Subordination is not denigration.
Genesis 1:26–27 26Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Philippians 2:5-10 5Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,