Because Christianity is bigger than Biblical manhood or Biblical womanhood (Blog of Retha Faurie)

All Christian egalitarians are aware that there is debate about the meaning of kephale in “the man is the head (kephale) of the woman.” At least some complementarians are not.

Is the complementarian preacher who speak as if the meaning is leadership, while many of his listeners have never heard the other interpretations, being honest? If he know many scholars understand it differently, is it honest to preach in such a way that the congregation keep on believing the meaning is undisputed?

The egalitarian preacher never have the luxury of even choosing to keep his congregation unaware of the other view. The nature of the wording ” “the man is the head (kephale) of the woman” mean the  congregation would know of the other view.

Comments on: "Dishonest complementarianism?" (2)

  1. krwordgazer said:

    Yes, it’s dishonest– and it’s even more dishonest when they say, “If you don’t like it, don’t argue with me. I’m just telling you what God says. You really just have a problem with God.” Dishonest in the extreme to pretend that they alone are not interpreting the scriptures, but taking them directly from the mind of God.


  2. Verity3 said:

    This is why it’s so frustrating to me when a person misrepresents the strength of their position (on this, or another issue), and then claims, “I’m just taking a stand on what I believe best makes sense of all the evidence.” No. If someone knows there is evidence for and against, and nevertheless speaks of their convictions as “the truth,” then “just taking a stand” is precisely NOT what they are doing.

    This is also why I admire those who are able to speak of their convictions AS their convictions.


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