I see that my blog is often reached by people searching for: “Is Christian patriarchy biblical?” or things like that. They usually reach this article. I think that article is a great heart reason for absolute disgust with these twisted ideas. But if you Google this, you seem to be asking for head reasons – a comparison between what the Bible teaches and what Bill Gothard, Doug Phillips, ATI, IBLP, Vision Forum, etc. teaches.
I’d recommend that the askers rather go to Jensgems or to The Tenets of Unbiblical Patriarchy? Those blogs have detailed discussions, tenet by tenet, of “Christian” patriarchy. (Warning: There are unsubstantiated claims about egalitarianism and feminism on the Jensgems discussion. However, Jen takes an honest and substantiated look at the tenets of patriarchy.)
Jen comes to this conclusion:
I… found that the biblical support for Patriarchy is actually quite weak, or at least the biblical support that is used in the official “Biblical Tenets of Patriarchy” is weak… I am starting to wonder if much of it isn’t extra-biblical… Patriarchy probably falls more into the category of a personal lifestyle decision, rather than something that’s biblically mandated.
M.M. Johann of Tenets of Unbiblical Patriarchy? feels stronger about it:
The Tenets of Biblical Patriarchy … do not see scripture as sufficient. The Tenets of Biblical Patriarchy writers had to add to scripture a lot to fit their tenets…
If you want short answers:
>Adam comments that Quiverfull is a false gospel.
>Recovering Grace writes a letter to IBPL Basic Seminar attendees. It say grace -a very central gospel concept – does not mean what Gothard say it does, and IBPL misuse the Bible.
>Cynthia Kunsman explains the problems with patriarchy here.
>If you actually want to read something on my blog, read this post. It shows how the patriarchial view of male headship distorts the gospel.