Male Authority is Biblical
...God placed man over woman before the fall of humanity happened!

By David J. Stewart

“Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.” —Jude 9

       Michael the archangel didn't usurp authority over the Devil. Instead, he let God deal with him. This is what Eve should have done when the serpent came to her in the Garden of Eden, but instead she foolishly took it upon herself to deal with the situation her own way. History testifies as to the consequences.

Times haven't changed. When wives today listen to strangers outside of their marriage, divorce almost always results. It is sinful. America is saturated with well-meaning meddlers who tamper with other people's marriages. They are evil troublemakers who all belong in jail. If I had my way divorce would be outlawed! A divorce destroys lives, and no one should be allowed to destroy someone else's life. It is wrong that people promise to remain faithful until death on their wedding day; but then abandon their spouse when health fails and the “for worse” times come. We are such a nation of liars!

American women are infamous for filing for divorce, because feminism has ruined society, brainwashing women to view themselves as victims. This is exactly what the serpent (which Revelation 20:2 identifies as Satan) told Eve, i.e.,  that God was withholding the truth from her. Satan told Eve that instead of dying as God had warned, that she and Adam would instead become “as gods” (Genesis 3:15). Satan convinced Eve that her and Adam were victims, that God was lying to them, and that they could become empowered by rebellion. This is exactly what feminism tells wives today. Feminism lies, telling women that by rebelling against their husbands that they can be empowered to a better life.

However, God will severely punished the wives, lawyers, judges and everyone involved who cause divorce. Divorce is a sin rooted in self-righteousness (James 2:10) and unforgiveness (Matthew 18:21-22, 35; 19:8). For a person to abandon their tearful spouse, who is begging for them not to divorce; they will not receive any forgiveness on Judgment Day from God. Matthew 18:35, “So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.” God will judge you by the same lack of mercy by which you devastated your spouse. And if a wife has sexual relations, i.e., remarries, God will punish her as an adulteress as well (Matthew 5:32; Hebrews 13:4). God hates divorce, which the Bible terms “putting away” (Malachi 2:16; Jeremiah 3:20).

The Rockefellers have engineered American women to be intolerant, paranoid and schizophrenic.

The following information is Biblically accurate and brings up a good point. Many feminists claim that it was only the fall of mankind that gave a man authority over a woman, and that it wasn't God's original intent. Nothing could be further from the truth. God created the man first, and then God made a woman from the rib of man to be his servant (help meet, Genesis 2:18). The rib is nearest to a man's heart. Hence, a wife is to be loved, near to her husband's heart; not from his head to equal him in authority, nor from his feet to be trampled upon; but from his heart to be loved.

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The following information is from ChristianAnswers.net...

Male Authority Rooted in Creation or Fall?

Supplemental to her point that Adam and Eve were created equal is her claim that "It was the result of [i.e., the curse pursuant to] the fall which placed husbands to rule over their wives" (brackets added).

She provides no Biblical reference to support this claim, but perhaps she has in mind the text most commonly claimed by evangelical feminists to support it, Genesis 3:16b: "...your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you." This allegedly indicates that Adam's rule over Eve is God's curse on Eve. But this neglects two important facts in Scripture.

First, the creation narrative includes important elements indicating Adam's headship (godly authority, not source--a point we shall discuss later) over Eve before the fall.

  1. "...it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve" (1 Timothy 2:13).

    The Apostle Paul uses the temporal order of creation as one ground of his argument against a woman's teaching or exercising authority over a man in church (1 Timothy 2:12), indicating--under the guidance of the Holy Spirit--that the order of creation, through whatever hidden premises in Paul's logic, betokens male authority over females in terms of roles in the church. Thus we have it on the authority of Scripture itself that Adam's being created first and Eve later (Genesis 2:7, 18, 22-24) implies that Adam properly had some sort of authority over Eve instilled at creation.

  2. Adam named both the animals (Genesis 2:19-20) and the woman (verse 23) whom God brought before him.

    In Biblical thought, to give something its name is to exercise authority over it; thus, as the nineteenth-century Hebrew scholars C. F. Keil and Franz Delitzsch point out,

    "Adam is to become acquainted with the creatures, to learn their relation to him, and by giving them names to prove himself their lord." [1]

    Similarly, Adam's naming Eve meant his exercising authority over her. (Interestingly, before the fall both the animals and Eve submitted amiably to Adam's authority. Animals' resistance to human authority follows the fall, as John Calvin points out in his commentary on Genesis 1:18-20. [2] Similarly, Eve's resistance to Adam's authority is also rooted in the fall [Genesis 3:16b; cf. verse 17].)

Second, the feminist interpretation of Genesis 3:16b is mistaken. The Hebrew translated "your desire shall be for your husband" indicates a desire to dominate, as may be seen by the use of the same Hebrew phrase in Genesis 4:7, where God tells Cain that sin's "desire is for you, but you must master it."

God's words to Eve are descriptive, not prescriptive; He tells her not what her desire ought to be but what it will be, and when He adds, "and he shall rule over you," He tells her not what Adam's response ought to be but what it will be. Eve will try to dominate Adam, but she will not succeed, for Adam will dominate her. But it is not Adam's proper authority over Eve that is part of the curse on Eve, it is Adam's perversion of that authority. The verb translated “rule” here is mashal, not radah, which we have in God's instructions to Adam and Eve to rule over the earth and its creatures (Genesis 1:28). As Keil and Delitzsch explain it,

The woman had... broken through her divinely appointed subordination to the man; she had not only emancipated herself from the man to listen to the serpent, but had led the man into sin. For that, she was punished with a desire bordering upon disease ([teshuwqah], to have a violent craving for a thing), and with subjection to the man. ...Created for the man, the woman was made subordinate to him from the very first; but the supremacy of the man was not intended to become a despotic rule, crushing the woman into a slave, which has been the rule in ancient and modern Heathenism, and even in Mahometanism also,--a rule which was first softened by the sin-destroying grace of the Gospel, and changed into a form more in harmony with the original relation, viz. that of a rule on the one hand, and subordination on the other, which have their roots in mutual esteem and love. [3]

Eve's first sin was not eating the forbidden fruit but stepping out from under Adam's authority to deal with the serpent herself and then to tempt Adam to sin by offering him the fruit. God's words of judgment bring her face to face with her insubordination and assure her that she will not prosper in it.

In short, male tyranny over females stems from the fall and the curse, but the godly and loving authority of husbands over wives and of male leaders in the church stems from creation and is restored in redemption.

Does Male Headship Indicate Authority?

Miss Reames tells us that only in the Old Testament are husbands "placed in the position of 'masters,' 'owners,' and 'lords' over their wives." In the New Testament, in contrast, the Greek word for “head” may mean either “master” or “source,” and--although she does not explicitly say this, we must assume it for her argument to be complete--when used to denote the husband's relation to the wife, it means “source.”

First, neither the Old Testament nor the New teaches that husbands ought to be owners of their wives. The New Testament, however, cites approvingly the fact that "Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord" as exemplary for Christian wives (1 Peter 3:6), whom it exhorts, "be submissive to your own husbands… For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves [with "chaste and respectful behavior"], being submissive to their own husbands" (1 Peter 3:1, 5)."

Second, there is good reason to reject the notion that kephal (“head”) ever was used as a metaphor for “source” in Greek literature, and compelling reason against such a sense in the New Testament.

In the last decade there has been significant debate over this point in scholarly literature, and neither space permits nor my own abilities and resources enable me to resolve all of that debate here. Instead, I refer readers to Wayne Grudem's roughly 31,000-word study of every extant ancient Greek usage of kephal (there are 2,336) in Appendix 1 of Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood,[4] in which I am persuaded that Grudem convincingly answers all of the arguments in favor of “source” and against “authority.”

To summarize, even according to Grudem's critics who favor the metaphorical meaning “source” for kephal, there are over forty instances in ancient Greek literature, including sixteen in the Septuagint (which is especially important in shaping linguistic usage in the New Testament), in which the context shows that kephal is used metaphorically for “authority” or “ruler,” but "there are only one possible example in the fifth century b.c. ..., two possible (but ambiguous) examples in Philo, no examples in the Septuagint, and no clear examples applied to persons before or during the time of the New Testament" in which even these critics claim the context shows that kephal is used metaphorically for “source”--and in all of these instances there are good grounds to argue that the word means "extreme end, terminus," not “source.”

In light of this, it is no wonder that not one of the lexicons of New Testament Greek offers “source” as a metaphorical meaning for kephal in reference to human beings, but all offer “authority.”

Third, the immediate context in which Paul calls the husband the head of the wife (Ephesians 5:23) shows that the sense there is “authority,” and nothing in it hints at “source”:

"Wives, [be subject (The verb is imported from the previous verse.)] to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the Church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives [ought to be] to their husbands in everything" (Ephesians 5:22-24).

(Similarly, the explicit mention of authority (exousa) in 1 Corinthians 11:10 indicates that the metaphorical sense of head in 1 Corinthians 11:3-10, where Paul writes that "Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ" [verse 3] is also “authority,” not “source.”)

SOURCE: Does the Bible really support gender-inclusive language? - ChristianAnswers.Net


God created women brilliant, to be supportive and helpful of their husbands. Tragically, the Communist agenda of feminism has engineered women to be schizophrenic, paranoid and intolerant of their husbands in these Last Days.

There is an agenda to kill, steal and destroy families today. The evil powers behind the corruption of the United States are working relentlessly through the perversion of Hollywood and television, Communist public schools, the demonic influence of Walt Disney, the demonic influence of video games, the demonic influence of music and the singers, Country Music Television, the lies of Evolution, deliberately dumbing down society, teaching children witchcraft, and hundreds of other vehicles to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10).

God is an authoritative God, Who wrote an authoritative Book; and a genuine man of God will preach with authority.


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