This last week of our class on Humanity and Sin is the second part of the section on the genders of Humanity (Male and Female). Last week we talked about why God made two genders and the idea called Egalitarianism, which says that the Bible does not teach that women are in any sense, functionally or ontologically, subservient to men. This week we address Complementarianism which believes there are different roles for the genders. They argee that the Bible teaches that men and women are of equal worth, dignity, and responsibility before God (ontological equality). But they say the Bible teaches that men and women have different roles to play in society, the family, and the church. These roles do not compete but complement each other.
For Further Study:
- What is complementarianism?
- 4 Dangers for Complementarians
- Complementarianism for Dummies
- Complementarian Versus Egalitarian
- What’s Wrong With Biblical Patriarchy
- 50 Crucial Questions About Manhood and Womanhood
Bill Kynes -How does complementarianism work out in your church?
Can complementarianism be twisted into something it’s not?
Should women be pastors and elders? Part 1 of 2
Should women be pastors and elders? Part 2 of 2
The Wife Song