This question is very important to a lot of people.
Someone has to be in charge. If someone is not in charge, chaos will ensue, or so goes the thinking.
And, in case anyone hasn't noticed, if someone has to be in charge, there is a large number of men who will do whatever they can to make sure that it isn't some woman bossing them around.
Here is a quote from John Piper:
" And so I distinguish between personal, direct exercises of authority that involve manhood and womanhood because it's personal. She's right there. She's woman on man, and and I'm being directly pressed on by this woman in an authoritative way. Should she be doing that; should I be experiencing that, and my answer is no. I think that's contrary to the way God made us…"
Source for this excerpt is from TWW's TCC's 2014 Women's National Women's Conference.
Note that Piper says, "should I be experiencing (a woman's authority), and my answer is no. I think that is contrary to the way God made us..."
Piper wants to make sure that he never has to experience a woman's authority and he calls on his opinion that God agrees with him. He feels that God thinks Piper should not have to experience a woman's authority.
Piper and the other men who dread the authority of women go to great lengths to make sure they never have to experience this horrible thing. But someone has to be in charge... So they go to great lengths to make sure that they, the men, get to be that One In Charge.
Here is Shirley's second installment of her Desiring to be God series:
Desiring to be God-Part 2
(check out Part 1 if you haven't yet)
and here is a blog post examining the error made concerning Genesis 3:16:
Genesis 3:16 is not a mandate for husbands...it is a warning for wives...
So, who's the boss?
If you are a Christian, then it should be Jesus, not some mortal man somewhere that fears women.
Edited to add this blog post from a friend who gets comments from time to time from people obsessed with who the boss is and how much they want men to be the boss over women.
Submission, Obedience, and Authority
(Oh, how people obsess over this. It's unhealthy for the spirit life.)
And from another friend:
Was Sarah Bessey Right? (which goes into Denny Burk's Desire to be god over his wife, not in those words.)
There seems to be a pattern going on here.
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