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In Defense of Complementarianism: A Response to Allen Yeh (Part 1)

October 17, 2009

by David Nilsen at Evangelical Outpost

Good Post!

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  1. October 17, 2009 8:47 pm

    Not a very good article at all. He writes, “First, women who are gifted teachers need not be excluded from teaching per se”. He gives no Scriptural support for this statement, and little Scriptural support for any of his statements. He writes that “Complementarians say that the greatest defense of their position is the Bible and quote verses such as 1 Cor. 14:35 and 1 Tim. 2:12 which say that women should be silent. However, they conveniently leave out verses about women praying and prophesying (1 Cor. 11:4-6) and serving as deaconesses (Rom. 16:1) which I would say involves speech. Let’s not proof-text here, but take the whole canon of Scripture!” It would be nice if he could give some exegetical arguments on 1 Cor. 14:35 and 1 Tim. 2:12 instead of just tossing them to the side because they seem to contradict other passages (they actually don’t). The word for “deaconess” in Romans 16:1, more often translated “servant”. It does not imply an ordained office, which clearly only men qualify for in 1 Timothy 3:12. I dealt with the other Scriptures here.

    Egalitarianism: An Examination of the Alleged Supporting Scriptures

    Forget the “cultural” arguments. Sola Scriptura.

  2. May 17, 2010 3:14 am

    Great article. Can’t wait to read much more about this topic.

  3. July 14, 2010 7:35 pm

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  4. July 22, 2010 7:13 pm

    I hope things change soon. This would be a good thing for our country.

  5. July 22, 2010 9:38 pm

    It’s about time that someone like this finally runs for president. Cross your fingers for 2012.

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