If women were to copy the example of those who insist husbands are to take authority over their wives, we would be chasing men. After all, Jesus, himself declared, "Fear not; for henceforth thou shalt catch men." Luke 5:10 KJV
Notice that Jesus did not command us to chase men, nor did he command us to catch them, but it is implied, right? That is the reasoning complementarians use. When Paul says "Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ, wives to your own husbands," complementarians say that implies husbands are to take authority over their wives. Even though the only command in the whole Bible that tells husbands to take authority over their wives was issued by a pagan king. (so those men are NOT Christ-followers, or Christians, they are Ahasuerus-followers, or Ahasians.)
If that is so, they should not have a fit when women chase, and catch, men--even if the action is in disobedience to other scripture. Actually, Jesus never said women are not to chase men, so we have less prohibition against chasing men than men have against ruling over women. After all, Jesus explicitly commanded to NOT take authority over others; that is what the gentiles do. Matt 20:25-28.
So from here on out, I will catch men. Jesus said so.
Waneta Dawn is the author of "Behind the Hedge, A novel" See www.wanetadawn.com A Mennonite woman fights to save her family yet keep her faith.
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