Does God honor Male Headship as described by the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Biblical Womanhood?
Well let’s see. Pick up your Bibles and this is what you will find.
It was a woman who was first told of the impending birth of the Messiah (the angel appeared to Mary, not her espoused husband or her father).
It was a woman who was first told by Jesus that he was the Messiah (the woman at the well was the first to hear and the first evangelist).
It was a woman who was first to see the risen Christ (he waited until the soldiers had run away, and Peter wasn’t there yet).
It was a woman who was first told to go and tell the men where he was and how to find him (the good news!).
So if a woman was the first to know that the baby Jesus was going to be conceived, the first to hear that he was the Messiah, the first to see the resurrected Jesus, and the first to sent to tell others, then it appears that God did NOT honor Male Headship.
What is all the fuss about? It is about a group of seminary professors and Baptist preachers who insist that God deals in holy matters such as being a pastor and deacon, with the men and not women, because Eve ate the apple, and women are forever and always separated from God in what they call “having authority over men.”