From the heart of the campaign for Male Headship (disguised as Complementarianism) we have this quote:
Just as the man, created directly by God is the image and glory of God, so the woman, created out of the man, has her glory through the man. (Male and Female Complementarity and the Image of God)
I believe this is totally false and completely against the meaning of scripture. I want to hear those who support male headship add their own denouncements of this total rubbish. Scripture should not be manipulated in this way to support an argument (in fact to create an argument from dust).
Let us remind ourselves of Genesis 1 (yes it is still in the Bible even if complementarians consistantly ignore it – see 42: What Driscoll really said about God and hate):
So God created human beings in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
Hard to reconcile this with Bruce Ware’s view (based entirely on a mis-reading of English translations of Genesis 2) where adam is assumed to be male from the beginning. The Hebrew does not support that, adam was a human being and only became male and female when one side was removed. adam included both male and female in the beginning and when adam was lonely these two parts were separated (to be come one again when we have sex) so that the two genders could complement each other (in the normal English meaning of the word complement rather than the twisted way it is used by the "complementarians".
Sorry for the rant but this trash makes me mad (and late, oop’s got to dash, bye)
hat tip Suzanne McCarthy: Bruce Ware on the constitutional inequality of women via her post: Better Bibles Blog: Double Jeopardy.