One Bible Verse Refutes Complementarianism


 For you may all prophesy [1] one by one that all may learn and all may be comforted

Image (left) is of a derbyshire muzzle. Quaker women were often punished with these for preaching publicly. scold's bridle, sometimes called a witch's bridle, a brank's bridle, or simply branks, was an instrument of punishment, as a form of torture and public humiliation. This device was overwhelmingly used on female victims and functioned to silence the victim from speaking entirely. It caused extreme pain and physiological trauma in order to scare and intimidate the wearer into submission. It was often done so upon request from husbands or other family members. 

[1] 1 Corinthians 14:31 reveals at least three things: 1.) Understanding that the gift of tongues in tandem with the gift of interpretation is equal to the the gift of prophecy, which is inspired, authoritative teaching or preaching, including forth-telling and foretelling, then, according to verse :31, every member of the Body of Christ has liberty to speak publicly to other members of the body of Christ without asking permission from hierarchical group leadership. 2.) Women are not excluded frompublicly and authoritatively speaking to other members of theEkklesia (Body of Christ) 3.) Women are not excluded from speaking inspired, authoritative words to men, and men are not forbidden to learn from women. Just this one verse proves that complementarian male headship is an unscriptural paradigm.

This is an excerpt from The Hungry Hearts Bible Commentary edited by Jocelyn Andersen.

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