In the day 'Elohiym created '‘âdâm [humanity] in the likeness of 'Elohiym made he him male and female created he them and blessed them and called their name '‘âdâm [human] in the day when they were created. The first of the Ten Commandments, instructs children to obey their mothers equally with their fathers. Nowhere in the Ten Commandments, can it be found that wives are commanded to submit to husbands or that husbands are commanded to lead wives. How is it then that complementarian teachers have written that female submission to male “headship,” is an eternal life or eternal death issue?
Search the scriptures in vain to find a verse or passage to back that claim. It is simply not “written.” Yet, it is a familiar refrain among traditional-role-religionists that Adam neglected to lead his wife in the Garden and therefore was responsible for his wife’s sin.
If female submission to male “headship” is scriptural and indeed a life or death issue, the nexus on which our salvation hinges, then surely YHWH ELOHIYM would have addressed it at Mt. Sinai. But he didn’t. Why? Because he settled the issue when he created the first couple. In Genesis chapter one he commanded them to dominate the earth together. Male headship is an entirely man-made fabrication depriving women of liberty when the scriptures say, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
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