For those of you determined to wage war against complementarianism, just understand this. Egalitarianism is the new kid at school. It’s the aberration. The historic position for 2000 years is complementarianism, even if the label is somewhat new. Beth Moore changes nothing.
2/ And I will add this. The large denominations and associations that have historically embraced egalitarianism since the days of second wave feminism have noticeably become far more liberal and many eventually do deny inerrancy. Denominations exist to guard their distinctive
3/ beliefs and practices. If you disagree with a denomination’s beliefs on gender roles, don’t have the audacity to try to force them to conform to your opinion. Who are you? You who decry subjugation now seek to subject an entire denomination’s doctrinal position into conformity
4/ with your own. Nonsense! Hubris! If you’re so determined to hold to any kind of egalitarianism, then join a denomination, or found one, that already believes as you do, and go and do your thing. But don’t shame a denomination for holding a consistent line for 2000 years. Don’t
5/ poison the well by pointing to sexual abuse that happened in churches that hold to complementarianism when the same statistics bear true for churches that hold to egalitarianism. Don’t fallaciously argue that correlation equals causation and then ignore correlation that
6/ equally applies to your own group. Just go and do your own thing. We shall do our thing, and the Lord will sort this out at the tribunal seat.

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