Headship, as we will see in our examination of 1 Peter 3 and Ephesians 5, is not something that means a wife is bound to obey her husband's every whim. The husband is to lead his wife "in the Lord," and this does not mean that a wife is obligated to take abusive behavior as her lot.
Many Thanks for This Message I have a relative who continually tells me about the Scripture twisting going on by her abusive (bullying) partner to justify his actions. Thank you for dealing with this.
Great Sermon Series...must hear! Matthew Henry confirms the meaning of Genesis 3:16 in his commentary, as follows:
‚ÄúII. She (Eve) is here * put into a state of subjection. The whole sex, which BY CREATION WAS EQUAL WITH MAN, is, for sin, made inferior‚Ä¶the sentence was not a curse, to bring her to ruin, but a chastisement, to bring her to repentance‚Ä¶.‚ÄĚ
Matthew Henry's commentary on Genesis 3:16 after the Fall doesn't agree with the Danver's statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood that suggests the husband was head of the wife FROM THE BEGINNING...nor do I and many others who still hold to the infallibility of scripture. The fallibility is in ourselves and we need to humble ourselves and search more carefully to see if our traditions are true to the Bible or not...
But despite this, the whole series should be required listening for all Christians.