18 Mar '16, 4am

An oldie but a goodie. "Complementarians are selective too." @rachelheldevans

I don’t have a problem with complementarians interpreting the Bible differently than I do. When millions of people over thousands of years read the same text, that’s going to happen, and in a lot of ways it’s good for the Church. It certainly keeps things interesting. What concerns me is when complementarians insist that only egalitarians are selective in their hermeneutic and that complementarians alone honor the authority of Scripture by refusing to “pick and choose.” In the complementarian manifesto, the Danvers Statement , egalitarians are accused of “accepting hermeneutical oddities devised to reinterpret apparently plain meanings of biblical texts,” resulting in a “threat to Biblical authority as the clarity of Scripture is jeopardized and the accessibility of its meaning to ordinary people is withdrawn into the restricted realm of technical ingenuity.” This is “acco...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/complementarians-are-sele...

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