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1 Corinthians 11:8,9 – Order and ranking

29-08-2019 - Posted by Andre Piet

For man is not out of woman, but woman out of man. For, also, man is not created because of the woman, but woman because of the man.

What Paul puts forward in both statements is not an opinion. It is written in black on white in Genesis 2, which deals about the creation of the women. As taken “out of man”. First there was the man, then the woman. The woman was also created “because of the man”, not vice versa. The principle that the man is the first and takes the lead is based on creation. Order is ranking.

Again the analogy of Creator and creation is imminent. The man refers to God, the Creator. The woman refers to creation. Creation comes from the Creator. Because first there was the Creator, then creation. And creation exists for the sake of the Creator (Rev.4:11).

Only when we see the link to GOD (Creator-creation) can we understand the relationship between men and women. The one explains the other. And just as the Creator takes care of creation, so the man is responsible for the woman. A man shouldn’t be like that, no, this is what a man is!