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  • How do You Find Out…

    JuLY 15, 2021

    How do you find out…

    Who was left with responsibility…

    By watching what happens when trouble happens.

    The parents go to the eldest child.

    The boss goes to the one in charge.

    So did God.

    He went to Adam (Genesis 3:9).

    The man is responsible for Eve’s action…and I should say, for her tender care.

    Per the Design Architect, the man is given joyful responsibilities of creation care, first and foremost, of his wife. And the two would jointly care for kids and all creation. A joint lordship of humble service by the two.

    Per the Creator, the man is the one who leaves his folks and clings to his wife (Gen. 2:24).

    Even though Eve ate of the forbidden fruit first, God holds Adam accountable. The Holy Spirit has St. Paul write: “Just as sin came into the world through one man…” (Romans 5:12). The man is held accountable.

    Per the Potter, He made the man to be the head, as authority, in relationship to the woman (1 Cor. 11:3). 

    Headship (or biblical authority) is made visible in Christ, who is the head of the Church (Ephesians 5:22).

    Headship (or biblical authority) is exercised by SELF-GIVING. Christ (as groom) gives of Himself to the Church (the bride).

    Any abusive or loveless use of God’s responsibility by husbands is not care, but abuse.

    Jesus only chose twelve male apostles, (Matthew 10:2).

    Pastors are only to be male, (1 Cor. 14:34; 1 Tim. 2:11-14).

    There’s a biblical order: the Father, Son, man, and woman (1 Cor. 11:3-4).

    And yet, man and woman are completely dependent and equally loved by Christ.

    They are dependent decidedly upon each other, (1 Cor. 11:11).

    The Church reflects this biblical pattern.

    Pastor Golter is the Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran