God established the husband’s authority in the home from the beginning of creation, and Paul’s argument was that this authority should continue to be reflected in God’s church.
For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore, it would be wrong in God’s eyes for an unmarried couple to live together—even if they intend to get married later. God still requires that they marry before having sex.
Similar to ancient times, naming in our culture still is a reflection of one’s authority.
Parents name their children since they are the authority.
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In this session, we will discuss God’s roles for the husband and wife in the marriage union. For one, God designed marriage, and when people do not follow his design, the marriage is destined for problems.Gender roles was essentially the first thing Satan attacked leading to the Fall.By tempting Eve instead of Adam, Satan was manipulating her to usurp the authority God had established.Remember, in the context of 1 Timothy 2, Paul is making the argument that women should not be the leaders/teachers in the church (cf. He seems to be making the argument that the Fall happened because Adam willingly followed his wife instead of being the leader God had called him to be.Eve was deceived, and Adam followed even though he knew it was wrong. With that said, let’s consider the effects of the Fall on gender roles in marriage.Another evidence of God’s original design for male leadership in the home is demonstrated in the fact that Adam named his wife. First, in Genesis 2, God called for Adam to name all the animals.