Male Egotism Run Wild: My Sin is More Important than Your Sin

Romans 5:12 Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin and so death passed upon all people for that all have sinned 13: For until the law sin was in the world but sin is not imputed when there is no law 14: Nevertheless death reigned from 'âdâm (pronounced audawm) to Moses even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of 'âdâm’s transgression who is a type of him that was to come [only in reverse vs 15-17] 15: But not as the offence so also is the free gift For if through the offence of one many be dead much more the grace of God and the gift by grace which is by one man Jesus Christ has abounded to many 16: And not as it was by one that sinned so is the gift for the judgment was by one to condemnation but the free gift is of many offences to justification 17: For if by one man's offence death reigned by one much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one Jesus Christ 18: Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon every one to condemnation even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon every one to justification of life 19: For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous[1]

[1] It is egotism run wild and a theological travesty that complementarians (male headship Christians) actually glorify the sin of 'Iysh—the man—by teaching that the sin of the woman, 'Ishshah, carried less import because of her sex. The attribution of head-sinner, bestowed on 'Iysh, is rightly bestowed—but complementarians apply it for the wrong reason. Sin tainted the entire world through the sin of the first man, 'âdâm, for no other reason than the fact that there were no sinless humans left on the planet. If 'Iysh had sinned first and 'Ishshah had followed suit (rather than the other way around), then sin would have entered the world through a woman. There was nothing suggestive of headship in 'âdâm’s sin, and the complementarian argument of that the sin of a male is carries more import than the sin of a female, has no theological merit. It is nothing less than childish. In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul addressed numerous sins that immature Christians commit when he wrote, “When I was a child I spoke as a child… but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 

This is an excerpt from the Hungry Hearts Bible Commentary (HHBC)

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