Wade Burleson: Patterson, Greear, Hemphill & Spiritual Authority - A Cautionary Word to New Leaders
"According to Greear (or at least the all-male elder board at his church), women who teach the Bible can't be in a position of declaring truth authoritatively, because nobody is to submit to a woman teaching truth. Women are the acquiescers; males are the authoritarians. Males give; women receive. If a male receives "truth" from a woman, then "error" has a occurred because a male can't get anything authoritative from a woman.
There's a Greek word for such thinking - baloney.
Paige Patterson just lost everything because he consistently behaved according to how he believed. Male authority over females is NOT biblical; it is cultural. And way too many elder boards at Southern Baptist churches have been infected with this false view of male "spiritual authority."
At some point, people in the Southern Baptist Convention are going to need to wake-up to the New Covenant truth that Jesus Christ makes the ground at the foot of the cross equal."