Re: More on the Image of God

John Neal (
Wed, 18 Mar 1998 21:20:40 -0500

Well, my intent was a sarcastic acknowledgement that Christ is obviously the
source of men and women. The context of the verse speaks of authority as
well as generation, so if you're being led in that direction, I don't want
to discourage you from that vein by posting a snare. Nevertheless, the
overall frame of this particular series of verses speaks of authority, i.e.
who the weightier power lies with.
-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Vibert <>
To: John Neal <>
Cc: <>
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: More on the Image of God

>John Neal wrote:
>>so Christ is the source of the man and not the woman?
>1 Cor 11:3 reads (NIV)
>"...the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and
>the head of Christ is God".
>If the metaphorical use of "head" here means "source", esp. "source of
>life", then Paul says Christ was/is the source of the (prob. _new_) life of
>man, (as) man was the source of woman (Gen 2:21-23), and God was the source
>of (the Incarnate) Christ...
>The source of woman's (new) life is not discussed; conclusions from silence
>must be tentative and tested elsewhere.