Saturday, September 25, 2010


A good theologian and sometimes commenter to vtmbottomline is lin whose blog is here...

You will enjoy what he says on his blog which I'm reproducing and linking to below. Enjoy..

Complementarian Genetics 101

Based on 1 Timothy 2:9-15 and what we know from biology, the following is Complementarian Genetics 101:

The “x chromosome” carries the “deception gene.”

The “y chromosome,” however, carries the “anti-deception gene.”

So if a person has two x chromosomes, and is therefore a female, they are by nature and physiology “[completely] deceivable” (εξαπαταω).

However, if a person has one x chromosome and one y chromosome, and is therefore a male, they have a genetic defense against being completely deceived.

It is for this reason that only those with both an x and a y chromosome are to be entrusted with positions of authority in the church, and only they can teach both men and women.

And I would ask: If this is not Complementarian Genetics, why isn’t it?

HT: Eric W at


Bob Cleveland said...

I'm no geneticist, but if that stuff is true, then the wrong person in my family had the babies.

I don't even want to THINK about the possibilities of that....

Aussie John said...


That Bob is quick on the draw!

Something wrong in my neck of the woods.

My lovely,and equal (superior in more ways than I want to admit) seems to have some genetic disorder:) You will soon find out if you try to deceive her!

Strange thing is that I have seen both men and women become faithful followers of Christ when she preached the same Gospel as I preach.

Am I wrong to read in Scripture that it is the Gospel which is the power of God unto salvation?

The apostle doesn't mention anything about chromosomology, but simply trusted the Holy Spirit to apply what he taught.

Funny! That's what my wife did! The precious Gospel, spoken through an earthly instrument, inserted into the human heart and mind by the convicting and convincing power of the Holy Spirit!

Good enough for me!

Paul Burleson said...


I'm breaking in a new laptop. This time it's a MacBook Pro and I'm lost. So I'm not doing much on the blog with regularity at all. But I'll get it.

Also I'm facing rotator cuff surgery in the next few weeks and I'm going to have to lay aside my blog for a while very soon. [Not that it impacts many at all but it does impact the best looking and the best theologians on the Internet . ] ;)

I'll be reading a lot with little writing. I'll let you know when.

Mr. William Austin said...

Before copy-pasting something you found on the internet, I would suggest doing a little research to verify said premises are in fact, true. The statements: "The X chromosome carries the deception gene," and "The Y chromosome carries the anti-deception gene," are both in fact completely made up. There is absolutely nothing in anything scientific written on the entire internet that even remotely suggests either of those two statements have even an ounce of validity to them.


Paul Burleson said...


The copied and pasted post from my friend Lin was a spoof on "Fundamentalism." It was satire at it's best. Sorry I didn't make that clear.

Mr. William Austin said...

I too have fallen victim to the "internet does not depict tone"... many a sarcastic notes or jokes on my part have been misinterpreted and caused some confusion. Glad to hear that this non-sense is not endorsed by such a smart man. Have a good one !