Cindy Kunsman can tell you that Baptist seminarians believe it. At a conference in 2008 at a Southern Baptist Seminary, Cindy says “Several young men asked how it was that I believed that they would not stand before God…to give an account and to intercede for their wives….These (young men) were Baptist Seminary Students.” (ethicsdaily.com April 2008).
Cindy’s video is very interesting, and I learned a lot! She hits on all kinds of areas of beliefs regarding Patriarchy. When she mentioned some teachings from representatives from the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Federal Vision, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary? They pretty much threw a hissie fit, and claimed she offered ‘misinformed accusations’. Did they pony up with the evidence, or actually point out the errors in question? Nope. Funny how that happens isn’t it?
This belief about how husbands are accountable for their wives and children's actions before God is crazy talk! We are asked to love and care for another. We aren’t asked to be held responsible to intercede, give an account or be responsible for another in this fashion.
When you face God its between you and him. It won’t matter if you were a popular pastor, head of the seminary, dutiful wife, wonderful mother, etc. He isn’t interested your office or role. Gender doesn’t give you leverage!
When I read things like this I truly feel badly for the men and women that are taught these things. It’s a very heavy burden if it were true for them, and being that humans can be selfish? No humanly incentive for women to do their best. It’s a teaching that states we don’t need Jesus, but a good husband to give account and intercede for us.
No offense, but they need to find another seminary.