35 Reasons Men Should Be Leaders

Male leadership in the Creation account

  1. Adam was formed first. 2:7
  2. Adam was employed by God, not Eve. 2:15
  3. Adam received God’s commandment. 2:17
  4. Adam received a helper; he was not the helper. 2:18
  5. Adam named Eve. 2:23
  6. Adam is mentioned as the active agent in the new home. 2:24
  7. Adam is always mentioned first or he alone is mentioned. 2:25; 3:8, 22, 24
  8. Adam receives a heavier punishment than Eve. 3:17-19
  9. Adam names his wife again. 3:20

Male leadership in the OT

  1. God speaks much more about men and to men than women. Fathers are referenced 517 times in Scripture; mothers 9 times; men 1,652; women 188 times. Son 4,863; daughter 567.
  2. Scripture calls Jehovah the God of the patriarchs 17 times, but never the God of the matriarchs.
  3. All the priests were men.
  4. All the judges except one were men.
  5. All the kings were men.
  6. All the writers of Scripture were men.

Male leadership in the NT

  1. God is the Father.
  2. Jesus is the Son.
  3. The Holy Spirit is masculine. John 16:13
  4. All the angels are referred to as men including Satan. Rev. 12:7
  5. All the apostles were men.
  6. All the deacons and evangelists in the church were men.
  7. God forbids women from being pastors. 1 Tim. 2:11-14; 3:2
  8. Women are forbidden from speaking in tongues in the church. 1 Cor. 14:34
  9. Men are expected to be able to teach their wives. 1 Cor. 14:35
  10. Men bear responsibility for raising their children. Eph. 6:4
  11. Sin is passed through men, not women. Rom. 5:12
  12. The leadership and submission within the Trinity illustrates the leadership and submission within society. 1 Cor. 11:3
  13. The man is specifically called the head. 1 Cor. 11:3
  14. The Holy Spirit instructs women repeatedly to submit which implies that men must lead. Eph. 5:22; Col. 3:18; 1 Pet. 3:1-6
  15. As men relate to their wives, they picture Christ’s relationship to the church. Eph. 5:32

Male leadership in history, biology, and psychology

  1. Men have usually been the leaders of society throughout all cultures and all time periods.
  2. Men have usually been the leaders of the church throughout all cultures over 2,000 years.
  3. Men are generally stronger physically.
  4. Motherhood usually discourages women from being leaders outside the influence they have on their children.
  5. Men usually have more ambition and willingness to take risks.


  • Both Scripture and nature reveal God created men to be the leaders in home, church, and society.

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One Response to 35 Reasons Men Should Be Leaders

  1. Keith Call says:

    Are you saying that men are better than women?

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