As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.
I have never heard such an interpretation of Scripture until very recently, but according to the proponent of this view, the mark of God's judgment on America is evidence by women judges, a potential woman President, women CEO's, etc . . .
Not to mention women professors.
I honestly do not understand such a view. If someone says, "But Scripture teaches it, and that settles it," then I simply point out that Scripture also teaches animal sacrifice, Levitical dietary laws, and lunar festivals - but we don't follow such Old Covenant teachings. As Spurgeon brilliantly pointed out:
"Did you ever regret the absence of the burnt-offering, or the red heifer, or any one of the sacrifices and rites of the Jews? Did you ever pine for the feast of tabernacle, or the dedication?
No,because,though these were like the old heavens and earth to the Jewish believers,
they have passed away, and we now live under the new heavens and a new earth, so far as the dispensation of divine teaching is concerned.
The substance is come,and the shadow has gone: and we do not remember it."
C.H. Spurgeon (Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, vol. xxxvii, p. 354
I sometimes wonder if some modern evangelicals pick and choose which shadow they wish to keep calling substance for the sake of their own personal comfort.
In His Grace,