I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. -1 Tim 2:12-13
To add to a previous entry about women’s ordination, it is worth your time to print out and read this 1998 speech by Pastor Tim Bayly. To quote a small portion:
This is neither a small or unimportant aspect of the Genesis account: it was Adam whom God first held responsible for the Fall despite Adam being the second sinner in the Garden. It is because of the sin of Adam–not Eve–that the race of Adam remains under the curse of judgement and death down to this present day. (Rom 5:12-14)… as the New England Primer (one of the most widely used textbooks in the early history of the United States) succinctly sums it up: In Adam’s fall We sinned all.