For What Reason Was Woman Created?
by aymon de albatrus
And the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper meet for him." (Genesis 2:18)
Ö man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man; (1 Corinthians 11:9)
God has created all things and by Him all things exists. (Act 17:24-28) There is nothing created that God did not create. Everything that God creates has a specific function and exists for a precise purpose. Nothing exists just for existing, but each and every thing has a specific function, and that purpose alone. A cat cannot behave like a dog, an apple cannot taste like a pear, but everything according for the purpose that God has made it for. God does not make mistakes.
In these evil days we have such confusion in the roles of man and woman. Immediately we state that God made man and woman different with different functions and are not interchangeable. This confusion can be traced to the advent of Democracy and its daughter, Feminism, both devised by the evil one.
To get a clear picture we must always go to the origin, to the root of the situation, i.e. the book of Genesis. Feminists, unbelievers, leftists and even liberal "Christians" will promptly state that the first 3 books of Genesis are just fairy tales, Jewish fantasies only to give an idea.
Well, if we make these 3 chapters nothing but phantasmagoria, then we might as well throw the Bible away for its foundation has been destroyed, because the coming of Christ is rooted in these chapters.
Therefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin, so death passed onto all men, for all have sinned. (Romans 5:12)
For if through the offence of one (Adam) many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one Man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. (Romans 5:15)
The WHOLE Bible is the Redemption Story as the consequence of the sin of Adam, and if Adam was not a real man, then the total story would make no sense at all and the above verses of no meaning whatsoever. Moreover, if any part of the Bible is rejected as false, then who can say which part is true and which is false? This would lead to the rejection of the Bible as THE inspired word of God and the Book of Jesus Christ: For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed Me, for he wrote of Me. (John 5:46) "Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and it is they which testify of Me. (John 5:39)
Any one that states that the Bible is not inerrant or contains the Word of God, but it is not fully His Word, puts his Christianity in serious doubt or is not a Christian at all. for prophecy was not at any time borne by the will of man, but having been borne along by the Holy Spirit, holy men of God spoke. (2 Peter 1:21)
Scripture can only be interpreted with the aid of the Holy Ghost, who has not the Holy Spirit (born again) cannot interpret Scripture correctly for both the Word and the Holy Ghost work together. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us by God. 13 These things also we speak, not in the words which manís wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Spirit teacheth, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:12-14)
To conclude this introduction, a basic reference:
If anything is approved by the world and practiced, then it is not of God, for the world hates anything that is of God; besides God has a stern warning about that: Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, (1 John 2:15) Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whoever, then, purposes to be a friend of the world is shown to be an enemy of God. (James 4:4)
Having established that this article is written under the unshakable understanding that the Bible is inerrant and that the first 3 chapters of Genesis are absolutely true (as the rest of the Word) and the people therein were real people, not a fantasy, we proceed on to determine the purpose of woman, according to Godís revealed will in Scripture.
In Genesis we note two accounts of the creation of Adam, the first one a general statement and the second one more detailed. To note, there is only one creation of man, but two descriptions thereof.
The first one: And God created the man in His own image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female. (Genesis 1:27 LIT) (also Gen 5:2)
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:27 AV)
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27 NIV) other
Three Bible versions, for the same passage, are shown because modern translations, in line with the present society, use "human beings or humankind" for the word "man". The word "man" appears 552 times in the OT from the Greek Ďadam aw-dawmí translated into English as follows: man 408, men 121, Adam 13, person(s) 8, common sort + 07230 1, hypocrite 1.
For truly a man ought not to have the head covered, being the image and glory of God. But woman is the glory of man; (1 Corinthians 11:7).
The word "man" is more appropriate when comparing with:
in the image of God created he him; which is repeated for the certainty of it, and that it might be taken notice of, as showing manís superior glory and dignity to the rest of the creatures. male and female created he them; not that man was created an hermaphrodite, or with two bodies, back to back united together, and afterwards cleaved asunder, as the Jews fabulously say; but first God made man, or the male, out of the dust of the earth, and infused a rational soul into him; and then out of one of his ribs made a female, or woman, who was presented to him as his wife, that so their species might be propagated.
The creation of man and woman is here mentioned by anticipation to be more fully explained in chapter 2 of Genesis, the second description of the same creation, with this sequence.
On the sixth day of Creation God decides to create the man (Adam):
And Jehovah God formed the man out of dust from the ground, and blew into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)
As stated the man was formed (created) out of the ground and God gave him life by breathing the spirit in his nostril making him a living man, not only capable of performing the functions of the animal life, of eating, drinking, walking, &c. but of thinking, reasoning, and discoursing as a rational creature.
Then God Placed the man in the Garden and gave him the prohibition to not eat from the Tree:
And Jehovah God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden, Ö... (Genesis 2:15)
but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil you may not eat, Ö Ö. (Genesis 2:17)
We see here a test of obedience to God, not to eat this forbidden fruit with dire consequences: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. We shall see later that the man kept this obedience till the woman transgressed, she being hoodwinked (deceived) by the serpent, and had the man partook in her disobedience to both God and man.
God declared that it is not good for man to be alone:
And Jehovah God said, It is not good, the man being alone. I will make a helper suited to him. (Genesis 2:18)
[it is] not good that man should be alone; not pleasant and comfortable to himself, nor agreeable to his nature, being a social creature; nor useful to his species, not being able to propagate it; nor so much for the glory of his Creator.
I will made him an help meet for him; one to help him in the affairs of life, not only for the propagation of his species, but to provide things useful and comfortable for him; to dress his food, and take care of the practical affairs of the family; one "like himself", in nature, temper, and disposition, in form and shape; or one "as before him", that would be pleasing to his sight, and with whom he might delightfully converse, and be in all respects agreeable to him, and entirely answerable to his case and circumstances, his wants and wishes.
Clearly this "help meet" was made for the need of man, to help the man in his endeavours, as required, and for his happiness as the NT confirms: 8 for man is not of the woman, but woman of man; 9 for also man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man; (1 Corinthians 11:8-9) This means that woman was made in function of man, in other words, woman exists only because of the man, for his needs. She was created in function of him.
And how was woman formed?
21 And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept. And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh underneath. 22 And Jehovah God formed the rib which He had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man. (Genesis 2:21-22)
Woman was cloned/derived from man (Adam), from one of his ribs. She was not conceived by the union of a spermatozoid with an ovule, nor was she moulded from the dust of the ground like the man, but derived from the man. Not an ordinary cloning for the result was not another man, but a woman, however, a cloning nonetheless. This does not mean that the woman is like the man, but she is of the same essence. Her spirit being given with the rib, we deduce.
The reaction of the man:
23 And the man said, This now at last is bone from my bones, and flesh from my flesh. For this shall be called Woman, because this has been taken out of man. 24 Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh. (Genesis 2:23-24)
Adam was aware that the woman was made from the bone and flesh God had taken out of him and that this shall be called Woman (ishshah in Hebrews, Ish being "man", ishshah meaning taken from man). It was Adam that named the woman, his wife: And the man called the name of his wife, Eve; because she became the mother of all living. (Genesis 3:20) and they had the same surname, i.e. Adam: He created them male and female, and blessed them, and called their name Adam in the day when they were created. (Genesis 5:2). The wife and their offspring must take the husbandís surname otherwise they are not a true family, but a collection of strangers and definitely not "one".
they shall become one flesh thus marriage was instituted and the man will no more dwell with his parents, or bed and board in their house; but having taken a wife to himself, should provide an habitation for him and her to dwell together an produce a new family.
and shall cleave unto his wife; with a cordial affection, taking care of her, nourishing and cherishing her, providing all things comfortable for her, continuing to live with her, and not depart from her as long as they live. The phrase is expressive of the near union by marriage between man and wife; they are, as it were, glued together, and make but one, the union between them is so close, as if they were but one person, one soul, one body.
Scripture says: 5 And He said, "For this reason a man shall leave father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." Gen 2:24 6 So that they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate. (Matthew 19:5-6)
The clear implication here is that Biblically it is expected that man and women are to marry to fulfil the plan of God for their lives. The Bible does not conceive, except for a special calling, life outside marriage. Only very few are given the Celibacy gift to dedicate their life totally to constant service to the Lord, indeed very few.
One flesh and one head only, not two.
But I want you to know that Christ is the Head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:3)
So far we have seen that firstly the man was created as the image of God, then the woman was cloned/derived from the man to be his helpmeet for his needs and felicity. After that, God instituted marriage where the two become one flesh. In this union, of the same essence, God has put an order of hierarchy whereby the man is the head of the union (and of the offspring). Well, it could not possibly have been otherwise for the woman was made for the man and for his needs, as we have clearly seen before.
The general pattern here is that man and women are to be married and cleave together to such an extent as if they were but one person, one soul, one body. In this close union the man is the head and the woman the helpmeet assisting him in all his endeavours. It is not intended that the wife be a free agent of her own or co ruler or even the head. If this is the case (as it is today) then it is open rebellion to Godís ordinances.
It is so plain here to see that God intends the human society, of all types, to be built on marriage and the family. We glean that an Industrial/Technological society is not the best arrangement to promote this requirement as demonstrated in todayís mechanical society with the exponentially increasing number of Singles and de facto "marriages" and ramping divorces. Indeed, marriage and family are on the way out as the Adversary wanted to achieve, he is bound to achieve his aim apart a direct intervention of the Lord. Times are at an end.
How this was achieved:
Destroy the fatherhood in the family, for this is the closest thing resembling God on earth, i.e. His image,
To achieve this, Democracy was needed whereby everyone is the same (allegedly) in an egalitarian utopia,
Then Feminism was brought in to obliterate the different functions that God has placed on men and women, the woman now is not the helpmeet of the man, but his peer and in ever increasing numbers his superior and we have now man existing for woman,
This means that the family does not take the name of the father any more, but the wife keeps the one she had before marriage, making herself not one with her husband, and the children in many case are given the two surnames, making a mess and a mockery of the whole thing,
But the final blow is that men, having abandoned the ways of the Lord, now actually believe the lie and actively support it, even in the church,
It is not too difficult to notice close affinity between the rebellion to Godís ordinances in these days as that in the Garden of Eden. In both cases the rebellion against God was instigated by the evil one and in both cases he worked through the woman to get to the man that in both cases listened to the woman and miserably fell in disgrace. And He said to the man, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree Ö.. (Genesis 3:17)
This society destroying avalanche seems from all accounts, unstoppable, apart a direct intervention of the Lord. But judging from the past, the Lord (apart deeply felt repentance, which is not visible these days) will let the evil run his course and will sent His agents, usually the sons of Ishmael, to apply His wrath. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning those sent to her. How often I desired to gather your children in the way a bird gathers her chicks under her wings! And you did not desire it. (Matthew 23:37)
Woman was the catalyst that plunged the whole humanity into misery:
"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." (Gen 3:6)
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, She being near the tree, and perhaps just at it when the serpent first attacked her; wherefore looking more wishfully at it, she could discern nothing in the fruit of the tree which showed it to be bad, and unfit to be eaten, or why it should be forbidden for food; but, on the contrary, had a most promising aspect to be very delicious, nourishing and salutary, as any other fruit in the garden. However she did know of the prohibition: "And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die." (Gen 3:2-3)
This means that she made nothing of Godís command as told to her by Adam and disobeyed wilfully.
and he did eat; on which an emphasis may be observed, for it was upon his eating the fate of his posterity depended; for not the woman but the man was the federal head, and he sinning, all his posterity sinned in him, and died in him. Through this offence judgment came upon all to condemnation; all became sinners, and obnoxious to death (Rom 5:12-19). If Eve only had eaten of the forbidden fruit, it could only have personally affected herself, and she only would have died; and had this been the case, conceivably, God would have formed another woman for Adamís needs and for the propagation of mankind, had he stood.
It can be inferred that Adam was with her all the while, and heard the discourse between the serpent and her, yet did not interpose nor dissuade his wife from eating the fruit, and being prevailed upon by the arguments used; or however through a strong affection for his wife, that she might not die alone, he did as she had done. We see here a prototype of modern man.
The end result was: "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." (1Ti 2:14)
Thus woman is forbidden to teach publicly for the advice she gave to Adam was false, 1Co 14:34,35; 1Ti 2:11,12.
Man is nowadays ruled by women and children:
Now we see women as Magistrates:
How can the glory of man judge the image and glory of God.
Now we see women ruling Nations:
How can the glory of man rule the image and glory of God.
Now we see women running all sorts of Enterprises:
How can the glory of man give orders to the image and glory of God.
Now we see women governing and teaching in Churches:
How can the glory of man governing the image and glory of God.
Now we see women taking teaching positions in all types of Schools:
How can the glory of man teach the image and glory of God.
Now we see women ruling over their Husbands and Families:
How can the glory of man lord over the image and glory of God.
Now we see women as permanent feature in the Army:
How can the glory of man kill the image and glory of God.
And the list goes on and on.
Clearly we have escaped from reason and turned upside down the ordinances of God, if that were at all possible. We truly can lament with Isaiah: As for My people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over him. Oh My people, your rulers cause you to go astray, and they swallow the way of your paths. (Isaiah 3:12)
God made woman not only for man but also from man (Gen 2:21,22). Hence, the language "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man" (Gen 2:23, ishshah, woman, is feminine of ish, man). The fact woman was made for man and made from man is very significant in determining the role and needs of the woman. In fact, woman's origin and purpose provide great insight regarding the social, physiological, mental, and emotional aspects of woman.
The purpose of woman. All of God's creation has purpose; woman is no exception. We read, "And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him an help meet for him" (Gen 2:18). "Help meet" is from a Hebrew word that suggests a counter-part or helper comparable to him. Every aspect of the woman is a compliment and counter-part to the man. Feminists who deny this are not only in opposition with the Bible but also basic and observable facts. Those who see this biblical truth as belittling to women err. The male and female compose a perfect unit. When God's assigned order and arrangement is perverted, chaos results. The woman and man (husband and wife) are to encourage one another spiritually. Hence, we read "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered" (1Pe 3:7). This means that woman, being of the same essence of man, has equal access to salvation in Christ.
The station of woman in life. Woman was "taken out of man" Gen 2:23 and therefore the man has the pre-eminence. The station of woman is plainly taught in the Bible. "Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception: in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee" (Gen 3:16). As mentioned, woman was created from the man, for the man, and she is "his glory" (1 Corinthians 11:8,9,7). Hence, her primary station is that of being "keepers at home" and "childbearing" (Tit 2:5; 1Ti 2:15). The expression "keepers at home" (oikourgous) cogently reveals the chief domain and responsibility of the woman. She must guard the home and maintain it. The Western world is in dire need of the family being restored. Much of the health and domestic well being of the family depends on women executing their God given responsibility. God did not design woman to be a leader in religious matters or secular affairs or to be the head over man (1Ti 2:12 ff., Eph 5:22-33, 1Co 11:3). The leaders of local churches are to be men who meet certain qualifications (1Ti 3, Tit 1).
The godly woman. Regarding man and woman, the greatest achieved goals are spiritual in nature. Proverbs chapter 31 contains a description of a "virtuous woman" (Pro 31:10-31). This text presents the greatest challenge ever set before woman. The virtuous woman "fears the Lord," cares for her family, and has the respect of her husband and children (Pro 31:30; 13-15; 21; 27; 11; 12; 28; 31). Her speech is commendable; she aids the needy, and properly adorns herself (Pro 31:26; 20; 22-25). The virtuous woman is presented as industrious and engaging in financial ventures in the sphere of her family (Pro 31:16,24,27). These "extra" efforts, however, are secondary to her primary duty, to her husband and to her family. The virtuous woman is said to be immensely valuable, "her price is far above rubies" (Pro 31:10).
The permanent status in the Word of God is that woman be married, if not kept virgin by her father.
But the man who is strong in mind and purpose, who is not forced but has control over his desires, does well if he comes to the decision to keep her a virgin. (1Co 7:37 )
To be married and to reproduce, keep the home, live a godly life. Not given to a career, but dedicated to husband, children, home and charity. Pro 31:10-31, see "the perfect wife"Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. (1 Timothy 2:15)
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. (1 Timothy 5:14)
To love (Phileo) her husband and children, dedicated to home works, chaste, good, obedient to her own husband, teaching younger women to do the same.4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (Titus 2:4-5)
To succour those in need...... the wife of one man, well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saintsí feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work. (1 Timothy 5:9-10)
Let us see the conclusion of the matter:
the image and glory of God. But woman is the glory of man,
Woman was created for the exclusives need of the man, to be his helpmeet with whom he might delightfully converse, and be in all respects agreeable to him, and entirely answerable to his case and circumstances, his wants and wishes,
Without the man there would not have been a need for woman,
Woman was cloned/derived from man and is therefore of the same essence and has the same access to salvation through Christ, but she has NOT the same function, for man is:
Woman is to be married and have children and guide the home under the man's headship, (1Ti 5:14)
Woman is to submit (hupotasso) to man (her husband) and: see that she respects and reverences her husband [that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates, and esteems him; and that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly (Amplified Bible Eph 5:33)]. (Reverence is Fear - Phobeo in the original Greek, also in 1Pe 3:2)
The sphere of the womanís activities as defined by God is her husband, her family and her home. Woman was never intended to have a private career of her own, however she may cultivate little business to help her family under the approval of her husband, but always after her primary duties are fulfilled. The wife may augment the family income by performing home business, with the consent of her husband. In case of severe crisis the wife may seek temporary external employment, with the approval of her husband. However this situation must be considered as slavery and the family must endeavour to do all to come out of it, with strong petitions to the Lord,
The worldview (satanic) has permeated and saturated the church and now there seem to be little difference between the two. The men have abdicated their God given role of ruling and headship, for they have listened to "Eve", a-la-Adam, and have placed woman ruling over them. The situation has now gone so far to be practically irreversible, apart the direct intervention of the Lord. Still the Lord has NOT left himself without faithful witnesses: "But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal." (Rom 11:4)
Come Lord, come quickly, Amen.