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Relationship Between Man & Woman.

By aymon de albatrus

01.

The man, Adam, was created first.

And Jehovah God formed the man out of dust from the ground, (Genesis 2:7a)

02.

The man received the breath of life.

and blew into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Gen 2:7b)

03.

The woman was not created but extracted from Adam. In effect she was "cloned/derived".

And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. (Genesis 2:22 AV)

04.

Nevertheless the woman is of the same essence of man for she was derived from the man, and it is for this reason that the man has the pre-eminence.

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (Genesis 2:23 AV)

05.

The original words say this:

for Man = ‘iysh
for Wo-man = ish-shash (from man)

06.

The woman was made specifically for the man, as his helper and for his needs. Without the man there is no reason, for the woman, to be, obviously. The man was not created for the woman.

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:18 AV)

07.

The man Adam received his punishment as the federal head of the human species and for listening to his wife to participate in the transgression.

And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; (Genesis 3:17 AV)

08.

The woman Eve received her punishment for having disobeyed the order of the Lord, passed on to her by Adam, on her own independent rebellion.

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. (Genesis 3:16 AV)

09.

The woman, for her sin, is condemned to a state of affliction and submission, a just punishment for that sin, in which she tried to gratify the desire of her eyes, of her flesh and of her ego. Her sin was the catalyst that brought the world into a valley of tears.

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. (Genesis 3:16 AV)

10.

The original phrase "your desires" appears only two other times, besides here. The second time is referred to Cain signifying that sin has "his desires" to possess him. Is this not what we see today's women doing, wanting to possess what God has given to man!

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. (Genesis 4:7 AV)

11.

"and he shall rule over thee" is none other than God's command "wives be subjected to your husbands". If the man had not sinned he would have governed with wisdom and love, if the woman had not sinned, she would have obeyed with humility and docility.

 

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. (Genesis 3:16 AV)

12.

Adam gave to all animals their names, and thus he was in Eden quite a long time before the "cloning" of Eve. The number of animals was enormous and it takes time to come up with new names, try it. In all this time Adam was not seduced by the evil one.

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. (Genesis 2:19 AV)

13.

Eve fell in transgression soon after her entry into the scene, for it was commanded them to procreate and she was not pregnant when they were expelled out of Even.

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, ..... (Genesis 1:28 AV)

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. (Gen 4:1 AV)

14.

The man Adam named the woman, just as he had done with the animals.

And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. (Genesis 3:20 AV)

15.

The Kingdom of God is not democratic nor egalitarian, but theocratic and hierarchic and the head of the woman is the man.

But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. (1 Corinthians 11:3 AV)

16.

The man is the image and the glory of God.

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God……. (1 Corinthians 11:7a)

17.

Whilst the woman is the glory of man.

.... but the woman is the glory of the man. (1 Corinthians 11:7b AV)

18.

The order of creation.

For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. (1Co 11:8 AV)

19.

The woman's "raison d'être" (reason to be).

Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. (1 Corinthians 11:9 AV)

20.

The man and the woman are of the same essence and even though the woman comes from the man, man (and woman) is born by a woman and everything is of God.

Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God. (1 Corinthians 11:11-12 AV)

21.

The whole of the above is summarized thus:

For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. (1 Timothy 2:13-14 AV)

22.

For these two reasons the woman is placed in submission to the man and she cannot teach nor have authority over the man but she be in silence. To note that the comma after "teach" makes the verb general thus not only referring to the man but to all aspects of life.

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. (1 Timothy 2:12 AV)

23.

Some modernists could possibly even concede that the woman is subjected to the man only on spiritual things, but the word of God says: "in everything"

Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. (Eph 5:24 AV)

24.

In silence and under obedience as also saith the law. This is a reference to Gen 3:16 "and he shall rule over thee". With this the Apostle evidences the reason as to why women must not speak in the church or preach or teach publicly or being involved with ministerial functions, or any other form of governing for these are acts of power and government and thus contrary to the submission God, in His Law, exacts of women towards men.

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. (1 Corinthians 14:34 AV)

25.

And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home. The objection comes: "and if the husbands cannot teach?". In this case, approved by their husbands, they can be taught by pastors, elders or other godly men, at their home.

And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. (1 Corinthians 14:35 AV)

26.

Women can prophesy and pray what she receives from the Lord, if she wears long hair and having the sign of submission on her head. The hair is ordinary covering whilst the veil (not a hat) is covering when praying or prophesying in meetings. The woman cannot lead in prayers.

But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. (1 Corinthians 11:5 AV)

But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. (1 Corinthians 11:15 AV)

27.

Whilst the man must not cover his head when praying and prophesying for he is the image and glory of God. .

Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. (1 Corinthians 11:4 AV)

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. (1 Corinthians 11:7 AV)

28.

The original Greek word that describes the relationship of the woman towards the man is "Phoebe" which means "fear".

…… the wife see that she reverence (phoebe) her husband. (Ephesians 5:33 AV)

……While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear (phobos). (1 Peter 3:2 AV)

29.

Or are you thinking that the Word of God came from you, and you alone?

What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? (1 Corinthians 14:36 AV)

30.

Or are we contentious?

But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God. (1 Corinthians 11:16 AV)

31.

Paul says that these are commandments of the Lord.

If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. (1 Corinthians 14:37 AV)

32.

To be remembered, always.

God is totally Sovereign and does what He wants of His creation, no one can stop Him, nor He gives account to anyone of His doings.

Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? (Romans 9:20 AV)

Why dost thou strive against Him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters. (Job 33:13 AV)

THE ROLE OF THE MAN

01.

He must accept the role of headship of the family and be responsible of it to God and in front of men.

One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (1 Timothy 3:4 AV)

........ the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. (1 Timothy 3:12 AV)

02.

He must provide for his family and ever ready to defend it.

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. (1 Timothy 5:8 AV)

03.

To take care of his wife as Christ takes care of His church.

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up on its behalf, 26 that He might sanctify it, cleansing it by the washing of the water in the Word, that He might present it to Himself as the glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such things, but that it be holy and without blemish. So, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies, (he loving his wife loves himself), for then no one hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as also the Lord the church. (Ephesians 5:25-29)

04.

To love (AGAPE) his wife to the point of giving his life as Jesus gave His for the church.

Husbands, love (agape) your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; (Ephesians 5:25 AV)

05.

To live with his wife in understanding.

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. (1 Peter 3:7 AV)

06.

Not to be bitter against wife.

Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. (Colossians 3:19 AV)

07.

Giving honour to the wife as the weaker vessel and as being co-heir onto salvation.

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. (1 Peter 3:7 AV)

THE ROLE OF THE WOMAN

01.

The permanent status in the Word of God is that women be married, if not kept virgin by their 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 )

02.

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 AV)

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 AV)

03.

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 AV)

04.

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 saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work. (1 Timothy 5:9-10 AV)

05.

Their example and blessing is Sara Abraham.

 

Note "with fear" (phoebe).

 

"Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord"

¶ Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. (1 Peter 3:1-6 AV)

06.

The woman, even though the weaker vessel, she is nevertheless co-heir to salvation.

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. (1 Peter 3:7 AV)

07.

God used the woman, the glory of man, to bring the Saviour into the world.

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (Matthew 1:23 AV)