A TRIBUTE TO MAN & WOMAN: THE ODD FORGOTTEN BREED |
By Yvonne G
“21.And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam
and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the
flesh instead thereof; 22.And the rib, which the LORD God
had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto
man. 23.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. 24.Therefore shall a man leave his
father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and
they shall be one flesh.” GENESIS 2:21 – 24 KJV.
The one thing I love about God, our Father, is that His approach to life is direct and simple and He explains it in a way that’s easily understood. The Book of Genesis tells the entire story of the beginning of all God’s creations of life in and surrounding this world in a straightforward manner, and the only way His Words can be misunderstood is when mankind decides to change its meanings, rebel against Him, or ignore His Laws altogether.
In the verses quoted above, Adam was created first and God then removed a rib from him and made a woman (whom Adam later named Eve, Genesis 3:30 KJV). God’s intention from the start was to create man and woman exclusively as a unique team for the purposes of complementing (completing and perfecting) each other and for companionship. This harmonious relationship would also produce offspring to bring the human race into existence. The main goal of the man was to leave his parents and join with the woman (as her husband) and the two would become the very essence of one being.
Well, things certainly have become complicated; so complicated that this one simple plan has been drowned out by all the modern-day thoughts and interpretations concerning man and woman that have developed over the centuries. In fact, marriage has taken such a pounding that its very concept is rarely thought of as the ultimate commitment to be honored till death, and it’s even considered by some to be a completely unnecessary act.
It has been proven that a healthy, monogamous relationship which includes love and respect between a man and woman is the basis for the robust health and wellbeing of both the man, the woman and the families they produce. It energizes the minds, nourishes the souls and feeds the spirits of all participants leading to invigorating lives full of excitement and productive accomplishments. Of course difficulties and problems will be encountered because struggles are a basic part of life intended to promote wisdom and adaptability, but families that stand together can overcome most obstacles and move on to another day.
I feel like an outcast because what I’ve just described is so far removed from the notions that exist today that it almost sounds like a fairy tale. Currently in the United States, approximately 50% of all first-time marriages end in divorce and this rate continues to climb for second and third marriages (see Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Divorce Statistics). The main reasons noted for these depressing statistics are incompatibility (lack of trust and understanding), financial pressures and infidelity. And what about sex, the wonderfully creative consummation God included for the purpose of enriching and fulfilling the relationship between a husband and wife? It’s in the area of sex where immeasurable, perhaps even irreparable damage has been done to the relationship between man and woman. Thus, a closer look at this subject is warranted.
God intended for sex to be engaged in ONLY between a husband and wife. Now I know this is going to stick in the craw of perhaps 95% of the people today as the prevailing belief is this idea is totally obsolete and out of place for our contemporary, high-tech world. Sex is no longer recognized for its original purpose but has instead evolved into a function to be engaged in by anyone, anytime, anywhere, and to be indulged in whatever ways imaginable. Because of this “restructured” view of sex, we know that sexual acts are now performed by children and teenagers, between single adults, adults and children, same-sex couples, prostitutes and johns, within orgies (group sex) adulterous relationships, during husband/wife-swapping parties, pornographic liaisons, etc., etc., etc.
The results of these “chosen modifications” are as follows: within relationships, there’s painful intercourse, premature ejaculation (and inability to ejaculate), increasing lack of desire for customary sex, and a total aversion to sex. In the general population, the introduction of a variety of perversions such as rape, child pornography, sodomy and a proliferation of sexual abuse is now on the scene. And for all involved, there are the deadly sexually transmitted diseases that have ravaged mankind resulting in rampant illnesses, wretched heartache and death. All of this filters through the lives of adults and children destroying self-images and the enormous impact on society has fostered a cycle of unhealthy generations of people. And to think it was originally intended to be like this:
“Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife
even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”
Ephesians 5:33 KJV
God has blessed us by bestowing upon mankind His omnipotent Spirit but because we have chosen to exclude God and His Laws from our lives, His gloriously potent Spirit has been transformed in us into an insatiable appetite seeking fulfillment in whatever way possible by whatever means available. In severing God from our lives and taking advantage of His other gift of freedom of choice, mankind has concluded that the simple plan God has laid out for us isn’t sufficient enough to satisfy our willful behavior and contrary intentions. Therefore, we ignore God and instead continue to operate in rebellion.
Isn’t it odd that we, an intelligent race of gifted people,
should choose to eliminate from our lives the benevolent
laws specifically created for the happiness and wellbeing of man and woman and replace
these laws with conduct that leads to sorrow and death???
Nevertheless, all the aberrant behavior in the world won’t change the Laws of God. God will not be ridiculed and snubbed forever and mankind is foolish to believe that we’re “getting away” with our actions. The one thing we can surely count on is the day WILL arrive when God shall intervene and this world WILL eventually operate in the moral and divine fashion which our Father intended.
For more interesting and factual reading by YvonneG, kindly visit my other sites entitled The World . . . or God?, Finding Peace of Mind, The Origin of Disease and my other articles entitled Creation vs. Evolution and The Day the Earth Stood Still: Anyone Familiar With This Movie?
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