In this mixed-up, confused society we find ourselves in here in the 21st century, one of the most underhand and surreptitious things that have stealthily crept in among us is the attempted redefinition of GENDER. The liberal west is now beginning to tolerate even school programs where kids in the lower grades are encouraged to decide for themselves which gender they’d like to be, irrespective of what what their biological clues SCREAM at them!! The very latest trend goes one step further – you can decide to be a boy today, a girl tomorrow, and then a boy again the next day!!
Society’s taking upon itself the knowledge of right and wrong will catch up to it soon enough, but for those who want to remain sane and true to God’s guidance, this post is the first of a two part series on Gender. Following below are the first few paragraphs of a Church booklet entitled “True Womanhood”, followed by a link to where the reader can download the entire booklet:
THE SCENE was a beautiful semitropical garden – a veritable paradise. The young man in the picture seemed to have everything going for him. He had perfect health, radiant good looks, a keen, alert mind. He even had ideal employment and abundant wealth in natural resources nearby.
But, as he walked in these gorgeous surroundings, ate the delectable, natural fruits, observed and petted the friendly animals, an aching, gnawing feeling began to grow inside of him. He was dissatisfied.
He was just plain lonesome. There was no one of his kind to talk to. No one with whom he could share this beauty as well as his plans, hopes and dreams. No one he could love.
He was alone.
Why Woman Was Created
“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).
Then, God took a rib out of Adam’s own body and used it as the basic substance from which He created woman. Then He brought her to the man. “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” (verse 23). Then God states: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (verse 24). If every young girl could be taught this inspired account of her reason for being, the world would be a much happier place for both male and female. If every young boy could be given proper understanding of this event, the husbands and fathers of tomorrow would respect and appreciate their wives far more than most men do today.
But what do we find today? A real lack of understanding of woman’s true
purposes in life of what true womanhood is and how to achieve it.
This lack is a major cause of the frustrations and unhappiness of multiple millions of women. The effect on our entire modern civilization has been profound.
Questions That Demand an Answer
In today’s mixed-up world, millions of women are wondering – and literally hundreds have written us questions like the following: “Just what feminine characteristics should a woman have?” “Just where do women fit, anyway?” “What value does the Creator place on women?” “Just what are women for?”
The answer is found in the simple, yet beautiful, account of woman’s creation. Review and analyse this inspired account. It is found in Genesis 2:18 in your Bible.
Let us learn what it does not say, as well as what it does say.
God said: “It is not good that the man should be alone.” Obviously, then, man was not the great, all-conquering hero, self-sufficient and in need of no help! Rather, man needed help – and needed it badly. Man was not complete unto himself. Rather, each man is incomplete and in need of the help, inspiration, warmth and balance imparted by the right woman as his wife.
In a way that no animal creature could, woman was created to share with man his life, his plans, hopes and dreams. She was created specifically to help the man. Without this help, which only the woman can give, man would never achieve the full, abundant, peaceful and balanced life which God intended. Without giving this help, woman becomes edgy, resentful, frustrated, headed up a “blind alley” – for she is failing to fulfil the very purpose for which she was created….