Life in a Perfect World, Part 2: Man, Completed by God with Woman

Author’s Note: I am preaching through Genesis on Wednesday nights. Here I will present edited notes in blog form. You can listen to the sermon below and download it here. May God be glorified and His people edified. Comments below if you like.

In this study we continue in the second chapter of Genesis, and in particular verses 18-25. God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them in chapter one. The crown of His creation is man on the sixth day, made the image of God, male and female, and God gives man dominion over the earth. On the seventh day, then, Genesis 2:1-3, God rests, not because He is tired but because He is satisfied with His finished work of creation. Then, He sanctifies that seventh day. So starting in verse four we go backwards to take a closer look at the creation, specifically that of man and The place God placed him, Eden. God provided man, first and foremost, with the breath of life. He made him a living being. He placed him in a lavish garden of delight. He gave man responsibilities to fulfill, commands to obey. God provided for man’s physical needs, and also his spiritual needs. Man isn’t created to be his own sovereign. He is created to worship and obey God, to have communion with Him, community with Him.

But where we left things in the last study, man isn’t quite whole. If this makes any sense, he has been created perfectly, but God has not yet given him wholeness… completion. That is what is addressed in these eight verses, Genesis 2:18-25, so let’s read.…

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.  The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him.  So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.  The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.  The man 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.”

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

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Mozilla CEO’s [forced] resignation an atomic bomb in the war on marriage

The [forced] resignation of Brenden Eich as CEO of Mozilla, maker of the much used Firefox web browser, should make the bones of Christians chill, for it is a much bigger deal than it seems. The fallout is going to spread far and wide, and the effects will be devastating.

You’ll have to forgive the hyperbole, but this is tantamount to an atomic bomb being set off by the homoterrorists(1) in their war on marriage. And like the two real atomic bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were, in part, dropped to deter any more from being dropped in the future (a weapon so awful no one would want to use it again), the forced resignation of a CEO is intended by homosexual uber-rights activists to deter anyone who desires any prominent or powerful position from even thinking of giving aid and comfort to the idea that marriage is really between one man and one woman.

Let’s re-visit the facts of the case. In 2008, six years ago, Eich gave $1000 to support the passage of Proposition 8 in California. That measure was passed by that state’s citizens with 52-percent voting for passage. The proposition limited marriage to the traditional (biblical) definition of one man and one woman, which by the way, was a position still support by then presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Since then federal courts overturned Proposition 8, and this past summer the Supreme Court upheld those courts’ decisions, opening the door for the eventual national legalization of “same-sex” marriage.

Eich has since distanced himself from his previous support of Proposition 8 and had pledged to make sure his company was inclusive of same-sex couples and all that goes along with that. But that was not enough for the homoterrorists.

You see, he had some time in his past spoken (with his wallet) against their movement, and that can and will not be tolerated.

Be clear about this. Brenden Eich was not going to be let off the hook for a relatively small amount of money that came out of his checking account six years ago, even though he had seen changed his views to match those of his current persecutors. Why? Because this is an atomic bomb set off by the homoterrorists to deter any CEO, or anyone period, from giving any support whatsoever to those who affirm marriage(2). And that’s where the fallout will be… “Say anything in support, or give any support of the idea, or organizations supporting the idea of marriage being between one man and one woman, and we’ll have your scalp.” The homoterrorists are coming after anyone who dissents with an ideological passion resembles the bloodthirstiness of the French Revolution.

So Christians, if you’re not awake yet, the alarm should have long since gone off. The days in which we will be able to speak or write truth freely regarding marriage are coming to an end. The politics of the situation are not going to improve with an act of God, changing the hearts of people and turning them toward Himself. And, of course, that can happen and that is our desire.

Nevertheless, the days are coming and are already here when the prophets of the new cultural commandment will demand your capitulation, or you will be slain as a heretic. And what is that commandment? Celebrate evil with us… or else.

(1) Credit for that term to James White, but that’s a perfect way to describe the homosexual uber-rights activists.

(2) And by marriage I mean the biblical definition of marriage [God created it to be between one man and one woman until death do them part], which is the only real type of marriage. Qualifying the word marriage with words like biblical or traditional only lends unintended credence to the notion there really is some other kind of marriage. There isn’t.

The Christian and Same-Sex “Marriage”

As the moral and cultural tides shift with tsunami-like speed, how should the church of Jesus Christ respond to the idea of same-sex “marriage,” the issue of homosexuality, and people who disagree?

It is practically impossible to go a day avoiding the issue, the debate, the presence of homosexuality in the United States of America. Could you imagine that sentence being true even ten years ago? That’s how quickly the times have changed, not that it hasn’t been a long (or at least a longer) time coming. Homosexuality, through a vociferous cultural campaign, has gone mainstream to the point that any who dare to speak of it as a sin are now deemed out of touch, out of step, ignorant, bigoted, irrelevant, and/or more. “How did this happen?” you may have asked yourself, or another. Pardon the pun, but it feels like the country, not to mention the church, got caught with its proverbial pants down. But where do we go from here? Let’s consider some things… Continue reading “The Christian and Same-Sex “Marriage””

The worst day in American history

Today marked forty years since the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, a decision which made legal the act of abortion, the taking of the life of an unborn child.

The Planned Parenthood/NARAL/NOW crowd has predictably cheered as they celebrate “a woman’s right to choose,” but I contend that January 22, 1973, was to date the worst day in the history of the United States of America.

You could argue that September 11, 2001, was, or December 7, 1941. I’d understand that logic. Or perhaps April 12, 1861, the day South Carolinians fired on Fort Sumter, giving Abraham Lincoln all the justification he needed for a Civil War. But I judge these things more my the decisions that lead to the tragedy more than the tragedy itself. And clearly, the abominable decision by the Supreme Court forty years ago today is what has made legal the murder of 55 million babies.

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