God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Man is the leader as God, women are to follow so how can both be in the image
What I hear many in the church say is that man and women are created in God’s image and they use this verse to show it, but that’s not what this says. You have to know what a semicolon is and then see where it’s placed. There are 2 statements here that are related but different. The idea (what the semicolon refers to) is that God created people, which is the relation between the thoughts. If read it properly, it clearly says him, singularly, “in the image of God He created him“, not them. God created MAN in his image, then, God made man and woman, the second thought says nothing about in any image, just states that he made them both.
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper [o]suitable for him.”
How could someone designed as a “helper” also be in the image of God? If women were made in the image of God, it would mean God is just a helper. God’s original plan was for man to rule over the earth, over all animals, he was made first and in the image of God. You have to understand what the image means, you can also use “likeness”, man was made in the likeness of God. This means like God, immortal like God, ruler over all things on earth as God was over the universe, having a freewill like God.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Genesis 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Reading these verses you can clearly see that all the plans God had intended for man were all thought of and in place before woman was even thought of.
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.
If women are to follow the word of God and be ruled over, the man is to also follow the Bible and treat women as God wants, as an equal in Gods love, as an equal in importance but as someone who is to be cherished and taken care of, treated like a delicate flower, not abused, and for the majority, it was this way all through time.
I know this will anger many, women, and men. What I hear most often from women about the need for equality because of abusive men. People talk about how abusive men were and something had to be done, women needed more power. Well, I never have seen this. I’m not a recluse, I’ve lived in this world and I was there before this movement became visible and during the movement. I had many friends and visited many families for visits and overnight stays. Of the hundred, yes, hundred, of families I’ve met, there was no abuse, this was all media hype, all lies. Men worked, mothers stayed home. The men appreciated the women’s work around the house and I always seen respect from the men. So media portrayed men as abusive to children and as they grew up they believed it was real. I’ll have example of this later.
Looking at media, I’ve noticed media starting feminism as far back as black as I can go. This makes a lot of sense, you first need to get’m when their young and vulnerable, start changing the way they view things. Society was slowly brainwashed into thinking women were being oppressed long before it was evident there would ever be movement. Women were happy with their role all through time, until media came along. As I’ve said before, this had to be done slowly or it would be too obvious, and by the time the 70’s rolled around, they were able to step it up to where it was obvious and no one would notice. That’s when it went from media to real life.
Starting in the 70’s women began a change, a movement, and even though the ones in the movement thought they were doing a great thing, they were actually causing damage, in more ways than they could know. The impact would reach deeply into society and turn everything upside down, causing conflict in the workplace, in the marriage and eventually the church, all leading to its final goal, to attack God’s most precious item, the family. This was not the goal of the women in the movement, because they were just pawns, satan’s pawns. Oh he’s a crafty one, he knew just how to do this, all in the name of equality and fairness. By focusing on the abuse by a minority of abusive husbands, they could have a reason that no one would stand against, I mean who would not want to stop abusive husbands? Again I’ll say it, In reality, most husbands before and during the movement were Christians, and were not abusive. So with this they had their reason for the movement.
But equality wasn’t enough; satan knew that in order to destroy the family he needed to actually change the role. This was done subtly, mostly with media, the ultimate brainwashing tool, the television. Now this could not happen overnight, it would be obvious and rejected. Something like a gender role reversal would have to happen over generations. It started with shows that promoted women’s independence shows where women don’t need men at all, as they are bumbling idiots. It started with TV shows showing how successful women can be, I will go into that more later.
This movement has already ruined society here in America by killing the family. The death of the family isn’t just from divorce, even the couples that stay together aren’t really a family anymore. When both parents work and the kids are in daycare, there is no family. One of the main reasons both the husband and the wife have to work instead of just the husband is because of a flood of workers into the workforce in the early 80’s and on through to this day, it comes from the feminist movement. There was a time when there were plenty of jobs. This meant employers had to make their employment positions enticing to the perspective employees. This was how it was for most employment from the 40’s on, but, once the amount of workers almost doubled, well, they had less need to make employment opportunities attractive. Then add to that the fact that women were willing to work for less than men (in the beginning), employers learned they could lower wages. Of course as wages declined, the ability of a man to support a family with one income became difficult at first, and almost impossible in today’s economy. I know there were other factors that helped this along, immigrant workers did lower wages of many jobs, and there was an increase in population, but that just added to the problem, it did not cause it.
Now, is that bad? Aren’t we all equal? No, this is a dangerous area because it goes against what God had intended. There is a major problem we perpetuate by assuming men and women are equal, it caused the reversal of roles. You see, once society taught people that women are equal to men, women then realized that they can also have babies, men can’t. Therein lays the worst thing to happen to our society. Women actually believe they’re better than men, because they can do everything men can, AND have babies, they’re better. Add to that all the media brainwashing on how incompetent men are, wow, now you see the problem here.
So men and women are not equal? We are equal in importance, we are all equal in the way God loves us, we are equal in the way we should treat each other but there has to be one that makes final decisions and one that leads the way. God set this up way back in the beginning of time, with Adam and Eve. Genesis 2:18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper [o]suitable for him.” A helper, clearly showing that man is the leader. Then we can read in 1 Corinthians 11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. Then we have Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Male headship in the house and in the church not only is God’s plan, but also has never changed. By changing mans role satan has destroyed the family (the divorce rate is over 50%) and that is leading to the destruction of society. This is where the church is finding its biggest conflict; the feminist movement that has swept around the world is also creeping into the church.
I hear all too often I hear people try and say that the times have changed and we need to change with them. Now, there are times when rules of how we live did change to meet up with times, and there are rules that never changed. Diet, for instance. Before Noah, there was clean and unclean animals, I’m not sure if that was a rule, I found nothing in the Bible, but when the animals were loaded on the ark they were to take 7 of each clean and 2 of each unclean animal, leading to the assumption that they only ate clean animals. Then after the flood God said that it’s okay to eat everything that crawls, Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. Later on in Leviticus 11 God changes the rules of diet again, because the times changed. Back when Noah left the ark, food was scarce so God had to allow more foods, later, when food was more abundant, he changed the rules back to what they were. This shows that when times change and the rules need to be changed, it’s clear in the Bible. This is what brings me to a point, there is not one word about male headship in the home or church changing in the Bible, from Genesis stating he made woman as a helper to what was written in Timothy about women’s place in the church. As I said, we are not to be of this world:
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
As I preach this message, I get so much flack, men and women get angry with me to the point of hating me, but that’s to be expected:
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
What led to this role reversal? How did feminism win? I will bring up several reasons.
Lets take a look at a typical lineup from 1979, Tuesday prime time. Shows on ABC were “Happy Days”(started good but was bad by 1979) and ”Lavern and Shirley” (two independent women). CBS 2 had “Paper Chase”(kids didn’t like this). Finally NBC was playing “Grandpa Goes to Washington”(kids also didn’t like this). So, at 8:00 kids watched “Happy Days” and “Lavern And Shirley”. “Happy Days” started out good in the early 70’s but toward the end of its run became feminist, but very subtle. Now “Lavern and Shirley” obviously was a feminist show. The theme song says it all, “
Give us any chance, we’ll take it.
Give us any rule, we’ll break it.
We’re gonna make our dreams come true.
Doin’ it our way.
The women are going to break the rules and succeed. Subtle, I never noticed it, just a show, but a step in the wrong direction.
Then at 9:00 ABC had “Threes Company” and ”Taxi. CBS had a movie and NBC had “Charlie’s Angels”. The movie was usually something kids didn’t like, not all the time though. I remember that once in a while it would be something for big kids, but hey, it’s 9:00 in the 70’s, kids still went to bed on time, I was 16 so I was still up, most kids that were up watched ABC. Now “Taxi” didn’t seem to have an agenda, but “Charlie’s Angels” obviously was promoting feminism, three women private detectives. If you didn’t watch “Charlie’s Angels, you’d watch “Threes Company” and “Taxi”. Taxi didn’t seem to have an agenda but “Three’s Company” was 2 independent women that needed a roommate and only could find a man. For this they used a very effeminate man who came off as a bumbling idiot most of the time but this show was more about promoting sex than feminism.
Now lets take a look at 1989 and we’ll see feminism in full swing. We’ll stick with Thursday night. CBS had stuff kids wouldn’t want to watch, TV 101 then a movie, usually drama, I remember this because I was a movie fan and was almost always disappointed, I hated dramas. Then on NBC it was “Matlock”, In the “Heat of the Night” and “Midnight Caller”, all adult shows. Okay, kids weren’t watching CBS or NBC, so what was on ABC? “Who’s the Boss”, “Roseanne”, Moonlighting” and “Thirty Something”. Now there is a collection of anti-male pro feminism junk. “Who’s the Boss” is
There were also many shows that emphasized how women were equal to men in leadership, but I’ve already given enough examples to show my point. This “media” is what kids watched coming home from school, before bed, basically they grew up with this, it is embedded in their brains, yes, it was brainwashing. So the first generation started.
Then came the second wave to cause God’s plan for the man to lead, slip away. As the 80’s winded down, the assault on men’s ability to lead and be in charge started. Many TV shows started showing men as bumbling idiots that needed the wisdom of their wives in order to get along. It started in the 80’s but just kept growing. Popular shows like “Everybody Love’s Raymond”, “The Simpson”, “The Cosby Show”, “Rosanne”, “Home Improvement”, “The Flintstones”, “Family Guy” and the list goes on and on.
As Christians we should all know what the Bible says about society, we are to be in the world, but not of the world. This means that yes, we have to live here in the world, but we are not to subscribe to worldly ways. That becomes hard when you are bombarded with all of this media. When watching TV you are more heavily influenced than when you are just listening to something or someone, it has a way of turning off parts of your brain and having greater influence, but that is a whole other subject that is too deep to go into now. What we can get from this is that the world has taken a view of women as equals in the family, workplace and church, and the women actually think they’re superior.
Next I’ll cover kids toys:
What is wrong this these toys? One is teaching girls to use sex and the other is teaching that girls can do what boys can do. This is from a 1975 JCPenny catalog
Here I’ll show individual examples from TV shows:
- Aunt Bee decided it’s not good for Opie to hang around his dad’s police station, she say’s it’s a bad influence. Andy disagreed, Opie was so sad, but Andy acted like he had to listen to her. The Bible shows over and over that the man is the head of the house, so this is so wrong.
- Same episode from the previous post, Andy teaches Opie it’s better to let a bully just beat you up rather than fight back.