So, what is your question? God ordained certain things for women and certain things for men.
---shira_5965 on 9/18/08|
Surely God created us Man and woman, so that we could have children? Different body structures, mental skills, and instincts are part of that.
Or am I missing your point?
---Alan8869_of_UK on 9/20/07|
I don't think that it is that absolute. That some roles are better suited to one gender than another is correct but to go so far as to say that God limits one gender leaves me a bit uneasy.(I was thinking about becoming a Hooter girl! Just kidding!)
Seriously I have trouble with "spirits" providing strength to fulfill our roles. I think one Spirit, the H.S. can take care of that very nicely.
---Pierr7958 on 3/25/07|
You were phisically created male and Female, the image reference in creation is not physical, it is a collection of attributes. The God head is genderless; Historically the reference has been in masculine language form but the nuter form would probably be the correct form of reference.
This does not affect the role of women in the "Church"; God will use both genders interchangeably to meet God's plans. This is one of the reasons that the NRSV is written in a gender nuteral format.
---phia4633 on 7/19/05|
18.And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; "I will make him a helper comparable to him."
20. Adam gave names to all cattle/birds/beast.But for Adam there was NOT found a helper comparable to him.
21. And the Lord God caused a .. sleep to fall on Adam ......and He took one of his ribs........ 23 and made it into a woman and He brought her to the man.
Thanks for the picture of marriage.
---barbara67 on 7/15/05|
Genesis 1:27 - So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him - male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God saide to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.
Compliment - blessing - mulitiply - dominion over.
---barbara67 on 7/15/05|
Male/Female, man/woman, husband/wife, pastors/churches, The Good Shepherd/His Church, BrideGroom/His Bride, Christ's Earthly life(Ministry)/Millennial Kingdom(Reign), New Heaven/New Earth, etc. All meant to compliment or/and complete one another. Some truth in most everything! I Cor.11:1-16; Isa.65:17-25, Rev.21:1-'5'. Maranatha!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 7/15/05|
This is for Rue. The Bible does state that in Heaven there is no male or female, nor marrage there.
---Steven_Wilkey on 7/14/05|
Possibly. It's not something God specifically told us about, so we're free to speculate. I'm sure all things are done for a purpose, and it's true our calling requires every aspect of who we are, but "limiting our options" makes it sound like we choose our own calling. I'm not sure that's true. I think the world is more like a jigsaw puzzle, and God made each of us to fit a specific place in it. No one else can fill our place, and we can't fill any other place except the one we're made for.
---Billy on 7/14/05|
Where in the world did you get this idea? I've never read anything like this in the Bible.
---rue on 7/14/05|