Men and Women: Have We Messed It All Up Too? :: by Don Twobears

I would like to take a few moments and talk about something that started out to be wonderful and but has turned into something horrible: love. We like to talk about love and many of us pursue it for all the wrong reasons. My last article was about obtaining the wisdom and discernment of the Lord and this one is about the side of life that has fallen apart.

We need to look at how this thing (love) has gone wrong and how it has destroyed lives, families and individuals of both gender. Every individual is touched by this on every level and plane of life, from birth until death. The Lord God Almighty created man and woman and HE did so in a particular fashion.

First HE created Adam to care for all that was growing in the Garden of Eden and to care for all the animals as well. Adam also named everything according to God’s purpose. We do not know how long it was before God created Eve, but it was a sufficient period of time for God to see  that Adam needed a companion, and according to Scripture—a “helper.”

Genesis 2:21-24 “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; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto 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. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

As we read in the Scriptures, the woman (Eve) was created to be a “helper.” It is not stated that a woman is to be a slave or over the man but to always be at his side helping in everything. This means that the woman was equally needful in everything, and meant to be a partner. The passage above proves this.

The Change

Everything would have remained perfect and wonderful for Adam and Eve except they sinned against God and ate of the “forbidden fruit.” Since that point in time men and women have abused, used and tortured each other to the point of death. That sin by Adam and Eve to be like gods, knowing right from wrong, of good and evil, has followed every individual since their fall.

Let’s take a look at how this has changed everyone. Hollywood stars routinely use make-up to hide the vestiges of time, to cover spots and wrinkles. We see that some wear less and less clothing as if everyone wishes to know them intimately. Many routinely have facelifts and other body altering surgeries to stave off aging, to remain looking young. This way of life  has found its way into the lives of everyday individuals. “Awe…to be young forever.” Yeah, right!

Everyday activities like drinking, having unprotected sex and wearing little to no clothing on the beach has rendered nubile young bodies to look old and leathery before their time. Sin indeed has had a price and we can see the effects of sin at every turn. Sex, which is meant to be beautiful and fulfilling between a (married) man and woman has turned into a lucrative destructive business, and the result has brought on diseases that kill.

The world as a whole has heaped upon themselves mountains of sin that have eroded what was once beautiful and whole. We have homosexuality—an abomination to God, invading everyone’s lives on a daily basis (which too many accept…as normal). And yet few consider the Word of God to see that sin not only compounds itself but grows exponentially. And to think that one sin is enough to render the sinner to hell and the lake of fire for eternity!

Again we see that life is: “All about ME.” It’s all about what I want, not what is pure or decent. Sinful people seeking to have love, have instead burned and tortured others without a single thought for an individual’s identity—whether they are male or female, they have rendered people as objects…an “It.” Lust has filled so many to the point that many have turned away from true love in fear and loathing.

Mark 10:7-9 “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

Leviticus 20:13 “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

Those two verses from the Word of God spell out the definition of a great and horrible sin of a man or woman against society. And the whole of society today wants to condemn born-again Christians as haters and as very stringent individuals? This information is straight from the Word of God—from God’s lips to your ears. Never point a finger at another until you have looked in the mirror first.

Do you remember what the situation was before the Great Flood or that of Sodom and Gomorrah? The sins of the people had grown to a point that the sheer magnitude of their sins had reached the Lord God Almighty. That was when God decided that He needed to destroy mankind for their mountains of sin, for turning their backs on God, for all their abominations.

Do you ever get the idea that according to the Word of God, we are in that exact same situation today? Does the Word of God matter to you and do you adhere to what God has stated?

The Results Are In

Here is something to truly think about: When the Rapture occurs, it will involve an extreme FEW. The vast majority of the people of the world will remain right here to experience the wrath of God.

So then the real question is this: Where do you wish to be when the Rapture takes place? Or are you one of the individuals saying, “Well…I am not real sure about all of this just yet.” Maybe you are a fence sitter. If that is the case, YOU will remain right here with the vast majority of the world, left to wonder WHY.

This scenario is in the Word of God—the Bible and it is more than 4500 years old. That being the case, your fence sitting has no basis, no foundation.

Let’s lay our cards on the table. If you don’t have the Lord God as your Lord and Master, then you will be a witness to the Rapture instead of being taken up. You will stay behind and witness the wrath of God! Your sin, and be sure that you understand this (it is a mountain by now), will follow you into the future.

You are stained and broken beyond repair or redemption. (That is unless you accept the gift of Jesus Christ and have your sins covered by HIS precious blood on the Cross.)

As a man (I use that term loosely) you will be accountable for your actions, in your abuse of every woman you have ever known. As a woman, you will be held responsible and accountable for the misuse of yourself toward men. The pendulum always swings both ways.

There has always been a proper association between men and women and the idea has never been to bastardize it. (Although that is exactly what has taken place.) Be sure that your sins have been recorded by none other than the Lord God Almighty.

So many today say that the Word of God is no longer relevant. And yet, the sin of Adam and Eve follow every single individual who has ever been born on this earth. We do indeed know the difference between right and wrong, righteousness and evil. That being the case, the Lord God has given us a way to right all the wrongs we have ever committed through the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. This is done by having your sins covered by HIS precious blood on the Cross.

Remember this: Your sins and my sins took Jesus Christ to the Roman Cross and to HIS death. You and I and everyone else are at fault for the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ; we murdered God! Praise the Lord that HE was resurrected three days later just as HE had stated prophetically and is now in heaven waiting on you and me to arrive.

We have a choice to make. We can follow Jesus Christ and have heaven for eternity OR we can follow Satan and his ilk and have the lake of fire for eternity. That is a FACT my friends.

You can revel in the debauchery of this world, for what…80 to 90 years and then what? What will you do for eternity? Because you and I know the difference between good and bad, righteousness and evil, we already know the answer to that question.

And you always thought the Word of God was no longer relevant?