“But from the beginning of creation, God made THEM MALE AND FEMALE. For THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.”—Jesus Christ
Throughout human history, God’s designs have been targeted and questioned. These actions are in line with man’s fallen nature. The world continually second-guesses the Creator’s sovereignty.
We can point to the theory of evolution as an example. Though this man-made premise cannot be proven and is full of discrepancies, the fairy tale is sold as fact in public schools, state universities, and in Hollywood. Hence, manipulated science enables men to live in darkness while attempting to hide from the light.
Beyond man’s “biased knowledge,” sin has intervened in the roles and responsibilities of God’s image bearers. Yahweh’s ordained processes are often interrupted and short-circuited by man’s self-focused intentions. For example, the birth control pill was approved for use just over sixty years ago, and today we can see widespread implications for the world. The notion of “free sex” jeopardized the institution of marriage, exalted pornography, assaulted the family unit, spurred population decline, and served as a platform for gender confusion. Like dominoes, our corrupted designs have fallen in
sequence, leading to the next catastrophic failure. Satan has had a field day as men rebel against the Creator.
By contrast, God’s design for man and His creation is beautiful and loving. Even in this fallen world, He has given us the opportunity to see glimpses of His glory through His patterns. Likewise, the design of the male and female genders provides us insight into God’s character.
Two Genders—Male and Female
Yahweh created man in His image. Man has the ability to reason and possesses intellect. We also demonstrate will and emotion. Furthermore, God ordained the creation of two genders, male and female, each with unique roles that complement one another.
Actual science reflects His wonderful and breathtaking work. The male gender carries XY chromosomes, and the female gender carries XX chromosomes. Chromosomes are made up of DNA tightly coiled around protein. The very building blocks of the sexes predispose them to unique attributes. The pre-wired genetic codes impact internal and external physical structure and innate abilities. DNA cannot be undone or removed from a person’s biological makeup.
Designed for Relationships and God’s Glory
God’s design for gender displays relationships that are dependent on one another. Beyond propagating His command to multiply and fill the earth, His design produces relationships that provide tenderness, nurturing, and protection. When men and women marry, they become one flesh (Genesis 2:24) for mutual dependency and glorifying God.
While walking upon the earth, our Lord Jesus acknowledged the design that He Himself facilitated. Responding to a question about divorce, Messiah responded, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, and said, 'For THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND the TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Matthew 19:4-6)
It makes sense that Elohim designed His creatures as relational beings because His triune nature exhibits relationships. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are One. Because of the unique and holy relationships within the Trinity, God does not need man. However, He created relational beings in His image to become the ambassadors of His glory.
Praise the Creator
In a world that is corrupted beyond our ability to grasp, man’s designs for himself are not sustainable. The more the world tries to alter the Creator’s work, the faster it falls into an abyss of darkness. But against the backdrop of man’s chaos, God’s love becomes visible and more apparent for those who seek Christ. With opened eyes, we should constantly praise the Creator.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them,“ Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky al and over every living thing that moves am on the earth.”
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable o 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.
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, and said, 'For THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND the TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”