Observations of life by author and poet Charles L. Chatmon
For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman: but the woman for the man.-Â I Corinthians 11:8-9
Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.- I Corinthians 11: 11-12
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.- Genesis 2:18
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.- Genesis 2:22-24
As a public service, I like to inform everyone that in a society where we have the freedom to (politely) debate on issues of the day, I want to say that most of the posts written in this blog by yours truly are always up for debate and sensible discourse. The subject matter might inflame your passions to lash out with a response or impassioned reply but hopefully by the end of this post, you may be convinced otherwise.
Lost in the conversation of gender-fluidity and sexual identity, are the reasons why men and women exist in the twenty-first century. Why are there men and women? Whatâs with the appendances between our legs? (if you're a man) Why is there a space between my legs? (if you're a woman) Why do a majority of human beings adhere to the standard of marrying and/or have children together? Our media in this modern era have conversations on why it's important for one sex to develop a sexual relationship with members of their own sex, as this debate has gone on for centuries. What no one is asking then is why do we have both sexes to begin with? If man was created in the image of God, then why do women exist?
Perhaps the above scriptures answer the questions for us. From the very beginning, God had a plan on how we as a human species survive. What makes us different from the beasts of the field is that we have intelligence and can use it to build, create, use a thing called rationale to make sound judgments or decisions. Animals don't possess that ability, humans do. Yet God (the so-called 'skyfather' referenced by those who doubt His existence) in his infinite wisdom knew Man was alone in a garden created for him so He decided to form a helper to assist Adam in his task. When the first woman named Eve was created, she understood her role. It was to assist Adam, not for Adam to abuse or lord his power over her. She provided the help maintaining the Garden of Eden. For the 2019 audience, as a man, this author is proud to be married to a wonderful help meet in the form of my wife. She has truly helped me realize my potential as I hoped to have done the same with her. This is what God wants men and women to be; helpers to see the beauty in each other and make it grow.
The scriptures from I Corinthians inform us that after Adam and Eve, the role for both sexes is to realize we're partners in everything. Woman came from Man, Man comes from Woman (via childbirth). I'm not seeing too many pundits or celebrities in the twentieth-first century pounding this fact home. Discussions of sex are always going to be titillating, provocative, controversial in media, but in everyday life, we have to remember that men and women need each other, never apart if we are to survive as a human race.
This is the clear and indisputable facts posted in the beginning. Folks will undoubtedly dispute these facts as hearsay, and it is their right to do so. Yet, if sperm didn't matter and ovaries were a non-factor, then how could you or I exist right now? How could you read these words? How could you be outraged if you never lived a day in this reality? Without women, men are nothing which could be said the same of the women. Twenty-first century rhetoric is easy to accept, but when it clashes with the facts of nature and of The Creator, then it's not as easy. Humbly, I write to you with this appeal to realize both sexes were created for a reason and not divided into sub-groups which we randomly use those terms today. It's very simple; one man, one woman, one family. You may disagree with this view, but this is the undisputed truth.
The author realizes the backlash that will arise from this post, and for that, I understand. I cannot apologize for what I wrote. I stand by it. I am not sure how this will affect my standing with those I have known for years but everyone who I have known hopefully senses I bare no malice towards anyone. I trust this post encourages more deep thought and conversations about this topic, which was the goal all along. Take care.