Lie #4: Men and women are equal.
Men and women are both genetically and biologically different. Every medical textbook and anatomy & physiology textbook will validate this. Studies of the behaviors of men and women validate their differences and on it goes. So why the lie? Is it to promote an agenda of dis-information to accomplish some other goal(s)? The random chance of evolution cannot account for the complementary sexual differentiation required to accomplish animal or human procreation. But those who are adamant1 that there must not be a God2 over all things - well, that might explain some of the deception.
Note: 1. We have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism...we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes...that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door. Lewontin, R. 1997. Billions and Billions of Demons. The New York Review of Books. 44 (1): 31.
Note: 2. Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such a hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic. Pearcey, N. Total Truth Wheaton, Il Crossway, 2004 p.168 quoting Todd, Scott C. 1999. A view from Kansas on that evolution debate. Nature. 401 (6752):423.
Perhaps part of the blame is on the greed of those who want lots of cheap workers who in turn each make their own paycheck and buy more stuff for themselves. Most of this probably falls on the deception of Satan to undermine God's design for man and woman in marriage, family and society. Children are best served through warm loving parents who consistently are involved in their lives and who daily model mature adult behavior for their children to emulate. These same monogamous married parents provide emotional security, physical protection, moral instruction, educational encouragement, economic training, behavioral guidance, emotional stability, skills training, respect for authority, healthy lifestyle training, and much more. Men provide specific benefits to the children in their households while women provide other benefits.
- Man was created first and was given a job and a boundary.
- Woman was made from man to help man. See: Evidence for Genesis as literal: sections IV. & V.
- Women are important in Jesus Christ's lineage.
- Women were important for Jesus and the early church ministry.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:7-9
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 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. Genesis 2:15-17
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 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 [become joined] unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:18, 20-24
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. 1 Corinthians 11:9
For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 1 Timothy 2:13-14
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. Ephesians 5:23
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 1 Peter 3:7
God gave His first promise of help to benefit the first woman. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Genesis 3:15
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ ... And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. Matthew 1:1-16
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli ... Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God. Luke 3:23-38
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. Galatians 4:4
And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. Matthew 8:15
(Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem. Mark 15:41
And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid. Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. Mark 16:1-9
And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words, And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. Luke 23:55-24:10
These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. Acts 1:14
And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few. Acts 17:4
Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. Acts 17:12
And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. Acts 16:14