Re: More on the Image of God

John Neal (
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:29:59 -0500

In the image of God created he him, male and female created he them. Him is
the key word.

Look at what the Apostle says about the differentiation of a man and a woman -
for this is with whom you are in contention with. Also, beware of 1Cor 14:37 -
"If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge
that the thinigs that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord." So,
let me rephrase that, it is the Lord with Whom you are in contention with. And
again, heed Revelation 22:18,19 - "For I testify unto every man that heareth the
words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God
shall add unto him the plagues tht are written in this book: And if any man
shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away
his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things
which are written in this book."

Now, here's the information: Paul says in 1Cor 11:6-9 - "For if the woman
be not covered, let her be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn
or shaven, let her (and, not him) be covered. For a man (a man, and not a
woman) indeed ought not to cover his (his, and not her) head, forasmuch as he
(he and not she) is the image and glory of God: but the woman (the woman, and
not the man) is the glory of the man (man, not woman nor God). For the man is
not of the woman; but the woman of the man (Imagine, - Paul believes Genesis).
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man." - The
woman IS to be covered. However, the man is NOT to be covered because "HE IS
THE IMAGE AND GLORY OF GOD." Again, the man is NOT to be covered because HE IS
THE IMAGE AND GLORY OF GOD, but the woman IS to be covered, because SHE IS *NOT*
THE IMAGE AND GLORY OF GOD.. She is to be covered for modesty's sake. Modesty,
because of the lust of the flesh. "Wherefore henceforth know we no man after
the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth
know we him no more." - 2Cor 5:15,16 Christians are to know people after the
spirit, and not after the flesh. Therefore, if the flesh is demeaned in the
sight of the Spirit, how can an emphasis upon the beauty of the flesh attract
towards the Spirit? The answer is, is that it can't. The sight of the eyes
appeals to the lusts of the flesh. So then, getting back to the verse, why
should she uncover that which is not glorious, or rather, why shouldn't she
cover that which is not glorious? She is attractive in flesh, and NOT
NECESSARILY IN SPIRIT. Man looks after the flesh, and God designed woman to
fulfill that gaze. She is the glory of the man, that is, she is man's "pride
and joy." She is the man's boast and fleshly comfort. She was created for the
man. The man was NOT created for the woman. And, the woman was NOT created in
the image of God, as implicitly declared in Paul's letter.. God is not the
feminist rendition of "sophia" accompanied by the other members of the unholy
she-trinity. God is also NOT the COMBINATION of femininity and masculinity.
Both femininity and masculinity receive their very definition from God, but God
does not receive His definition from the combination of the two. If all B are
of A, and all C are of A, it stands to reason the all A are not B and C. And,
Adam was not both a male and a female with both male and female body parts.
Pay attention to the Apostle's differentiation of the man and the woman in
the passage.

George Murphy wrote:

> John Neal wrote:
> > The man is created in the image of God - not the woman. ............
> The question of evolution aside, this is wrong. Gen.1:26 says
> "Let us create _adham_ in our image and let _them_ (N.B.) have dominion
> ..." It is speaking of the creation of humanity, "male and female"
> (v.26).
> George L. Murphy