Anthropology 101

Anthropology 101

Genesis 1:27

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

 

The basic biological fact that this Scripture professes, the fact that there is a God-ordained, fundamental distinction between man and woman, resounds in our gender-fluid, trans-obsessed culture today perhaps like never before. And it isn’t like ‘male’ and ‘female’ are two contrasting nouns, but rather that they’re two correlating adjectives; since it’s the nature of an adjective to relay something about a noun, and it’s the nature of man to relay something about God. While it’s helpful to contrast male and female on the basis of physical differences such as chromosomes and metabolic structures and bone density, we need to remember that God doesn’t have any of these, and that these are merely our material expressions of our truer identity. Genesis 1:27 is speaking first and foremost to our most meaningful definition—our spiritual anatomy—which bears itself out in physical differentiations. 

 

Friend, younger generations today are believing the tragic lie that words like ‘man’ and ‘woman’ represent social constructs rather than a relationship to Creator God, and we need to remind them of their soul-image before we can restore their bodily one.