Because Christianity is bigger than Biblical manhood or Biblical womanhood (Blog of Retha Faurie)

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On bringing sand and bringing sandwiches

To abbreviate “a help, meet for him” (Gen 2:18 and :20) to “a helpmeet” is like abbreviating “bring me sand, which shall be used for our joint building project” to “bring me sandwiches.”
It is not the same thing at all. (more…)

Women were made to represent Christ, and man the church?!

John Piper asserts women were made, right from the start, to represent the church, and man to represent Christ. (Why his view is logically untenable can be found here.)

Let us suppose that from the creation story, one of the two is a character who need rescuing (representing humanity, the church), and the other came down to rescue (representing Christ).

Who, in creation, has a problem? “It’s not good for a man to be alone…” The man has a problem. Who, in the Christ – church picture, has a problem? We do, not Christ.

What help is sent for the man? An ezer k’negdo*, a help meet for him. Ezer translates as helper, but not as in assistant. Almost every time it is used in the Bible, it refers to God helping humans, a strong, rescuing help you cannot do without. In the Christ – church picture, Christ is the helper, the strong, rescuing help you cannot do without. (more…)

Evi confronts a spouse cheater

“If a woman work outside her home, she is being a helpmeet to another man. This is the equivalent of cheating on her husband,” said Evi’s patriarchal sister-in-law, Sandy. Of course, this is very judgmental of Sandy, as Evi works for a salary.

Evi’s first idea of a response was to ask if her sister-in-law is calling her a lesbian, as her boss is a women. But since sarcasm or shaming don’t work with patrios, that will never do. It is 70% likely that this woman will be completely willing to compare her to a lesbian. Lesbianism, in patriarchal minds, equal feminism and working for a boss is feminism to them too, so why would her sister in law refrain from calling her a lesbian?

“Are you calling LaCigol a pimp?,” asks Evi.

“No, I do not. I do not even speak badly of men! Why?” said Sandy.

“He wants me to work. The money is a help to us both! IF working is cheating on him, it means he agrees that I cheat on him – for our money,” replied Evi.

Sandy don’t answer, but probably thinks how these “secular” “feminist” family of hers is making up excuses not to follow in what is clearly God’s plan…

They are silent for a while. It is no use speaking to someone you can’t see eye to eye with on anything.

Then, Sally’s husband, who is also Evi’s brother, walks in the door.

“Hi”, said Evi. “How was your date with your boyfriend today?”

He looks at his sister. Sometimes, she say the strangest things, but she usually has a reason for doing so. A boyfriend???? What the…????

“Your wife told me you are having a homosexual affair.”

Sally is indignant, and sound somewhat worried:

“Really, Joe, I never said anything like that! Your sister is lying.” Evi feels a little sorry at her insecurity. Don’t Sandy trust that her husband would know this story is not from her (Sandy’s) mouth?

Evi answered:

“If working for a boss is like cheating on your spouse, then a man working for a man is the equivalent of a homosexual affair. If working for a boss is being a helpmeet, Joe is the ‘girl’ in this affair.”

Lacigol hears of this later, and tell Evi, with a smile:

“I think I’ll quit my job tomorrow. After all, we husbands aren’t supposed to be helpmeets to anyone! It’s a woman’s job to be a helpmeet!”

Evi just smiles back and snuggles closer to him. She knows he won’t quit. She can trust him to work hard. They both can trust each other. After all, what is a marriage without trust?

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