Essay on A Relationship Between God And The Creation Of Man And Woman

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Genesis, Chapter 2, gives a detailed account of the creation of man and woman. Although the first relationship in scripture was God and Adam, Adam had a desire for relationship with his own kind, “but for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him (Gen. 2:20b).” God created Eve as a helper. One commentary explains the relationship between Adam and Eve this way: God decided to make a helper suitable (lit. “a helper corresponding to him,” or “a corresponding helper”) for the man (v. 18). The essence of the word corresponding is that Adam and Eve were created to match or agree almost exactly. This relational harmony between God, Adam, and Eve was not random but purposeful. To fully understand the thrust of the paper, one must understand the connection between the purpose of our creation and the creation of man and woman. Rick Warren in his book The Purpose Driven Life states that we were “planned for God’s pleasure” and we were. He equates bringing pleasure to God with worship. There is a level of truth to bringing pleasure to God through worship, but the book misses the point about how worship affects our own lives. While this book has many benefits for the Christian life, it seems to miss the main purpose for existence. When trying to assess the purpose of anything, there is one question that needs to be answered: What was it created for? The Westminster Shorter Catechism addresses this question of created purpose. The question in the catechism is “What is…

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