The Genesis and Nature of Holy Matrimony

A study of the book of Genesis in Spanish reveals to me a profound truth about holy matrimony. In Génesis 12:18-25, God explains how and why he created an ideal helpmate for Adam. Read the English language version via this link to Genesis 12:18-25.

“The original Hebrew word for ‘man’ is ‘Adam’ {אדם} and the word for ‘ground’ is ‘Adamah’ {אדמה}, because ‘the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.'” — HEBREWVERSITY: the Hebrew origins of Adam’s name

In Spanish, Génesis 2:18-25, God uses the words Adán (Adam) and hombre (man, male) before God creates Eve, the first woman, la ayuda idónea (ideal helpmate). After God creates Eve, He calls her varona (young woman) and he then calls Adam varón. Varón translates as ‘man’ in the English version.

At the conclusion of the creation of the first woman (la varona) God says, “Therefore shall a man (el hombre) leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife (la mujer): and they shall be one flesh.”

1969-2022: Varón y Varona till death do us part

A man (el hombre) is incomplete without an ideal helpmate, a wife (la varona). The Hebrew words ish and ishah compare to varon and varona.

“The Hebrew word ishah hints at her origins from within the ish, something that we can mimic in English, with the words “man” and “woman.” But interestingly, Adam is never called an ish until the ishah has been separated from him. It is as if the text is implying that male and female cannot define themselves fully as human without the other.” — En-Gedi Resource Center: Ish & Ishah – Together Fully Human

Conclusion: A sexual union of two females or a sexual union of two males is unnatural and has been so since the dawn of time. The union of one man with one woman is the only legitimate marriage. A man is incomplete until he marries his ideal helpmate, a woman.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Pertinent Historical Resources

  • The Holy Bible
  • U.S. Declaration of Independence
    The Founding Fathers of the United States of America recognized and acknowledged God as our creator.
    • “…the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God…”
    • “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness….”
  • Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged, copyright 1947 by The World Publishing Company — three definitions
    • homosexual, a. (Homo-. and L. sexualis, from sexus, sex.] Of or pertaining to homosexuals or homosexuality; characterized by sexual inclination toward the same sex.
    • homosexual, n. In psychology and psychiatry, one whose emotions, feelings, and desires are concerned with the individual’s own sex rather than with the opposite sex.
    • homosexuality, n. In psychology and psychiatry, sexual feeling for or interest in an individual of one’s own sex; sexual perversion: also, as a step in psychosexual development, the normal interest in and concern for a member of one’s own sex seen in normal friendship; if carried beyond this stage, it becomes pathological and perverted, depending on its substitution for heterosexual love and its manner of sexual expression.

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A lifetime (over 50 years) of experiences with automation and control systems ranging from aerospace navigation, radar, and ordinance delivery systems to the world's first robotic drilling machine for the oil patch, to process-control systems, energy management systems and general problem-solving. At present, my focus is on self-funding HVAC retrofit projects and indoor air quality with a view to preventing infections from airborne pathogens.

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  1. “Conclusion: A sexual union of two females or a sexual union of two males is unnatural and has been so since the dawn of time. The union of one man with one woman is the only legitimate marriage. A man is incomplete until he marries his ideal helpmate, a woman.”

    nothing more than a baseless opinion by a sad little man who wants to pretend that some magical being agrees with him and only him.

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      1. I am pleased you read my blogs, Vel. Your pretense of atheism says volumes about you. If you truly rejected God and His followers, you would have long ago stepped aside from your arguments.

        Over my many decades of life as an engineer, a salesman, and a corporate account executive covering the southern tier of states, understanding people was my highest priority. In my worldview, a good salesman helps prospective customers make good decisions, decisions that solve the customer’s problem. A good salesman understands the difference between an objection and a rejection. The first means “to throw in the way”; the second “to throw away”.

        Your responses to my posts overflow with objections but not even one rejection. If otherwise, I would not take the time to respond to you. Responses to rejections are a waste of time. Your objections reveal you are a seeker of truth. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

        Please continue to follow me and read all I write. I welcome your comments.

        Unquestionably, you genuinely want to know God. Wise men and women still seek Him.

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      2. John, it is always most amusing that a Christian tries to claim that I’m only pretending to be an atheist. Now, why would you lie like that? From my experience, theists who try to pretend that there are no atheists are simply trying to pretend that everyone agrees with them, in their desperate need for external validation.

        You try to claim that if I was really an atheist, I would have stepped aside from my arguments against your religion. But you give no reason why that would happen, John. This seems to be the common attempt by a Christian to convince non-christians to not continue to point out how their religion fails. One must ask, why do Christians not simply step aside from their attempts to convert others and say that other versions of Chrsitianity, and other religions, are wrong, if your argument has any merit.
        Understanding people may have been your highest priority, however you failed at attaining that understanding. Here your desperate need to pretend everyone agree with you and wants your “product” has blinded you, and caused you to need to lie, something that your supposed god is quite upset by. You must lie to yourself that you have only an objection to your nonsense, not a rejection. I’ve long thrown away any belief in your version of Christianity and any other religion.

        I do have to laugh at you attempts to categorize my rejection of you and your religion as “only” objections. Object: to oppose something firmly and usually with words or arguments and reject: to refuse to accept, consider, submit to, take for some purpose, or use.

        It’s wonderful to see you try to convince yourself you still have a chance, that you’ll get that precious external validation from the atheist.

        I am a seeker of truth. I point out how Christians like you lie. “Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.” Hmm, which version, John? Since you can’t do like jesus promised, you are just another Christian fraud.

        “Unquestionably, you genuinely want to know God. Wise men and women still seek Him.”

        quite a fail there, John. That does make it unlikely that you should be trusted in your claims to know anything if you are that hilariously wrong. I already know about this god; it’s a figment of the imagination that Christians like you make in their image. Wise men and women realize that humans love to make up nonsense so they can pretend to be important. Wise men and women can see theists trying to claim that only the “wise” agree with them, just like any cult.

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      3. Vel,

        I was ambivalent about Christianity from my childhood, throughout my upbringing, and through the first five years of our marriage.

        The block on which I lived in my hometown featured a church on each corner: First Presbyterian, First Methodist, First Nazarene, First Assembly of God. Not once in the first 15 years of my life did anyone from those four churches approach me. After the divorce of my parents — I was six years of age — we lived in poverty. For a couple of years, we had no automobile and, at best, enough food for the next meal. My older sister, four years my senior, and I went to work. At seven years of age, my aunt signed a note with Sears Roebuck and Company so I could purchase a Craftsman self-propelled lawnmower. The two of us supplemented our household income. I mowed lawns. She worked in a retail store after school. At nine years of age, a summer job as a deckhand on a shrimp boat became available.

        At ten, an electrical taught me the basics of his trade and I was then able to provide rudimentary electrical services to residential customers. Along the way, I had a newspaper route. I became adroit at small engine repair and services the lawnmowers and go-karts around town. My self-motivation enabled me to learn vacuum tube theory at 9 years of age, the same year I learned to drive a car.

        Mom remarried when I was fifteen. My stepfather realized I was “the oldest young man” he ever knew. He taught me how to lie about my age to work on offshore drilling rigs as a roughneck at age 17.

        The above experiences are not things I lament. On the contrary, they all contributed to my skill sets. I regret none of my early experiences, choosing instead to count them as great life experiences.

        With respect to local Christians, those four churches totally ignored us. Naturally, I sensed no value in being one of them. I wasn’t angry with them, just indifferent to them. I learned to be my own motivator, not requiring anyone’s approval, ambivalent to criticism.

        At nineteen, I joined the Navy where I rapidly advanced from E-1 to E-5 in 23 months. At twenty-one, I was supervising over 100 other young men.

        The payoff from all my life experiences earned me a position as an engineer with the Norden Company in Norwalk, Connecticut.

        Along the way, I knew people who purported to be Christians. Only two affected me, one a Catholic seminary graduate who enlisted in the Navy. He initially thought he wanted to be a priest. This Christian was not shy about his faith. Neither was he attempting to persuade me. He and I discussed simple theological points that stuck with me.

        The second Christian was an Air Force sergeant who, it turns out, was secretly praying for me. While with the aerospace company, I was assigned to two Air Force bases, a Marine Corps base, and a Navy aircraft carrier, along with working in the Connecticut factory. That sergeant was different. Despite my profanity and alcoholism, I came to realize he loved me.

        As the contract for my assignment to that last Air Force base was coming to an end, the boss was planning to return me to the factory for a new project underway. But, my wife and I wanted to return to Texas.

        So it was, I landed an engineering job in Dallas, Texas. It looked good until that prospective employer required a physical exam by their designated corporate doctor. My blood pressure was 196/98. That doctor told me the company would reject me. He said, “Your boiler is about to blow up.” Indeed, that is exactly what happened. I was suddenly unemployed and unemployable.

        At my wits end, my pride vanished. How would I pay the rent? How could I feed my wife and my little children?

        My wife was a genuine Christian long before we married. She never condemned me and never preached to me. She just loved me.

        She suggested I read her red-letter Bible. I opened it to Genesis (the first book of the Old Testament). She said we don’t have enough time for you to start reading there. Instead, she opened it to Matthew (the first book of the New Testament).

        Approximately three weeks later, I had an inexplicable encounter with Jesus on a Sunday night after all my family was asleep. The next morning I went to a doctor who was treating me pro bono. My blood pressure that Monday morning was 120/70. He explained to me how it was now normal. I asked him to put that in writing. He did and I was able to assume my new engineering position within a couple of weeks.

        My point is this. My coming to faith in Jesus Christ was not at the behest of another person but a divine encounter. My life began radical changes, some suddenly, most gradually.

        I realize, Vel, nothing I say will persuade you to become a Christian. My point is this: only Jesus can save you. And, He will meet you where you are, just as you are.

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      4. Now, why would you think that adults would approach a child without his parents knowing? That’s rather creepy. And yep, plenty of churches have no interest in helping anyone but their own members. So? I also find it hilarious that you were supposedly ever so poor, but could purchase a lawn mower, a *self-propelled* lawn mower, rather than a regular one. You need to work on your fantasy. I do love the nonsense of a 9 year old on a shrimp boat and a 10 year old working as an electrician and an expert at vacuum tubes. Christians do indeed love to gild the lily when it comes to their stories.

        It’s also hilarious to see your nonsense about the navy too. And gee, an “engineer” with no education at all, with a company that made radar systems. It’s also de rigueur for a Christian to claim he was an addict too, and there you are with the claim of “alcoholism”. And gee, prayer worked for you! And funny how it fails for everyone else, especially if curing some visible illness or injury is the problem.

        You, like many many people claim a direct divine encounter, and have no evidence for this. It’s even better when you try to pretend that reading the bible and something that supposedly happened weeks later have anything to do with each other. Nothing like pretending causation.

        I was a Christian, John, so you’ve already missed that boat. You’ll of course lie to yourself and claim I couldn’t have been. That’s nothing new. I can see that your version of Jesus and every other Christians version does nothing, since Christians have no better lives than anyone else, despite their stories. Now, if this is true and “He will meet you where you are, just as you are”, I’m waiting right now for ol’ JC to show up. When he doesn’t, and your promise is shown to be a lie, what’s the problem, John? Is that your god loves me as I am, an honest atheist? That your god hates you? Or your god simply doesn’t exist?

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      5. Thank you for reading, Vel. I invite you back.

        I can understand why you object to Jesus because you have apparently constructed your own models of ‘normal’.

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