The crowning piece of Creation was added last and it was made in God’s image. “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) The beauty of God is reflected in mankind, male and female. The attraction, distinction, and harmony of gender is awesome and beautiful beyond words. Perhaps nothing has been targeted by the enemy for destruction as much as the purity and beauty of gender. From this union comes new life and the multiplication of mankind on earth.
The contrast of the male and female form when brought together in a perfect purposeful unity reveals a harmony that is unique in creation. The strengths of each gender bringing wholeness and fulfillment to the family unit. The differences distinguish us and provide attraction and beauty. The clearest proof we can hear is a duet of male and female voice in song. When these are well matched the result is exponentially better than any solo performance. Yet, this harmonized beauty extends beyond music to purpose, function, biological science, economy, and foundational truth. Gender distinctions run deep to the core of our being, DNA, which reveals the XX or XY chromosomes, and there are only two. To warp and destroy gender is to destroy mankind and God’s purpose.
Consider the evil, pain, and harm that comes out of the broken design of God’s gift of gender. The family itself depends on marriage, Gods lawful righteous union of man and woman into one flesh. (Matt. 19:5) The greatest single factor of those who become incarcerated is the lack of a father, which illustrates the importance of a united family. The damage of divorce to any society is incalculable; its spiritual and emotional damage, if measurable, might exceed that of all wars through history. It creates life-long harm to the parties, children and extended family. Some have rejected God’s word and have plunged themselves and others into captive misery, through sexual perversion, gender destruction, and sexual abomination.
Nevertheless God is merciful to a fallen broken mankind, having sent Yeshua Messiah (Jesus’ Hebrew name) with the Gospel message, substitionary righteousness, and the indwelling Holy Spirit to all who believe. Moreover, the beauty of His design and purpose stands as a beacon upon a hill and light through the generations. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” The concept is a profound mysterious illustration of Yeshua and His Congregation of Believers. (Eph. 5:24-33) Until we get to Heaven and receive our heavenly bodies we will not fully understand these mysteries, but then we will marvel at God’s glory in and through it.