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A Thought On Helping

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When God saw that the man was alone in the garden, He made a woman from the man. Many become confused when they read that the woman was made as a “suitable helper”. Many have mistakenly taken this to mean that the woman was in some way lesser than the man or held a lesser role. The Hebrew word for “helper” in this passage is used in the rest of the Old Testament to refer most often to God being the “helper” of people. We need to realize that this term does not refer to a hierarchy but refers to a function. When a woman is helping a man she is his “helper” and when God helps a man God is his “helper”. There is no rank implied in the word.

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Written by freeinchrist

November 28, 2009 at 8:00 am

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