Andro (man) mony (support) Definition: 1. a man’s acquisition of a woman as a life-helper in accordance with Genesis 2:18 & 1 Corinthians 11:9 2. a relationship that began and continues in accordance with Genesis 2:18 & 1 Corinthians 11:9 Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 1Corinthians 11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. Only the husband has the authority to end this type of relationship.
Matrimony is the exact opposite of what is described in Genesis 2:18 for in matrimony it is the man who is expected to meet the needs of the woman. In many nations, matrimony begins with the man bowing, on bended knee, before the woman, as his first act of submission to her, bearing a gift as a subject might do before a ruler. This submission to the woman is like spitting in the face of God who gave the woman to the man, not to be his ruler but for the man to rule her. When a Christian man, so called, knows full well the narrative of the Garden of Eden and still bends on his knee and offers the ring to the woman, he has forsaken his God for a new god called wife in the religion of Matrimony. The Bible never uses the word wife, a word that originated correctly as woman from the German but was twisted by the English to become a title for a woman living with a license to keep a man. Any public official granted government authority over marriage may end this kind of relationship. The man is under the authority of the state in this relationship, not God.
…and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Although all men who enter andromony help their women in certain ways, the basis for andromony is described by God’s own Words, to provide a helper who will support the man in his endeavors, serving him.
Matri (mother) mony (support) Definition: a licensed relationship where two are joined by man (a judge or priest) and can be separated by man (a judge or priest). The placement of another man above the husband makes this an ungodly relationship.
Since the Bible does not use the word wife for a woman who is under the authority of a husband then we won’t use that word either. In rare cases the word bride occurs or the phrase woman with a lord occurs. We will translate those word for word instead of using the English title wife since that would tarnish her with harlot like characteristics and we don’t want to falsely accuse anyone of being a wife. We will leave quotes of others as they were originally except where noted. You ask, what are those harlot like characteristics?
- Ability to divorce her so called husband.
- Ability to steal his possessions as a common prostitute in his own house.
- Ability to take him before other men (judges) to usurp his authority over her.
- Ability to take his children. (an impossibility in most countries before the 20th century)
- I’ll write more at another time.