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.”
A husband has the same authority over his woman as a father has over his daughter.
Numbers 30:3 “If a woman also vow a vow unto the Lord, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father’s house in her youth; 4 and her father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand. 5 But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth; not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand: and the Lord shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her. 6 And if she had at all an husband, when she vowed, or uttered ought out of her lips, wherewith she bound her soul; 7 and her husband heard it, and held his peace at her in the day that he heard it: then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she bound her soul shall stand. 8 But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it; then he shall make her vow which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of none effect: and the Lord shall forgive her.”
- Only the husband has the authority, is in charge, in the relationship described above.
Women are told by God that their husbands shall rule over them. Genesis 3:16 “…and he shall rule over thee.” And they are commanded to submit to the rule of their husband…. as to God! Ephesians 5:22 “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.”
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 doesn’t even use the word wife, a word the first meaning of which was woman, from the German, but has been twisted by the English to become a title for a woman living with a license to keep a man. Any public official who has been granted governmental authority over marriage may end this kind of relationship. The man is under the authority of the state in this relationship, not God. If you are in this kind of relationship, repent! Make your relationship the kind of relationship God wants. Turn to God through His Word. I will do my best to help you learn how (through His Word) in the articles I post on this site.
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 the man.
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 [you and I] will do our best not to use that word either as we study this topic further. In rare cases the word bride occurs or the phrase woman with a lord [baal] occurs. It will take some time to review and update articles I’ve already written for your instruction. I will translate word for word instead of using the English title wife since that would tarnish women with harlot like characteristics so we certainly 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 of a wife?
- 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)
- Ability to spend his money without his having authority to cancel the purchase.
- Ability to have sex with other men without legal consequence.
- Ability to vote, thereby ruling over her husband.
- I’ll write more at another time.