The New Christianity has some very new ideas. Some of these concepts are so profound that they contradict both western “progressive” values as well as our “traditional” perspectives. The challenge for us is to stand outside the cultural boxes we exist in, and take a look at our world as God describes it.
The Heavenly Doctrines paint a truly unique picture of what it means to be a woman and what it means to be a man and how these two different creatures are designed to fit together. I can find no similar perspectives to this either in the current world cultures or in my studies of history. This makes these particular teachings fascinating and exciting for me, but I have also discovered that the very uniqueness of these teachings can make them confusing to conceptualize.
So I’m on a mission to help. Following is a storybook example of some of the basic New Christian concepts of men and women. And if this story catches your interest please please consider jumping into the source from which all these concepts stem: Married Love.
Our story begins with Mr. Independent. As a man he is hardwired with a hunger for wisdom and a love of growing wise. This can be very useful—it drives him to explore and analyze the abstract and unknown (including spiritual concepts). But it is also dangerous; Mr.Independent’s love for wisdom leads to a pride of his own intelligence and, if unchecked, that love-of-himself will lead him straight down to Hell.
But the Lord foresaw all this and provided a savior for Mr. Independent–a woman. He designed this new creation to be a vessel for all that is most beautiful in humanity. She is better looking, better feeling, better sounding and better acting than her male counterpart. But the Lord implanted in her a rather strange quirk: rather than having a love for growing wise, she has a deep desire to love the wisdom of Mr.Independent!
So now our lovely, affectionate, gracious woman is stuck hardwired to love the wisdom of Mr. Independent despite his harsher, uglier, crasser self (which perversely Miss Dependent can’t help but find appealing).
Miss Dependent is well designed to catch Mr. Independent’s attention– an impressive being hardwired to love his own wisdom is just too much to ignore. So Mr. Independent has a choice: he can continue on his path of loving his own intelligence all the way into Hell or he can choose to turn and pursue Miss Dependent.
If he wants her, Mr. Independent will have to work for her. He will need to fight his evils– including his love of his own intelligence and he will need to learn to share his wisdom with her. This quest will never end. And the more he fights his evils and seeks to follow the Lord, the more the Lord can bless Mr. Independent with deeper wisdom to turn and share with his wife.
Miss Dependent also has work before her. She has evils to fight and selfish desires to put out of the way as well. And the more she fights her evils and seeks to follow the Lord, the more He can bless her with deeper love to share with her husband.
And eventually a profound change occurs–Mr. independent transforms into Mr. Dependent. So the Two become truly One. Intrinsically conjoined by the love and wisdom they share. With a deep and unbreakable dependency on each other. And a deep and unbreakable dependency on the Lord.
A very special Thank You to Lt. Kendal King, who kindly drew these illustrations for his big sister while on a short leave between intense field training and his deployment to the Middle East (in two weeks). Thank you! I Love you! Come back with your shield or on it!