10 Things You Should Know about the Bible’s Teaching on Men and Women
Andreas and Margaret Köstenberger have an excellent post at the Crossway blog on what the Bible teaches about men and women. Here's the first of their ten points:
1. We were created male and female by divine design.
According to the Genesis creation account, God created humanity male and female (Gen 1:26–28). Maleness and femaleness are creational, not contractual. They are divinely instituted rather than socially defined. Thus our gender identity cannot simply be renegotiated the way in which we refinance a mortgage or reschedule an appointment. God created us, and we are his creatures, both men and women.
You can read the rest here!