Post 1: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:06 pm
What does the scriptures say about sex?
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27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:
And we can see here that the image of God is both male and female.
Then comes 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.
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Becoming one flesh really meant that the couple would have a baby, thereby joining one male and one female equals (produces) one flesh baby.
Then comes the fall in Genesis 3:
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
From this point onward there was sin and the poisoned knowledge infecting Adam and Eve and all of their offspring.
Then came a big change in Genesis 5:
3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:
Notice that this baby son was in the image of Adam and not the image of God.
The people were still in the image of God as "male and female" but now they had a poisonous change based on sin so that now humanity was only in the image of Adam and Eve.
In the New Testament Jesus makes a very BIG point concerning these very same scriptures, as Jesus said this in Mark 10:
2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
So Jesus is declaring that the ideal way is the same now as in the beginning, which is for the male and female to join and have babies in a monogamous union. To start this discussion we must go back to the beginning in Genesis 1: