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We will begin by learning what God intends for our sexuality, and then proceed
to examine how we sin against him. In the opening pages of Genesis, we see that our
Trinitarian God made everything “good.” The only thing that is not called “good” is
that our first father, Adam, was alone. He had creation below him, and God above him,
but no one alongside of him to walk as an equal. In this way, Adam was not able to
show forth the Trinitarian community of God; Adam was alone on the earth and not in
community. For this reason, among others, God said it was “not good” for the man to be
alone. So, God made a woman, our first mother, Eve, to be Adam’s helper and bride. God
then essentially walked her down the aisle and officiated the first wedding between the
first man and first woman. Thus, God set the precedent that, though different, men and
women are equal as his image-bearers, that marriage is a gift for one man and one woman
to enjoy, and as a result called all of this “very good.”
Furthermore, God created their bodies for sexual pleasure to be enjoyed in marriage
without shame, saying, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold
fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both
naked and were not ashamed” (Gen. 2:24–25). Therefore, God’s intent is that men and
women would marry and enjoy sexual pleasure without shame.
Simply, according to God, marriage and sex are related, connected, and exclusive.
Sex as God intends it is for one man and one woman in marriage with the overarching
purpose of oneness. Subsequently, by definition anything that contradicts God’s intent is
sinful. Thus, sinful acts include homosexuality, bestiality, bisexuality, fornication, friends
with benefits, adultery, prostitution, rape, polygamy, sinful lust including pornography,
prostitution, rape, polygamy, pedophilia, incest, and anything else invented next to try
and escape the clear teachings of Scripture.
Tragically, when sin entered the world, human beings were separated from God and
from one another. For example, in Genesis 3 we see our first parents hiding from God
and one another in shame that includes confusion over their nakedness and sexuality.
In the rest of Genesis sexual sin of every sort and kind springs forth because when sin
entered the world, everything was marred by sin, including sexuality