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In the beginning, all knowledge and understanding revealed to Adam and Eve was for God’s purpose of maturity as His spiritual offspring. With the truth now nestled in the consciousness of their spirit and soul, and having been perfectly created to bring into the earth more males and females as a spiritual family fully related to God. Every interaction in their relationship while replenishing the earth pro-creatively was for God’s purposed outcome of receiving unto Himself all individuals as His sons and daughters who reveal His character, His nature, and essence in this earth.
However, Adam’s fall brought a change to God’s plan, in that they became no longer capable of being a living spirit, and were cut off from the righteousness of life with their creator. As a result, they were now only carnally minded, and desiring to fulfill such things as the lust of the flesh, by life under influences of their enemy in a cursed and soon to be an evilly corrupt world. Though they retained a perfectly created manner of spirit, soul, and body, fully capable of fulfilling the procreation process, spiritually they were dead, as neither Adam or Eve or anyone naturally born after them would be capable of fulfilling an eternal purpose.
This proceeding statement describes the status of all males and females born in the earth until the coming of the Son of God, Jesus Christ the Anointed. His birth, life, death, and resurrection, revealed into this earth God‘s love for us, and by the word and the Holy Spirit, He has made known to us that we have an eternal purpose. Those who have received Jesus as Lord and savior have been redeemed from the curse of sin and death. And are now under God’s grace, justified, made holy and righteous, and currently being sanctified, all by His shed blood. Every work required to bring us back to God as His spiritual offspring has been done through His Son Jesus, finished at the cross that He hung and died on. All these things are written in the word of God to set a foundation of knowledge, that anyone as a believer in Christ has been spiritually repositioned by God regarding Him, Christ, the Holy Spirit, this world, and also everyone else in it. And by a new birth experience are today spiritually alive and well in a relationship to the God of all creation.
Christians represent the family of God in this earth, and need to know the truth about having spiritual senses applied to their thinking, so that they can walk rightly as they live by faith in Jesus Christ. 2 Cor 5:7 (AMP) 7 For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance. Among churches today the topic of sex or sexual behavioral issues is seen as something that should only be discussed in a counseling atmosphere between married couples or maybe one or two persons as a private matter. While this is an acceptable format for individuals having problems, the general aspects of this topic need to be disseminated at pulpits to ensure the truth is being revealed from the word as God perceived. Having a Sunday morning dissertation on sexual behavior is something not typically in the pipeline of hermeneutic arranged for congregations, thus another taboo of the Church.
The term “sexual behavior” simply means everything we by our nature do as living beings created with sexual differences, or one could say the way in which we perform our male and female roles. But in a more narrow term, the definition of sexual behavior is usually related to the purpose of reproduction as in procreation. Sexual intercourse or the term having sex is not abundantly illustrated in the word of God, but scripture does reveal its occurrence. Gen 4:1 AND ADAM knew Eve his wife, and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. Gen 24:16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. Luke 1:34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? In scripture sexual intercourse is illustrated by using the term knew, or to know, mainly in respect to a sexual relationship and behavioral activity regarding males and females.
It’s a unique word in Hebrew, as (yada) means to know by reflecting on or observing the other person, but has an underlying intent of having a living experience that we might say comes from having an intimate and sensually arousing union. This knowing of one another is not just to know them intellectually, or only by the activity of flesh, but more importantly to know them fully for satisfying one’s own gratification of soul and flesh. It’s the soul that’s under influence, but the flesh with its senses arouses passions or flames that burn within, thus promoting a yearning or lusting to be satisfied. As Christians, we must look to the word for knowledge of boundaries or barriers revealed by the Holy Spirit’s counsel pertaining to such behavior. Keep in mind God is not offended by sexual intercourse among humanity as long as it is within the confines of marriage between a male and a female.
It does not take one being a bible scholar or theologian to clearly see that whatever God creates it has a defined purpose, one that is governed by His creative laws. Just as we see there’s a purpose for our being created sexually different, so any sexual behavior as a result of it must have definitive boundaries or barriers associated. These boundaries are not just confined to us, but to all creation of living things, in that each kind after its own kind, fish of the sea, fowls of the air, beast of the fields, plants, trees, and grass, etc.. I must be careful here, as I am not promoting sex, but since it is a part of our created purpose we cannot go around being like brute beast looking for an opportunity to satisfy a fire that somehow gets set ablaze. All aspects of the sexual features God built into our flesh and soul are acceptable to Him and creatively purposed to provide a way to fully extinguish any kindled passions aroused in them.
One’s sex drive as some call is to be satisfied with our own marriage partner of the opposite sex. There’s no option here in the sight of God, since just as Paul in the following scriptures refers to, sexual immorality is illicit sexual behavior illustrated by activities of adultery, lewdness, pornography, sodomy, incest, bestiality and homosexuality. 1 Cor 7:1-2 (NKJV) 1 Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Immorality occurs outside of God’s permissive boundaries for His creation and sexual behavior is purposed by the Holy Spirit to be fulfilling an eternal purpose.
Learning how to righteously honor the sexes when engaged in such intimacy almost never brings the Holy Spirit into an active discussion of sexual intercourse. But without some spiritual sense of all this, it’s easy to either religiously summarize from scripture a man should never touch a woman, or that any aspects of sexual activity are totally left up to us to discern how to do it. So, with this knowledge see if you can answer the title question as to why anyone, much less an order of society that leads us to believe they are the elite intellects among us, would want to go back to an era profoundly understating humanity’s purpose here in the first place.