Our Bodies Were Not Made for Sex by T. Swann
Very interesting editorial.
(Link): Our Bodies Were Not Made for Sex by T. Swann
- The Genesis account of creation reveals that God created only one species of human. He said, “Let us make human,” and not “Let us make humans.” What essentially makes one a human then, is being created in God’s image, in God’s “likeness” (Gen.1:26-27). What defines us then is the ruah (Hebrew word for spirit) of God in our bodies (Gen.2:7).
- God is a spirit. Therefore, when he said, “Let us make man in our own image,” he wasn’t speaking of bodies, but of essence.
- God created the human body out of dust, a decomposable substance, but what is really human—the soul—is indecomposable. This is the God-like property that dwells in humans. The body is really the “house” or “clothing” of the soul.
- So if we are the same underneath the “clothing” of our bodies, in our souls, why are so many arguments for gender hierarchy based on that outer covering?
- ….Many have argued that the “house” (body) of the woman’s soul relegates her to an inferior position and therefore excludes her from God’s original purpose of ruling the earth alongside the man. Yet, nowhere in the Genesis 3 account of the fall did God rescind his original purpose for either of the embodied souls he created.
- … Of all the arguments that have been used against the full equality of the genders, none has been more destructive than the argument against the “housing” of the woman’s soul because of its ability to provoke attraction in its male counterpart.
- I don’t believe that this affinity or attraction is designed primarily for sex or romance. Rather, the affinity between man and woman is a response to the creator’s original mandate to let them rule, together, united. The pronoun ‘them’ implies unity, not strife or competition.
- Our bodies were not made for sex. Our bodies were made to represent God, to embody his rule on earth. Therefore, the female body should not be regarded as an obstacle in fulfilling God’s divine mandate. What is in the body transcends the body.
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(Link): The Myth of Safe Sex by D. Foley
(Link): Jesus Christ was not afraid to meet alone with known Prostitutes / Steven Furtick and Elevation Church Perpetuating Anti Singles Bias – ie, Single Women are Supposedly Sexual Temptresses, All Males Can’t Control Their Sex Drives – (but this view conflicts with evangelical propaganda that married sex is great and frequent)
(Link): How the Sexual Revolution Ruined Friendship – Also: If Christians Truly Believed in Celibacy and Virginity, they would stop adhering to certain sexual and gender stereotypes that work against both