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Biblical view of sexuality

  1. 1. A Biblical View of Human Sexuality
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  4. 4. Sexuality created by God Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Imago Dei
  5. 5. Sex created by God Genesis 1:28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Designed with Purpose: Procreation
  6. 6. Sex created by God Genesis 2:18-25 And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 23 …She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Designed with Purpose: Intimacy
  7. 7. Sex created by God 1 Corinthians 11:11 Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord. Designed with Purpose: Intimacy
  8. 8. Sex created by God Proverbs 5:18-19 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of your youth. 19 As a loving deer and a graceful doe, let her breasts satisfy (fascinate) you at all times; and always be enraptured (ravaged, intoxicated) with her love. Designed with Purpose: Pleasure
  9. 9. Sex created by God Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Designed with Purpose: Pleasure
  10. 10. Sex created by God Song of Solomon 7:6-9 How fair and how pleasant you are, O love, with your delights! 7 This stature of yours is like a palm tree, and your breasts like its clusters. 8 I said, “I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of its branches.” Let now your breasts be like… Designed with Purpose: Pleasure
  11. 11. Sex began with God Genesis 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. Designed without Shame!
  12. 12. •  January 17, 1998: The Drudge Report first reported the sexual scandal between President Clinton and 22 year old White House intern. •  July 28, 1998: Lewinsky turn over a semen- stained blue dress to Kenneth Starr’s investigators. •  August 17, 1998: Clinton gave a nationally televised statement saying that he had “improper physical relations” with Lewinsky. •  December 19, 1998: Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives
  13. 13. • August 13, 2004:“Dropping a political bombshell, New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey announced his resignation Thursday after revealing that he is gay and that he had an adulterous affair with a man.” • November, 2006: Ted Haggard resigned as the leader of the National Association of Evangelicals after his affair with a male prostitute was exposed.
  14. 14. •  Senator Larry Craig •  June 2007: Arrested for soliciting sex in a men’s public restroom in the Minneapolis airport •  Claimed he had a “wide stance” •  Plead guilty in August to public misconduct to avoid a trial •  In Sept., after the scandal broke into the mainstream media, he revoked his plea and claimed he was innocent •  Resigned from senator of Idaho, and later revoked his resignation
  15. 15. Sex created by God 1 Peter 3:7 Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered. Designed with Distinct Differences: In Strength
  16. 16. Physical Differences 1. Men and women differ in every cell of their bodies. This difference in the chromosome combination is the basic cause of development into maleness or femaleness as the case may be. 2. A woman has greater constitutional vitality, perhaps because of this chromosome difference. Normally, she outlives man by three or four years, in the U.S. 3. A woman’s basal metabolism is normally lower than that of man.
  17. 17. Physical Differences 4. They differ in skeletal structure, woman having a shorter head, broader face, chin less protruding shorter legs, and longer trunk. The first finger of a woman's hand is usually longer than the third; with men the reverse is true. Boys' teeth last longer than do those of girls. 5. A female has a larger stomach, kidneys, liver, and appendix, smaller lungs.
  18. 18. Physical Differences 6. A woman has unique functions, totally lacking in men: menstruation, pregnancy, lactation. All of these influence behavior and feelings. She has more and different hormones than a man. The same gland behaves differently in the two sexes - thus woman's thyroid is larger and more active- it enlarges during pregnancy but also during menstruation; it makes her more prone to goiter, provides resistance to cold, is associated with the smooth skin, relatively hairless body, and thin layer of subcutaneous fat which are important elements in the concept of personal beauty.
  19. 19. Physical Differences 7. Female blood contains more water (20% fewer red cells). Since these supply oxygen to the body cells, she tires more easily, is more prone to faint. Her constitutional viability is therefore strictly a long-range matter. When the working day in British factories, under wartime conditions, was increased from 10 to 12 hours, accidents of women increased 150 %, of men not at all. 8. In brute strength, men are 50% above women.
  20. 20. Physical Differences 9. Woman's heart beats more rapidly (80, vs. 72 for men); blood pressure (10 points lower than man) varies from minute to minute; but she has much less tendency to high blood pressure- at least until after the menopause. 10. Her vital capacity or breathing power is lower in the 7:10 ratio. 11. She stands high temperature better than does man; metabolism slows down less.
  21. 21. Physical Differences 12. The woman's immunization system is more complex. She produces more immunoglobulin M. Her estrogen protects her from heart disease. 13. Males have a greater infant mortality rate. §  More males are spontaneously aborted and are born dead §  30% more males die within the first month §  33% more males have birth defects 14. Males are 5 times more likely to have language disabilities and stutter.
  22. 22. Physical Differences 15. Females mature faster than males. 16. Females are chemically and biologically more adapted to child bearing and raising. 17. Males are more clinically and biologically adapted to hunting and providing.
  23. 23. Psychological Differences 1. "Verbal and spatial abilities in boys tend to be "packaged" into different hemispheres: the right hemispheric for nonverbal tasks, the left for verbal tasks. But in girls nonverbal and verbal skills are likely to be found on both sides of the brain." This affects their actions and reactions. 2. "from shortly after birth, females are more sensitive to certain types of sounds, particularly to a mother's voice," but also to loud noises.
  24. 24. Psychological Differences 3. Girls have "more skin sensitivity, particularly in the fingertips, and are more proficient at fine motor performance." 4. Girls are more attentive to social contexts - faces, speech patterns, subtle vocal cues. 5. Girls more verbal, speak sooner, have larger vocabularies, rarely demonstrate speech defects, exceed boys in language abilities, learn foreign languages more easily. 6. Boys show early visual superiority.
  25. 25. Psychological Differences 7. Boys have better total body coordination but are poorer at detailed hand activity; e.g., stringing beads. 8. Boys have different "attentional mechanisms" and react as quickly to inanimate objects as to a person. 9. Boys are more curious about “exploring” their environment.
  26. 26. Psychological Differences 10. Boys manipulate three-dimensional space better. They can mentally rotate or fold an object better. 11. Of eleven subtests for psychological measure- ments in "the most widely used general intelligence test, only two (digit span and picture arrangement) reveal similar mean scans for males and females. There are six differences so consistent that the standard battery of this intelligence test now contains a masculinity- femininity index to offset sex-related proficiencies and deficiencies.”
  27. 27. Psychological Differences 12. Girls who are "assertive and active" and can control events have greater intellectual development, while these factors are not as significant in male intellectual development. 13. More boys are hyperactive ("more than 90 percent of hyperactives are male.") 14. Because the male brain is "primarily visual" and learns by manipulating its environment, listening instruction for boys in early elementary grades is more stressful for them. Girls therefore tend to exceed them.
  28. 28. Sex created by God 1 Corinthians 11:3-5 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. Designed with Distinct Differences: In Role
  29. 29. Sex created by God 1 Timothy 2:12–14 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. Designed with Distinct Differences: In Role
  30. 30. Sexual Purity 1 Corinthians 7:2-4 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. In the Context of Marriage
  31. 31. Sexual Perversion n  Adultery (poicheia) = unlawful intercourse with or by the spouse of another. n  Fornication (porneia) = immoral sexual intercourse, prostitution,  harlotry Works of the Flesh Galatians 5:19-21
  32. 32. Sexual Perversion Exodus 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery. Fornication & Adultery Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
  33. 33. Sexual Perversion n  Uncleaness (akatharsia) = moral impurity - a negative kathairo to purify.  Sexual uncleanness but still hiding the sin. Works of the Flesh Galatians 5:19-21
  34. 34. Sexual Perversion n  Lasciviousness (aselgia) = sexual immorality without shame - absence of restraint.  The prominent idea is shameless conduct.  No longer hiding but openly pursuing the sin without shame of being seen.  Behavior which becomes like an animal. Works of the Flesh Galatians 5:19-21
  35. 35. The first-ever LGBT Pride Festival will be held at the Bradenton Riverwalk on Saturday, March 22. The effort, which runs from noon to 4 p.m., is organized by the Prism Youth Initiative and its executive director, Shannon Summers.
  36. 36. Sexual Perversion 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. Fornication & Adultery