To understand today’s same-sex marital problems, we have to first realize that we live in a fallen world and that the god of this world is not the Lord God Almighty and Creator of Heaven and Earth, but rather, the god of this world is a usurper and a thief named Satan. We believers must open our eyes and quit walking around with our heads in the clouds and tossing out trite phrases, like: “Don’t worry! God’s in control” and “I’ve read the end of the Book. We win!”
Because for the most part, God is not in control in today’s world. If anyone doubts me, go to abortion clinics or the prisons in North Korea where 75,000 Christians are held captive for their beliefs or the sex trade in Asia where five-year olds are repeatedly raped for money or to my home on one of my bad days. These examples should wake us up!
Okay, now that we’re on the same page, let’s look at God’s original blueprint and what happened.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created…male and female…And God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it… (Genesis 1:26-28)
God created man and woman to be His ambassadors on earth. Each had specific strengths to help the other one and to carry out God’s plans. They were also told to have babies, which – yes – meant they had sex. Interestingly enough, procreation was accomplished without Youtube videos or sex guides. It was innate and a part of our human makeup.
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 not ashamed. (Genesis 2:24)
Adam and Eve had a great deal going for them, but was the Garden of Eden a perfect place to live?
Actually, it wasn’t!
(Continued in Part 4…if you’re interested, the full series to date can be seen here.)