27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful,
and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
does NOT imply a previous similar action. Re-moving a chair from the room does not imply you did is
once before. I have the very wrongful Gap Theory in mind here, with its wrongful, re-creation.
the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;
and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified
it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of
the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord
God made the earth and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before
it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon
the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the
breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8 And the Lord
God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and
good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to
water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the
first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium
and the onyx stone.
the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel:
that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the Lord
God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the Lord
God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt
not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
18 And the Lord
God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them
unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the
fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up
the flesh instead thereof;
the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a
woman, and brought her unto the man.
Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his
mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
The New Testament advises us to be careful not to cause our marriage partners to
stumble in regard to sex needs.
It irks me that I run into so-called bible believing marriage
counselors who regard sex as just a man's, lower animal, cave man instincts, and essentially a one-sided affront and assault
against the woman.
The passage below clearly shows that both the wife and husband
have needs, which is what one would expect from the Creator's straight male person, and purposes.
sex needs are designed to draw man and wife closer together into much desired personal intimacy and one-ness.
And we are cautioned to be careful not to put our partners in a position where they might be tempted and sin.
1 Corinthians 7:
1 Now concerning the things whereof
ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power
of his own body, but the wife.
5 Defraud ye not one the
other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that
Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
Jesus Christ said that, in the resurrection people will not marry.
does, NOT, however, mean people will not have sexual relations.
Many so-called bible experts jump
to this unwarranted conclusion.
It is hard to believe God just made the wonders of sexual intimacy
for this earthly life only.
Matthew 22 says:
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given
in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by
32 I am the
God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished
at his doctrine.
34 But when
the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
in John 3:36:
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall
not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
And in John
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word,
and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast
of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto
the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees
of the garden:
of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch
it, lest ye die.
the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall
be as gods, knowing good and evil.
when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make
one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they
knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves
from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the
9 And the
Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden,
and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded
thee that thou shouldest not eat?
the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled
me, and I did eat.
the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done
this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou
eat all the days of thy life:
I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt
bruise his heel.
the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy
desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten
of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt
thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou
return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because
she was the mother of all living.
Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of
skins, and clothed them.
the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us,
to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the
east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.