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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5735 sexuality
5735 sexuality

5735 sexuality

Men and women are intended to complement one another and to take pleasure in one another. God has provided for the full and glad expression of this in marriage.

Sexuality comes from God

It was created by God Ge 1:27

God intended men and women to complement one another 1Co 11:11 See also Ge 2:18-22

Sexual differences

In strength 1Pe 3:7

In role 1Co 11:3-5; 1Co 14:34-35; Eph 5:22-25; Col 3:18-19; 1Ti 2:12-14; 1Pe 3:1

In dress Dt 22:5 See also 1Co 11:14-15

Sexual activity

It was ordained by God Ge 1:28 This command was made before the fall, and no guilt attaches to it.

Marriage in its proper context Ge 2:23-24 “one flesh” implies both bodily union and an inseparable intimate relationship. See also Mt 19:4-6 pp Mk 10:6-9; 1Co 7:2-4; Eph 5:31-33

Sexual desire SS 4:3-15 “Song of Songs” celebrates the beauty of sex in a loving context. It contains much delicate and intimate imagery that applies directly to human lovers and can also be applied to Jesus Christ and the church. See also Ge 3:16; SS 1:2-4; SS 4:16; SS 7:11-13; SS 8:10

Abstinence is possible Mt 19:12; 1Co 7:1,5

Perversions of sexuality

Adultery Ex 20:14 pp Dt 5:18 See also Heb 13:4

Lust Mt 5:28 Lust may also lead to other sexual sins. See also Eph 4:19; Eph 5:3; Col 3:5; 1Pe 4:3

Promiscuity Dt 22:13-21; Ro 1:24

Prostitution Lev 19:29

Homosexuality Ro 1:26-27 See also Ge 19:4-7; Lev 18:22

Bestiality Ex 22:19

Sexual perversion will be punished 1Co 6:9-10; Rev 21:8; Rev 22:15

Sexual perversion can be cleansed 1Co 6:11

Sexuality is transcended in heaven

Mt 22:30

See also

5707male and female
5729one flesh
5773abstinence, discipline
6236sexual sin

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