• How does the account of Adam and Eve suggest sex is wrong. In fact God blessed their sex. 26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [b] and over all the creatures that move along the ground." 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." What God disapproves of is sex without the commitment that comes with living together and raising children in Him.
  • What part of the story suggests this? If sex is wrong why would Eve have been created? The Fall made us aware of our nakedness. The story is in any case a metaphor not a literal tale.
  • From what you comment you are clearly not beginning to understand! If sex is used JUST for pleasure then we would have died out years ago. Whether or not the pleasure side of of sex should ever dominate I'll leave to the theologians. The point is that the metaphor of Adam and Eve does not suggest that sex is "wrong".
  • Patrick, I'd suggest you go back and actually read Genesis and not someone else's interpretation of it. God created sex. He meant for us to use it, both to reproduce and to build a bond between man and wife. What Adam and Eve did wrong was to disobey God. God wanted them to be innocent and pure. He wanted them to enjoy life with each other and with Him in the beautiful place He'd created for them. He wanted to enjoy their company and the company of their descendants. He didn't want them worried or fearful. He didn't want evil to even cross their minds. However, unless you have the option to disobey, you can't really obey. And unless you have the option to hate, you can't really love. The tree was there to give them the option that their love could be real. If they'd left it alone, that is how things would have been forever. The tree gave the KNOWLEDGE of good and evil. Until they ate of it, they were innocent. All they knew of sex were the good and pure uses of it, such as getting children and showing love to one another. Once they ate of the fruit, they would have suddenly had knowledge of all the evil ways that sex could be used, like rape and pedophilia. If you suddenly had thoughts of rape and pedophilia after having never been aware of such things, what would your first response be? Maybe to cover yourself in horror? The Bible never suggests that sex is wrong. The Bible says that using sex in ways other than those for which it is intended are wrong.
  • The Genesis account does not suggest this. (Genesis 4:1) "Now Adam had sexual relations with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant. When she gave birth to Cain, she said:
  • Don't know how you get that "sex is wrong" from that! I've been reading The Bible all my life and never got that from it.
  • The story suggests no such thing. Please read it for yourself and (so) see for yourself.
  • God created Adam and Eve with the ability and freedom to have sex. Be fruitful and increase in number is the statement. (Genesis 1:28)
  • without sex, Adam and Eve would have remained in Eden, blissfully ignorant of such things. they would have maintained a childlike innocence. the Tree of Knowledge is how they became aware of sex and everything else humans are capable of; good and evil.
  • In fact, Adam ad Eve don't have sex until they leave the Garden. The original sin is disobedience, not sex. The act of disobedience results in shame over being naked, that's true, but God didn't WANT Adam and Eve to feel such shame. That's one of the reasons he told them not to eat the fruit. Over the years, many people have misinterpreted that event in Genesis as suggesting that sex is wrong, but a close reading indicates clearly that the story actually says no such thing. In any case, it's just a myth explaining how evil and sin came into the world, analogous to the story of Pandora in Greco-Roman myth.

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