did God without gender, create gender? God
by nature is not gender bound. He is to us both a mother and father,
masculine and feminine. But when he made us in his image, it was
as if he separated himself to create the two sexes, each having
qualities that the other doesn't, but both desiring what the other
dividing us into male and female, he created a need in all of
us only satisfied by love. A need that teaches us what love is,
and isn't - turning us into real men and women ultimately preparing
us to be worthy of marriage to God!
is gender necessary?
Science says that there's no alternative way for
life to evolve. But If you believe in an all powerful God (believing
in a semi powerful one is pointless) then he can chose any method
of reproduction he wants - according to the earthworm there is
no such thing as sexuality! They're hermaphrodites - all the same!
(worms have both male and female organs) But clearly there is
a profound reason for splitting love into 2 - God wants to explore
its possibilities to the fullest.
The great giver of love wants to give the gift of love to others
and allow us to share in the experience. We are even allowed to
share in creating life itself!
God uses a neat trick to get round human selfishness -
of us are pretty self centered! But God overcame our selfish nature
in making us male and female. He woos us into giving of ourselves
in a way that doesn't come naturally by offering an incentive
in the form of strangely beautiful creatures of the opposite sex!
It's as if we have to be fooled into love before we are prepared
to look outside ourselves to someone else - before realising that
giving is as fulfilling as receiving! Sexuality awakens and reawakens
the desire to love!
keeps you on the edge of your seat!!!
Gender creates a needy love making life dynamic
and interesting where otherwise it would be stale!
Sexuality intensifies humanity in a way nothing else could. Keeping
life full of surprises and expectations. A world without gender
would be without drama, tragedy and comedy.
and feminine The
boundaries are blurred between purely masculine and feminine.
We are mixtures of each but predominantly one or the other.
is sexual desire so powerful? Sexuality among humans is disproportionately
powerful to the function of reproduction having a life of its
own (according to science, the human female is the only female
that enjoys sex!) Such is the attraction between men and women,
that the love of a single person may become more important to
us than conquering a city or owning an empire! To love and to
be loved is arguably the main driving force behind all the things
we do and create, the reason why we fight and conquer. The desire
for a woman, has the power to call a man away from the 'selfish
It can inspire or destroy! Amazingly God set up a rival to himself
in making sex so powerful - offering the greatest possible challenge
to selflessness. All of us will fail at times but the way we feel
about sexuality will reflect our attitude to God. Our choice is
to make known what we hold as important by choosing sexual love
inside or outside the boundaries that God permits.
sexual love becomes selfish Sexual love can find selfish expression. It
can have a disproportionate effect on how we conform to Gods'
desires. It's a power that can destroy or drive people to great
acts of despair and cruelty. The war against Troy was set in motion
by an elopement. As Christians we should treat our sexuality like
gold - taking care in the way we present ourselves, so our sexuality
does not cause others to stumble. Overcoming self in sexual love
is supremely difficult but it is most valuable. Of our fleshly
desires, Sex is most powerful and has the ability to do most damage
when misused. Therefore the rules of sexual conduct have to be
strong to preserve communal harmony and stop sex from being destructive.
did Jesus choose men? We can't know for sure the reason. However
In the first century AD women were discriminated against and denied
movement and freedom of speech. If your primary reason to recruit
people is evangelism, would it be wise to choose womenunder
did Jesus treat women?
Christ treated women with the utmost respect. It
is unlikely he would have denied them the right to serve him.
and women's value cannot be measured. They are different.
women teach in the church?
The whole history of Judaism and Christianity is
proof that women as well as men are capable of great expressions
Jesus had a taste for women and obviously attracted
them. God however is set apart from sexual activity but not sexuality.
So why is God interested in our sexuality -because he wishes to
explore every aspect of love. From physical to spiritual and everything
didn't god create another being like himself!
You cannot have two or more beings of omnipotency.
They would negate each other! The ultimate gift is to give creatures
who have nothing(us) what in effect is everything - the power
of the universe through the Holy Spirit!
counselors need personal experience of their subject? It
is often objected that one who has not known human love is not
fit to administer to others. This doesn't stand. Neither the father
or son knew human love and if experience is the qualification
for teaching on sexual matters . . . !! Undoubtedly certain experiences
help us identify with other peoples problems but experience is
not essential. What is essential is a knowledge of the problem
and its consequences. A Christian can rely solely on the Holy
Spirit to guide. If we bluntly refuse Gods direction then He may
allow us to take a wrong path and learn by experiencing the consequences.
didn't God create another infinite being whom he could love? Firstly God being infinite cannot share power
with another being. It's not an option. If love is to be appreciated
and understood fully, then the option of not loving and its consequences
has to be open to us also.
celibacy preferable to God? No!But celibacy is right for some people. Men and women may learn
to love God by loving each other. But without a competitor they
are more likely to love God with some of the intensity he loves
us. This is the reason why certain people take vows to concentrate
wholly on God. But sexual love does not have to set up in opposition
to God, as it's likely that the more selflessly a man and woman
love one another, the more they will love God.
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what the Bible says how did God create us?,
Genesis 2:7, 21, 22, NIV.
"And the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living
being. . . So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep
sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the manŐs ribs
and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman
from the rib He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to
whose image was man created? Genesis 1:27, NIV.
"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created
him; male and female He created them."