Essay on A Comprehensive Understanding Of Sex And Sexuality

929 Words Jan 19th, 2016 4 Pages
Sex and sexuality are important aspects of what it means to be human, but exactly how these aspects affect each individual throughout the course of one’s life is as unique as the life itself. Despite this, though, certain truths and realities regarding sex and sexuality are constant. God created humans as sexual beings, and He had specific intentions in mind when doing so. It is the position of this paper that sexual intercourse is the sign of the marriage covenant, and its act metaphysically creates the one flesh relationship described in sexual union. If this is true, then it is important to develop a comprehensive understanding of sex and sexuality.
If sex is the sign of the marriage covenant, then a proper understanding of covenant is necessary—sex must always be understood within the context of its larger, intended purpose. This is difficult to do. While covenants were a “common aspect of life and were made on a regular basis” in the ancient world, the modern, Western culture of individualism has lost much of their significance. This essay will work under an assumed understanding of covenants and will provide only a basic definition and summary of them. For further explanation, see Malcom Smith’s book, The Power of the Blood Covenant, which gives an excellent account of covenants and their application in the Christian faith. Within it, Smith describes covenants to be:

“A binding, unbreakable obligation between two parties, based on unconditional love sealed by blood…

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