Analysis Of ' The Penner 's ' Essay

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The Penner’s (2003) introduce the reader to where it all began, in the book of Genesis. They guide the reader through scripture so they have the foundation set in their mind that God created man and woman and made them in His likeness. In Gen 1:26 it says “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” God makes it clear that what He has created is very good in verse 31 of Genesis. The Penner’s (2003) then direct the reader to the dimensions of man and woman as it reflects the image of God. Those dimensions are sexual functioning and functioning in relationship as a couple (Penner & Penner, 2003). God’s first command given to man and woman was to “become one” which is the sexual function of man (Penner & Penner, 2003). The Penner’s (2003) view is that the act of sex between a man and a woman is what makes them one total person.
After establishing that God did create sex as a part of man’s function and that it is a good thing, the Penner’s (2003) then direct the reader into understanding how sex relates to man’s relationship with God. The authors use much scripture to bring awareness to the fact that sex is a symbol of God’s desire to have a deep and intense relationship with His bride, that being the church. According to the Penner’s (2003), this symbolization proves that…

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