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ANDREWS UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED & EXTENSION PROGRAMS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CARRIBEAN P.O. BOX 175, PORT OF SPAIN Assignment 3 An Assignment Presented in Partial Fulfilment Of the Requirements of the course RELT100-01: God and Human Life INSTRUCTOR: Pastor Frank McPherson Submitted by Sapphire S Jones March 16 th , 2016. Approval… .........................
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Page 137 (Questions 5 & 6) 1. What is the biblical attitude towards human sexuality? What framework for sexuality does the bible support? The very first command God gave to humans was to "be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth." God invented sex and commanded it to the first males and females He created. However, sexual relations were intended to be enjoyed within the bounds of marriage. Several specific sexual relationships are forbidden in the Bible. Among these are homosexuality, bestiality (sex with animals), and incest (sexual relations with close family members, including your mother, sister, niece, aunt, daughter-in-law, and sister-in- law), fornication (sexual relations outside of marriage) and adultery (sexual relations with another person's spouse), and rape (forced sex). To emphasize the seriousness of these kinds of offenses, the penalty was death. Although not specifically mentioned in the Bible, it is clear that pornography is not to be viewed by Christians. The Scriptures tell us in Genesis 1:27 (1) that God created humanity after the divine image, (2) that He created two distinct sexes, male (man) and female (woman), sexually different but with equal personal dignity, and (3) that gender identity was established at creation and is unchanging. We regard a person's sex at birth as the
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