Friday, January 02, 2009


Genesis 1:27, 28 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 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.”

Man is created in the image of God. He created mankind with gender, male and female. Both men and women are created in the image of God so we know that it is not male only that is created in the image of God.

God blessed the man and the woman and gave them their purpose in life. They were to “be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.” This alone tells me that God did not intend for men to have sex with men or women to have sex with women. God would be glorified by human reproduction and homosexuality cannot reproduce. Homosexuality is rebellion against the purpose for which God created humankind whether or not the participants are conscious of it or not. Homosexuality is not in the image of God!

Adam and Eve were told to “increase in number” and “fill the earth.” Did they do that? I would guess they did. Their sin against God is recorded as eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, not failing to increase in number and fill the earth. So I suspect they were obedient and multiplied prodigiously. Eve would not have suffered the ill effects of childbirth after childbirth because the she was not aging and pain in childbirth did not come until the curse after the fall. This would easily answer the question we frequently asked in high school, “Where did the sons of Adam find their wives?” Also the question, “Who was Cain afraid would kill him?” We have no idea how long Adam and Eve lived obediently in the Garden before the fall. It could have been thousands of “earth years.” They could have produced many, many score of children who would also be able to reproduce equally rapidly. I believe Adam and Eve did a great deal to fulfill God’s command to “fill the earth.”


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