Intro: Adam and Eve
Hello and welcome to our YouTube channel. Today, we are going to explore the story of Adam and Eve and their intimate relationship as portrayed in the Bible. We will delve into the controversial topic of sex in the Bible and what it means for modern-day society.
The story of Adam and Eve is one of the most well-known stories in the Bible, but the details of their relationship are often overlooked. We will take a closer look at the verses that discuss their physical intimacy and what they can teach us about sex and relationships.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the story is the concept of shame. After eating the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve felt ashamed of their nakedness and covered themselves. This raises questions about the role of shame in our own sexual experiences and how it can affect our relationships.
We will also explore the topic of consent. In the story, Eve offers the fruit to Adam, and he chooses to eat it. This could be seen as a form of consent, but it also raises questions about power dynamics and free will.
The meaning of God’s creation of Sex
Genesis 1 is God’s epic story about the process of God’s creation of heaven and earth. Genesis 1 shows how the world of darkness and chaos turns into a world of light and order in the word of God.
God chose sex as a way to fill the world. Plants have males and females. Birds, animals, and fish are also male and female. Like this, animals and plants thrive in pairs of male and female. Genesis 1:20 to 25 says as follows.
And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
Finally, God concludes the task of giving sex to creation as a human being.
God created mankind in his own image
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
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 in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
“Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth” requires a sexual union between a man and a woman. Genesis 2 shows a more specific process for the creation of men and women.
The meaning of Adam and Eve
Adam sees Eve, the woman God made of his ribs, and he says this
The following is what a pastor says in a book about this story.
The man’s name is Adam and the woman’s name is Eve. Adam means soil, while Eve means life. Soil is the source of man’s creation and at the same time suggests a place where man will return, namely death. In other words, men are dead and women are living. Men go back to the soil but continue their lives through women. Women are the resurrection and eternal life of men.
The world is filled with sex between men and women. The Bible says this part as follows.
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united with his wife, and they become one flesh.
Georges Bataille said, “Eroticism is a desire for continuity in discontinuous beings.”
In sexual psychology, humans originally had bisexuality. However, they constantly seek to restore their original bisexuality by breaking away from the oppression of forcing only one sex and combining it with another sex.
Before I became a Christian, I was interested in Eastern philosophy. In Eastern philosophy, men are 8 in number and women are 7. When a man and a woman meet, they become 15. Fifteen stands for the full moon.
The Hebrew word ‘Elohim’, which means God, is also bisexual. It is a combination of the female singular ‘Eloh’ and the male plural ‘im’.
It’s not the Bible, but Kabbalah and Gnosticism have different expressions, but they have similar stories.
Erich Fromm talks about the evolution stage of god in a book called The Art of Loving. The initial stage is the god of motherhood, the next stage is the god of fatherhood, and the next stage is a god combined with motherhood and fatherhood. The model came from Jesus, and he found it.
The desire for a man to form one body with a woman and a woman to form one body with a man is not only a desire for continuity but also a desire for bisexuality. In other words, the desire to be a better person.
Sex is a mysterious blessing. A blessing can turn into a curse when misused.
Thank you for joining us today as we explore the story of Adam and Eve and their relationship as portrayed in the Bible. We hope that this article has sparked some thought-provoking conversations and helped you gain a deeper understanding of this controversial topic.