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"Marriage and Sexuality" by Saint Paul
Religion and Theology
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Student’s name: Professor’s name: Module title: Module ID: Submission date: Marriage and Sexuality The present paper aims to discuss Corinthians 7:25-40, which manifestly elaborates the concepts of marriage and sexuality in the light of the Christian set of belief.
Somehow, St. Paul, in his Epistle, appears to be arguing against people’s entering into marital union, as marriage and sex, according to him, push humans away from spiritual uplift. It is therefore St. Paul supports the idea of refraining from sexual activities, including marriage, to remain committed to religious activities and the service of church only. Since hunger and sex serve as two basic human instincts, and it is hard for humans to completely avoid any of the two, the Lord has taught the manners to satisfy both the instincts according to His holy commandments. “The Bible presents marriage as a divine institution. If marriage were of human origin, then human beings would have a right to decide the kind of marital relationships to choose. Marriage, however, began with God. It was established by God at the beginning of human history when He "created the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1). It is therefore the Scripture declares marriage as a sacred association between man and woman due to the very reality that it not only satisfies the carnal desires of the humans in an adequate manner, but also gives birth to the concept of family and blood relationship in its wake. ...
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