What does Genesis 1-3 teach us about sexuality, and how should we live in response?

– Patrick D. Miller

The first three chapters of Genesis do not directly address the church’s questions about sexual relations between persons of the same sex. But the creation narratives do say much about God’s hopes and purposes for the world. And they do begin to suggest the shape of faithful human responses to God’s great, generative act of love in creation – especially when read as part of the whole canon of Scripture.  In particular, they describe the centrality of relationships between men and women in the created order. These crucial chapters of Scripture therefore offer important relations. But what do they teach?

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