By Johann Christoph Arnold
In this groundbreaking book, Arnold, a pastor for over 40 years, presents clean biblical insights into severe matters together with the sacredness of intercourse, the fight opposed to temptation, the choice to stay unmarried or to marry, baby rearing, homosexuality, divorce and remarriage. Sex, God, and Marriage deals therapeutic to somebody who has recognized discouragement or failure – and wish to somebody who's prepared to take a daring new examine a subject matter of common curiosity and concern.
Unlike nearly all of marriage books, Sex, God, and Marriage digs deeper than the standard matters and is going to the basis: our dating with God, and the defining strength of that dating over all others in our lives.
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Extra resources for Sex, God, and Marriage
2 Corinthians 3:17–18; 5:17 Stronger than any human relationship is our relationship to God. All other relationships are merely symbols of it. First and foremost, we are images of God and we need to find reverence for that fact again and again. The greatest hope for every seeker, and for every relationship or marriage, is to recognize that even though we have distorted this image and fallen away from God, a faint reflection still remains in us. Despite our corruption, God 33 Sex, God & Marriage Restoring the Image of God does not want us to lose our destiny as creatures made in his image.
Jesus had to endure every human suffering; he was spared nothing – not hunger, thirst, loneliness, nor torment. But he did not attempt to escape from his misery. He is near to us, and he is always ready to help us, to give us the strength to overcome (Heb. 2:14–18). Even the most satanic temptations, 31 Sex, God & Marriage The First Sin the most terrible hours of darkness, are overcome by these words of Jesus: “You shall worship the Lord your God, and him alone shall you serve” (Matt. 4:10). This is the secret.
Just as God gave the first man and woman peace and joy in the Garden of Eden, he gives every believer the task of working toward the new order of his peaceable kingdom. To carry out this task, we must joyfully accept the rule of God in our lives and be willing to go the entire way of Jesus – to start at the stable in Bethlehem and end at the cross on Golgotha. It is a very lowly, humble walk. But it is the only way that leads to complete light and hope. Jesus alone can forgive and remove our sins, because he alone is free from all stain.