Frank wrote: And lastly, Paul argued that it would be better for someone to remain single because their loyalties and service would be divided. Do you really think that Christ could have divided loyalties and still be the Messiah?
Firstly Jesus did not have a wife, no question about it. Secondly, you present a false dichotomy. Christ is perfect, Paul was writing to the imperfect.
Frank wrote: Scripture teaches that you love someone, want to have sex with them and can't control that impulse and then to avoid sinning; you get married. God planned it this way so that mankind would reproduce and fill the earth. Now with those thoughts in mind, I think we can see the difference between marriage and sex among mankind versus the mere thought of marriage and sex for the "spotless" lamb of God.
So do you contend that there was no sexual desire and marriage union in the perfect Eden before the fall?
Great Sermon! Great Sermon on lifes trials that many take from the book of Job this sermon is done from various scripture in a comprehansive way, Taking the focus of MAN and putting it on GOD where it belongs !
Blessed be the Name of the LORD.
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