Biblical Gender Identity



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Incest




Another form of immorality God explicitly described was having sex with your own family members, which in English we call incest.

Direct
  • Leviticus 18:6-19  hub
  • Leviticus 20:11-12  hub
  • Leviticus 20:17-21  hub
  • Deuteronomy 27:20  hub
  • Deuteronomy 27:22-23  hub
  • 1 Corinthians 5:1  hub
NIV and NLT use the expression "don't have sexual relations with", but when we look at the original Hebrew (Interlinear Bible) God was being even more strict. He really said don't even "uncover their nakedness," and KJV and many other translations express it this way (Bible Hub). Once we are clear on these verses, then the trick is what Jesus called the most important commandment in the entire Law of Moses: we are supposed to love our neighbor as ourself. (Which is really Leviticus 19:18, quoted 8 times in the New Testament.) Clearly all this is strong evidence that pornography, while not named in the Bible, is sinful (the printing press, much less photography and photographic reproduction, hadn't been invented yet). This is reinforced by Jesus's paraphrasing in Matthew 5:27-28. Then Paul throws in the sinker with 1 Timothy 5:1-2, advising us to treat all younger women as sisters, all younger men as brothers, explicitly closing the circle that the concepts of incest are meant to be taken seriously (more broadly than just literally).

This is yet another good example of a topic where God does not beat around the bush. He gets right to it and says what He means very explicitly, leaving very little wiggle room. But just because God told Moses to inform the Israelites that it's wrong doesn't mean everyone in the Bible was a good role model, especially before the law was delivered.

[Bad] Examples
  • Genesis 9:20-27  hub
  • Genesis 19:30-36  hub
  • Genesis 20:12  hub
  • Exodus 6:20  hub
  • 2 Samuel 13:1-22  hub






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