God, Heaven, and Sex
Human sexuality is so powerful because it is not only for reproduction. Animals don`t have sex all the time but humans do. Human sexuality is a hunger of the soul as well as body and that is because human sexuality is an expression of the essence of God.
The Bible teaches in Genesis that God created Adam and Eve in His image. God`s image is not limited to sexuality but sexuality is partly involved in making up that image. Some say that the image of God cannot include sexuality because animals also have male and female sexuality. But, again, animal sexuality and human sexuality are universes apart. Animal sexuality only involves reproduction. Human sexuality involves communication of the spirit and soul as well as that of the body. In the New Testament human sexuality is used as a picture of Christ`s spiritual relationship with the Church, the body of all true believers in Christ (Ephesians 5:31-32).
In Genesis 5:2 we read "Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created" (KJV). Notice that both the male and female were called "Adam" by God. Eve was taken out of Adam for Eve had already existed within Adam. The Bible teaches that God finished His creation on the seventh day which means that Eve, including her soul, must have existed in Adam since Eve was formed after creation week. The original Adam was both male and female.
The Bible expresses God as having both feminine and masculine characteristics. For example, sometimes God is pictured in Scripture as being nurturing as a mother. Both masculine and feminine are complementary not contradictory. It is the communication of give and take involved between male and female. Within God this give and take is perfect without selfishness or sin.
Why, then, does God refer to Himself as "He" in Scripture? One reason for why God, mostly, identifies with the male role, is because, after the fall of Adam and Eve, God has designed for the man to be the head of the household. Positionally, Eve was not put under Adam until after the Fall (original sin). She was put under Adam because she was the first to sin. Because of sin and the selfishness that comes from sin there cannot exist two equal heads of a household. For the better or worse one has to be in charge and be accountable for the whole family. Genesis is clear that only after Eve and Adam sinned was Eve put, positionally, under Adam, although both are equally created in God`s image and stand equally in worth and value before Him.