Editor’s note: The following essay appears in the Fall 2020 issue of Eikon.
This brief essay considers the main thesis of the book, Kingdom through Covenant, and the relation of that thesis to human sexuality. Understanding human sexuality entails grasping first, what it means to be human, and second, what is the purpose and role of human sexuality.
As a foundation we shall start with a definition of “being human” within the context of a Christian worldview, that is, a worldview derived from Christian Scripture, the Old and New Testaments. The biblical teaching on creation determines our understanding of being human. For it is in the creation narratives that we understand, first, the nature of the soul according to the Bible, and second, the differences between humans and all the other creatures made by the creator God.
What Is the Soul?
The fundamental text describing the soul is Genesis 2:7:
And Yahweh God formed / shaped the man out of dust…