When it comes to how the great Christians of the past saw and understood human sexuality and roles in marriage and the church, most of them simply operated under the biblical constructs that they saw in the Bible. They believed that marriage could only exist between a man and a woman, that homosexuality was sinful, that a man’s job was to lead, provide for, and protect his family, and that a woman should help her husband in those endeavors and also nurture their children at home.
They also understood that this was God’s natural created order. In the Garden, Eve was created to be Adam’s helper, not just his companion (Gen. 2:18). Thus our given roles are what God created them to be, before sin ever entered the world.
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to write periodically about some of our heroes. We’ll have some guests authors, and some of the authors will be from our team. But our goal is to let you see what some of the great Christians thought about family, marriage, and children, and how those important realities related to culture and the kingdom of God. I hope you enjoy the series.
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