Gender, Sex and The Eternal Human Soul
Our personal eternal growth can only happen when the body and spirit are subjected to challenges and stresses. Although it may not seem like it the oppositions, illnesses and aging we face in life strengthen us in ways we may not comprehend. We go to school to learn, we exercise to get strong. These and many more obstacles are faced as we seek to become better at the things we choose to pursue.
When we die, the body and spirit are separated for a time. Because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ the spirit and the elements of the body will be united together again. This time the body will be perfected and glorified to varying degrees according to the person’s willingness to learn eternal principles and follow them.
The eternal nature of the consequences of sin have been overcome so that we don’t have to suffer the negative effects if we repent or change. Our Savior, Jesus Christ allows this change to occur and for our spirit to heal, to gain or regain the desire and willingness to learn eternal principles and follow them. This frees us in the most profound way to receive what God desires to give us.
Our intelligence, whatever level we each might possess allows us the element of self-determination. Our intelligence is a self-existent form of light and truth, an eternal spark of energy of some kind. It was not it created out of nothingness as taught by certain theological philosophies of man.
Prior to joining the church, I like most people wondered about my identity as a person. The deeper questions of where did I come from, why am I here have been part of my personal internal dialogue for as long as I can remember. I have had my struggles with self-esteem. Most if not all will. It is a part of life, learning and becoming.
When I was in junior high I came across a book written by a doctor about everything you wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask. That was pretty much the title of it. While I don’t remember many of the specifics, it basically told about many of the perverted things and escapades people would do to find sexual arousal and sensations that were bizarre and often dangerous. It beckons the question: How do we all eventually decide the manner in which we are going to be aroused and fulfill sexual sensations?
From what I have observed, most of us will be exposed to some kind of trauma, abuse or experience that is negative regarding sex and sexuality. It is part of the opposition that will likely happen as we live in the fallen world.
Neurological connections are hardwired from experiences and our reaction to them. They form as we live unaware of what is taking place until we develop the self-awareness to control them. Our likes, emotions, dislikes, addictions, attractions and personalities can change with a concerted effort to do so, Some are more difficult than others. All are developed by the way we responded to certain stimulus we encountered in our life’s journey.