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The two general viewpoints on all matters including sex and sexuality:

1) Man's view and
2) God's view.

The different arrangements of the 15 piece puzzle below reveal different ways man responds to his inward search for meaning in life. The pieces represent different significant observable or knowable items. The man-made viewpoint is represented below in the first three blocks.The God-made viewpoint is shown in the fourth block. What should this puzzle look like?

1) Some don't care about design.
They are busy about their own lives. They do not look for an overall pattern to life or meaning. They resist conformity to pattern. They comfortably put the pieces of their life where they wish.
Some don't care about design.
2) Others notice common features.
They carefully observe and study the 15 pieces in detail and do might make two groups. In this case, they separate the curving patterns on the left and the straight line patterns on the right. Our question is why are their opinions sometimes so firm if they are making mere observations. They are insisting protecting their mode of interpretation.
2) Others notice common features.
3) Still others insist there is no design. They refuse to think about it. They simply pile all the pieces on top of each other without trying to discern any pattern. By doing so, they lose sight of the different parts.They profess to not know any answers and do not like those who say they do.

"For everyone who does evil hates the light,
and does not come to the light,
lest his deeds should be exposed."   
John 3:20

Still others insist there is no design.
The Lord however has a design and purpose for the things He has made. Proverbs 16:4 says, "The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil."

God has revealed to us how sexuality fits in with our lives in the Bible. By studying the scriptures, we can clearly make out the pattern for these 15 pieces. Click on the right to see the puzzle. What had looked like nonsense now makes complete sense. We should go about our study not with pride but humble recognition that there is meaning in what God has said in His Word.