Before the fall, man was naked and knew it not, after the fall he was embarrassed by his nudity and wore a kirtle of leaves. Something changed, and it is still with us.
Consider a cup of water, it may be half full, or half empty and some of us will praise Yah for it being half full and wait for Him to fill it to overflowing, others will curse Him for it being half empty and will endeavour to fill it to overflowing themselves.
If we are to live Creation compliant lives we must allow Yah, and only Yah, to fill our cup, and we must at all times trust and be satisfied with our lot, knowing that Yah alone is Just and that we will always get what we deserve good or bad.
Mankind became aware of his own body at the time of the fall, that is why he covered up. Whilst in Eden Yah’s Creation provided for all his wants and needs. When he was thrown out of Eden he had to fend for himself. He was in control. But he had to grow his own food and labour to keep himself. If we repent and return to Eden then there is no place for our knowledge of good and evil, we must take what Yah has to offer with praise and thanksgiving.
He was commanded to go forth and multiply, and he did, he had to, or else mankind would become extinct.
In doing so he continued to obsess about his body, and particularly about his sexuality, he created a mythology and many taboos around sex, and manhood.
Man defined sex as a sin, Yah did not, Yah’s Torah is designed to provide protection to mother and child so that man can achieve his prime objective, to go forth and multiply. Women are quite capable of bringing up children as long as someone provides food and shelter, and Torah’s rules are centred around the needs of a family, not the needs and appetites of the adult male.
When a man and a woman start a relationship as husband and wife, the woman’s immune system becomes attuned to the man’s DNA inside her body as a result of intercourse, thus when she becomes pregnant her body does not reject the fertilized fetus because, if it is her husband’s child, then her immune system recognises it as ‘friendly’.
Not so if there are multiple sexual partners and thus no beneficial immunity. If one wants to go forth and multiple then it is beneficial to keep Torah. This immunity process has been discovered and written up in the modern medical literature, and is just one reason why we keep Creation/Torah compliant.
How many other little benefits are there to a Torah compliant life that we don’t know about?
When Rivka ‘fell off her camel’ (love at first sight in Hebrew) she fell in love with Itzak, she was lucky, Yah does not go much for human ideas of falling in love, to Him it is about procreation and caring for mother and child. There is no ‘marriage’ in Torah, only acts of consummation, and if a man sleeps with a woman, then it is incumbent upon him to feed her, and her children and to clothe them and provide shelter,
Mankind creates complicated rituals around sex, but Torah is quite simple, sleep with her, and she is automatically your wife and you support her, full stop. If the woman chooses another party, then that is divorce and she (and her children) become the responsibility of the other. If she tries to play two men at once then that is adultery and her immune system is compromised.
There is an incredible wisdom in Torah and the Creation compliant life, only we must first learn to live in it, and with it, and to accept with thanksgiving that stage in our progress where our cup is only half full.