The second was the central role played by fathers: they squire the daughters to the ball, dance with them, receive fulsome tributes from them (Hannah: ), and later on will be called on to vet any young man showing an interest.Their esoteric teachings and philosophy are expounded in an epistolary style in the Encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity (Rasa'il Ikhwan al-safa'), a giant compendium of 52 epistles that would greatly influence later encyclopedias.
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However, God requires us to address sex within his intentions and requirements, not the world’s (Ephesians 5:3-4).
God designed sex for the sacred union of marriage between a man and a woman, and reserves it for that union. Like all good gifts from God, sex can be misused and perverted.
But then we discover later, to our dismay, that this is not what He was asking for at all.
Compare these two passages from Ephesians: Let the thief no longer steal, let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, do that he may have something to share with anyone in need.