“God created people in His own image, in the image of God He created them; He created male and female.”
This text celebrates God’s deliberate and equal creation of persons who are male and persons who are female. Such a sense of equal creation was not typical in the ancient wold.
According to Eastern Baptist Seminary professor Douglas J. Miller: “Crude natural law ideas are… read into… the early chapters of Genesis, … This view [supports] the ‘physicalist’ ethical model upon which heterosexism is built. … This view of creation is based upon the obvious anachronism of reading 13th century definitions of nature into ancient Hebrew texts.” Those who use Genesis 1:27 against homosexuals should note Paul’s statement in Galatians 3:28 in which he is emphatic that there is now no theological significance to the heterosexual pair “male and female.” According to evangelical Pauline scholar F.F. Bruce: “Paul states the basic principle here; if restrictions on it are found elsewhere … they are to be understood in relation to Galatians 3:28, and not vice versa.”
For I am persuaded, that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.