While condemning a view of sexuality as purely for personal enjoyment and selfish desire, Benedict also condemns a view of sex as purely for procreation.
It is, rather, the echo of God's history with his people.
The theme of creation is not set down once for all in one place; rather, it accompanies Israel throughout its history, and, indeed, the whole Old Testament is a journeying with the Word of God.
As Pope and Bishop of Rome he explained the message of Jesus Christ, utilizing in part the array of theological analysis, methods and axioms, for which he is well known.
To some this raised the question of the relation of Pope—theologian and of the distinction of papal teaching and theological point of view.
One cannot get from it a scientific explanation of how the world arose; one can only glean religious experience from it.
Thus Scripture would not wish to inform us about how the different species of plant life gradually appeared or how the sun and the moon and the stars were established.Nevertheless, official theological statements such as encyclical letters constituted part of the theology of Pope Benedict XVI.Benedict XVI describes God as love, and talks about the love which God lavishes upon us and which we in turn must share with others through acts of charity. A theological speculative part, in which he describes "the intrinsic link between that Love and the reality of human love".His theology originated in the view that God speaks to us through the Church today and not just through the Bible.The Bible is not a natural science textbook, but rather it is the essential testimonial of God’s revelation.Rather, all of this comes from one power, from God's eternal Reason, which became—in the Word—the power of creation.