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The Bible clearly states, "But from the beginning of the creation God 'made them male and female'" (Mark 10:6). We must accept and embrace the chromosomes God gave us at conception.
Misguided gendering by sexually confused adolescents and young adults can expose them to medically-unnecessary removal of the breasts of teenage girls, hormonal castration of boys or even the mutilation of their genitals by "sensitive surgeries."
Christian author and Bible teacher Larry Tomczak correctly clarified, "People can protest all they want, yet the Scriptures and scientific facts prove that men and women are different and men possess larger bones, lungs, bone density, muscle fiber and something called testosterone. This explains why the fastest female sprinter in the world, Allyson Felix, has a lifetime best in the 440-meter that was handily beaten by 300 high school boys in recent statistics." There is nothing "equal" in pitting biological boys against biological girls.
Such social mismanagement marginalizes women, confuses children and feminizes boys. Chromosomes don't lie nor are they confused. Claims to the contrary are simply a dysphoric denial of science.
Sensuous and confusing times like these were described by the apostle Paul in key verses of chapter one of the book Romans:
"Refusing to know God, they soon didn't know how to be human either—women didn't know how to be women, men didn't know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches," (Rom. 1:26-17, MSG, Eugene H. Peterson).
Unfortunately, many are reluctant to confront these radical, gender ideologies and social changes directly for fear of being called hateful and hurtful names or being socially or economically censored. They are hesitant to truthfully and objectively say publicly that LGBTQ ideology and high-risk, sexual practices are harmful and destructive beliefs and behavior, based on junk science and sensual lust.
A binary pair of individuals may express their biological masculinity and femininity in varied and diverse ways, according to their unique physical and emotional makeup. These gendered expressions are neither identical nor interchangeable but essential to God's creational plan. These physical differences are to be embraced as divine design.
This is why males and females are (uniquely) equipped sexually to physically reproduce (Gen. 1:28; 2:20). They are biologically and emotionally equipped to fulfill a mutually-complementary and covenantal relationship before their Creator-God (Eph. 5:21-33).
This is why the apostle Paul challenges homosexual partnerships as deviating from the natural relations or natural function of male-female sexual intercourse (Rom. 1:26-27), as designed and ordained by our Creator-God.
The Bible clearly teaches that men should not act sexually as women (Lev. 18:22; Rom. 1:18-32; 1 Cor. 6:9-10), nor dress like women (Deut. 22:5) and when men or women approve of or engage in other-gendered expressions of identity, it is a disgrace (1 Cor. 11:14-15).
Professing believers do not have an inalienable right to do whatever we want with our physical selves. We are all made in the image of God and are to glorify Him in our bodies and in our spirits, which belong to Him, as our Creator.
"Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies," (1 Cor. 6:18-20, NIV).
The apostle Paul taught that God's wrath is revealed against those "who suppress the truth through unrighteousness," (Rom. 1:18). Tampering with God's created order will not go well—whether for common sinners or politicized legislators and presidents.
Gary Curtis served in full-time ministry for 50 years, the last 27 years of which he was part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the Van Nuys, California, Foursquare church. Now retired, Gary continues to write a weekly blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com and frequent articles for digital and print platforms.
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