The attack is on.
|SJWs on the ground (Credit: Fibonacci Blue)|
The Social Justice Warriors (“SJWs” for the younger generation, who have endured their disruptive folly in full force on college campuses) have not stopped with redefining marriage.
They now attack the very notion of male and female. Transgenderism has turned into a splintered political movement, and the culture wars, in connection with this latest destructive fad, are putting pressure on state governments, private businesses, and individual Americans.
President Barack Obama enjoys another dubious distinction, as the first president to mention “transgender” in a State of the Union speech. He has spoken out against the common-sense North Carolina bathroom bill, and just met a non-binary Pakistani in Great Britain during an open forum.
She (or he, or what?) admitted she was really scared to tell the President, since she had not really told anyone else:
“Now I am about to do something terrifying, which is I am coming out to you as a non-binary person, which means that I don’t fit”
A few questions follow: How can she not fit? She has a female name, and no one had a problem with her.
If she has a problem (yes, I am going with “she” since she identified herself as “Maria”), it begins and ends with herself.
Then she whined to the President:
“We literally have no rights …”
Lady, rights do not get to run rough-shod over reality.
All this “non-binary” nonsense should cause you and me to do a double-take.
Gender is not just a social construct. Biology is more than a matter of belief, but fact.
Yet the Trans-SJWs view gender as bereft of any sense or value.
From Boy George’s gender-bending performances in the 1980s to the Transgenderism movement afoot (afloat, afoul!) across the United States, male and female are blending or leaking into different norms, labels, constructs.
There are two genders, or two biological realities: male and female.
The DNA in every individual reveals this blessed reality. No matter how much cosmetic, reconstructive surgery a person undergoes, the DNA in one’s flesh will read XY (Male) or XX (Female).
Deal with it!
Granted, in heaven, we will be redeemed sons and daughters of our loving heavenly Father. Our identity will rest in more than gender. Jesus explained this deep and moving promise to the materialist, skeptical Sadducees (who tried to trip Him up over the Resurrection):
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.(Matthew 22: 29-30)
Yet male and female God created humankind:
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Notice that the divine image of God was imprinted into His chief creation, and this divine stamp of approval included the binary distinction of male and female.
Let’s face this fundamental fact: gender sparks and shapes the divine nature which God intended us to have. The distinction of male and female informs the entire universe that we are God’s creation!
There is so much more we can see about God’s love for us in designing humankind into male and female:
How did God form the man? Straight out of the ground:
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2: 7)
The Man has an earthy aspect to him. He can handle the rugged, the rough, the rumble and tumble of life. He came first, and he is responsible to lead.
What about the female? Yes, She came from He. But let’s understand this origin properly:
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. (Genesis 2: 21-22)
Notice that the man slept. He was not involved in the process, but rested in God’s goodness to produce a “help meet for him.”
Now, I candidly admit one of my long-held, mistaken assumptions about the Bible. I used to believe that God took the rib out of Man, then drew the dust from the ground and surrounded the rib to create another person.
Yet clearly, that’s not what the Word of God teaches.
Yes, Woman came from the dust, but in full accuracy God took the rib and transformed that one part into an entirely new person, Woman.
She is refined. She is special. She is delicate. She may come from the God, but indirectly, from Man.
She is also blessed with the opportunity to bring a new life into this world, just as the rib in every body generates new blood!
Male is distinct from female. There is no changing this God-breathed binary blessing. He is denim. She is silk. Both serve as clothing, but for very different purposes.
Instead of trying to change or reject these God-given differences, it’s time for the Body of Christ, from the feet to the top of the head, to embrace and celebrate these differences.
As for the rest of the world, they just have to deal with it!:
9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? (Isaiah 45: 9)