Monday, July 3, 2017

The Contemporary Gender Issue

Recently Time magazine had a six-page article devoted to the current gender issue. Some males and females have given themselves titles that describe them and their lifestyle. Here are some of those titles:  heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, genderless genderqueer, no gender, a-gender.

How are we to respond to these people? Well, as Christians we need to remind ourselves what the Bible teaches about God’s creative work in Genesis 1. There we are told that the earth He created would “sprout vegetation: plants, yielding seed and fruit trees bearing fruit “after their kind” (Gen. 1:11). The same statement is made about vegetation, trees and fruit bearing trees after their kind beasts of the earth and everything that creeps on the earth “after their kind” (Gen. 1:25. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image according to our likeness and let them rule . .  .” (Gen. 1:27). God then told Adam and Eve, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it” (Gen. 1:28).

When humans reproduce, their offspring is either male or female. In fact, all the creatures He made were either male or female. There are no in-betweens or any of the other terms to describe beings. Their gender is either male or female and the babies they birth will be either male or female.

God sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die for mankind and provide redemption for all of them no matter how they want to be described. Whether they use one or more of the titles given above, they will always be either male or female. There is no in-between, ever. The fact of the matter is, none of us has chosen to be male or female or anything in-between. Our gender is and will always be either male or female. How wonderful that God loved the world of mankind and give His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who paid the debt all of us owed. By the way, have you accepted Christ as your Savior? If not, please accept His free gift of salvation today.