Friday, May 9, 2008

Anything Goes?

I was listening to the NPR this morning. They did a sweet Mother's Day interview with a woman about her mother. It was nice. It was an emotional tribute to the mother who loved her children and took care of them. But I noticed that the writers made a point of repeatedly mentioning this woman's "partner" and giving her name to make sure you wouldn't think it was a business partner - or a male. Why the woman's partner or sexual orientation had any bearing on the story was unclear.

In the past few days they have had news articles on "transgendered" children. These are boys who believe they are really girls trapped in male bodies. In some cases parents get them therapy to try to get them to realize they are really male. In other cases families get the children therapy to help them become female.

Do you think the people at NPR have an agenda?

I believe that their message is essentially this... "We enlightened folks know that there are no absolutes. Only negative Neanderthals think that any particular 'sexual identity' should be considered wrong. The sooner you just accept everybody the way they are, the better."

I have two issues with this. One is that I believe in absolute truth and Divine revelation. As a consequence, it doesn't matter if all of the people on earth vote and 100% say, "no sexual behavior is sin." The one true and living God - our Creator and ultimately our Judge - is the one who gets to say what is right and wrong. He isn't impressed by the polling.
(Romans 3:4) ... Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:
“That You may be justified in Your words,
And may overcome when You are judged.”
It is a mistake to suggest that certain kinds of sexual sin are worse than others or that sexual sin is worse than other kinds of sin. ALL sin (including disobedience to parents or lying or blasphemy or coveting) is an abomination to a Holy God.

The other issue is that "sexual identity" is a theoretical construction that has nothing to do with biological reality. What is at issue is behavior - not identity. Despite what modern humanists want to claim - it doesn't matter how you "feel." What matters is what you DO. Almost anything might excite your sexual desires. What matters is that you confine your sexual behavior (mental and physical) to God's design revealed in God's word. God designed heterosexual marriage and confined sex to marriage. Anything else is sin. Control yourself.

We live in troubling times. Anything goes - except to say that other people are wrong.
(Romans 1:28-32) ¶ And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,
30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;
32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

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