Mom Wanted a Girl

Has society lost its everlasting mind?

Did you hear about the gender-neutral birth certificates? One couple insisted that their newborn not be identified by a sexist, patriarchal culture.

Understand, at its roots the feminist agenda has always been anti-male. I wrote the following in a post titled Of Lies and Deceit:

Did you know that the feminist movement was inspired by misandrists (man-haters)? They hated masculinity and femininity. Andrea Dworkin (1977) proposed gendercide, and called on women to unite in common bond to overthrow men. They hated marriage and child-bearing, and were opposed to the family unit as the bedrock of society.

Not only did they hate masculinity and femininity, but also gender identity. The feminists formed an unlikely alliance with the gay and lesbian community to push a radical social agenda (abortion* and gay marriage) that defiantly rejects the very headship and authority of God.

(Can you more clearly see how the Left takes the culture down a slippery path to condemnation?)

It’s all a manifestation of the spiritual warfare in which Christians are faithfully engaged … but not all Christians. Many churches have conformed to the world either for acceptance, or simply out of ignorance.

The Episcopal church in my neighborhood proudly boasts that it is a diverse and welcoming assembly. It is inclusive in that it affirms and celebrates homosexuality, and pursues social justice.

Where is this taught in the Bible?

If I were pastor of a church I, too, would welcome homosexuals, adulterers, fornicators and drunkards …

And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

I love homosexuals and would welcome them in the church with Christ’s admonition to go and sin no more (John 8:11).

The liberal church has forsaken the Gospel of Jesus Christ and preach, instead, a gospel of social justice.

This may surprise some folks, but one of my closest friends is transgender. I don’t beat them over the head with religion, and I resent being called homophobic. In their presence I simply live Jesus Christ, and pray that the Spirit will move in their heart to repentance.

Today, I heard about the parents who sued a private school in California that allegedly would not accommodate their transgender child.

The eight-year-old was born male, but identifies as a female; and the school would not permit the child to wear a dress.

If I were the judge I would throw out the lawsuit. The parents had the responsibility of exercising due diligence to discover if this would be an issue with the conservative institution.

It’s a bogus claim.

All children, at a very young age, are gender confused. Well, maybe that’s too imprecise. More correctly, they have no understanding of male and female. What, then, helps to clarify this distinction in their young minds?

Observation.

The child learns through socialization — by observing the distinct roles of mommy and daddy. This is the argument against homosexuals adopting children, and why a two-parent family (male and female) are essential in developing a child’s gender identity.

I was the third child in a family of four siblings. My mother had given birth to two sons and wanted a daughter, but I upset the family plan. Mom finally had a girl on the fourth attempt; and being closer in age I played with her. My older brothers hung out with their school chums and did guy things with dad.

Friends, this can really mess with a child’s head and create confusion. But in those days gender identity was not an issue. I was born a boy, had the right anatomy and was influenced by role models that were clearly defined — a mother, father and two older brothers.

I knew what it was to be a boy so as I got older I hung out with my brothers who no longer considered me to be a nuisance.

In that era if I had any emotional issues my parents would have taken me in for psychological counseling. Children weren’t given drugs, but underwent therapy and analysis.

The parents of the aforementioned transgender sought counseling on behalf of their child and the therapist recommended that they permit him to wear dresses. Politically correct, but bad advice. Treatment not affirmation is the loving course of action.

This tolerance and acceptance is partly to blame for our cultural and social degradation. It has given rise to the most narcissistic, self-absorbed generation that has ever been.

If I had put on a dress my dad would have unleashed some biblical love on my tender bottom. A good spanking always worked wonders for the soul (Proverbs 13:24). Sadly, that is frowned upon in today’s progressive, enlightened, permissive society that rejects any expression of authority and discipline.

Gender confusion is a psychological condition in need of professional therapy. The LGBTQ community has polarized the illness for political gain. Yes, there was a time when psycho-sexual disorders were a classified mental illness. Politics not medicine rescinded the designation.

Angela Oswalt (MSW) wrote in an article, Early Childhood: Gender Identity and Sexuality:

Early beliefs about gender roles will reflect children’s observations of what they see around them.

A five-year-old child understands gender by what they observe in their environment. Do the parents act out the traditional model of mother and father? This is a primary reason for the feminist assault on marriage and family, the defamation of fatherhood, the denigration of motherhood; and the rejection of natural law which defines what is masculine and feminine.

The metrosexual man is the antithesis to someone as bold as Donald Trump. Some young women, visiting from New York City, asked me:

Are there any men in California?

Most have been feminized, and this retreat has emboldened the misandrists and gay community to continue their aggressive assault on the social conscience. They won’t stop until every man worth his salt is emotionally castrated.

Beware … neither will the effeminate enter the kingdom of heaven (as it is written).

* Immigration and labor are divisive issues in this nation. Maybe if we hadn’t aborted 52 million babies …

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Was King David Gay?

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A transsexual strongly objected to my post on Patti Height, director of Out of Egypt Ministries, whose video testimony I presented regarding her deliverance from the bondage of homosexual sin.

The commenter derided Patti as another of those bisexuals who make money out of fools like you. And I was accused of spreading vile falsehoods about Christianity.

Websites that present a Christian defense of homosexuality will feature at least one article that revises centuries-old teaching with regards to this particular sin. In fact, when you do an Internet search be prepared to be alarmed when you discover that the articles in defense of homosexuality far outnumber — maybe ten to one — articles that uphold traditional Christian values.

The Barna Group is well-known for its extensive polling of religious attitudes in contemporary society. The statistics should be disturbing to people of faith. Ninety-one percent of Millennials view the church as being anti-homosexual. Within the church, 85% of the same age group reflect softening views towards homosexuality.

What you will find on gay websites is a revisionist interpretation of the Bible. The battleground is fought over what I call The Big Six:

Genesis 19:4-7; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:18–32; 1 Corinthians 6:9–10; 1 Timothy 1:9–10.

You can follow the links at your convenience, but just to review — Genesis tells the story of Sodom and Gomorrah; Leviticus commands that a man not lie with another man; Romans, Corinthians and Timothy are Paul’s warning that (unsaved) homosexuals will not enter the kingdom of God.

Even on gay Christian blogs you will find studies by professional theologians who claim that the original Hebrew and Greek text was misinterpreted. For example, Sodom was destroyed not for the act of sodomy, but inhospitality and pride. 

It is clear in the Genesis account that the men of Sodom wanted to know (euphemism) the visiting angels; and while it is true that the city was guilty of these other things it was the abominable action that caused the LORD to act in judgement.

As I live, declares the Lord God, your sister Sodom and her daughters have not done as you and your daughters have done. Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it. (Ezekiel 16:48–50)

What is the abomination? What is it? We have to refer back to one of our six reference passages.

Leviticus 18:22: You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

In context, that’s when the LORD incinerated the city — when the Sodomites desired to know Lot’s visitors.

Gay bloggers will say that this verse applies only to the Levites who were to keep themselves holy as priests of the Most High. That would suggest that the act is … unholy? We cannot throw out sound hermeneutics to make the Bible say what we want it to say. There are Christians who defend their drinking habit because Jesus turned water into wine. There are Christians who engage in fornication because, they say, the admonition was not against casual sex but prostitution. And gay homosexuals will say that Paul was condemning pedophilia not homosexuality. Yet, those very same bloggers will contend that the Centurion’s servant who was healed by Jesus was, in fact, the Roman guard’s boy-lover. 

Supposedly, Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi were lesbians. The marriage to Boaz was for the sake of protection and security. And one of the greatest heroes of the Bible, David, had a homosexual relationship with Saul’s son, Jonathan.

A number of verses are cited in the Books of Samuel the prophet to justify this line of reasoning. Recognizing his authority as a prophet of God it is untenable to propose that Samuel would sanction even a veiled suggestion that David and Jonathan were gay lovers.

Let’s examine one questionable verse (David speaking after Jonathan was slain in battle):

I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; very pleasant have you been to me; your love to me was extraordinary, surpassing the love of women (2 Samuel 1:26).

What is David saying? Is he describing a gay love affair, or the fraternal love of brotherhood? If it surpasses the love of women then what is he saying? There is a bond between men — like soldiers in battle, or men in contest — that far exceeds anything physical.

To clearly understand this kind of love all we need do is examine Peter’s test of love where the apostle is asked three times by the Lord, Peter, do you love Me?

That is the covenant love by which the friendship between David and Jonathan was sealed. It is the same idea expressed in the New Covenant where the Lord commands that you shall love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39).

And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself (1 Samuel 18:3).

Two Hebrew words for love are used in the cited passage, ‘ahab (aw-hab’) or ‘aheb (aw-habe’), and they have multiple uses just as in English. For example, I love my wife … I love peanut butter — our understanding is gleaned from the context of its usage. Certainly, a man does not love a peanut butter sandwich in the same way that he loves his wife. 

The Hebrew word appears 247 times in the Old Testament. It most often is used in the relational sense to describe family ties, friendship or even objects of affection. In the lesser case where it conveys a physical relationship the context of the passage so indicates: 

Now I will uncover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and no one shall rescue her out of my hand (Hosea 2:10).

Context is necessary to exegete the proper interpretation of Scripture, otherwise we are imposing  upon the text what we want the passage to mean (eisegesis).

Contrary to homosexual interpretation, Jesus did not say that some men are born gay (Matthew 19:12). The Greek word for eunuch (eunouchoi, εὐνοῦχοι) described men who were born deformed, or men who chose to live a celibate life in service to the LORD. Of course, male slaves who serviced the king’s concubine were castrated for the obvious reasons — heterosexual, to be sure. 

My simple prayer is that the church be cleansed of this deception, and that all who sin will come to the place of saving grace in Jesus Christ.

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