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Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth

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March 19, 2021 8:00 pm

Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth

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March 19, 2021 8:00 pm

It’s easy for Christians to watch the incoming tidal wave of transgenderism and hope we can just keep out the way or push back and make it go back in the closet.

Unfortunately, neither is an option. On the heels of our nation’s affirmation of homosexuality has come transgenderism, the mistaken, sinful, and unscientific idea that one can change their sex. It’s everywhere—in media, entertainment, schools, politics. One of the very first things President Biden signed was an executive order affirming transgenderism...

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Transgender is in need of grace and truth.

That is a topic we discussed today, right here in the Christian worldview with the mission is to sharpen and to share the good news of Jesus Christ. I'm David with the host website is the Christian before getting to our topic of the day.

I want to follow up on our program from last week about James Coates, the pastor from just outside Edmonton who was imprisoned for continuing to hold church services against the government mandates of shutdowns and only 15% capacity of church attendees during worship services. This from faith wire coaches wife Aaron told Faith where last week that her husband was quarantined alone for two weeks upon his incarceration during the time he had only 215 minute blocks outside his jail cell. He has since been moved to general population gets about three hours out in one hour chunks each day.

The pastor's wife says she is unable to visit her husband, though due to covert, 19 restrictions well the good news is since last week that it turns out that the pastor is likely to be released this week sometime.

The Edmonton Journal is reporting that the pastor accused of violating covert 19 health restrictions will likely be released from jail this week so maybe this weekend or right around now after prosecutors agreed to withdraw one of the charges against him. His lawyers say quote I hope that the Kurds displayed by pastor James Coates will be emulated by many, many people carpe said in an interview. I hope that people will recognize that it's the charter like their Constitution in Canada. That is the supreme law of the land, not these judges, Jason Canning, not Dena Hinshaw, and not the police force now. In the meantime, this pastor, James Coates sent a letter to his church that was read in the church services are still going on by the I guess the associate pastor and was read in church this past Sunday. Thank you for the many letters of encouragement you have sent their critical to my joy, and perseverance. Some have moved me to tears. Pray for my release but also that I would be given the opportunity and boldness to proclaim the blessed gospel making it clear to the hearers. Pastor Jake Paul and the elders and developments shepherd the flock of God among you. This pastor James Coates is still going to have a trial ahead of him in May and is still a long way to go legally and what's going on your but I think his church, said it well in that statement that I encourage you to read last week. We still have it on our website. If you look at last weekend's program.

They said the science being used to justify lockdown measures is both suspect and selective.

In fact, there is no empirical evidence that lockdowns are effective in mitigating the spread of the virus. We are gravely concerned that covert, 19 is being used to fundamentally alter society and strip us all of our civil liberties. By the time the so-called pandemic is over. If it is ever permitted to be over. Albertans will be utterly relying on government instead of free, prosperous and independent unquote that from the church. As I mentioned, they have been incredible from a theological standpoint, knowing their their call to meet in person together as a church family, but also just from a legal constitutional standpoint, they have never not left any stones unturned there either. They know this is about civil liberties and in the and stripping people as again they never said the virus was a real and people haven't guidance not concerning data say it's been way over plate is both suspect and selective and with no empirical evidence that lockdowns are effective.

Good for them for standing on the word of God and on science itself for wanting to continue their church services and this is just a little glimpse of what Christians have suffered all around the world for millennia, and much worse than this killed for their faith. And again, going back to that passage we referenced last week from second Timothy three. This is going to become much more the case in the Western Hemisphere. Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution or will be persecuted and it certainly has been the case already.

Okay, so now on to our topic of the day. It's easy for Christians to watch the incoming title wave of transgender is him and hope we can just keep out of the way or or push back and make it go back in the closet will unfortunately neither is an option on the heels of our nations affirmation of homosexuality has come transgender is him the mistaken, sinful and unscientific idea that one can change their sex or gender. It's everywhere and in media, entertainment and schools politics being parsed and affirmed everywhere. One of the very first things. Pres. Biden did was signed an executive order affirming transgender is him believing one can become the opposite sex of what God determined for each one of us is another step down in man's rebellion against God. As with any sin, love for the sinner and the saving message of Jesus Christ is the only rescue rather than trying to accommodate the sin in the sinner as many and evangelicalism are doing today.

To this weekend on the Christian worldview MD Perkins joins us to discuss the new documentary film he produced in his image, delighting in God's plan for gender and sexuality and we hope you tune in and gain from this important to understand topic MD it's great to have you back on the Christian worldview radio program to talk about your new film that you produced in his image and will start out with the term transgender is him is that a biblically accurate term transgender is him is that what Christians should be calling.

I don't see that word in the Bible me after all clothes and no hormones can be injected in names can be changed in preferred pronouns can be used body parts can even be surgically altered but no one can change their actual sex.

So the word transgender is him accurate from a biblical standpoint would say no. It's not accurate I'm in the Bible only speaks of male and female and it says that God created us that way. In the beginning.

In fact, that's part of Christ's wing. When Christ is defending marriage and talking about all those things he harkens back to Genesis 1 and two God made them male and female in the beginning. So when Christians start thinking in terms of transgender is in their thinking of someone who has well it could be any number of things at this point, but from a supposedly medical point of view were talking about something called gender dysphoria, which is the idea of the psychologically a person doesn't feel at home in the body that they were born with a but of course you know your your feelings are so subjective and and so malleable really there. Very you can hear your feelings are always changing so so did you take a term and to attach it to what you're really calling his gender fluidity. This feeling that you were you you can even be certain of who you truly are is just it's it's bogus.

It doesn't make any sense and there isn't really any biblical backing. I could say for why you would why you would why Christians should should feel the need to endorse that kind of terminology and to embrace that kind of language is really sets us off and on about course, but by reminding by taking us all the way back to just human psychological feelings and all these things that are all in her head that that can fluctuate and change over time. So no, I would say we shouldn't be committed to any sort of idea of transgender is him as an idea. So what is the term used the term, obviously in the in the film because that's the recognizable term. But what do you think it should be called or where is it referred to in the Bible as it is that the effeminate in first Corinthians 6 will yeah I mean the leave. I believe that the passage certainly does speak to that, I mean that the passage the term effeminate with in first Corinthians 6 is actually the Greek term alkaloid, which means soft command and there is there is some debate on exactly what that word is specifically referring to, but it is clear throughout early ancient writing, that the term would refer to men who dress themselves up to to feminize their bodies to appeal to male suitors, typically within with the within a temple prostitution kind of context where they were.

They actively are pursuing homosexual relationships so they feminize themselves in order to make themselves more feminine. This could include the removal body parts. This could mean the addition of make up in women's clothes and all those kinds of things but you know this concept of the psychological state that you're born with, and you're not really sure who you are.

I mean that's foreign to so many ancient cultures and that's that's really a very 20th and 21st century idea that builds on this whole psychological kind of mindset that I think this way. Therefore, I am the swing, and so you know that kind of language you know the Bible speaks very much in terms of behavior and actions, and it also speaks in terms of thought, but speaks in terms of our thoughts being able to be changed and altered as we as we are confronted with the truth and we submit ourselves to the Lordship of Christ. Our thinking does change so you know this whole concept of things quite foreign from how the Bible talks about it will use the term just because it's a recognizable term, and in the conversation today and I'm Perkins with us today on the Christian really the producer of a new film entitled in his image, delighting in God's plan for gender and sexuality, homosexuality has been mainstreamed over the last 20 years or so or more is culminated in the Supreme Court decision legalizing homosexual so-called marriage is not marriage the way that God defines it in 2015. Do you think there's a progression from how homosexuality rose to prominence. But now it's really a lot about homosexuality still there. Of course, but now it's a lot about transgender is him it is and it's fascinating how quickly that progress to him him as you pointed out, if you remember back in the day when we were having these kinds of debates in cultural circles in the early 2010s, and even back in the 2000 the question of will. What would come next. A mini conservative people would put for this idea that there will be new things on the horizon. Transgender is a pedophilia beast reality and all these things and people simple no no no were not talking about all that were distorting the equal rights for homosexuals to get married were not talking about these things even infringing on religious rights were not talking about global loss of religious freedom and of course we saw that quickly erode with some of these other decisions related to you know how people how Christians relate to now J people who want to get married and have these weddings and console and so forth. So you know the progression of the stuff all moves quite rapidly and honestly, David. It's ironic that the that the tea within the LGBT moniker is actually at odds with the L in the G in the B because L means lesbian, it means you are a woman who was attracted to someone of the same sex and she means gay you're man attracted to someone of the same sex to be means you are bisexual that you are attracted to someone of the same sex or the opposite sex. All of those things are ordered biologically sex determined, but the tea comes in there and says will sexes is a social construct and gender is what you make of it. In all of these kinds of things and so we've even seen this immersion. The emergence of a term called trans exclusionary radical feminists where radical feminists many of whom are lesbian are completely offended at this whole transgender ideology that is immersed, because it's completely countered. They say to who they are.

You know I'm attracted to the same sex and you're saying that I don't exist as a person when you as a transgender person say that that you can just be a woman because you have decided that you are near in your mind. And so it's ironic them that these in battles and things will happen, it just shows you the cognitive dissonance of this whole ideology that this is in a coherent system of thought. This isn't based on on the fundamental biological realities. This is based on people feelings people's personal interpretation of their own feelings, which is his own level of of elusive and subjectivity and so all of these things just flow out of of really deep into the internal landscape of people's minds. So of course it's going to be all kinds of crazy and is not to make sense.

You know, I just recently heard a term called hetero flexible people have heard this new sexual orientation or holding it out as a new sexual orientation categories.

People who identify as heterosexual. And yet they say that I'm attracted to and sometimes want to have sex with people of the same sex but I don't call myself today.

I don't call myself bisexual I'm hetero flexible. I'm just interested in these other things will know it see just how elusive. Even this category.

The supposedly firm fixed category, sexual orientation is in this but when you expanded out into this whole gender conversation then people are are all kinds of it.

It's it become so elusive and so ephemeral so hard to really even nail down exactly people talking about and it is there does seem to be a clear progression from from 2015 and the sense of just ramped up since it seems almost purposeful that there is such ambiguity involved in it and the terms change and keeps people off balance and trying to logically understand what is taking place.

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Now back to today's program with host David Wheaton, MD Perkins with us today and Christian will be the producer of his image were offering this film as our current offer right now you can go to our website or give us a call to get a copy. It's 110 minutes long.

You can get it for a donation of any amount to the Christian worldview okay so I like to play a soundbite from early in the film that characterizes what the contentious conversation that goes back and forth over this issue of transgender is him that we hear in the media today.

I know Gigi DDTTTIQ head dragging the issues are unavoidable on the news.

I did not have a chance to comment on how good the White House look in remote legislation. Bathroom down in our schools queen story detainment. Socially, even reaching into our churches, causing families to question my child and their pushing everyone calls themselves a follower of Christ to wrestle with the question is on can you be a Christian. What if you generally feel like you're trapped in the wrong body to God make you dislike is changing and possible in that soundbite toward the beginning of the film, MD, it deals with some of the common discourse that you hear in the midst of this issue of homosexuality and transgender's and that the culture war so to speak on this topic, but the film doesn't deal so much with that actually pretty minor-league with the cultural or political battle over over these issues, but deals with the issue of transgender is him in a very personal compassionate and biblical standpoint. Even the title in his image as the foundation for understanding why this can be overcome in the Gospels made clear in the scriptural foundation for who God made you, why did you put so much emphasis on that and not so much emphasis just on the culture were things you see on the news every night of the great question will obviously if you are familiar at all with American family Association. The ministry that I work for that put this document together. You know that were certainly not silent when it comes to the questions of issues in the culture Christians being involved in politics and all of the things that are emerging within the within the civic arena, but when it came to AFA leadership wanting to make a film that would speak to this issue.

They realize we we have made such a consistent and clear stand when it comes to the other culture war questions and we continue to do that through our radio programs are our broadcasts and in our articles and things like that.

And of course those things are constantly changing income and need to have your finger constantly on the posted to pick out the nuances, but there needed to be some kind of presentation that would that would clearly define for us as an organization for our viewers for our donors for people who the Christian church. What does it mean to be made in the image of God, why, why do we talk about these things, you know, it's the question underneath the question.

You know it's the question that Christians start to get upset about something and that in the culture with gay marriage or something in your hearing to start the of the debate, but would often is lacking. What many Christians honestly David are lacking is is the biblical foundation for why they even believe what they believe sometimes they're just following along because I feel like this is what trusted people I know were saying and so we should be opposed to this, but Christians should be rooted and grounded in truth, that we should understand the reasons why we believe what we believe and so that's what AFA wanted to do with this documentary we wanted to get in and to see what the Scripture say we wanted to be able to present some some scientific evidence that backs up the scriptural truth.

We wanted to be able to point to stories of hope and change of people who really have come through these things because that's the other narrative that were hearing is that people can't change their just born that way, and the transgender question is such a new one that you know honestly when we were getting into the process we we didn't even know if we could find stories of people who had gone in and come out of it mean we knew that God was God was at work and people, but you know what would the stories be there. Would someone be able to come forward with a clear, credible testimony and be able to talk about the amazing work of God's restoring and redeeming grace in their own life and you know in God's mercy, he brought those people to us and so we were able to highlight that in the film, but you know that that was the reason for the focus really is. Is the church is to be called back and we need to sometimes be called back to first things we need to remember why we do the things we do instead of just getting into the pattern of well I'm just a conservative politically, and I just need to follow along. Along with this bearing witness, and the culture is important and is a very essential part of the Christian life. We need to understand why God called us to bear witness and if we're not clear on that didn't were really opening ourselves up to deception into error into easily be led astray into other things and you're saying that a lot, especially in the younger generation of of our so-called believers very much and and I thought that was so well done in the filming we hear so much of the culture war over that that the back-and-forth in which sin or it's it's this is who I am here all these these kind of catchphrases and bumper stickers on this but the film does so well because it goes to the biblical basis and presents it as we title their program today.

The need for grace and truth on the issue of trans gender is him again MD Perkins with us today on the Christian Realty radio program you can get the DVD of this film in his image for a donation of any amount to the Christian worldview. Just contact us in the usual ways to be glad to send it to you. We also a five DVD pack as well. More information again at our website on that.

Here's another clip from the film by Pastor Kevin DeYoung and I'll follow up with a question. Genesis 2 shows clearly that the man and the woman are created, each for each other. There is a fitness that's the language that it looked out and there was no animal fit for this man. So he makes one fitted.

It is not only the union but anyway the reunion that she was taken out of man bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh, a reunion of the man and the woman we see this in Ephesians 5 when Paul talks about the mystery of the gospel and marriage between is a picture of Christ in the church will there you have union with differentiation. That analogy doesn't work with Christ in Christ church and church just like the analogy doesn't work with man and man, woman and woman. The whole reason it's a picture is because you have a man and a woman who are each fit for each other with different roles with different purposes.

Complementary functions who are coming together in the same way that Christ and the church is not just that Christ the church. Each love each other or two men can love each other but there is a unique fixedness.

This is why Romans chapter 1 uses that same language that they had exchanged natural relations for unnatural relations. It is part and parcel of the way God created us that we would be in our sexual organs in our very lives in marriage join together in this organic union Kevin DeYoung and in that soundbite we displayed MD talks about that.

The word uses the fitted in this between man and woman in the film. There was this notebook that was shown where a young woman was taking notes and it was that man was created. Number one man was created first. Man was created to to work and to keep this going only back into Genesis and man was also created.

Number three to give spiritual instruction to his wife and then woman woman was created.

Number one from the man taken from the man number two for the man.

Now those are fighting words in.

In today's culture. We know that's why it's resisted by the broader culture because they just their unregenerate and they don't reverence God and they'd reject his word, but that's even rejected within many Christian circles today. Why do you think that is so resisted God's perfect design for the fitted nests of a man and a woman together. Well, it's resisted because Satan our enemy is crafty and he's deceitful and he he feeds us lives and we want to be autonomous. We want to be able to determine our own destiny and we want to be able to this this whole notion of just kind of self-rule and self-reliance. In this idea that you you are the one who's in charge and and the whole though the impact of feminism on Christian thinking, I think, is something that few people have been able to really highlight with the with the depth and the weight that it needs to be recognized as this is this is a demonic ideology that leaves it leaves women into bondage to feel like they they have to create their own life and they have to sustain themselves.

In all these ways, and it puts them at odds with man and it it it it invites this rejection of God's authority because the question of authority and even the question of of a wife submitting to her on the husband is one that God gives the authority to the man in that relationship.

And God says that this is related to to the prefall condition that God made Adam first, and that God gave the command to him with the expectation that he would then share them with her and so there's this this is part of a rejection of God's providence really in our lives that we want to be the ones to determine what's right and what's wrong for us. And of course you know because of sin and the nature of the fall men to abuse this idea to when there is this chauvinistic mindset and people can connect in and really wretched ways toward women are toward their own wives or toward the women in their life and that's certainly not what Scripture calls us to either but the whole feminist movement in the idea that you have to claim your rights and you have to take this out.

This is something that is deserved and this whole patriarchy needs to be dismantled and the whole thing needs to be completely undermined so that you can rise up and acquire what exactly I mean that it's it's a sad day in which one when people start rejecting the fact that God made you a certain way and he made you that way for a purpose and there's a goodness man in our ability to accept God's providence and his leading in our life. And I didn't choose to be born man. My wife didn't just be born woman. We didn't have any. We didn't have any votes in this process, but that's but that's how God made us and so part of part of our life as believers is to recognize that the fundamental fact by nature that God intended for us to live out our life you interviewed for me to live out my life as a man, and for my wife to live out her life as a woman, but that is good for us to embrace God's design and intention for us in that way. And you know what else it does is undercuts a lot of things that we would normally that culture might tell us that we need to seek out or trying acquire for ourselves. It it states able to undercut that kind of restlessness of the human heart that always feels like it has to be filled with something else, something else, something else when really there is there's a there's a contentedness that comes will rest and who God made us to be what God wants for us what God plans for us and you know once we give up the reins and we stop fighting God and that there is a lot of peace that actually comes to us so yeah it's it's something that Christian should recognize not only the destructive power of it but also the benefit of the good that it all for us when we fall in line with what God intends. That's very well said God's ways are not burdensome. There beneficial for us. They obviously bring glory to him, and as you mentioned, they bring great satisfaction and fulfillment.

That's really the ultimate life to have a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that you're in a right relationship with God in your living for the purpose for which you were created to be in right relationship with him and be obedient to him again MD Perkins with us today on the Christian will be the producer of in his image, delighting in God's plan for gender and sexuality.

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We a couple more soundbites to play before the next question here. The first one has to do with clips that we hear about homosexuality and transgender is him trying to make inroads into the church and then it follows up with a comment by again. Pastor Kevin DeYoung about this. The audacity of misinterpreting Scripture to accommodate these sinful endeavors. The problem for most people is not a matter of understanding what the Bible says accepting and that's what we get this tsunami of K Christianity it's in the church rather than allowing the word of God to change us. Many try to change the word of God and make no mistake about it. Efforts to change God's eternal word are coming to a church near you is no such thing as a gay Christian hello right here love and acceptance and inclusion are legally married is a clear read more. We love in the Bible and ending in there are those Scripture passages that use People like me. Another is sexuality present decided it fell from the sky and running like a manual for how to run the earth. They only were a lesbian couple. Jesus affirmed the master slave homosexual relationship that Paul would've been okay with today's standing of gay Christian. There's a gay Christian workday Christian conferences gay Christian pastors seminary, but in the end, the problem has to do with the authority of God's word. Just as the serpent asked in the garden did God really say tempting Eve to question the clear commands of the Lord, that same spirit is speaking of tempting us to question what is plainly written whose voice to listen to when you understand that for all of Christian history until like last week. Christians have held homosexual behavior to be sinful. It is the height of audacity to suggest that now were understanding the Bible in a way that they couldn't. I have much more sympathy, actually two liberal scholars are just honest and say well obviously that's what the Bible teaches, and we just come to disagree with the Bible in that soundbite we just played MD is some of the things we hear now about how the LGBT Q movements trying to press into the church. The idea that you can be a same-sex attracted Christian or a gay Christian Kevin DeYoung and the follow-up some biter that says to me in the audacity of of just misinterpreting Scripture like this to me when Scripture so clear.

So how are homosexuality and transgender is in making such strong inroads into the evangelical church today when the Bible is just consistently and from front to back so clear about God's standard for sexuality and gender okay were sorry to leave you hanging but were going to play the rest of the interview next week with MD Perkins he and he will answer that question about how homosexuality and transgender is him or making such inroads into the evangelical church despite the fact that the Bible is so clear about these issues. The title of the film is in his image and again you can order the film for a donation of any amount for a limited time from the Christian worldview just get in contact with us or a website.

The Christian just call us at our office at one AAA eight 646-2233 or you can write to us at Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331 and all that contact information is repeated immediately following the program today. Now just thinking about this whole issue of transgender is him has weekly pull back and think about where this is going where we've come in this country. This is an extremely bad sign for our society. Not that it's taking place because homosexuality and transgender is imminent, and of course heterosexual morality, like adultery, been taking place forever.

The bad sign is that these things are affirmed.

There encourage such as tolerated, like people do in private, but they are affirmed and mainstreamed in our society now and it goes right back to what Paul wrote in Romans chapter 1 in all this read a portion of that passage in a nation or society has been given over and that's a judgment by God being given overreaches withdraws his restraining grace on the nation just descends down the spiral staircase into more and more sin, depravity Romans one verse 26 as for this reason God gave them over to degrading passions. These are these are unbelievers look how it starts here with homosexuality. For their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural in the same way. Also, the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. Again, homosexuality is been around forever, but the difference is now in the last 20 years it's been fast tracked and mainstreamed to affirmation this country and if you disagree you're a terrible person your hater your discriminator and you need to be pushed to the margins of society. Verse 28 Romans one and goes even deeper now goes down deeper and just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, so goes deeper, goes beyond homosexuality.

What other depravity can we find to do those things which are not proper being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed and evil not only one year, you're involved in homosexuality. Are you saying your God may have designed a man to be with a woman I'm in a go against that for my own personal pleasure. But transgender is M says you made me thus God I will be something different.

And then my sexuality will go. Whatever way I wanted to go and this is not to condemn those who who struggle with homosexuality, or, or transgender is him.

It is to warn those who are advocates of in pushing this evil on society there. There are some who are just victims of this temptation and this this wicked ideology but then there are those who are purveying it and that's what I think this passage is talking about Romans once as they are haters of God, insolent, arrogant, inventors of evil, and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. That's from Romans one, so there is this encouragement, there is this affirmation it's forcing it down the throats of society, encouraging those who are enslaved to this to keep on going with that. Not trying to help them get out of it and that's the wickedness. There and this is going on now all throughout our government day I read a news release this week from the American family Association, which said on March 17, the US Senate health, education, labor and pensions committee voted to advance Pres. Joe Biden's nominee for assistant secretary of health Dr. Rachel Levine by a vote of 13 to 9 American family Association AFA opposes this nomination and is urging you to contact your senators and asked them to vote against Dr. Levine who is a radical advocate for the homosexual and transgender agenda disorder talking about today. She is a proper use the pronoun there. He is a biological male who identifies as female or a transgender female as the politically correct culture defines it goes on to say her friends at family research Council had produced an analysis of Levine's radical views on adolescent sexuality that includes genital mutilation for sex change purposes and the normalization of and advocacy for transgender ideology among school age children and you think, wow, that's pretty insidious. What is severe about drag queen story hour it comes to libraries all over the country.

It's been right here in earwax you were we live as well. They come in the public libraries and bring transgender people and read storybooks to little children advocating and promoting transgender is him how much more wicked can it get the net trying to corrupt the most innocent among us now. Meanwhile the equality act, which we've been talking about the program as well which is now past the House of Representatives will be coming before the Senate fairly soon, and this would add homosexuality and transgender is him to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and thus setting a a situation a a zero-sum game between the LGBT Q movement and those who any organization or any person who won't participate in what they know to be sin is going to be a zero-sum game.

One side will win one side gonna lose and so what homosexuality and transgender is and get codified in laws part of the Civil Rights Act is going to put at jeopardy. Those who hold to biblical morality. Now there was an amazing speech made on the floor of the U.S. House when the equality act was being debated by Greg stupid.

He's a congressman Republican from Florida and instead of getting up there in speaking about the you know the scientific study is that a transgender-ism is bad for someone's health and they have a higher rate of suicide and all those things may be true Greg stupid. He did something that I haven't heard done and probably many many years on the floor of the U.S. House. He used eight biblical foundation why the equality act should be rejected. Here's what he said. Like most beaches, you will hear this for today only to start with the truth.

Deuteronomy 25 states woman must not wear men's clothing nor man wear women's clothing for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this now.

This verse is concerned about clothing styles, but with people determining their own sexual identities is not clothing or personal style that offends God, but rather the use of one's appearance to act out or take on a sexual identity different from the one biologically assigned by God at birth and his wisdom, God intentionally made each individual uniquely either mail or female. When men or women claim to be able to choose their own sexual identity. They are making a statement that God did not know what he was doing when he created them. I'm going to quote directly from Dr. Tony Evans commentary Bible in this passage of Scripture. Men and women equally share in bearing the image of God, but he has designed them to be distinct from and complementary toward one another. The gender confusion that exists in our culture today is a clear rejection of God's good design.

Whenever nations laws no longer reflect the standards of God that nation is in rebellion against him, and when will inevitably bear the consequences. And I think we are seeing the consequences of rejecting God here in our country today, and this bill speaks directly against was laid out in Scripture our government through this bill is going to redefine what a woman is and what a man is.

It could be anyone who identifies that gender anytime you're going to single-handedly end women's sports and all of the gains for women's rights contained in title nine was passed in this body. Since 1972, single-handedly destroying women sports in the name of equality. How ironic if biological men can compete and women sports then it's no longer women sports at all. We might as well just have one sports team per event and women, transgender women, men, transgender men can all compete against each other. How is that for equality if biological biological differences didn't matter.

We would never have created and funded separate teams for men and women we know science supports the idea that there are performance differences between biological men and women in competitive sports, and it's just common sense. The vast majority of Americans just not common sense to this Democratic majority in Connecticut. Three high school female track runners have had to file a lawsuit because their title IX protections were violated by biological male athletes competing against them. They had no choice but to file suit after they were forced to compete against biological male athletes and after those biological male athletes brought home for teen women's state championship titles. I could stand up here and give you example after example of this happening throughout our country in all sports categories but I don't have near the time. If you want to protect women sports and vote against this bill. Are you and then in the spirit of Romans one Jerry Nadler, the Democratic Congressman had this to say in response to Greg stupid speech Mr. survey what any religious tradition describes as God's will is no concern of this Congress. Did you hear that Minna played again.

Mr. survey what any religious tradition describes as God's will is no concern of this Congress that my friend is exactly what is the problem.

What is going wrong in our country that we have no concern as a nation. Yes, there are some people who do have concern about the things of God but those in leadership and a vast sizable part of our population has no concern for the things of God.

And when that takes place there is a consequence of God's judgment for rebelling and shaking your fist in his face. But here's the good news the country may be a sinking ship and we don't know exactly what's going to happen.

God can do amazing things. There can be revival. Who knows, but certainly the direction is one away from God, but God on that sinking ship is still saving souls from being sunk and if you are listening today and you understand who God is that he is your creator. You are accountable to him. He's gonna be here just judge someday. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess the Bible says that Jesus Christ is Lord other words, we can bow to him willingly. Now in repentance and faith or you can guarantee it that you be bowing to him later on after you die unwillingly, but all will bow.

The Bible says in Ephesians chapter 2 and you were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air of the spirit and that is now working in the sons of disobedience. That is what this spirit is the spirit of transgender-ism and homosexuality and all sexual morality is the spirit that's works in the sons of disobedience says in verse three it implicates us all in this were all sinners. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. I stand here today as one who is been saved by that the grace of God, not by my own good works. I indulge the diet desires of my own flesh, but thank God. Thank God that he reached down and showed me my sin and led me to repentance and faith in him. Verse four is the greatest transition Scripture but God, being rich in mercy, God intervene because he is merciful because of his great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ by grace, not by works good works but by God's grace unmerited favor you have been saved and he raised us up with him and he seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. What a powerful passage. What a great passage of hope we talk about the sin of transgender-ism in homosexuality and heterosexual immorality, and every other kind of sin there is in the world, but God can save us when we repent of our sin turn from it confess to God agree with God of our sin and put our trust or faith and belief in Jesus Christ is the son of God and what he did for us on the cross he died pay the penalty for our sins so we can be forgiven and made right with that truly is the good news no matter how much the bad news is been a challenging world world and with the title wave of sin becomes ever more apparent in present in this nation even within the church very, very sadly but there is one thing Christian can always count on entrusting Jesus Christ and his word are the same yesterday today and forever until next time think biblically live accordingly. Pray without ceasing. Rejoice always stand for the mission of the Christian worldview is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope today's broadcast encouraged for that and here replayed today's program or to sign up for the weekly email to find out what must I do to be saved to your website or call us toll-free at 1-888-646-2233 Christian worldview as a listener supported ministry and furnished by the overcoming foundation, a nonprofit organization can find out more water resources make a donation become a monthly partner and contact us by visiting the Christian bowling toll-free 1-888-646-2233 writing to Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331 Box 41, Excelsior, MN 5531. Thanks for listening to the Christian worldview. Until next time think biblically and live accordingly

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