One Blood, Two Genders
This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, “I have done no wrong.”
This is a woman who apparently felt that she had no choice but to sell her body for a meal. It is a tragic story that is played out over and over again throughout the centuries. One could argue for the victimization of women by predatory males and there is certainly some merit to that. However there is also the truth that many women simply see no value in themselves or in the value that God gives them and they are willing to exchange one fleshly pursuit for another.
Sexuality is God’s perfect design for a man and a woman of every nation, tribe and people group. When man eats the bitter fruit of rebellion, we need a way to justify ourselves. So, we deviate further from God’s perfect design and embrace vain philosophies such as ‘molecules to man’ evolution.
By this means we justify ourselves and try to diminish the marriage commitment or redefine marriage between people of the same gender as normal. Even variation in man’s genetic pool is redefined as ‘races’. We deny the scripture that says that we are all of one blood. (Acts 17:26) The results are disastrous.
In Romans chapter one, we read of what happens when mankind worships and serves the creature more than the Creator.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: Romans 1:22-24
This ‘dishonoring their own bodies’ includes heterosexual as well as homosexual behavior. It is the thought of treating our bodies with contempt whether in thought, word or deed.
Sexuality is God’s Idea, Sensuality is Man’s Idea
Modern American society now marginalizes anyone who insists that homosexuality is not part of God’s design even so far as labeling them ‘racist’. Yet clearly, God created man, ‘Male and Female Created He Them”. God insists on two genders, does that make God ‘racist’?
When we declare that our behavior is outside of our control and merely a product of evolutionary change, we are not following plan of God, we are not behaving in the way that God made us, we are instead subjecting our bodies to that which is against God’s design.
We are designed by a Creator. We are creatures. We are told how we were created and how sin has corrupted God’s creation. Yet we prefer the fables of men rather than the truth of God. We take what we want, we wipe our mouths and we say we have done nothing wrong.
“And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done..”
Romans 1:28 ESV
The disastrous result of all this is not sudden destruction, at least not in this present day of grace. The sad calamity is this: “God gave them up….God gave them over…God gave them up”.
The sad reality is that we don’t know just how much God’s loving hand preserves us from evil until it is taken away.
Like the pop tune lyrics say:
‘Don’t it always seem to go,
You don’t know what you got till it’s gone..
Take paradise, put up a parking lot…’