“The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.” — Patrick Henry
We are in perilous days. It does no good for us to know the truth of the Bible and not preach it and practice it.
Our government’s foundations were built by men who believed in God. Now, those who are in charge reject God and seek to rule over us in a way that forces humanistic standards of public conduct on us and our children, through heavy-handed regulations and a failed educational system that teaches exactly the opposite of Bible principles.
Such is the “decree” of the Obama administration, as it extends special rights for those who identify as transgender. Instead of keeping clear of our lives, our homes and our families, these leaders are set upon a course of systematically destroying the very bedrock of our country — the nuclear family. In the most recent meddlesome, oppressive, and destructive social engineering experiment of catering to transgender individuals, the government is stepping over the line and using its power to harm the family.
Can a woman or little girl feel safe in a public bathroom when sexually developed men can come into the restroom and watch them or even attack them? Protecting citizens should be the first job of our government, not enabling perversion or potential predators.
Our Founding Fathers understood that Bible knowledge is key to understanding what “human” means. Genesis says: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply …'”
God created a fundamental physical reality that was not only a good thing for human beings — it was a reflection of who God is. In fact, it took the expression of His nature in two creatures — man and woman — to totally reflect His image. Sexual difference matters to us because we are creatures made in the image of God. He created and supports the meaning and value that lies at the heart of marriage. Only love expressed through the complimentary sexual differences of the husband and wife is inseparably ordered to create new life.
Now people in our government who don't believe in God want to hijack what God has put in place — encouraging individuals to remake themselves in their own image. This neo-pagan idea means that they can take their bodies and consider themselves able to choose any idea of sexual expression to use or abuse their bodies.
However, when a man or woman tries to change the creature born with an XY (male) or XX (woman) marker on every chromosome, that person is still not able to usurp God's authority.
Our Western culture has created the science that may make someone look different on the outside — but the transgender ideology is grounded in the idea that the body isn't an essential part of our being. Gender identity is fluid, and a social construct. A person may identify as a man trapped in a woman's body, or vice versa. Many transgender people opt for reconstructive surgery so that their identity fits with their body. However, the roles assigned to men and women do not change over time in God's eyes.
The progressives running (or ruining?) our government are all about getting the definition of sex — meaning male and female — legally broadened to include all the variations currently described and humanly imaginable and to make their views to be on a parity with race, color, and God-designed XX-XY sexual distinctions.
We are in perilous days. It does no good to know the truth but not talk about it and live it. It does no good to know the truth of the Bible and not preach it and practice it. We say, "Pastors, preach in the pulpit. Preach the word of God! Christians, God's word addresses every issue of life! Tell your friends and neighbors!" But we can't speak as if God's truth is an opinion. We have to speak of God's word as final — and He is the final judge. Let's please Him, rather than ourselves, someone down the street, or a God-opposing administration in Washington.
The scriptural gospel is far better than anything that will come from Washington. It makes sense of our humanity. It restores our dignity. It calls us to be men and women who see our bodies as a gift, vessels by which we may give glory to our maker and redeemer.
Remaining silent is not only wrong — it may well prove to be extraordinarily costly. It may sear the consciousness of the next generation and hasten our national decline. It is the message of God in scripture, and it is the hope of us all.
Hon. Sam Rohrer is president of the American Pastors Network, a national network of pastors with constitutional and biblical teachings that discusses today’s pressing issues. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for 18 years and a candidate for governor in 2010, and is co-host of the daily "Stand in the Gap Today" radio program.
Last Modified: June 7, 2016, 5:01 pm