Biologically a person is either male or female, according to their DNA. The latest fad of “gender reveal” parties reveals the child in the womb as either male or female. The traditional dictionary definition of gender has always referred to either male or female. Nothing else. So, what are Christians to make of the alphabet people? You know, the ones who yield to their attraction for the same sex, or the ones that are confused as to whether they are man or woman or some other gender variation depending on their mood for any given day, with each variation being assigned a letter.

For Christians, we are called to love these neighbors as ourselves. We are not called, however, to condone or approve what we know to be morally wrong. Actually, concern for our neighbor should lead us to call attention to the error of their way, no matter how sincere they appear to be, and to encourage them to repent and turn to God. Their misguided behavior is nothing new, but rather just more open than before and with significant media coverage. But it wasn’t right 2,000 years ago and it’s not right today. Although we are cautioned to not judge others, we are also instructed to judge actions, including our own.

The Bible warns about sins of the flesh and the dire consequence of loss of eternal life. In particular, Romans 1:26-28, Gal. 5:16,19-21, 1 Cor 6:9-10, and Jude:7 tell us that true Christian teaching does not allow for these aberrant behaviors. Unfortunately there are also some assemblies identifying as Christian that openly endorse and embrace this behavior even among their leaders. It’s doubly sad when those calling themselves Christian choose to follow the ways of the world rather than the ways of God.

Stay focused and remain faithful.

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