I am sitting here, in awe at the shock some Christians are expressing over the Transgender Revolution that is taking place in the United States. What I am not in shock over, is the simple fact that this is a reality. Why should anyone expect anything different? We have taken God and Christ out of the center of our country’s core and have placed the word of God beneath the word of man.
In December of 2011, a woman in Texas was fired by Macy’s for not allowing a transgender individual in the woman’s dressing room. That shocked me. It shocked me because it was the first time, I truly witnessed the unveiling of what was about to happen in our country.
Because of that, I began to realize that my children can not enter any dressing room (or bathroom) and have any privacy or safety. The memory of the hidden cameras in dressing rooms (from my youth) along with camera phones now being in everyone’s hands – it seems as though the only place a person may have for privacy is in their own home. While I have no doubt in believing many are confused by their sexual orientation, in a world infested with pornography, I also have no doubt in believing that many would claim to be something just to get a peek at a person of the opposite sex (for their own pleasure), thus saying they are one thing to gain access to dressing/bathrooms.
So, when the Massachusets Department of Elementary and Secondary Education begins implementing guidelines for the implementation of Transgender rights (based on this law) in schools that takes away the liberty of others, I am not shocked.
I am not shocked that they deem the rights of a child over the truth shared by a parent or a doctor. I am not shocked that a child can claim to be a boy at home and a girl at school.
What shocks me is that Christians are shocked. They are shocked by this and the ads during the Super Bowl Game.
Why are you shocked? And what are you really willing to do about it?
Do you want to continue watching our country live in a cesspool by giving up the liberty of all for the rights by a few very confused individuals who are not being taught the truth in school or at home (truth based on the Bible)? Do we want to continue living in a country that walks around singing “Jesus loves me” without reminding everyone that at no time did Jesus tell anyone to continue living in their sin? Do we not need to stand up and remind everyone that we are to reflect the son?
Yes, our words and actions should be loving and gentle, but to stand up and tell others that Jesus said they could live in their sin and still live an eternal life in Heaven – is blasphemy. And if you find a verse or chapter in the Bible that says otherwise, please show me.
Our country has lost it’s knowledge of Truth and Liberty. We have taken each and every individuals’ rights, based on what they think is right (without taking Biblical law into consideration) and they have blasted away at the Liberty of the Nation as a whole.
You see, every person has individual rights and freedoms (as granted by God), but those rights should not impede upon the freedom or safety/security of another. That’s Liberty. Liberty is when you, as an individual understand that we need to love our neighbors as ourselves. Just because we have the right to do something, does not mean we should if it has a negative impact on another human being.
Let’s consider this example. Many families have dogs. In our county, there is a chain law – you may not chain an animal up in your back yard. However, if you have a fence, you can leave them there. Now, let’s say you have dogs that bark non-stop. You have the ‘right’ to leave those dogs back there. But, your dogs may be impacting the peace of your neighbors. You are then impacting the liberty of those around you.
So, now, Chritians are upset because they can not believe what is going on at the hands of those they have elected to make decisions on their behalf. People pushing for change and equality. But, do you really know what that change will lead to? Or are you afraid to speak up? Because truth be known the authentic truth of the gospel is hated by those who don’t want to submit to the Creator of the Universe. Are you afraid you will be hated by men? Yes, that is a reality. But, consider your eternal soul and theirs.
The beauty of the gospel is found in submission. By admitting we are all sinners (me, I am like Paul – the worst of these). But, by God’s grace, he did send His son so that all could be reconciled. Reconciliation can not occur until a person submits to His laws and gives up his own rights, life and freedom to live in the truth of God’s word.
That is where freedom and liberty exist. When we love others enough to give up our own lives – not the safety and security of all, but our wants/desires…that truly are not of God.
In the midst of this chaos, our country is up in arms due to the imposing sequestration. Our family is already under sequestration due to the impacts of this year’s taxation and increase in our Health Care Insurance…so, to me, this is not a shock either, but that is another post in and of it’s self.
My question though, is truly this- When will America wake up? When will Christians wake up and stop playing the victim? When will you stand up for the truth of God’s word?
With that to say, I realize this post may be a bit of a shock. I have spent the last year writing posts I thought would appeal to many. I quit writing for the reason I began this journey. To share truth that others are not willing to do. So, if this is offensive, that is not my intent. It is a plea to wake others up. And if you want to comment, you have the right to do so -but please read my comment policy first and Cindy’s recent blog post may also be beneficial.
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