“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools . . . who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” Romans 1:22 and 25
Romans chapter one has long been considered a table of contents outlining humanity’s methodical descent into the hopeless hell that God made for worst of angels guilty of the highest of treason. Men have always been depraved, and they have always embraced that depravity. However the Apostle Paul enlightens us on the progress of darkness as it creeps through the ages, and we can clearly see that the depravity that humanity is embracing seems to be pickup up steam, and multiplying by degrees.
What the Bible delineates for us in Romans 1:21-31, saturates our social powers that be. The madness has become all but a mandate that we admit men and women have the power to define truth and in order to be a right minded person one must offer up the sacrifice of praise to whatever constitutes the latest decree.
The current insanity that soils our senses has to do with Bruce Jenner, and Rachel Dolezal. One is a man who demands that the world admit that he is a woman, and the other is white person who has decreed that the world admit that she is black. Both are acting as though the truth is whatever they declare it to be. Of course liars and fools have always done such. The difference now is the voices from the asylum of secular progress has called upon all to acknowledge the powers of their godhead. The expectation laid upon all of us is to admit that people actually have the power to identify themselves however they so choose, including gender and race, and that all who do not admit that are ignorant, uneducated bigots.
Is “size” identity next? What about “age” identity?
I measure 5 foot 6 inches tall, but I think I may want to identify as a card carrying seven footer. What’s more than that, I fully expect every basketball coach in the country to admit it as well. I’m 42, but if I identify as 67 can I go ahead and demand to start receiving my social security?
What has taken place in the heart of Bruce Jenner is a tragedy of eternal proportions. What is going on in the mind of Rachel Dolezal leaves us almost speechless when it comes any semblance of intelligent reason. My heart genuinely hurts for both of them. They are clearly spiritually, emotionally, and mentally handicapped in ways that only the Bible can diagnose. It is a bad situation, and it is a sad situation. . . . . Nonetheless, it is one that the Bible has told us about long before it has come about.
How is a Bible believing Christian to deal with this?
1.) Prayer, evangelism, and grace. – Jesus is the only answer for a lost mind and heart.
2.) Take comfort that all things are as Johnny sang, “goin by the book.”
3.) Stand firm. Man is what God says he is. Male or female; red, yellow, black or white; young, or old. The dictionary of reality is not up for a vote, nor will it just disappear because men choose to ignore it. Changed truth is no longer truth, as the Bible says, it is a lie.
No one has the market cornered on sin. Bruce’s “transjennerisation” is a sin. My evil thoughts are just as much a sin. But it is not a sin, to call sin a sin. Rachel’s claim that she is black is a lie. So is the smile on my face sometimes. We do not have to be perfect to call out the imperfect. We just know the Word of God, say the Word of God, conform to the Word of God, and beg for others to do the same.
Yet we are to never bow to men’s false sense of power and permission to define and design the realities of life. There is one Creator; and there is only one dictionary that matters. Anything different is not a change worth making!