Gender, that basic fact of life that determines everything we are and everything we are going to be, is one issue the Creator has chosen for us. Determined for us prior to birth, we were given no choice in the matter. We are who we are by divine decree.
Not so, however, in America. So independent have we become from our Creator, so determined to ignore this most basic fact of nature, we not only give our children the right to choose but furthermore provide the means to change their gender and sexual orientation.
God made us free moral agents and has given us the prerogative of rejecting Him and the principles He has established. Freedom of choice, however, does not give us the right to choose our gender; it is the one prerogative God has reserved for Himself.
Once we have assumed the role of deity in choosing this most basic of all divine prerogatives, everything else is subject to debate. In addition to gender identity, the right to life and traditional marriage have been earmarked in a progressive agenda that has no place for God. America has been sexualized; what we once thought immoral has become socially acceptable.
We have told the next generation of Americans, those destined to be the business and church leaders of tomorrow, that morality is a matter of choice and pre-marital sex is ok. Marriage is no longer thought of as a sacred union between a man and a woman, and gender, we have told them, is what you want it to be..
And, having done this to them, we have removed the Bible from their educational curriculum, the one objective standard of truth we have been given. Parents, sometimes by circumstances but often by choice, have been relegated to a secondary role, no longer able to command obedience or to demand respect. And with almost every teen now having a cell phone, pornography is easily accessed.
But there is a price to pay for our independence; freedom of choice is never free. “Do not deceived,” the Bible says, “a man reaps what he sows.”
Writing in The Real Truth magazine, Bradford Shleifer notes that, “Researchers in Washington, D. C., wanted to start a program to prevent sexual activity in youth. After initially offering the program to seventh graders, it was ineffective because too many seventh-graders were already having sex.
I am no prophet of doom, and I have no insight on the future, but I fear for America. We have traded our spiritual heritage for a lifestyle that is godless, immoral, and aberrant. And each generation of Americans, educated and trained by a godless society, is turning ever more ungodly.
Indeed, as per one article I have seen, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports that in the United States, 42% of children between 10 and 17 years of age have viewed pornography online. As a result, it is now common to lose one’s virginity by age 15. You may ignore the Christian community and dismiss our fears as prudish, but we are seeing, even as I write, the deterioration of morality in America.
The tragedy of all this is that I know of no way to make my point in a manner our society will accept. But there is a solution … a source that will enable us to put our national house in order and live by principles that will insure a productive and satisfying life. And His Name is Jesus.