When the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood issued a 14-point statement affirming historical Christian teaching on sex and sexuality, the left completely flipped its biscuit:
It’s terribly anti-gay and transgender and sadly, this is what the group wants their fellow evangelicals to go out and preach to members.
Among the articles of the statement, they deny that God created marriage to exist between gay people. They also say that difference between males and females are of God’s creation and that they are not a “tragedy to overcome,” implying that transgender people are be (sic) going against the Bible if they identify with another sex. The document spells out their anti-gay and trans thoughts by declaring in article seven that “We deny that adopting a homosexual or transgender self conception is consistent with God’s holy purposes.” So in other words, if you’re gay or trans, God is not okay with you. Article eight slams same-sex attraction for going against “God’s original creation.”
Article 10 makes our blood boil as they “affirm that it is sinful to approve of homosexuality and transgenderism and that approving of it “departs from Christian faithfulness.” Well then so much for TOLERANCE which Jesus teaches in the Bible!
Except that Jesus does not teach tolerance in the Bible; He teaches God’s will.
The most amusing thing about Hollywood Life‘s hyperventilation over these 14 points* is that it treats the teaching that Jesus gave 2000 years ago as if it’s not been a foundational premise of Western culture for nearly 20 centuries and of Hebrew culture for 20 centuries before that.
Yes, hysterical leftist, Jesus really denies that God created marriage to exist between gay people. And He says that the differences between men and women are God’s purposeful design:
[F]rom the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. (Mark 10:6-8, ESV)
God created them male and female**. A man shall hold fast to his wife. It does not take a logician to see that ‘marrying’ outside Christ’s stated design, or pretending that you are of a sex that you’re not, or even approving of such confusion (Rom 1:32) departs from Christian teaching. This is not even controversial, but is rooted in history, culture, theology, and, I might add, biology.***
The question before us is not, Does Christianity affirm gay relationships, sexual disorientation, and extramarital sex? It assuredly does not and never has. If someone presents a religion that does, it’s not Christianity, because it does not follow Christ’s teaching. Words have to mean things.
No, the question is whom we will serve. Will we follow, teach, and promote Jesus’ teachings on sex and marriage even in the reddened, spitting face of modern popular hysteria? Or will we deny our God’s design for mankind in exchange for the praise of gossip columnists and modern, sophisticated metrosexuals?
Choose this day.
* An unfortunate coincidence, I’m sure.
** Humans, like all mammals, exist in two sexes and zero genders.
*** It’s hard to imagine a more obvious evolutionary dead end than homosexuality.