Is gender really a matter of choice? God’s teachings clearly tell us otherwise. Years ago, a commercial featured a little boy and girl having a conversation about taking photographs. A line in the ad was, “You can take pictures of the opposite sex.” Innocently, the little girl asked the boy, “Am I the opposite sex or are you?” Today, however, some would incorrectly answer, “Neither.”
Some things are too obvious to rationally question. Is something up or down, black or white, hot or cold? Physical facts determine the answer. But in the mixed-up, confused times we live in, some people defy the obvious and embrace a disturbing and unreasonable view, based not on fact or truth, but on what they want reality to be.
Nowhere is this more clearly demonstrated than in modern social engineering, in which individuals deny the fundamental, biological connection between “gender” and “sex.” One’s gender is obvious and becomes apparent at birth! However, the courts of our time have declared denial of obvious facts as a civil right. Many government jurisdictions have taken up the cause, attempting to alter regulations regarding which public toilet and bath facilities a person can use. In elementary schools, colleges, universities, and athletic facilities, this creates awkward and potentially dangerous situations for children, teens, and even adults. What could possibly go wrong in these unnatural situations? Plenty!
Certain municipalities, state governments, and church groups have pushed back against such foolish and ill-conceived policies, but on all levels, there is pressure to implement “non-discrimination” policies based on “gender identity.” Why is a small minority forcing something so obviously wrong upon society? If you think about it from a biblical perspective, the answer becomes clear.
The book of Genesis states, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (1:27). Genesis 5:2 repeats this. Additionally, Jesus Christ, dealing with the hard-hearted Pharisees on the matter of divorce, said this: “But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female’” (Mark 10:6).
In light of this, it becomes obvious that to deny one’s gender is to deny both creation and its Creator. Our Creator determined our genders when He created the human race. If people deny that God exists and that His word is truth, they deny His laws and purpose, which exist for our good. In fact, denial of the Creator is the underlying reason for the almost universally accepted concept of macroevolution. Darwinian evolution is only a hypothesis, easily disproved, since the “transitional forms” needed to validate it are totally missing. Yet this world’s education teaches it as an undeniable fact, while ridiculing the creation account found in the Bible—and it is even now doing the same thing by redefining “gender” and venerating worldly perceptions while deriding biblical truths.
This is not new. The Apostle Paul encountered it in his day, and wrote eloquently about it, saying, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made… although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened…. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality…. [They are] haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things” (Romans 1:20–32).