[COMMENT: Friends, this is not about merely "gender relations", this is a war against the Image of God. Christians and Jews, sadly, have done very little to develop the Biblical doctrine of creation, especially Genesis 1:26 ff., that we are made in the Image of God -- male and female. This teaching on creation is the fundamental basis of all Biblical theology. It is the basis of the Biblical worldview, the watershed, the continental divide between Biblical religion and all other belief systems.
People who should know better talk about "getting beyond" the gender issues so that we can get to the "real" task of the Church, evangelism and service to the needy. Well and good. But how we evangelize and how we serve the needy will be radically different depending on how we view gender and sex. If we do not get the fact that we are created in the image of God male and female straight, the Church will never recover its mission. If we do not know the nature of God and how we are to reflect that nature, if we cannot understand these most basic of all concepts, then nothing else we do will come out right, and we will continue to be the butt of the world's jokes. And, rightly so. The sad part is that that mockery is really aimed at God. And we allow it to happen because we are inept, cowardly, ignorant, or all of the above.
They cannot win this war, of course. The Image of God is the most stable thing in all of existence. ALL other stability emanates from that. But you have to give the "A" for effort. We need to rekindle our own effort in an intelligent and graceful way. This is a winnable war -- precisely because of the Imago Dei.
How many of the vital issues before us today revolve around sex and gender? Abortion, feminism, divorce, destruction of family life, women in the military, an all-male Christian ordained ministry, homosexuality, pansexuality, the sex-revolution, and on it goes. Every one of these issues is a Trojan Horse for an attack on gender differences, those very differences which men and women are made to reflect in human life originating in the Image of God.
The anti-Christ is aiming a dart right at the heart of Biblical theology, and our side remains oblivious. They cannot win, of course, but in the meantime, how many lives, marriages, and children will be twisted and broken? But God is raising up a new Gideon army -- Christian soldiers who are not afraid to speak the truth, and are graceful enough to do it in love. Christian soldiers who know how to combine reason and revelation -- to weld those two edges of the Sword of the Spirit back to back, making an invincible weapon. See The Authority of Scripture in a Scientific Age.
When Christians, and others of any common sense, for example, begin to force homosexuality advocates to defend homosexual behavior openly and in public, then it will be all over. E. Fox]
Friday February 25, 2005
“Man and Woman”, “Wife”, “Husband”, “Widow”, “Widower” Banished From all Ontario Law
Terms, when referring to spouses,
Toronto, February 25, 2005
(LifeSiteNews.com) – With the obscenely rapid, three-day introduction and
passage of its same-sex “marriage” Bill 171, the Ontario government has
advanced a revolutionary change in the way all laws and government
programs and institutions refer to marriage and married persons.
Everything referring to spouses must now be gender neutral.
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