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Just reading these words can set off many feelings and thoughts that are difficult to control or define. Our culture has set us up to be confused. We face confusion on the actual definitions of each. We face confusion on how to deal with those that differ from our own understanding. We might even get confused as to what we, as Christians, should believe. Maybe we shrink back from expressing what we believe because we do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings.

Do you remember the Loony Toon cartoon characters known as Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog? Typically they would walk together to work each morning as friends. When they arrived at “work” they would “punch in” with their timecards and proceed to become mortal enemies with each other. At the end of their shift they would punch out and proceed back home as good neighbors and friends once again (though beaten and battered). Wolf and Sheepdog’s real roles in life were confusing to children.

Sex and gender may be much the same in our culture today…confusing, to say the least. How do we trek our way through all of this? Can people really change back and forth? Are these really sacred and set? Or are they as fluid as our culture wants us to believe?

The LGBTQ+ movement has worked its way into most every aspect of today’s culture. Everywhere one turns, there it is, bombarding us at work, at school, on TV, at the movies…everywhere. A result is that our own children are believing it. In the public schools their teachers are teaching it, from the lowest grades up. Not every school is as bad as others, but they all seem to be heading in the same direction. What do we do? Where do we begin? Can we really make a difference? Or will we just get chewed up and spit out if we so much as try?

The Bible is clear in defining sex and gender. “So God created man in his own image…male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27). According to Romans 1:18-32, God has made His design for mankind plain to understand, not confusing. According to Deuteronomy 22:5 God detests anyone who cross-dresses.

In his article, “What the Bible says about gender and sex,” in For the Bible, Costi Hinn writes, “…let’s lovingly push back against Satanic subterfuge and not roll over in fear. If we are God’s people, then we do things and say things God’s way!”[1] In that same article he also gives several points of action we can take as we push back: 1, People don’t rule gender, God does. Remember Genesis 1:26-27, “God said…” 2, You are God’s masterpiece, just the way you are. Psalm 139:13-18. 3, Your gender matters when it comes to dating, courting, engaging and marrying. Let us not shrink away from speaking the truth, but be lovingly bold in setting the truth forth to our culture and our children. Let His Holy Word, The Bible, do its work in all of our hearts, Hebrews 4:12.

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