Let me say, right here at the start, that I am one of those crotchety grumps who believe in the old ways when water ran downhill, circles stayed round, and yes, boys were boys and girls were girls. Ah, the good ol’ days.
And to that point, let record be made that God’s creation design cannot be resisted. Here is a case and point: My son has an adorable little bear that he has said since he was born. It is orange with colorful swirls and the limbs are all floppy. My son likes to grab this bear by a limb and swing the plush toy as fast as he can whacking any animate, or inanimate, object within his little reach. This cuddly toy, very often, is turned in to a club.
My daughter on the other hand has her favorite stuffed toy: a lamb, a Minnie Mouse, an orange bug, a troll doll, a baby doll, and pretty much everything soft. Unlike my son (who is a boy with boy parts), my daughter (who is a girl with girl parts) takes these toys and squeezes them just there under her chin, right along her neck. She walks around cuddling these creatures, refusing to bash them. She places them in her toy stroller and pushes them around. She cares, and dare I say, she mothers them.
Now, some in our post-postmodern society would say that I am oppressing my children by not letting them decide what gender they are. These same people conveniently forget to check their own plumbing, and therefore think that everyone is androgynous. Your carbon and I am carbon and over time carbon can change into anything. Look, our ancestors were fish and now we are philosophers. So, it only makes sense that a boy can be a girl and a girl can be a boy…and an it can be an it. They would also like to claim that a twelve year old is mature enough to decide his/her gender, but remember they can’t vote, buy a fire arm, or purchase booze. But this line of irrationality is forgetting something, we may call it sense, rationality, logic. You know that sort of thing in days gone past that people called commonsense. I would put forward that children have more wisdom than some university professors. The children at least know the difference between a boy and a girl.
Look a boy! He smashes things. Look a girl! She cuddles things. And the liberals driving off the cliff in their vapid worldview bus cry, “Oppression!”
And from the foundation of the world it has been proclaimed, “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”
For Christians who do not know how to combat the cultural milieu of depravity that is surrounding us with transgender bathrooms, gay mirage, mothers killing their children (fathers approving of said murder), and let us not forget the tyrannical nature of government overreach, I would commend to you the Scriptures. Paul, for example, is eminently reliable and timely when he tells us,
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.” Romans 1:18-25.
What will restore manhood and womanhood, marriage, the image of God, and the proper place of authority will be the proper worship of God through Jesus Christ. It is only His death, resurrection, and ascension that is capable of restoring humanity and when a people turn their face from Him…well, just look around.