Isaiah 5:20-23 20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,And prudent in their own sight!22 Woe to men mighty at drinking wine,
Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink, 23 Who justify the wicked for a bribe,
And take away justice from the righteous man!
I think when Isaiah wrote this he was thinking about the people of this time. It never ceases to amaze me how the Bible is always applicable in the present time, even when people try to discard it as outdated; the Bible always has an answer. Today in the news two articles really stood out to me. In one article, Transgender dad pushes for right to lead breast-feeding group, a woman who had surgery to become a man wanted to be able to lead a La Leche League group, for although she is now transgendered into a “man,” she retained her female parts so that she could have a baby and also nurse. I won’t even comment on the confusion in that household. The second article talks about how California is working on a ban to eliminate “gay cure therapy” for teens.
The La Leche League actually declined to let this “dad” lead a group because they thought women would feel uncomfortable going to a breastfeeding group lead by a man. After all, in La Leche women often talk about their breasts and even nurse their babies; they should be able to feel comfortable in that environment. Which lead me to leave this comment:
For the record, this is not an issue of a breastfeeding dad; this is a mother who underwent surgery much like breast enhancement surgery. Do I think she should lead the group, no; obviously she is too confused to even recognize that she is a woman, and anyone who thinks she is a man is suffering from a similar delusion. How can anyone support this magnitude of confusion? It’s like the people of the world are collectively losing their minds. God help us.
But I really liked the woman who commented after me who apologized to “Trevor” that society made her feel so bad about being a woman that she hurt herself physically by undergoing surgery to become a man. I do not know what she experienced in her life, but I do recognize that a lot of the situations surrounding us can cause us to make bad decisions.
Now many people will read these comments and criticize us for being intolerable. But they are the ones who Isaiah was warning, the ones who call good evil and evil good. God made her a woman and she didn’t agree, so she changed herself. That’s rebellion.
Furthermore, concerning this ban in California, I can’t say whether or not I am for or against it. Being transgender is a choice, being homosexual is a choice, God didn’t make you that way; He says so in His word. Male and female He created them (Genesis 5:2). But the reason we have all this discussion about homosexuality etc. is because of sin. Man’s choice to disobey God and go against His will and commandments. I am not sure therapy is designed to help that sort of rebellion. In most cases the one giving the therapy is also in rebellion. As far as helping a homosexual teenager, I think they would be doing more harm than good. See, the issue is in the sin nature and man is completely without a cure for this nature.
Only God can cure sin, and He did that with the death of His son, Jesus. I am not saying that accepting Jesus Christ as your savior will stop you from desiring unnatural things or things that displease God. God knows, I still have a desire for many things that go against God because I still have the sin nature. But my spirit has been made alive through the blood of Christ and I have a new nature that wars against my old sin nature. I now have the ability to resist my old nature and say no to ungodly temptations. My prayer for you is that if you know you are in error, if you want to have a better life, ask God to forgive you of your sins, in Jesus name. Accept Jesus as your savior and believe that He is able to cleanse you from all unrighteousness, past, present, and future. Begin your journey in new life; may God bless you and keep you.