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Scripture Reading: Psalms 46:1-7
Turning Order into Chaos
(Why Gender Matters)
1. Brief review of Part 2.
2. Practical effects upon Christians while living in this world of sin, 1 Cor. 5:9-10.
V. WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH ME AND MY FAMILY?
A. Accommodating Concepts Can Sneak into Your Thinking, Prov. 4:23.
1. Can unconsciously begin to think that since we are not "born this way" there is no real danger to us and our children. That is dangerous thinking.
2. It is a matter of choice, and temptations to choose sin are all around us, including LGBT (Matt. 6:13).
3. Beware of the influence of transgendered people (LGBT), 1 Cor. 15:33-34.
a. Think of LGBTs on the same par as alcohol users, drug users, pornography viewers, etc. when it comes to your children.
b. Do you want them associating with people who live in sin? 1 Cor. 15:33
c. LGBT is NOT an inborn issue, it is a choice issue, and choices can be influenced by associates, Prov. 1:10. (Regarding choice and not birth, see the choices made in Rom. 1:24-27: desires, exchanged, leaving, lust, committing.)
d. Do not let them associate more than is necessary, Prov. 4:14-17. This is what they live for and how they define themselves - through and by their immorality!
4. This counsel from God's word is not because we hate them, but because they live a lifestyle that they WANT others to accept---AND participate in. 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 1 Pet. 4:4.
a. Since a gay man is attracted to men, do not think they won't be attracted to YOUR son, or that the lesbian will not be attracted to YOUR daughter...that is how they live, 1 Cor. 15:34.
b. Don't think your child would not be interested, 1 Cor. 10:12. Why? Because they aren't born that way? NO - they can be influenced because it is a choice.
c. When you think it couldn't happen, you are assuming that since they weren't born that way it won't affect them. You have just started thinking and drawing conclusions on the premise that it is an inborn thing!!
B. As with any Sin, Transgenderism (LGBT) is Associated with and has Attraction to Other Sins.
1. Lusts of the flesh, of the eye and pride of life, 1 Jno. 2:15-17.
2. Covetousness and materialism drive selfish desires of the heart; drugs, manipulation of others, Eph. 5:11.
C. Do not Think this is not Your Problem (not your fight), Matt. 12:30; 1 Cor. 10:12; 2 Tim. 2:3-4.
1. Christians are affected in the workplace, at school, in business by the ungodly! cf. Rev. 13:16-17
2. That's when your guard is let down---as with any sin. Any sin can happen if you aren't watching. Don't let pride make you blind, 1 Pet. 5:8-9.
3. Everyone must prepare for this and decide now how they will stand and respond, 2 Tim. 2:15; 1 Pet. 3:15.
D. Remember, this is not about Hating these People, but about Reaching them with the Saving Gospel of Christ, 1 Cor. 6:9-11.
1. They need help; we are more than happy to help.
2. They need God; they need to believe and repent and be baptized, Acts 2:37-38. (Possibly some psychological counseling.)
1. Temptations (and even tendencies) of sin are not insurmountable; ultimately, we choose our character and conduct. You choose the person you will be, and God holds you accountable (Jas. 4:7-10).
2. We must uphold the honor and the distinction of male and female; not destroy it by the longings, lewdness and lusts of sin (Rom. 13:11-14).
By: Joe R. Price
Posted: June 13, 2015
[i] Focus on the Family email, 27Feb15