11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. Romans 13:11-14 (NIV)
Do you happen to know that bravery doesn’t transition into selfishness?
Over the past several months, the media has been pushing a Transgender agenda.
Regardless of what side of the issue you stand on, for it or against it, the truth of the matter is yet again, we let the media and celebrities divide we the people into categories that keep us from thinking on our own behalf and standing up for what we believe to be right in God’s sight or our own opinion.
I will be the first to admit that while I can sympathize with those who feel that they are different from others in their born gender. I cannot and will not support something that goes against God.
There are some Christians who want to pullout the “judge not, that ye be not judged” scripture to avoid what the Word of God has to say about sexual immorality. And no, I am not playing the role of “holier-than-thou”. But I do believe in the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation and I refuse to go against God and compromise in order to be politically correct.
One of the sticking points that I have been constantly hearing people declare that those who choose to announce their transitioning from the God-given gender of male or female by reversing their gender, are quite “brave” and “courageous. ”
Brave: Possessing or displaying courage. (The Free Dictionary)
On a recent national talk show, a segment of Bruce Jenner interview was shown. After the tape, one of the host happen to state about Bruce transgender decision to be….”wonderful for what he is doing, and how “brave” he is being…impress with his bravery…”
This wasn’t the first time that I heard someone in the media express this same sentiment. Using the words brave and courageous truly undermines the true meanings of these words.
You have to ask yourself if any of these Hollywood and media types even thought about the brave men and women serving with the military? Or how about the law enforcement officers who are protecting those in the community? Or firefighters or those who work in rescue services. And how about those brave doctors, nurses and volunteers who sacrifice their lives during the Ebola crisis?
No, those who choose to fulfill their own personal desires are not brave or courageous. Rather, they are just sadly misguided away from the will of God. Yet, as Christians, we must always continue to pray and love our neighbors, while remaining steadfast for the things and will of our Lord.
Lastly, if you are wondering how many of those who made the decision to be transgender are still satisfied with their decisions. I found this very interesting piece online which was written in November 2014, titled, Trouble In Transtopia: Murmurs Of Sex Change Regret by Stella Morabito a senior contributor at The Federalist. It is quite insightful and worth the read.
Bravery doesn’t transition into selfishness.
Psalm 139:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well
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