Gender Assigned by God – Period!

               There is a famous story written by Hans Christian Anderson called “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. In it, two weavers promise an emperor a new suit of clothes. They tell him that the new suit is so special that it cannot be seen by people who are “unfit for their position, stupid, or incompetent”. From that point onward no one, even the emperor, will admit that they cannot see the amazing new suit of clothes for fear of being labeled as stupid or incompetent. He prances around in a parade almost naked, looking pretty foolish, because everyone has been cowered into silence. That is, until an innocent child sees him and says (and I’m paraphrasing here): “Mama! He ain’t got on no clothes!”.
                “The Emperor’s New Clothes” was written in 1837 but another famous writer wrote this many years before: “Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools”. (God, through the hand of Paul in Romans 1:22 NIV). It’s almost as if both authors looked to the future and saw this era in which we are living. Well, I know one actually did. But what else can you say about a society where if I told a man who was dressed as a woman and calling himself a feminine name that he was male, I would be called the one with a problem? Or if I just made a simple statement that males and females are physically different, I’d be called ignorant? Yet, that is exactly the case.
                When it comes to all this gender bending insanity we need to stand up and say that the emperor ain’t got on no clothes! I don’t have a “gender assigned at birth”, I have a gender assigned by God. The doctor or nurse that filled out the birth certificate didn’t assign my gender, he or she merely recorded it. I am male, not because I think I am, but because I’m physically a male. It is an established, scientific, provable, immutable fact.
                How foolish it is to tell someone they can choose their gender. It is insincere, senseless, and harmful. Yet here we are in a world that parades “trans-genderism” around impressionable school children, teaching them that they get to choose. Worse yet, we have parents doing the same thing. We allow males to use female restrooms and locker rooms and even allow males to compete athletically with females. There is neither a scientific reason nor a logical thought for all this except to say that someone has sold this culture an invisible set of clothes.
                My heart goes out to the unfortunate people with emotional and mental issues that drive them to want to be a different sex. I truly feel sympathy for them. But the best way to help them is not to affirm their problems, it is to help them discover the person they are; the person God created them to be. And as importantly, don’t be afraid to stand up against such policies that allow and encourage this misbehavior. The emperor is naked. Don’t be bullied into silence.              
Say good things about your Savior and your church!

Bro. Tony