It’s one of the most fundamental aspects of creation. Aside from all the theology of it all, God created us to procreate. The mechanism by which He did this was to create man and woman. This is not just true of the human race, but of all living creation, save certain exceptions that are either single-cell organisms or random things God seems to have created just because He can and enjoys messing with us a little bit.
Yes, it’s true that certain elements of creation are either non-gender (bacteria, for example) and propagate through cell division, or are hermaphrodites (both male and female) and reproduce all by themselves through some sort of kinky process I don’t really care to dwell on. But there is one common characteristic that every aspect of reproducing creation shares: the way you reproduce is the way you’re designed, and the way it’s meant to be.
Man, of course, is our focus here. We are made in the image and likeness of God. It may seem strange that God the Father, a Spirit and neither solely masculine nor feminine, created us as male and female. But we need to keep in mind that our image and likeness is our spiritual nature. God has no body, so there can be no physical form at all that would be a perfect reflection of God. Further, God is not just the Father, but the Son and the Holy Spirit.
It has long been theologically accepted that the family is a reflection of the Trinity. While the Trinity’s oneness is spiritual and not physical, our humanity requires a way to commune with each other physically in order to physically propagate. The Holy Spirit is the result of the love between Father and Son, while our children are the result of the love between mother and father.
One thing that has been apparent from the beginning of the first moment of man’s existence is that the devil realizes that the best way to undermine God, to mock God, to pull people away from God, is to attack humanity precisely where we most reflect God’s design for us, and most reflect His very essence.
People have often pointed to “End Times” study – such as in Revelation – and noted that there seems to be a false prophet (mockery of John the Baptist) who precedes the Antichrist (mockery of Christ). The Family is, of course, attacked continuously throughout all of salvation history.
One thing that has also been easy to see throughout all of history is the attack on the procreative aspect of sexuality. Whether we are talking about sex outside of marriage, or sex for pure pleasure, or contraception, or homosexuality – when the procreative act takes place without the procreative aspect of it willfully and purposefully in play, then this is an attack and a mockery of the very love between Father and Son that produces the third Person of the Trinity eternally. It’s a mockery, then, of the Trinity itself.
This has always been a human struggle, and in different times these things ebb and flow and rise and fall. It is probably worse in our time than it has ever been, but it is not a new attack. The attack just seems to be more successful in its acceptance and effectiveness in drawing people into error and away from God.
However, we are now seeing an attack that I believe is unprecedented in all of world history. It is an attack on the very existence of human being being male or female. It is so absurd on its surface that it is easy to not take it seriously. And quite frankly, we shouldn’t even be having a debate about it. It’s is self-evident that we are male and female. But it shows how easily duped we humans are, particularly among the supposed intellectual elite – that this is even something we are now discussing.
The deception is insanely diabolical. Homosexuality is problematic, but it does not by its nature deny the gender of the person, whether male or female. Even someone who feels like they are a man trapped in a woman’s body or vice-versa is recognizing that there is such a distinction – male and female.
I am talking about people who are now believing, and convincing others to believe, that they are neither male nor are they female. They dismiss gender as “binary.”
This may at first be viewed with a bit of eye-rolling and easy to dismiss. Quite honestly, I am not sure I even heard of the concept as non-binary genderism until a year or two ago. But we ignore this heresy at our peril. This is more than an attack on family, it is more than a mockery of the Trinity, it is more than any of the previous confusions in the realm of human sexuality and family. This is new, and it is an attack on the very nature of humanity itself. It is the utmost mockery of the human person, and of God’s design, and of God.
It is already the case that Canada is considering the passage of – and very well may pass – a bill that will make it a criminal offense to address a person by the pronouns “he” or “she” in lieu of “they.” I’m not making this up. Within the last year or two – really as soon as the Supreme Court OK’d same-sex marriage – the entire issue of transgenderism reached a fever pitch, and transgenderism evolved in meaning from a man feeling like he needs to become a woman and going through some action or process to make that happen, to now being able to just say he’s a woman because he feels that way regardless of his biological design, to being no such thing as a man or a woman. We are all just non-binary creatures who have no business calling ourselves one thing or another because it offends the sensibilities of those around us who don’t accept that we are one thing or another.
This is such a devious attack on human nature by the devil that I don’t think any one at any time ever saw it coming. I have read countless accounts – fictional and predictive – of what the world would become as we near the End Times or Chastisement or whatever. Most of those accounts properly foresaw a world falling away from God, becoming more selfish and violent, increases in sexual perversions, and so on. I never recall seeing anyone accurately forecast that a good chunk of humanity would devolve to a state where we utterly ignore our physical attributes and refuse to recognize our gender, and further that this group would gain acceptance and relevance to the point where governments would promote this idea, outlaw opposing views, and completely turn the argument around and call all those who oppose it from the very simple arguments of observation, reason, and logic immoral bigots.
It’s quite mad, and it’s the world we live in.
We all know, in the end, that God has His ultimate victory over the Devil. We may or may not see that in our lifetime, but one wonders how long we can sustain such a path of utter disregard for humanity. The one remaining step to absolute perdition seems to be laws that criminalize the belief that humans are any different than plants or animals. We’ve seen people argue this in the past, and they’ve been dismissed as the lunatics that they are. But we may soon see the day where they are no longer dismissed, but accepted and celebrated, and their ideas legislated in some form or fashion.
If I were God, I likely would have wiped us out long ago. Thankfully for all of us, I am not God (despite what the Relativists think). But the only way for Him to gain the ultimate victory here on earth can’t be pretty for anyone.