This is copied from a newsletter from a missionary my husband and I support. We don’t hate anyone, but reasonableness is called for. It seems to me the solution is very simple: Install gender neutral bathrooms in public places or transgender people use family bathrooms. As far as public schools are concerned, each person should use the bathroom, shower room equipped for the biological organs a person has. God made us who and what we are for His good purposes. I don’t know what causes the confusion, but we are more than feelings and hormones. We need to learn to be comfortable with, and like ourselves, for who we are, not who we want to be. God doesn’t make mistakes.
Swallowing the Pill of the Bathroom Bill
How has the leadership in America come to the belief that pandering to so-called transgender people is acceptable and even to be promoted when it comes to using the restroom? How can our President and Attorney General publicly promote such lunacy with a straight face? No doubt, the vast majority of America’s decent people are shocked and awed that such a thing could ever happen in these United States which was founded “under God.” I believe the answer is alluded to in Hosea 4:1,6 –
“Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land….My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget your children.”
Though these verses were addressed by God to the nation of Israel during their time of judgment at the hands of their enemies, the principle can certainly be applied to any nation that forgets God and is determined to live life without Him. We can only be defeated if we destroy ourselves by ignoring or refusing the truth of God as written in His Word.
How then does a nation get to the point of swallowing the devil’s pill or accepting a perversion of this magnitude? It didn’t happen overnight. Through the years we have, as a nation, downed other pills, perhaps of different sizes and colors, but none-the-less, just as serious. Let us consider some of these other issues that have been accommodated, accepted, and now promoted as normal by those who have refused the clear directives of God.
By the way, God’s commandments and standards of conduct are not given to offend us or limit our happiness. Just the opposite. Yet when certain groups of people who “knew God and glorified him not as God, neither are thankful, but become vain in their imaginations and give themselves to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts…” God gives them up to “uncleanness” (v. 24), “vile affections” (v. 26) and to a “reprobate mind.” (Romans 1)
For years now, those who claim to be transgender have hollered for their right to be accepted as normal. The popular, and well-known Bruce Jenner was convinced after being a husband and father that he was truly a woman and so now dresses like one. Are we saying that God who created each person either a male or female made a mistake by putting a woman’s brain in a man’s body or visa versa? Or could it be that the God-given power of choice has been abused and perverted? For most of Americans the pill is still in our mouth and we don’t dare swallow it; at least not yet.
Most recently, the U.S. Supreme Court made a ruling that same-sex marriage was a right and could not be refused by those who grant marriage licenses. That was a hard pill to swallow, but many are managing to keep it down and adjust to its side affects.
Before that, this country’s leaders have accepted and promoted gay rights which makes it impossible to prosecute their unnatural and nefarious activity, though many States had laws against homosexual activity on their books. But again, the gay and lesbian lifestyle has been taught as an alternative lifestyle and though we choked quite a bit, many finally have swallowed that pill as well.
When we kicked God and prayer out of our public (state-run) schools, they were replaced by the religion of Humanism which makes man the judge of what is right or wrong as he sees it. Since we did not want the Ten Commandments to regulate and guide the expression of morality in our society, we simply outlawed them. God then simply turned us over to our own devices. Since we think we know better than God of what is to be considered right or wrong, our schools are now filled with violence, drug use, rebellion, blatant ungodly sexual expression, homosexuality, and immodest dress. Are we better off today doing it our own way? We have swallowed the Devil’s pill of “hath God said?” (Genesis 3:1).
So, now we’ve accepted abortion, divorce, adultery, fornication, teen-age pregnancy, and pornography. . There has been a deliberate attack of the devil and his human cohorts on sex and sexual distinction. We’ve promoted the uni-sex clothing and hairstyles to the point where it is often difficult to tell the sexes apart from a distance. Everything that God has made that is pure and right, but Satan has been successful in perverting our society. And so many have just rolled over, taken the pill and gone back to sleep.
The so-called “Bathroom bill” is a symptom of the spiritual and moral disease that has infected our society. As we have ignored God, His Word and morality, these have been replaced by Man worship, moral relativism and wanton immorality. Let us as Christians, first of all, live our lives according to the values of the Word of God which never change. Then let us not be afraid to speak out about the issues that undermine the very foundation of our nation, churches and homes.
For too long we’ve allowed the miniscule immoral minority of our great Country to dictate and demand what the rest of us must accept. We know the devil, our enemy, is behind it all hating God and His creation – you and me. The greatest pill we have to offer this sin-sick world is the Gos”pill” (Gospel); for only Jesus can change one’s heart and then beliefs and actions through faith in His shed blood on the cross of Calvary