Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.(Ephesians 5:25-31)
I have categorized this current series as “Gender” although I really do not like that term. Why did I use it? Because it is a “buzz Word” which attracts a lot of attention and which is the cause of much confusion in our modern Spiritual warfare. Ours is a semantic struggle, the Devil is confusing people with Words. Originally Gender was but a grammatical category in linguistics. It has since been politicized and inserted into the cause of sexual anarchy.
What is the difference between “Sex” and “Gender”? It is the difference between concrete and Jello. Your sex is a fixed state of being, assigned to you by your Creator, you are either a man or a woman. Your gender has to do with roles expected of others, or chosen by yourself in this world of human autonomy.
God created you and I as sexual beings. We have been created as either male or female, in the Image of God. Our very chromosomes testify to that Divine assignment. Sex is a true category of humanity, it is a physical, biological, spiritual reality. One can embrace their sexual role, or rebel against it, but you can never change it, for it goes deeper than different body parts.
“Gender” is a more fluid term. It has to do with expected roles for men and women in society and culture. The modern theory is that various “gender roles” are mere social constructs, and can be modified, expanded, discarded, reshaped into completely different forms, and even jettisoned at will.
Thus in our modern society we have so many women propagandized by feminism who refuse to bear children, enter into a marriage, and who reject everything female about themselves; such as tender nurturing, and vulnerability. They have been told they can be autonomous women, and have it all, in a good many cases they strive to be like men!
A good many modern men have either been conned into developing and embracing their own “feminine side” as well, or who have been coarsened to accepting the new masculine women. According to “gender theory” , a person can be anything they want to be, and can define their own gender if the “binary” choices are insufficient to define them as they see themselves.
“Gender” is a concept which perfectly expresses modern man’s rebellion against the Creator who assigned specific sexualities and the roles which inevitably go with them.
In the old Judeo Christian world, women were seen as ‘the weaker vessel’ and worthy of respect and honor. The fact that they bore children gave them a protected status as mothers, givers of life. No civilized society would send their women into combat, for the simple reason that women are the nurturers of life. Young women were protected in their homes, parents were involved in courtship and marriage.
Likewise, Men were seen as protectors and providers, a man was to venture forth to make provision for his family. A man who would not provide for his own was seen as a disgrace.
Obviously, people being people, no society, Judeo Christian or otherwise, ever lived entirely consistent with their own ideals.
These roles were not just Biblically prescribed, biology itself dictated these behaviors. Women have wombs, they bear children, they are mothers…thus they are accorded certain respect. Men are stronger and more aggressive, thus they are equipped to be providers and protectors. This is not to say women haven’ t worked very hard alongside of men, for they have. For most of human history, mere survival was always an open question to be answered. What I am saying is that Creation, scripture and even physical reality put men and women into two distinct sexual roles.
It is only the ultra wealthy, abundant, high-tech societies in the late stages of decadence, that can seem to afford the switch from sexual roles (Assigned by the Creator, and reality) to the confusion of fluid, autonomous Gender roles. The confusion on this level of identity is a sign of our own demise.
Our civilization is dying. God makes millstones big enough to tie them around whole civilization’s necks. We are as doomed as the Canaanites were in the Bible.
Whose idea was it to allow tranvestites into elementary schools to teach children? How can there be a future for people brainwashed into thinking there are 57 to 70 Genders? What people have survived, after propagandizing children into questioning their seuality before they even have a capacity to think about it?