Pastor's Corner

8 May
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Mid-Week Challenge

I never thought we would live in a day where we would seriously consider boys and girls the same when it comes to sports and physical competition.  Earlier today I read a story about a girl in Connecticut who was eliminated from state competition because she was beat out by two high school athletes who were born male but identify as female.  Both men placed first and second place at Connecticut’s girls indoor track championship this year.  The winner set a girls state indoor record of 6.95 seconds in the 55-meter dash, and went on to win the New England titles in both the 55-meter dash and the 300-meter dash.  Last week Rep. Greg Steube of Florida tried to pass legislation that would keep this from happening nationwide but it was voted down.  Female athletes are beginning to take notice and mark their objections to having to compete against boys who have a marked advantage over them.  This has become so much of a distraction in female competition that well known tennis star Martina Navratilova has voiced her opinion. This is important to note because Navratilova is an outspoken advocate for gay rights, but even she can see that this is taking “equality” too far. 

It’s sad to think that our culture has fallen this far into absurdity but this is where humanism takes us.  The Bible is clear that God has made both male and female in His image but it is equally clear about our God given differences.  As we explore and discover these differences we should celebrate and use them for the advancement of all people, not to use them unfairly to promote self.  When a boy feels that it is okay to use his physical differences as an advantage over a female there are deeper issues than wanting to win another ribbon or trophy.  For adults in authority positions to allow this, even support this activity is borderline abuse.  

I have deep respect for those young men who refuse to wrestle female opponents even when it means forfeiting a match. Young people should not be put in this position but those who stand up for common sense and decency are to be commended.  The Bible warns us of this time to come; it is just unfortunate that it has come so soon.  

Pray for these young men and women who are facing situations most of us never thought possible.  Pray for the boys and girls who struggle with gender identity.  Pray for those in leadership who allow this nonsense to happen.  May the Lord deal with their hearts and burden their spirits.   

"A woman is not to wear male clothing, and a man is not to put on a woman's garment, for everyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD your God.” Deuteronomy 22:5

Serving the Savior

Bro. Jonathan


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