Evolution, Paganism, and Gender Confusion

Although real science affirms what most of us know (that men and women are different), there are some people who do not like their genders. In fact, new words have been manufactured to distinguish between sex (what you were born with) and gender (whatever way you identify yourself). Some people resent the way they were born and want to change (gender dysphoria). There are several causes.

Darwinists try to twist science to their advantage about differences between sexes, gender confusion has had influence from pagan concepts, and Christians need to deal with modern culture.
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Although there are some strange twisting of science, critters know what they are and don't resent being male or female. It is politically and culturally incorrect to mention the fact that there are people who transitioned to having the appearance of the other sex and regretted it, but there are those who say, for example, "I am a woman trapped in a man's body!" — as if he would know. Research is showing that gender dysphoria has nothing to do with genetics or biology. And they have the nerve to call biblical creationists "science deniers"!

The differences between men and women are not only distinct, but important. We have some articles here for your education and edification, and the links contained herein (including that last link immediately above) may be useful resources for you.

The first article is a rather blunt rebuke to not only those who manipulate troubled people for leftist, but especially for Darwinists who attempt to work evolution into the fact that men and women are different. The first section is about upper body strength, but the evolutionists leave behind both science and logic to indulge in telling just-so stories.
Story about human sexual dimorphism backfires on Darwin, ricochets onto transgenders.
Men are better fist-fighters. So what else is new? What’s new is a new evolutionary tale that will make some culture warriors angry. This sexual-selection story came from Darwinians at the University of Utah:
To read the rest of our first installment, click on "Punching Darwin’s Lights Out". Next we'll look at one of the basic causes of gender confusion.

The ideal at creation was one man and one woman in marriage. After the Fall (Genesis 3:1-24), not only did genetic degradation begin, but people also decided that they didn't see fit to obey God's created order. Some people today hate God so much, they want to destroy marriage.

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Stay with me on this because it will be a mite startling. Paganism waned, but assorted versions and neo-Paganism began to rise, as seen in 1960s philosophies, the New Age, and other notions becoming more common today.  Indeed, evolution is an ancient pagan religious view, so it is not surprising to see evolutionary concepts in various "causes" in modern society. This ties in with how modern pagan ideas are found in the transgender movement!
For much of the twentieth century, the western world lived under the umbrella of the Christian worldview. People, even though they may not have been Christian, generally built their presuppositions about the world on the Christian worldview. For example, marriage would have been rightfully understood to be one man and woman united in a lifelong covenant under God (see Matthew 19:3–9). However, the western world now rejects the idea that there is one eternal, true, and living creator God who has revealed himself to his creation and defined what morality, marriage, and sexuality is. While many things have no doubt helped erode the Christian worldview in the west, there can be no doubt that the Darwinian revolution that began in the 1800s paved the way for the sexual revolution that took place in the 1960s.1 Today, we are seeing the fruit of the sexual revolution reaped in western culture as many of the radicals of the 1960s have long occupied influential places in government, universities, and media and have used these platforms to spread their worldview. In our modern western culture, the twisted and corrupt changes that are taking place display themselves in the following behaviors (among others):
You can read the rest of the article by clicking on "Paganism and the Transsexual Revolution". Next, we'll take a look at how to respond to gender confusion in our culture.

While it is easy to put folly on display when dealing with political activists, Darwin science twisters, and those who want to jump on the latest bandwagon of rebellion, we need to remember that there are also people who are genuinely hurting and need compassion. We also have some difficult maneuvering because we don't want to compromise on the truth but still have to live in a culture that has strong pagan leanings.
No issue has more exposed our fundamental divide than that of transgenderism, the view that some people are born in the wrong body, essentially, and so must take action to bring out their true “gender identity.” Said differently, those who advocate the acceptance of transgender humanity believe that a girl can be trapped in a boy’s body—and vice versa—and thus should take steps to change their body so that it accurately reflects who they truly are.
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In an age like this, what should Christians do? More to the point: As debates over the nature of humanity rage, what should Christians say? Here are three basic points to guide believers who wish to speak the truth about the creative order and human design in a confused society and a rebellious age.
To read this article in its entirety (or listen to the audio version, I did that three times), click on "Gender in our Culture—Cutting Through the Chaos". Christians also may appreciate this sermon by Dr. Richard Mohler, free to listen online or download the MP3 (I recommend downloading, it's a mite long) titled "What Does Scripture Say about Gender?" We have one more article to consider, plus a podcast.

A plain reading of Scripture makes it obvious that God identifies himself as male. However, there are a few renegade scholars who try to tell us that this is strictly metaphorical, and they cherry-pick some verses and indulge in eisegesis to support their views while leaving out important material that does not fit their agendas. There is even a feminist Bible that turns Scripture inside out! Ironically, since God self-identifies as male, these social justice warriors are misgendering God! This article is rather deep, but it should prove to be a helpful resource when dealing with erroneous notions about God.
These days, the issues of gender and sexuality are very controversial, particularly in Western societies. Steadily, over a number of decades, the traditional perspective has been undermined. We have now reached the point where the current politically correct stance, under the guise of tolerance for all, has become emboldened in its cause and is hostile to any challenge. (In other words, modern ‘tolerance’ has, ironically, become intolerant of all but its own viewpoint.) Thus, we have seen a major retail store willing to place female shoppers at risk of potential sexual predators and voyeurs—and consequently to drive away a significant number of customers and to lose profit—solely to promote the cause of transgenderism and gender fluidity. We have seen a young Christian baker in Northern Ireland condemned in court, simply for refusing to bake a cake that would promote same-sex marriage. We have seen the publication of “gender-friendly” translations of the Bible, even one in which God is presented as female (see below).
To see the entire article, click on "Does God Have A Gender? — A Biblical Response to the Gender of God".

Finally, a podcast by Dr. R. Albert Mohler on the disastrous ruling by the United States Supreme Court.
Part I: The Flawed Legal Logic in Yesterday’s Supreme Court Decision on LGBTQ and Discrimination

Part II: What Is the Proper Role of the Supreme Court? Hint: It’s Not What It Did Yesterday — Legislate

Part III Textualism? Originalism? Strict Constructionism? The Differences in the Terms Really Matter
To listen or download the MP3 (you can also read the transcript), click on "Tuesday, June 16, 2020".