Sunday, August 02, 2009

Let men be men and women be women Dt 22.5

"A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God." (Deuteronomy 22:5)
The differences between men and women are more than an arbitrary and random result of nature and evolution. These differences are distinct and purposeful. "God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." (Genesis 1:27) When God created man and woman, He created them to be different, He created them "male and female". As such, our choice of gender is not ours, it is His; He chose for us. In the end, we are who we are.

This scripture is about more than our dress. Certainly this scripture does not condemn the Scottish because they wear skirts (or kilts as they like to call them), nor does it necessarily condemn female impersonators simply because they might ware a dress. This scripture warns against men trying to act and behave like women and women like men. God created us as we are and we should not try to change that or live contrary to who God created us to be. God created the gender difference and He expects us to behave differently, each according to how they were created. This is why Paul reminds us, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals." (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) The judgement against the effeminate and homosexual is because they choose to live contrary to their nature; that nature to which God created them. Ours is not a choose, except to choose to obey and conform to God's will, purpose, and design for our life.

David Robison

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  1. People don't realize it's not about clothes at all. If they remember back to the Garden of Eden, there were no clothes. Way too many people in society have been allowed the excuse of "I was made that way." No you weren't.

  2. Believe it or not, over here in modern day Sodom, Governator Swarzenaggar signed into law a bill that makes it almost mandatory that teachers in schools allow students the "room" to be who they want to be each day, and the schools are making moves to replace restroom signs of male and female with just "restroom". So if you are a boy and you feel like a girl today, help yourself. This extends into other areas of blurring the lines of gender identity and it's being done despite whatever protestations parents may have, all in the name of so called progress. As a result, there is a widespread movement toward homeschooling here in California and an exodus from the public school system.. well, that's nice to see, but it has not changed anything that has been singed into law. Heaven help us!