Man Can Confuse Anything!
A five-year-old boy went for a weekend trip with his grandparents. On the way home, they stopped at a country restaurant for lunch. The little boy left the table to use the restroom by himself. A moment later he returned with a confused look on his face. He says, “Grandpa, am I a rooster or a hen?”
In today’s society, grandpa’s answer isn’t as simple as it once was. When a baby is born, it’s pretty easy to tell the boys from the girls. But by the time the child is old enough to go to school, the ease of distinction is being eroded away by the politically correct climate of our day. Now, we are told, one must let the child decide which gender he or she believes themselves to be. Now we are hearing terms like, gender-equality, gender bias, gender neutral and many others. Universities are allowing students to pick their own gender. Even Facebook accommodates the choosing of a third gender choice. Recently, an elementary school student sued the school system for not allowing a boy to use the girl’s restroom. The boy claimed to identify as a girl. The courts agreed and awarded his (or her?) family $75,000.
Yet, God could not be any plainer about having only created two genders. And throughout the scriptures various roles are assigned to each. From the beginning, this has been so! “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27). Jesus said in Mark 10:6 that “male and female” make up the unit of marriage to the exclusion of any other combination. Elders and deacons must be male as evidenced by the fact that they are to be the “husband of one wife.” (1 Tim 3:2,12). God does not permit a woman to “teach or exercise authority over a man” (1 Tim 2:12). Yet man is not allowed to abuse or dominate his wife but to love her as his own body (Eph 5:28). In the giving of roles, the recognition of a specific gender is essential, and the assumption is that it is the one you were born with. And in doing so, God is not discriminating against either because He is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34).
Man confuses things, not God. God does not try to be politically correct. Man does. God keeps things simple, to the point, and full of divine wisdom. Man doesn’t. Let’s make sure we can tell our grandchildren which bathroom they should use!