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Boys and Girls

Rick BlogThe agenda of those who defy God’s prerogative of establishing male and female knows no satisfaction. There is a refusal to acknowledge God’s authority and a defiance that permits them to engage in whatever moral activity they choose.

 The Boys Scouts of America announced this week that they will no longer be exclusive to boys, but will allow girls to join the organization to the extent that they will be able to participate to the level of becoming Eagle Scouts. The pressure that they have been under for several years was to yield to the moral revolution and admit that there ought to be no distinction between boys and girls. Whether boys, girls, transgender, or whatever other self-designation can be imagined, there ought to be no difference.

This recent devolution in honoring the gender distinctions that exist by God’s creative design is further evidence of man’s rebellion against God - refusing to honor Him as God. The agenda of those who defy God’s prerogative of establishing male and female knows no satisfaction. There is a refusal to acknowledge God’s authority and a defiance that permits them to engage in whatever moral activity they choose. Instead of seeing certain moral or sexual activities as “unnatural” or “impure,” the agenda of the sexual revolution is to so entrench gender dysphoria that gender becomes irrelevant.

Such blatant disregard for God’s established gender assignments will inevitably affect the Christian community. It is increasingly necessary for the church to clarify for youth what used to seem intuitive - that when God created, He “created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” [Genesis 1:27]. Jesus Himself stated: “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female …” [Matthew 19:4]. The desire for “androgyny” defies God’s purposeful distinctions. In Genesis 5:2 we read that God deliberately established the distinction - “He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.”

Confusion reigns as society is herded by the vocal activists that have set themselves against God and His holy designs. They not only place themselves at odds with God, but they somehow feel that if the majority of people agree with them, their own consciences can be soothed. Without understanding, such provocateurs of immorality deeply “know … that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” [Romans 1:32]. It becomes so “normal” that guilt and shame are eliminated. Rather, there is an imposition of guilt and shame on those who will stand with God. The result is that good is called evil, and evil good. God calls judgment upon such ones: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” [Isaiah 5:20].

Our commitment must be to confront such disregard for truth with the truth - to hold Christ forward as the Savior and proclaim His excellencies and power to deliver us from sin. The only antidote for falsehood is truth - and God has called us to proclaim it. When we do, He will bless His Word to His own glory.

Scouts honor!