I know that I can not be the only one wondering how this whole “self-identification issue, which includes, but obviously is not limited to, ”gender confusion”/cross-dressing”, etc., can have become a “Constitutional Right” issue – when the Constitution itself was established upon the Written Law of God, which, by the way, summarily FORBIDS such activity?! When those same behaviors have been scientifically, psychologically diagnoses in former decades as "mental illness"? How can those professionally, scientifically discouraged, aberrant, personal choices, then, which carry personal and social risks to the individual and society at large,now be “protected” under that same Constitution?
I will tell you – IT ISN'T! It IS utter madness, and a knee jerk reaction to the utter hypocrisy of the so called "Religious Right". Who have abused power, and have, by their rampant hypocrisy, made a laughingstock of the Standards upon which our Constitution was founded, and from which those guidelines and boundaries were taken! (Which is why I chose the photo I did to open this article, btw.) The Word of God, not as taught or demonstrated, perhaps, but certainly as was Written and lived by Yeshua of Nazareth was and IS the foundation of that document, by which our nation was supposed to be governed and guided!
People's individual desires, especially when predicated in profound mental illness, and social dysfunction, should NEVER be pressed nor forced upon the rest of society! These misguided ones need to be provided with real help, so that they may regain normal functionality! They should NOT, however, be enabled with EMPOWERMENT TO SPREAD THEIR DISEASED IDEOLOGIES TO THE REST OF THE WORLD! They do NOT need to be shamed, shirked, avoided, belittled or mistreated! But neither do they need to be enabled in their denial and deception, nor allowed to dictate to society what should constitute normal behavior! This is sheer and utter madness! We have collectively lost our minds as a society! While the world looks on in shock, mocking our demise!
How did this even happen? I'll tell you! Again! This is a knee jerk reaction to the religious hypocrisy of the so called “Church”, who has been entrusted with the job of being the keeper, or steward, of the Law and standard of God! That same LAW upon which the Constitution for governing this nation was established and founded! The foundation has crumbled from the inside out! And what we are experiencing now, is that the fabric of our society, which that institution that has been misnamed “Church” was supposed to preserve, is rotting openly! Thus proving the inefficacy of that religious institution. Proving that there is more hypocrisy within that system than there is a sincere desire to please God or keep His Law!
Think about it! Even the self-appointed “Keepers of the Law” shun it as legalism! How is that supposed to work!?!!! It can't! But what has happened over time is that an utterly misguided idea of what the religious world calls "Grace" - which is the religious version of the politically correct equally hypocritical ideology of "tolerance" - and which has robbed the Law of its Life! Through the incessant preaching of a myriad of false doctrines and religious ideologies that war against the Word, while pretending to uphold it! These false doctrines, which appeared on the scene as early as the time when the book of Acts was being written – were appropriately condemned and labeled the “doctrines of demons”, as it has produced such a host of demonic ideologies and rebellion as to be a conundrum even to the wisest of mankind! Some of the most popular of these doctrines has reduced the Grace of God, that is to facilitate and enable repentance of, and deliverance from sin - to a mere covering of it! The way Grace is preached in most of these misguided institutions reduces it to a "Get out of Hell Free card, with a lifetime Club membership"! This constant propounding of false doctrines, displacing the Truth of the Word, has produced the weakest, most ineffectual "Body" of so-called "Believers" in the history of mankind! Our experiments in "relevance", which has cost us our Reverence, has produced this utter decimation of our society! And still, that pack of unwitting Pharisees - who are clueless to the reality that they have merely traded worldly flesh for religious flesh and are just as lost still - for all their frantic ritualistic behavior - that is just as insane in its own way, being separated from God's reality and intention - they still loudly curse and condemn the honest sinners for doing what sinners do best!!! Oy gevault! They want to blame all but themselves, and are completely resistant to any responsibility or accountability! But the judgment on our nation has come to correct THEM! To get their heads out of their religion, so that the maligning of God can cease!
The religious world is divided into sects and cults, who can't agree on the minutest bit of interpretation of truth! Each group has their ow interpretation in fact, which they cling to with a vicious tenacity! Their religious bias blinds them to the actual Truth of God's Word, and exempts them from the Anointing which that Truth provides! By and large the religious community wouldn't know their alleged LORD if He showed up at their “Church”-club to preach! They would probably drive Him out, declaring HIM a Pharisee of legalism because of His unflinching obedience to His Father's standard! By and large the religious community doesn't have the collective discernment of a tornado! And they do just as much damage with their blustery, uncontrollable, irresponsible, destructive handling of the Word of God! You may not like what I am propounding, but the condition of our society is damning evidence that what I am saying is reality!
What are we to do then? For the millionth or so time....WE MUST REPENT! Turning from our religious ridiculousness to actually seek the LIVING GOD! We MUST make the effort to really KNOW HIS WORD and take the pains to LIVE IT from a heart of abject obedience and fervent LOVE!!!!!! As did the LORD we CLAIM to follow, whose disciples we CLAIM to be!!!!
II Chronicles 7:13 & 14! And SO many other Scriptures is the cry of the Spirit of God right now – for those who have ears to HEAR what the Spirit is saying – NOT TO THAT FALSE INSTITUTION has sprung from a false vine of idolatry – but to the REAL CHURCH that is grafted into the VINE of ISRAEL through YESHUA THE ANOINTED ONE – who are HIS disciples indeed, and not mere converts to some religious expression!
As the the writer of Romans, which is said to be “Paul”, or Shaul (in Hebrew), puts it:
“Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. For this, “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.” (Rom. 13:8-14)
As the users of the old time C.B. Radio used to say, “Hey good buddies, anybody out there got your ears on?”!
L'Chaim! To LIFE!