(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and twitter - here.)
I just forced myself to watch Bruce Jenner in a dress as he received the courage award at the ESPN sports awards. Everyone stood and applauded how "brave" he is for switching genders. No, it is brave to fight to be who God created you to be, it is not brave to submit to the deceptions of the devil.
The liberal denominations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church USA, the Episcopal Church in America, and the United Church of Christ are also embracing the lie of transgenderism. Please see my prior post about the ELCA's recent ordination of a transgendered pastor. We cannot expect the world to behave like Christians, but it would be wonderful if these historic churches would return to their biblical roots. I see no sign of that happening. The more I read of recent actions by these denominations in the news, the more I am convinced they are going further and further into the darkness away from the Lord.
The good news is that overseas in places like Asia and Africa Christianity is spreading like wildfire. I need to remember that as Christianity is being blasphemed in America. And I need to remember that God is in total control and will have final say over everyone and everything on the great last Day.
Meanwhile, may we each rededicate ourselves to Christ and His mission of saving the lost--and this world is becoming more lost by the minute.
In Jesus our Savior,
Pastor Tom Brock
8/20/2015 11:38:57 am
"Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital said that transgenderism is a 'mental disorder.' Dr. McHugh also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment (sex-change) surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people. Dr. McHugh further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London's Portman Clinic stating that 70-80 percent of children who had expressed transgender feelings 'spontaneously lost those feelings' over time."
8/22/2015 11:14:09 am
[from "The Two Shall Become One Flesh: Reclaiming Marriage" -- http://www.firstthings.com/article/2015/03/the-two-shall-become-one-flesh-reclaiming-marriage-2 ]
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