According to the book of Genesis, God created man in his image as the crowning act of creation. "Let us make man in our image... male and female created he them".
WorldNetDaily is reporting today that Arnold Schwarzenegger has passed into law an education bill that would effectively ban the words "Mom" "Dad" and "Husband" "Wife" from school text books and curriculums. I've seen this coming and reported on it. But I didn't see this next one coming.
He has also banned teaching that persons are born as either male or female. That is considered discriminatory because it doesn't acknowledge people who are born "in between".
Who would have thought that stating that persons are either male or female would be considered such a dangerous idea that it must be banned from a child's education?
At the same time, in order to promote sexual choice and freedom, boys will be able to use girls' restrooms and locker rooms, and vice-versa. I'm not entirely unfamiliar with this concept. Having done a lot of professional seminars in San Francisco, I knew that there was a movement to allow a person to be whatever sex they decided to be.
What a sad day for kids.
It appears that segments of our society are in full-blown ideological rebellion against the revelation of God's word. The Bible teaches that a society can become so corrupt, and its corruption so ingrained in the fabric of the society, that God has no choice but to destroy it. I'm not saying we're there, but I am saying we are inching towards it.
There are two concepts that cover this controversy, and a third that provides the antedote:
a) Creation. We were created in innocency by a good and all-powerful Creator.
b) Disorder. Through rebellion against God, we fell from our original state, and our sinful, fallen state is now passed from one generation to the next through DNA. All of the sexual confusion and perversion that is out there is due to our fallen condition. It is not liberating to "go with it". It is enslaving.
c) Redemption. We have forgiveness in Jesus Christ. More than that, we have sanctification -- deliverance, cleansing, healing, restoration. More than that, we have the promise of glorification and release from these sinful, mortal bodies in the resurrection at the last Day.
Of course, the secular mind that begins with darwinian evolution as its starting point has no place to believe either a) or b), so has little inclination to believe c).
Secularists may think that we can do a fine job of coping without reference to God in our society, but I gotta tell ya, so far I'm not impressed.
All of life and all of reality should be worked out by working backwards and forwards from the Resurrection. The Resurrection occurred. Therefore Jesus is divine. Therefore Scriptures are indeed reliable and the word of God. Therefore, we were created, fallen, and have been redeemed in Jesus Christ, etc.
We need Jesus now more than ever.
And that's the way the Ball bounces.