Sunday, October 22, 2023

Christian families are not immune to the Transformation of a Transgender Teen

 Christian families are not immune to the Transformation of a Transgender Teen 


“Imagine you are lost in the wilderness and you asked for help and the response you got was ‘You are your own compass.’ That doesn’t make you feel more found. It makes you feel more profoundly lost” (Jeff Myers, Summit Ministries).


 “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ” (Colossians 2:8).


“The very essence of God’s creative order and divine purpose is being warped by radicals plotting vain things that run counter to God and His unchanging Word. What is male and female? What is family? What does it mean to be human? The question has never been whether or not human beings, especially young people, are going to be challenged by deceptive doctrine. The question has always been, will God’s people be faithful in their generation?” (Jerry Pierce).


Faithful families hear:

“I’ve decided I am an atheist” after one semester in college away from family

-despite all of the prayers for their child he had fallen prey to the “empty deceit: of popular atheism

“I’ve decided I am a lesbian” after therapist approval dealing with her doubts about her sexual identity that stemmed from social media “influencers” and the progressive culture of her high school.

“I identity as transgender” whose son takes on the identity of a female

-over time parents give into becoming LGBTQ friendly slogans and rainbow flags as part of the cultural indoctrination for both the son and parents


Indoctrination by the world and its spiritual forces is not new. It goes back to the Garden of Eden. 

-warfare against God’s truth is aided by decades of materialism and secularism

-propagated in cultural institutions

-intensified by the internet and modern digital technology

-social barriers that smartphones and social media create between people, especially parents and children in every day communication

-alternative to looking to parents for wisdom is to look to the world’s value system-a replacement of God’s truths


Example: If there was a creepy guy walking around your school whispering awful things into the ears of impressionable kids would you do something about it?

-That creepy guy is TikTok-fed by artificial  intelligence-providing a direct pathway into the hearts and minds of young people


The public school system is propagating ideas that counter God’s truth about the world we inhabit

-radical activists have been able to work through public school to instill their beliefs 

-LGBTQ, Critical Race Theory, Restorative Justice, Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity, and Social Emotional Learning implemented under the watchful eye of parents

-School districts attempt to skirt accountability to parents on such things as sex education, gender theory, and accommodation of students wishing to change their gender identity without notifying parents

-over 1,000 school districts have policies keeping parents out of the loop on gender identity


3 major lies bringing increasing social division, anxiety, and distrust of God’s truth

-the toxic derived from critical race theory that the United States “an irreparably racist county” in a world separated into two groups–oppressors and the oppressed

-a vast majority of Americans, up until just a few decades ago, believed marriage to be an exclusive union between one man and one woman for life

-many people have come to believe what we call homosexual or transgender ideology, which is that sex is somehow a separate from gender and there are an infinitude of genders, and people can whatever they feel like


“ The onslaught of transgender ideology in the last decade is a daily news story, as some parents face scorn for challenging the indoctrination of kids by ideology.”

Ex. drag queen story hour in public libraries and has been in some public schools


Professional Organizations:

-American Medical Association

-American Bar Association

-American Library Association

Ex. promotes LGBTQ Pride Month events such as “banned books week” promoting porn graphic books under the guise of “intellectual freedom”

**All in line with left-wing cultural demands


How did we get here?

-Theological liberalism and the rise of Darwinism in the 19th and early 20th centuries tilled the soil for rebellion against the grand narrative of Scripture

-The sexual revolution in the 1960s part of flow of a departure from Scriptural authority

-Biblical marriage being challenged and sex was redefined as merely a recreational pleasure rather than a God-designed blessing between one man and one woman that provides a living metaphor of the union of Christ and His Church

-This paved a way for the LGBTQ movement’s ascent

-Media savvy activists won the day among the elites in academia, politics, medicine, entertainment, and business 

-The delusion affecting our culture is now affecting our culture, our children with regard to sexuality

-Planned Parenthood and SIECUS(Sexual Information and Education Council) advocated radical sex education in even young grade levels

-They actively spread the mantra globally that “Sex Ed is a human right” and “ Sex Ed for Social Change.”

-There is enormous pressure to believe both homosexuality and transgenderism is good for society


“Christians must be the ones to bring healing on these issues and to present the Biblical narrative with grace and kindness, but with truth” (Jerry Pierce).


Sad Stats:

-Studies suggest only around 10% of young adults who identify as Christians and regularly attend church hold a Biblical Worldview.


The challenge of the church is to effectively engage children and teens with the Scripture and apologetics. 


Two of the most dangerous ideas

-the notion that our relationship with God is merely privatized faith to be mediated by our own preferences, and outside of the church (the idea we are our own creators and we decide who we are and what we want)


-We are seeing the stress fractures, anxiety, and stress fractures

“Christianity stands alone in offering a comprehensive view of the world as it really is, who we are, and who God is” (Jerry Pierce).


Remember the formula: That Overton Window

Tolerate

Acceptance

Celebrating

Participating


  • Jeremiah 29:11-13  “For I know the plans I have you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.   Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
  • Psalms 141:3,4  Set a guard over my mouth, Lord, keep watch over the door of my lips.  Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I will take part in wicked deeds.

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