Firstly, God made us to be unique. He knows each of us personally, which is what makes our relationship with Him so beautiful. We are special in His eyes because we are each an important and precious individual.
Secondly, there are only two genders, male or female, she/her, him/his (Matt. 19:4). Anyone who proclaims otherwise has drank a big glass of confusion and manipulation which will ultimately lead to deterioration of one’s life. God is not the author of confusion, so it’s clear He is not the one behind this gender manipulation mess we see taking over our society, infiltrating our schools and perplexing our children.
So, let’s get into the spiritual aspect of the “they/them” conversation.
In Mark 5, we read the story of Jesus meeting the man at the tombs who had an unclean spirit.
When Jesus asked the man his name, the man replied: “My name is Legion: for we are many.” (Mark 5:9).
The man, or actually the demon, referred to himself (themselves) in the plural because, at this point, the man was no longer a singular person, he now had the unwanted companionship of demons.
In the past, it was a shame and embarrassment to be surrounded by demonic activity. This man, Legion, spent his life among the tombs, alone, crying and cutting himself. He was miserable but didn’t know how to be free from the torment the demons brought into his life.
Today, the demons have become quite bold, no longer hiding in tombs, away from everyone. We now see demonic activity out in the open, in our classrooms, on our TV’s, sitting in high political positions and viewed in blockbuster films.
We have men, women and children referring to themselves in the plural just as that man at the tomb did, but rather than praying for them, we celebrate, normalize and even promote their way of thinking.
This is not the way Jesus handled the devil. Jesus confronted, rebuked and healed. In comparison, what we are seeing in today’s society is an exception and adoration of things that are causing, or inevitably will cause, great harm.
People are now, most unknowingly, openly and proudly admitting to partnering with something that only wants to bring hurt, isolation and turmoil into their lives.
Jesus met Legion with compassion, as He meets everyone, but he also met him with TRUTH. Jesus didn’t coddle the man or accept his way of thinking. Instead, Jesus told the enemy, “Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit” (Mark 5:8), which resulted in the town seeing the man, “sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind” (15). Jesus freed the man from the captivity of confusion the devil brought into his life.
As the days grow spiritually darker it is becoming ever increasingly important for us to speak truth, light and freedom to those who have been caught up in the wave of manipulation quickly spreading throughout our world. People don’t have to remain captive to this modern day way of thinking, which only leads to anger, dysfunction, and loneliness. But it is up to us to continue to speak the truth, light and love of Jesus.
Let us be brave in spreading the truth of the gospel and the freedom that partners with a relationship with our Savior.
May we be as bold as Jesus was when he confronted the man at the tombs and as compassionate as Jesus to help people through the lies the enemy has trapped them in.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”