Speaking the Truth in Love

It’s Good to Be a Man

Several years ago my good friend Eric Welch forwarded me a funny list of reasons why it’s good to be a man:

10 You know stuff about tanks.
9 You can go to the restroom without a support group.
8 If someone forgets to invite you, he can still be your friend.
7 You can drop by to see a friend without bringing a little gift.
6 If another guy shows up at the party wearing the same outfit, you may become lifelong buddies.
5 One wallet, one pair of shoes, one color. All seasons.
4 There’s always a game on somewhere.
3 Your pals will never trap you with, “So … notice anything different?”
2 If something doesn’t work, you can bash it with a hammer and throw it across the room.
1 You can do your nails with a pocket knife.

See the source imageYes, men and women are different. But godless people want to blur gender lines or abolish them altogether. Foolish celebrities, educators, and politicians are heatedly demanding the normalization of gender confusion. If a man thinks he’s a woman, let him put on a dress and use the ladies’ room. If a little girl thinks she’s a boy, then give her hormonal therapy to prevent natural female development. And if a soldier wants a sex-change operation, make the military pay for it.

This perverted thinking isn’t something new. In the great book of Deuteronomy (written 3,500 years ago), Moses said, “A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God” (22:5). There isn’t an exact New Testament parallel, but the apostle Paul makes a related statement that’s even sterner. An “effeminate” man (the male who plays the female role in a homosexual relationship) “shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 9-10, NASB).

The attempted normalization of gender confusion isn’t progress. It’s a foolish departure from the gender roles envisioned by the Creator. Men “know stuff about tanks” for a reason. Women bring each other little gifts for a reason too. In the beginning God made them “male and female” (Gen. 1:27).

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