For the past 5 to 10 years, Progressives have shouted out the statement, “Follow the Science.” They have used that phrase during Covid, climate change, and much more. The problem with that statement is that they do not mean simply “Follow the Science.” What they mean by that is follow the science that is based upon their personal desires and agendas. The presuppositions that they bring to the table are hidden more often than not. Climate is changing and science does back that up but the answers to how to solve that issue ranges and honest discussions need to be had based upon what science is saying. Covid is real and was deadly, but so has been the response to it. There were multiple views of what was happening with Covid and how to handle it but unfortunately only 1 view was allowed to dominate the discussion. And we are now finding that view actually manipulated data to enforce an agenda. Over the next few paragraphs, I want to explain, why being honest about our presuppositions are important and why being grounded in truth matters.
Now let’s be honest we all have presuppositions when it comes to how we view life. I have presuppositions and at the base of my presuppositions is my belief that God (the God of the bible) is sovereign and creator. His Word is what guides me in faith and life. Because of that belief I view all of life through that lens. I am open and honest about that as I have discussions with people. And because of that my view of science is influenced by my faith. I believe in science, and I believe in the scientific method. I believe that science provides much benefit for humanity and that it truly points to the magnificence of God’s creation. Science is continuing to gather data and test that data. The ongoing development of science is a positive as long as we are honest and realize that we interpret data based on our presuppositions. For example, Atheist will interpret data differently than Christians because of the presuppositions that exist from their belief system. And yes, Atheist do have a belief system, it is just not founded on God or creator.
One area in which I believe that progressives are attempting to manipulate science and have serious errors within the gender discussion. I believe that their presuppositions are what cause a multitude of errors that are harmful to children and adults. By using the scientific method only, we must come to the conclusion that only 2 genders exist. When the DNA is examined of a person, science does not see the possibility of multiple genders. What science sees is the structure of genetic code that each person has. So, the question is how are those in the Trans-Gender community trying to manipulate science. Well they are taking issues that are mental and trying to make them apart of the scientific data or DNA research. What we see happening is that Gender Dysphoria (A mental issue according to the DSM-5) is being transformed before our eyes. The redefinition of gender is being used to make Gender Dysphoria mean something completely different. The Mayo Clinic says this about Gender Dysphoria; “Gender dysphoria is the feeling of discomfort or distress that might occur in people whose gender identity differs from their sex assigned at birth or sex-related physical characteristics.” Feelings are different than scientific DNA. Feelings are based on mental, emotional, and circumstance. Feelings change but the scientific DNA of the chromosomes does not change. WEBMD states this about chromosomes; “These are tiny structures in the cells that house your unique DNA. A pair of chromosomes called the sex chromosomes determines whether you are male or female. Females have two X chromosomes, and males have an X and Y chromosome.” When science looks at the DNA it is either sees male or female physically. So, scientifically we can only come to the conclusion of 2 genders. So, I agree trust the science!
So, how have we gotten to this point of gender discussion? Well the answer has multiple layers to it, but I want to focus on one particular point. It is the rejection of the created order of humanity and by rejecting God and making oneself God. By making that statement, I am clearly defining that I believe that humanity was created and has a distinct order to it. I come to that conclusion from reading the bible, but also from examining the complexity of the human body and creation through science. Now I am not a science expert, but I have had a number of discussions with doctors and others who have a deep knowledge and professional experience with science. In all of those discussions, I have never had anyone make any statement that would contradict that humanity is either male or female.
So, why have we seen this movement away from the evidence? I believe that Romans 1, lays out the answer for us. The apostle Paul writes these words; ” 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.” (Romans 1:22-25). As mentioned earlier, we have created a new god to meet our desires and that new God is humanity. This God is about fulfilling the desires of the heart and mind. It is a god that is and will continue to lead humanity into destruction and will lead to the mutilation of boys and girls and men and women. It is god that only desires human sacrifice. Humanity has desired this new god, because they have rejected the real and true creator God.
This new god is actually not new at all but has been around from as long as time has existed. The plan of Satan has always been to be worshipped and to destroy humanity, God’s image bearers. From the very beginning, Satan has said to humanity, “Did God really say?” He continues to use that statement over and over again, and we now find it the gender discussion. This new god is Satan himself and he desires to bring about confusion and destruction. Satan is the author of confusion and conflict, and we see that in this whole gender discussion arena. The real battle for the Christian is not against those who we disagree with but with the prince of the air which is Satan. This is spiritual battle that can only be won through the power of prayer and the movement of the Holy Spirit. May we fall to our knees and pray!