Twenty years of lobbying for the Christian Civic League of Maine taught me the value of providence. I was blessed to be forced to mix my professional duties with my religion. I call it a blessing because that is not common in the fiercely atheist civilization the West is becoming. I was able to keep food on the table for my young family of five while remaining true to what the Bible teaches about human sexuality.
That is what the Christian Civic League of Maine decided to focus on during my years there — Maine’s diabolical dalliance with sodomy. We did not do this out of fear, or because we needed the government to agree with us. I didn’t do it to make life easier for Republicans and harder for Democrats. We did it to be faithful to Jesus Christ.
When I started at the League I determined that the limited resources of the institution would have to be focused. Applying the mere couple hundred thousand dollars a year, and relatively small network of churches/members to a broad range of issues would not accomplish much, I reasoned. Every year I worked there I recommended to the board that we resist the sexual revolution — especially the idea that sodomy is a moral good.
I was eventually coerced to resign by forces more loyal to Republican politics than Jesus Christ.
Through it all I see God’s providence at work. God is the potter. I’m not. He is making something beautiful in His time. We are all simply clay in His hands. He will shape it and use it as He will. It is our job to draw closer and closer to Him over the course of our life.
As the sodomy train continues to careen off the rails God’s design is revealed as sublime. As ideology continues to triumph over religion in the West even the most weighty institution, the Court, appears silly. This reality will only push more and more people into the hands of eternity’s loving potter and Father, God Himself.
No court looks more foolish today than the British court that just forced “gender” ideology on Dr. David Mackereth. The court sided with the bureaucrat who decided to fire Mackereth for “serious misconduct.”
Lifesite news reports, “His crime: his answer to a question asked during an inspection. Here is the question: ‘What would you do if you were to assess someone who is obviously a man but asks to be referred to as ‘she’ or ‘Mrs.’ in the report? … specifically positing the scenario of ‘a man six foot tall with a beard who says he wants to be addressed as ‘she’ and ‘Mrs.’’ Mackereth replied that as a Christian he would be unable to comply, for which he was fired.”
Lifesite continues, “After his dismissal, the doctor took the case to court in Birmingham. It was in vain as it was dismissed. In an apostate society that has renounced all moral law and common sense, this decision is probably not a surprise. But the most scandalous remains the motivation of the Birmingham court ruling. As reported by the BBC on October 2, 2019, the magistrates stated that ‘belief in Genesis 1:27, lack of belief in transgenderism and conscientious objection to transgenderism in our judgment are incompatible with human dignity and conflict with the fundamental rights of others, specifically here, ‘transgender’ individuals.”
Genesis 1:27 reads, “God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them.”
So, according to this Western Court a fundamental tenet of Christianity found in the Bible is “incompatible with human dignity.” That would be bad enough, but the idea that maleness and femaleness are wholly defined by every individual on the planet is absurd on it’s face. The idea is unimaginable … ludicrous.
It does, however, in a really weird way fit with an absurdly womanish way of perceiving the world. There is nothing rational or truly feminine about it, but I suppose there may be some underlying emotional urge to accept whatever.
Regardless, there is no imagining a good Father going anywhere near this nonsense for any reason. God is a Father. Pagans push the idea of a divine mother. Christians know better. As morality continues to disintegrate the West is demonstrating the reason we know better.
Tired of all the drama? Resolve to put yourself in the loving hands of the eternal and providential Father God of the universe. Reject the absurd “mothering” of Western culture. Choose to be simple clay in His hands fashioned to be a vessel for use in His kingdom.