EXIT GOD, ENTER DEATH CULTURE

Great Editorial by Don Batten in Creation magazine Vol 44, No.4. I have extracted segments for this post but get the magazine you will be blessed by the content.

God creates life; Satan works to destroy life like he did at the beginning with the first humans, Adam and Eve. Jesus said of Satan to the Scribes and Pharisees:

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44

Should we be surprised then that when nations turn their back on God they reap a harvest of death and misery? Whenever Israel abandoned God and followed after false Gods, they ended up with death and bondage. They did so many times (see Judges and Kings) with the same result. Can countries that were based on Christian values and laws expect to avoid the same consequences if they turn their back on God? No! Of course not! Western nations like my own country Australia, America, and most of Europe have abandoned God aided by the grand lie of evolution promoted by the educational establishment that we no longer need God.

We see it in the developing culture of death in these nations:

Unrestricted abortion even up to full term

Euthanasia (voluntary assisted suicide)

Family can be whatever you want. Children do not need a father and mother committed to a lifelong marriage.

Indoctrinating children with gender-bending ideology, creating confusion, disaffection with life, and suicidal urges.

Extremist ‘deep green’ ideology identifies humans as a plague on the earth that need to be culled.

The world needs to know that there is only one answer to this world’s problems and that is Jesus.

I am the way the truth and the lifeJohn 14:6 and “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy, I came that they might have life and have it abundantly.John 10:10

Satan’s grand lie is that God is withholding all of the good things of life from us and makes us miserable with rules and regulations:

Marriage is only for a man and a woman.

You are what God made you a male or female and there is no choice in the matter.

Life is sacred; abortion is murder and euthanasia is suicide.

Christians: our job is to make Jesus’ Good News known, that is the Great Commission.

TRANSGENDER CHAOS

Exposing the Transgender Craze

The transgender craze is growing and metastasizing in America and worldwide. Confusion is abounding. And while Western cultures celebrate and elevate gender chaos, the societal and cultural costs are quickly mounting. That’s why enterprising journalist Brandon Showalter of The Christian Post is offering a no-holds-barred exploration of the topic in “Generation Indoctrination,” a new documentary-style podcast series aimed at exploring the roots and impact of the transgender debate.

Through in-depth interviews and investigative chops, Showalter, an intrepid reporter at the forefront of covering the movement, helps reframe peoples’ understanding of why our cultural devolution matters and what’s truly at stake.

Listen to the “Generation Indoctrination” Now

THE LIE YOU HAVE BEEN BORN IN THE WRONG BODY

Brandon Showalter, a reporter for The Christian Post, is among the most well-versed and unrelenting journalists to tackle the transgender movement, exploring the impact of puberty blockers, “disfiguring surgeries,” and the moral chaos he believes is shielding so many from the truth.

Why is he so adamant that what is going on in hospitals and Transgender Clinics is “monstrously terrible”? “Something inside me snapped, and I just thought, ‘Well, I’ve just got to dig into this and scrutinize this more deeply because this is absolutely insane,'” Showalter said. “I just remember thinking to myself, ‘They’re doing what to children!’

By what standard of medical evidence are you legitimizing the removal of healthy body parts?” he asks in the film, referring to the practice as the “worst form of child abuse.

Watch him tell his story.

What we see being played out in the world is what God told us would happen to people when they turn away from the truth of God. It is just one of the many prophesied “end times” signs.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 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.
For this reason, God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, and malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them
.” Romans 1:24-32

AS BIDEN ADMIN PUSHES GENDER CHANGES FOR KIDS, FDA WARNS OF BRAIN SWELLING FROM PUBERTY BLOCKERS

The following information reveals a nation that has totally rejected God’s truth, values, and commandments. The government of the most powerful country in the world is putting the lives of children at risk in support of transgenderism. Read what the US Assistant Secretary of Health, who happens to be a man who identifies as a transgender woman, says about giving children puberty blockers: “life-saving, medically necessary, age-appropriate, and a critical tool for health care providers.” This is in spite of the FDA warning of dangerous side effects.

Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) — a one-time Democratic presidential contender

At least, former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) — a one-time Democratic presidential contender — is rebuking the Biden administration for its support of puberty blockers for children. Gabbard’s comments come after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning against gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRH), known commonly as puberty blockers. Gabbard stated in a video posted Sunday to her Twitter account “Unfortunately, at almost the exact same time the FDA issued this warning, Biden-Harris administration officials were making public statements actively promoting the use of puberty blockers and irreversible surgeries for kids.”

The late-July FDA warning came on the heels of contradictory comments from U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, a man who identifies as a transgender woman. As well as saying, puberty blockers for children are “life-saving, medically necessary, age-appropriate, and a critical tool for health care providers, Levine added, “when it comes to making sure kids are healthy and happy, I know how important care that affirms someone’s true identity can be.

This transgender woman is the US Assistant Secretary of Health and a pediatrician so should be aware of the FDA’s warning of the immediate dangers of puberty blockers given to children, moreover, the long-term effects are totally unknown.

The FDA warning announced earlier this month about puberty blockers known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRH) stated that if injected into children could cause swelling of the brain, headache, blurred or loss of vision, tinnitus, dizziness, and nausea. The FDA said six cases were identified in young girls aged 5 to 12 years that had a plausible association between puberty blockers use and pseudotumor cerebri, which the Mayo Clinic identifies as the pressure inside the skull increasing for no obvious reason. The condition is also identified as idiopathic intracranial hypertension in which symptoms mimic a brain tumor. 

End times Biblical prophecies indicate that the lawlessness that we see playing out in our world is exactly what the world was like prior to God destroying all mankind with a worldwide flood. Peter warns us that in the “last days” scoffers will deliberately overlook the fact that “the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished“.

This is now the second letter that I (Peter) am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of a reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.2 Peter 3:1-7

CONFUSION REIGNS AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

“You-ology: A Puberty Guide for EVERY Body” is a book released by the American Academy of Pediatrics aiming “to talk about puberty in an inclusive way.” 

The cover of “You-ology: A Puberty Guide for Every Body,” published by the American Academy of Pediatrics on April 19. | American Academy of Pediatrics

Although there are chapters on the normal growing pains associated with puberty, the book includes content related to kids identifying as transgender, as well as the academy’s recommendations for those kids. 

“You-ology” uses short stories to highlight certain points. In Chapter 3, a group of boys in a boys’ locker room notices a biological female is there with them. They question why and are then accosted by the girl’s brother, who informs them that she is transgender

The chapter goes on to argue that sex isn’t related to what genitals a baby has and that it’s all about how someone identifies. Worse, the book goes on to describe how there aren’t two genders, but a whole multitude.

Other nightmarish terms the book uses to confuse children include “sperm-making bodies” to refer to boys and “baby-growing bodies” to refer to girls.  

“You-ology” revels in these sex nonspecific phrases, much like the omnipresent expression “birthing person,” with which the modern left is obsessed.  

In one section, the book advises readers against using the term “feminine hygiene” products to refer to items such as tampons or menstrual pads, and instead to use the term “period products.” 

Even then, sometimes the book’s authors get confused and forget their woke biology, claiming that “male” bodies produce sperm instead of leftists’ accepted position that men aren’t unique in doing that anymore. 

Later chapters recommend that kids who are uncomfortable with their bodies should wear binders or “tuck” their genitals. The book claims in some cases, medical intervention, including puberty blockers, is necessary. 

The left attempts to hide what it’s doing behind cutesy illustrations, but the reality is clear. Activist doctors who want to normalize gender ideology are foisting transgenderism on children. 

The consequences of this attempt to normalize the left’s radical agenda can be fatal.  

The Daily Signal reported the story of Yaeli Martinez, a 19-year-old girl who committed suicide after battling with depression, which she thought becoming transgender could solve. 

It’s not hard to imagine someone like Yaeli being exposed to this type of book and thinking that the solution to all his or her problems is to take puberty blockers, bind their breasts, and transition.  

That’s a dangerous lie that results in miserable kids and, in the worst case, broken families weeping over the bodies of their loved ones. 

Books such as “You-ology” exacerbate the issue not only by solidifying transgender ideology into the mainstream but by convincing kids that it is perfectly normal to change their bodies, often permanently, during a period of extreme emotional instability. 

Of course, kids are going to be confused about who they are during puberty. Their bodies are being shot full of new hormones, and they’re going through something completely unprecedented in their young lives.  

The solution isn’t to affirm something is wrong with the biological process. The solution is to say that puberty is tough, but boys will emerge as men and girls will emerge as women.  

That is a biological reality, and no amount of posturing by woke activist doctors will change that fact.  

The American Academy of Pediatrics should be ashamed to be producing material that is directly responsible for ruining the lives of children. 

Book review by Douglas Blair, Op-ed contributor for Christian Post.

MAKING SENSE OF TRANSGENDERISM AND THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION

THE RISE AND TRIUMPH OF THE MODERN SELF

In this episode of Gospelbound, Carl Trueman discusses our culture’s current obsession with identity and changing attitudes about gender and sexuality. He offers a crash course on key historical figures and ideas that have shaped us in profound yet often unnoticed ways, highlights what conservative Christians often misunderstand about the LGBTQ cause, and offers advice when it comes to navigating an increasing hostile culture in the coming years. His new book “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution is now a must read for all Christians that want share the Gospel with the community with whom they engage. Watching this video will motivate you to buy the book. Like me you may watch the video more than once. Carl Trueman is an accomplished communicator. If you want more of Carl Trueman can I suggest you go to Thinking in Public with Albert Mohler: The Triumph of the Modern Self: A Conversation with Theologian Carl Trueman.

AFFIRMING GOD’S IMAGE

Addressing the Transgender Question with Science and Scripture

This book will equip you to be able to give a wise, biblical, scientific, and practically loving response to transgenderism.

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Available as an eBook on Amazon or paperback. Also available from CMI

In it you’ll learn:

  • Scientific research around the transgender experience
  • An overview of the history of transgenderism
  • Important terminology surrounding gender issues
  • Why people pursue gender reassignment surgery, and what happens after
  • How to navigate conversations around this topic

The first step to responding well to any situation is to understand it.

Affirming God’s Image is the book I will recommend first to anyone with concerns about transgenderism. Professor Branch … urges us to show the love of Christ to people afflicted by gender dysphoria (especially including our own children and youth). But he sees great dangers in gender reassignment surgery and urges a vigorous “no” when that is suggested. He calls us to affirm the sex God has given to us at birth as a precious gift. And he presents these messages to us clearly and with grace.”—John M. Frame, retired J.D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando)

“Careful, compassionate, and faithful, this new volume from Alan Branch is required reading for pastors, counselors, families, and individuals who are struggling with gender dysphoria. Dr. Branch has waded through a sea of literature to distill an approach that calls on Christians to love those who are suffering and to serve them by sharing biblical truth about sexuality.”—C. Ben Mitchell, Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy, Union University

The author J. ALAN BRANCH is professor of Christian ethics at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. He has previously served as a pastor and a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is also the author of Born This Way? Homosexuality, Science, and the Scriptures.

SPIRITUAL WARFARE -INTENSIFIES IN THE LAST DAYS

The same demonic powers and principalities that operated through Queen Jezebel in the Old Testament and this woman called Jezebel in the New Testament, they’re operating again today with increased intensity. Some of the ways those demonic spirits are operating today is through: abortion, euthanasia, immorality, homosexuality, transgenderism, radical feminism, witchcraft, sorcery and persecution of Christians.

Jezebel's War With America

Jezebel of the Old Testament was an idol-worshipper. We see in 1 Kings 21:25 that Ahab did more evil than any of Israel’s kings before him, but he was “stirred up” by his wife, Jezebel. She emasculates men, she silenced the prophets, she was a murderer—she had the prophets killed. We also know that in the ancient world that idolatry was often associated with sacrificing babies to idols.

Radical feminism has helped further the abortion agenda. And this isn’t just a push for the right for women to get abortions if they’ve been raped or the baby is severely ill. Women are now “shouting their abortions” as if killing an innocent baby is something to be proud of. Moreover, as I have said many times, the teaching of evolution has been one of Satan’s greatest ploys to convince the world that it has no need for a creator and therefore they are free to do what is right in their own eyes.

The Western world. has seen an incredible upsurge in sexual immorality in the last few decades. Pornography is easily accessible on the internet, including on smartphones. Then consider the recent legalisation of gay marriage and the left’s radical push to accept transgenderism. Imagine the effect this is having on the next generation. It has no concept of a loving but holy and righteous God, nor that the beginning of wisdom is to fear God.

All of what we are seeing being manifest is prophesied to happen in the last days before Jesus returns. Let’s remember, that Jesus is Lord. Satan is defeated. All of his minions are defeated. We can overcome. Let’s recognise the enemy, let’s get equipped, and I say, for the sake of our communities, in Jesus’ name, let’s see the Jezebel spirit come down.

This post was inspired by Micheal Brown’s new book “Jezebel’s War with America”.If you want to defeat this demonic spirit in your own life get the book.

SCHOOLS ARE ‘PROGRAMMING’ CHILDREN, IMPOSING TRANSGENDER IDEOLOGY

LAST DAYS GENERATION WILL CALL EVIL GOOD AND GOOD EVIL

A former intelligence professional (‘programming’ expert), who is a historian of the Soviet Union, is warning that schools in America are starting to embrace a propaganda operation designed to squash thought and demand allegiance to political correctness and gender ideology.

How Schools Are 'Programming' Children, Imposing Transgender Ideology: Propaganda Expert

Speaking before attendees gathered at the Family Research Council office in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Stella Morabito, senior contributor to The Federalist, unpacked both the content and processes of a group called CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (SEL).

“Social and emotional learning,” she explained, is becoming all the rage in the public education policy realm and if left unchecked it will result in a monolithic, nationalised mandate demanding conformity to the politically correct dogma of the day. In other words, it is a massive state-sponsored propaganda operation intended to isolate and control people, including kids, about how to feel and relate to people.

During her presentation, Morabito showed video footage of CASEL advocates and experts opining about why this kind of education is needed. They say it is because it is the only way children will acquire “life skills” and children, who are bound to become “self-directed,” are “crying out” for this, noting that data show that approximately 40 percent are “chronically disengaged” in school. CASEL’s  curriculum is being implemented in certain places in the U.S, especially in urban areas.

“Both the content and process of CASEL are statist in nature … think of it as Groupthink 10.0: We’re the government and we’re here to help. The net effect is to build a collective mindset,” Morabito explained.

The CASEL video also explains how educators “need the whole child,” and the academic content in any subject is now a “commodity” and is less important than SEL instruction since kids can access the internet for such knowledge. CASEL aims to “mobilise” this curriculum — where the dominant emphasis is kids being taught to be self-aware, how to regulate their emotions, build relationship skills, and demonstrate responsible decision-making in their schools and communities — to get it into every school in the nation.

One of the board members of CASEL is Linda Darling-Hammond, who was domestic terrorist Bill Ayers’ choice to be President Obama’s Secretary of Education. Morabito mentioned that CASEL has several partners whose pet agendas include everything from  social and economic globalism to transgenderism. Much of this radicalism comes out of Chicago, she noted.

She went on to say that she believes there are some decent people who have fallen into the trap of utopian thinking, which by nature is always collectivist. Utopian thinking disregards the individual to build a predictable, mechanical world that demands mass control over everyone’s lives and relationships, essentially programming them down to what they can and cannot say.

Morabito took a brief detour to explain that the takeover of relationships begins with undermining the family, specifically marriage, and the groundwork for this has been laid for some time. She referenced the work of gender legal theorist Martha Fineman who argued that state recognition of the institution of marriage should be abolished. Fineman observed that once that happened “a lot more regulation (protection)” would occur once interactions between individuals within families were removed from behind the veil of privacy that now shields them. Those behaviours would then be “judged by standards established to regulate interactions among all members of society.”

But this collectivising of relationships where conformity to the regulations of the smallest minutiae is insisted upon actually diminishes relationships, Morabito argued. And a prime example of this is the growing presence of gender ideology and pronoun protocols.

Forcing people to use words and pronouns that do not correspond to their biological sex but of their choosing “destabilizes thought because it totally undermines the entire structure of our language,” her accompanying powerpoint presentation read. One language is overhauled, thoughtfulness and conversation is replaced with “conditioned emotional reflexes that creates a mob mentality not allowing for differences of thought.”

Most partners of CASEL reportedly promote regulating speech in such a way.

Power elites have always utilized propaganda through psychological manipulation to coerce the masses to bend to an agenda, and over time false premises, like the notion that “sex is assigned at birth,” slowly make their way into law, Morabito explained.

During Q&A, someone in the audience asked, half-jokingly: “Isn’t using the proper pronoun [of someone’s choice] just good manners?”

Morabito, getting the joke, smiled and replied, positing: “Well, my preferred pronouns are ‘I’ and ‘me.’ So I want you to refer to me every time you talk about me, Stella … use ‘I’ and ‘me.'”

“It’s not a matter of manners when you’re talking about the destabilisation of the entire structure of our means of communicating with each other, which are basic rules of grammar and syntax that aren’t supposed to be an infinite list — which is really what it is growing to be.”