Pastor Boyd Responds To The Idea That Gender Is Mutable

Pastor Boyd Responds To The Idea That Gender Is Mutable
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is a powerful college faculty union that is attempting to make gender changeable and optional.  The AAUP is launching attacks on those who disagree with them about the mutability of gender.  For example, they have attacked the leadership of the countries of Hungary, Poland, Brazil, and others because the leadership of those countries have denied the scholarship that suggests that gender identity is variable.  The AAUP has attacked the Trump administration because the administration has defined gender as “biological” and an “immutable condition” determined at birth.  The AAUP has also attacked Bible-believing Christians by calling us “religious fundamentalists who are biased based on ideology, not facts”.
What the AAUP and activists for the transgender movement need to understand is the fact that they are ultimately attacking God and His plan.  In Genesis 1:27 the Bible says, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”  From the solid foundation of God’s Word, we see that God’s plan for gender is binary.  There are only two genders male and female, “XX” and “XY”.  It is also clear from God’s creation of humanity that gender is neither optional nor changeable.  God determines every human’s gender and that gender is given to an individual for a wonderful life (Jeremiah 29:11).  God does not make mistakes; the gender He gives us at birth is given to us so we can fulfill His plan for our life.   Nothing is more satisfying than living out the life God wants us to live.  
The whole issue of believing that gender is optional and changeable boils down to the sin of pride.  Pride has been a problem from the very beginning of God’s creation.  In fact, Lucifer fell from Heaven because of the pride in his heart (Isaiah 14:12-15).  What transgender activists are saying is this, “God we know better than you do.  You were mistaken when you created us because we are not the right gender.  We are going to change what you created.”  In other words, what transgender activists are doing is dethroning God and putting themselves on the throne.  This is the essence of pride.    
#William Baxter Boyd is the Senior Pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Princeton, KY.  Be on the lookout for the launch of Pastor Boyd’s new podcast, blog, and website ministry.  Pastor Boyd will address issues ranging from World News, Politics, and Theology.  This ministry is designed to keep you informed of what is happening in our world and more importantly how to see these events with a biblical worldview.