THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR ACTIONS! by Earl Sutton

 

In 1996 a grain ship, “Bright Field,” was heading down the Mississippi River near New Orleans, when it lost control, veered toward the shore and crashed into a riverside shopping mall. The impact demolished parts of the wharf and injured 116 people. According to the Coast Guard investigation, the ship’s owner and crew had failed to repair long-standing engine problems. This is a clear example of not doing what you should do and receiving the consequences of bad decisions.

            The Devil deceived Eve into thinking that there would be no consequences for eating the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3:1-7). God said, “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, ye shall not eat of it lest ye die” (v.3) The Devil said, “Ye shall not surely die.” (v.4) Eve dilly-dallied with the temptation and contemplated the possibilities that the Devil had suggested and threw away all restrain and ate the fruit!  Why?  The Devil deceived her into thinking that there would be no consequences for sin.

            The Devil continues to lie to us today and tells our society that a little sin won’t hurt, a little indulgence is not a problem, a little transgression will never hurt anybody! The Devil tells us that we are only human and go ahead and enjoy sin. The Bible says, “The way of the transgressor is hard.” ( Prov. 13:15)

            Our society believes that it can live in disobedience to God’s will by practicing homosexuality and never suffer the consequences. The scriptures teach that there will be consequences for our actions. “Be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth unto his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth unto the spirit shall of the spirit reap eternal life.” (Gal. 6:7-8) This basic principle applies to the physical world and spiritual realm as well. The word, “mocked” is a Greek word (mukterizete:) which means to turn one’s nose up at God. The point is that if a person sows to the flesh (homosexuality and sinful living) and turns up his nose at God, he shall go the way of all flesh, -- die and face the judgment of God where there will be consequences. (reap destruction – Gal. 6:8)

The scriptures emphasize the consequences of sin in other verses. Ezekiel said, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ez. 18:4) Paul said, “The wages of sin is death.” (Rom. 6:23)  Over and over, again and again, the Bible under all circumstances, emphasizes that we reap what we sow and that sin is always followed by consequences.

            There is rebellion in the hearts and in the behavior of many people in our society today. In view of the fact that sin will always have consequences, what can we predict for the future? According to the basic law of sowing and reaping, the answer can best be given in the words of the prophet Hosea, “They sow the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind.” (Hos. 8:7) There is one time of sowing (while alive), and there will be two times of reaping. We reap in this life and also reap beyond this life in the hereafter. Sin brings forth its consequences both here and hereafter.

            People may do things without realizing the consequences of their actions, but one day there is going to be an accounting! (Rev. 21:8)                                                                                                                                                                                           

FOOLISHNESS ABOUT GENDERS by Earl Sutton

 

In the Bible we find that there is no evidence to support the foolish transgender movement and its concept that gender/sex is malleable (capable of being altered or controlled). The scriptures clearly say, “A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the Lord your God” (Deut. 22:5).

          The big question in our society now concerning the foolishness about genders is the idea posed by those on the political left that there is a distinction between gender and sex. Christians can no longer sit quietly on the sidelines of this issue. Our society now makes gender malleable, and thus creates an environment in which the reproductive organs of a newborn do not validate the sex of the child.

          This question of transgenderism foolishness has now become a matter of right and wrong, truth versus lie. The issue should be based, not upon emotions or feelings, but wholly upon facts.

          My question, “Are sex and gender the same thing?” The terms sex and gender are used interchangeably in our daily conversations. The term, sex, refers to the biological and physical differences between men and women. The term, gender, refers to their characteristics, behaviors and role expectations. It seems as if the majority of society believes that gender is malleable is because of the mainstream media, controlled by the political left, is pushing this false doctrine. This view has some very serious contradictions. The idea that a person might be a man trapped in a woman’s body or vice-versa is not supported by any scientific evidence. It is about time that science stepped up and dropped a bombshell on the transgender myth.

A former psychiatrist at John Hopkins Hospital has revealed the truth about the transgender myth that the left is pushing to destroy the family. Dr. McHugh unleashed some very compelling scientific facts that, “It’s biologically false that one can change his/her sex.” The truth of the matter is transgender men do not become women nor do transgender women become men. All that have sex changes become feminized men or masculinized women which are counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they identify.

Dr. McHugh was psychiatrist-in-chief at John Hopkins Hospital for 26 years and pioneered sex-change surgery and later ceased the practice. He stressed the idea that one’s sex is fluid and a matter of choice. He later said, “This is extremely damaging to young people.” He said that those who wish to change their gender suffer from a psychotic condition and not an accident at birth. He further stated that “gender dysphoria” belongs in the family of disordered assumptions about the body. Its treatment should not be directed at the body, as with surgery and hormones, but should be considered a mental disorder.

          The bottom line is that it’s not nice to fool mother nature. The truth is that the transgender movement is a part of the gay agenda to destroy God’s design for the family. This campaign is designed to confuse the masses, especially young people on sexuality. God’s condemnation throughout the Bible is pointed directly at those of either sex who try to break down the sexual differences which exist between a man and woman.

          The reckless disregard for this mental disorder in favor of enforcing preferred pronouns is completely foolish! We must train our children by the basic principles of biology and let them know and clearly understand that their gender is based upon their sex, which is one and the same.

          Approximately 0.6% of society is transgender. We are to love them, but love does not mean we must tolerate error.