Male & Female

This very special MALE & FEMALE thread
celebrates Heaven’s original blueprint for
both the male and the female genders.


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An African Cardinal Speaks

I believe this Cardinal, Robert Sarah, brings a beautiful moral clarity to many of the topics discussed here at Wolf’s Q Treehouse, but let’s to focus on the gender issue for a moment.

Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, says that the spiritual crisis that currently blights “the whole world” has its roots in Europe, because Europe has rejected God:

“Western people are convinced that receiving is contrary to the dignity of human persons. But civilised man is fundamentally an heir, he receives a history, a culture, a language, a name, a family. This is what distinguishes him from the barbarian. To refuse to be inscribed within a network of dependence, heritage, and filiation condemns us to go back naked into the jungle of a competitive economy left to its own devices. Because he refuses to acknowledge himself as an heir, man is condemned to the hell of liberal globalisation.

Cardinal Sarah links this idea of the rejection of humanity’s inheritance to another that he says is at the root of current malaise: the rejection, in the West, of the idea of fatherhood.

The two rejections, he explains, are intimately bound up with our rejection of God.

From Him we receive our nature as man and woman. This is intolerable to modern minds. Gender ideology is a Luciferian refusal to receive a sexual nature from God. Thus some rebel against God and pointlessly mutilate themselves in order to change their sex. But in reality they do not fundamentally change anything of their structure as man or woman. The West refuses to receive, and will accept only what it constructs for itself.”

He continues: “Because it is a gift from God, human nature itself becomes unbearable for western man… This revolt is spiritual at root. It is the revolt of Satan against the gift of grace.”

Excerpt, Interview of Cardinal Robert Sarah, The Tablet


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We ignore the gift of grace found in gender differences to our great loss.

However, I’d like to redirect our attention to something else about the Divine blueprint. There are two versions of the creation story in the book of Genesis. The first is more like a requirements specification, the second is more like an elaboration process.


So God created human beings in his own image.
In the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27


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18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” 19 So the Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. 20 He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him.

21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.

23 “At last!” the man exclaimed.

“This one is bone from my bone,
and flesh from my flesh!
She will be called ‘woman,’
because she was taken from ‘man.’”

 

24 This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.

25 Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.

Genesis 2:18-25


Have you ever considered that Wolf’s famous BOTH logic applies to God? In the first reference the term human beings (Hebrew ’ādām) is the generic term for humankind and does not imply gender. In the blueprint, humankind is created in the image of God, BOTH male and female. To truly defend and honor gender, we must first respect this reality. There is the biology AND the spirituality.

John Eldredge’s writing have captured the power of celebrating the qualities of gender for the most recent generation. And recently a theologian has pointed out that section in that corresponds to the governmental portion of the Mosaic law in the Ten Commandments is, “honor your father AND your mother.” Talk about revolutionary. There have been patriarchal cultures and matriarchal cultures, but a culture of honor for BOTH???

What if we’ve been duped into looking at the wrong thing (again). What if true leadership and authority and inner peace flow out of embracing the partnership of two very powerful and very different genders, BOTH made in the image of God?

To be honest, I’m just scratching the surface of what feels like an intense and very deep reality here. I don’t think I’m even close to where we need to be on this. There is something here that we must understand in order to prevail in the culture/spiritual war we are dealing with. But it seems this needs to be put out there for discussion.


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43 thoughts on “Male & Female

  1. Romans chapter 1 summarizes the steps to ‘gender’ confusion and sexual deviance. Very clear. God must have anticipated and predicted this century’s massive rebellion against His authority and His design in creation.

    First step was suppressing the truth. Second step was rejecting the design in nature. Third step was refusing to worship GOD. Idolatry came next. Foolish thinking, pretense of wisdom…. so GOD allows them to follow their own sinful ways and desires…and sexual impurity/deviance follows….and it gets much worse….envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice, slanderers, arrogant, God-haters…no understanding, no mercy, no respect for parents…and to approve of all that is just as bad as doing it.

    Romans 1:18-32
    God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
    18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

    21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

    24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

    26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

    28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

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    1. The seven laws of Noah preceded the Ten Commandments and Leviticus by centuries – and were very specific about sexual sin/prohibitions.

      The seven Noachide Laws, as traditionally enumerated are:
      1 Do Not Deny God
      2 Do Not Blaspheme God
      3 Do Not Murder
      4 Do Not Engage in Incestuous, Adulterous or Homosexual Relationships.
      5 Do Not Steal
      6 Do Not Eat of a Live Animal
      7 Establish Courts/Legal System to Ensure Law Obedience

      By the time of Moses, the Israelites already understood that ‘adultery’ was any act or relationship that crossed the line of these Noah laws.

      LINKS:
      https://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/seven-laws-of-noah/
      https://www.auburn.edu/~allenkc/noahide.html

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    2. “God must have anticipated and predicted this century’s massive rebellion against His authority and His design in creation.” Or maybe it’s happened before in history. For example, the depths of the sin practiced by the people of Noah’s time that caused GOD to flood the earth and start over.

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      1. While the sin and evil was probably rampant during Noah’s time, I believe the biggest part of the problem was with the fallen Angels. They were mating with the human women (probably animals too) and corrupting the bloodline, producing mutant giants, screwing up the DNA. Jesus (2nd Adam) had to be a descendent of Adam in order to fulfill God’s Word, so He had to save Noah and family to ensure the purity of the bloodline as well as the accuracy of His prophecy.

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  2. Isn’t it interesting that the same people who claim to revere Nature…are also pushing the ‘gender change’ abominations.

    We need a different word for this level of extreme Hypocrisy.

    Thank you for forwarding your thoughts on this, TTT.
    You’ve brought up the essence of what we are facing in this cultural/spiritual war.

    Perhaps pointing out their extreme Hypocrisy is one way to fight them.

    The people who are pushing the ‘climate change’ hoax, are claiming that mankind is “causing the climate to change”…which is a big lie.
    The climate on our planet has been in a constant state of gradual changes since the beginning.

    They condemn man for this ‘offense against nature’ and use it as an excuse to force us back into the stone age.
    Which would of course, make us much easier to control and enslave.

    On the other hand…these same people who embrace the climate change hoax, also embrace the concept that humans can ‘change’ their gender!

    So…
    Climate change = Bad.
    Gender change = Good.

    How do they square this in their little brains?
    Do they even stop to think about how these two things are in direct contradiction?

    They are saying that “It’s bad to change nature”…while they are also saying “It’s good to change nature”.
    🙄😳

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    1. I am becoming more convinced that the media is our sworn enemy. Can’t tell you how many times I have heard someone say, “It’s true, I saw it on the news.”

      The deception is at epic levels and I have highly educated relatives who keep MSNBC on all day.

      I think we’re doing as good as we can, but the censorship will only get worse until enough lawsuits happen to push back the tide of constant lies hiding the truth.

      Don’t get me started on education. Insanity reigns there.

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      1. Yep. That’s why I call them the Enemedia.

        MCM…or Mind Control Media…is also appropriate.

        And yeah, our education system is an indoctrination dumpster fire.

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        1. One of my adult kids is in a class with a tranny…girl to boy. She’s on a heinous cocktail of drugs that have side effects, had her breasts cut off and dresses like a guy. But dates a man and wants to have a baby. If you accidentally refer to her as a her she flies into a snit. Lots of family baggage, but we are the crazy ones. 😒

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          1. Locally, I know a guy that most of us believe is transitioning. A mutual friend all but confirmed he’s on hormones of some variety. Less than a month a go, he fell and broke a number of ribs. Yeah, we’re meant to be what God made us.

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      2. Yes, the MSM is the enemy of the people. Absolutely. The WSJ still has articles running today blatantly slanting the Mueller Report as something that POTUS’ lawyers cleverly kept him out of trouble with Mueller’s investigators.

        Page 4, “Mueller Relented After Trump Team Rebuffed Interview”

        The entire article screeds blatant lies, and innuendo not only implicating POTUS for obstruction, but leaving collusion with Russia as a fact that Mueller couldn’t conclude simply because he couldn’t get that one “extra” piece of evidence to make it chargeable.

        This is what the mushminds take as gospel, and the rebuttals to lies is much harder to get out there. People go with what they were first told. Barr doing the press conference first was helpful…

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    2. “…. How do they square this in their little brains?
      Do they even stop to think about how these two things are in direct contradiction?….”

      They DO NOT THINK PERIOD! They only feel.

      Logic and objective reality is DENIED by Marxist.

      The Philosophy Of Karl Marx

      The Hegelian Basis

      The philosophical bases of Marx’s thought were laid early and remained unchanged throughout his life. As a student, Marx accepted the philoso­phy of Hegel as the only sound and adequate explanation of the uni­verse. According to this philosophy, “the only immutable thing is the abstraction of movement.” The one universal phenomenon is change, and the only universal form of this phenomenon is its complete abstrac­tion. Thus, Hegel accepted as real only that which existed in the mind. Objective phenomena and events were of no consequence; only the con­ceptions of them possessed by human minds were real. Ideas, not ob­jects, were the stuff of which the universe was made. The universe and all events therein existed and took place only in the mind, and any change was a change in ideas. Therefore, to account for these changes in ideas was to account for change in the universe.

      In the Hegelian philosophy no idea could exist without an opposite. Thus, the idea of light could not exist unless there were an idea of dark­ness, nor truth without falsity, nor high without low. If an idea were labeled a thesis, its opposite would be its antithesis. Consequently, in this realm of the mind within which the universe had its only real existence, in­numerable theses and antitheses existed. Struggle or conflict was the en-evitable fact in such a universe—conflict of the thesis with its antithesis. In this struggle thesis and antithesis acted and reacted on each other, and a new phenomenon—synthesis—was created. All action or change occur­ring in the universe was, under the Hegelian philosophy, the product of thesis, antithesis, and resulting synthesis—all in the realm of ideas, since objective reality could exist only in that sphere. Since this process was universal and never ending, it offered a complete explanation of the causal processes creating all phenomena within the universe….
      http://www.economictheories.org/2008/12/philosophy-of-karl-marx.html

      ……………

      And a bit more on Marxism from the book Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America by Kent Clizbe

      Clizbe says this of Dr West.

      Tom West in his Claremont Institute article, “Marx and Lenin” noted Marx’s goal of critical, “dialectical” discussion was not to arrive at the truth. Marx’s goal was to use criticism to destroy the enemy….

      Tom West goes on to point out that Marxist criticism is essentially emotional. And its fundamental “feeling is indignation.” West points out that Marxist critics are set on “denunciation.” They are not concerned with the fundamental humanity of their opponent. All that concerns the Marxist critics is the need to “strike” their opponent. …

      Tom West’s Postscript
      After a scathing expose of how Marxism-Leninism has polluted American culture, West says he does not understand how this could have happened. Like nearly all historians and critics who see the parallels between Marxist-Leninism and PC today, West cannot conceive of the covert influence operations that created PC. His “Postscript” is worth pondering here. He notes that “for some reason,” scholarship on Marx has “not been satisfactory.”

      One might wonder why an essay on “Marx and Lenin” needs to be written, considering that scholars have been writing on the subject for half a century and more. The unfortunate fact is that scholarship on this and other Marxian themes has in general not been satisfactory. For some reason Western scholars have been reluctant to call a spade a spade. The majority of them keep trying to assure us that Marx and Lenin are not such bad fellows after all. Why an entire class of educated people, including many at our most prestigious institutions of higher learning, should want to hide the truth about Marx and communism from others, perhaps even from themselves, is hard to understand.

      It may be that only a psychologist of the rank of Nietzsche could fully penetrate the phenomenon–historically unprecedented as far as I know–of the intellectual leadership of a strong and free society making every effort to find reasons not to criticize its main enemy and to denounce those who do criticize it.

      At work, no doubt, is the self-loathing that Paul Hollander detected over and over again in his study of the long history of favorable responses to communism by Western scholars and students. But whence arises this self-loathing?

      Nietzsche said that man would rather will nothingness than not will. People who have lost their faith that life has a higher purpose may believe, deep down and almost unnoticed, that their life is not worth living. Thus the definitive refutation of Marx may not even be possible until the leading classes in our society are once again composed of men who reject root and branch the modern idea, stemming from Descartes, Hobbes, and others, that human life has no ultimate meaning beyond what human beings themselves will that it have.

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  3. When God got in Adam’s face about his disobedience, Adam said she gave it to me.

    And God said, who is the head of your union?

    And Adam said I am.

    And God said, so … why did you do it?

    And Adam said because you made her so good looking. Why did you do that?

    And God said so you would be attracted to her and want to keep her.

    And Adam said well then, why did you make her so stupid?

    And God said so she would be attracted to you.

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  4. T3, thank you for including that passage from Cardinal Sarah. Beautifully stated and much food for thought. I think he’s hit the nail on the head. Transgenderism, etc. is all a Luciferian perversion. But that’s what Satan does. He tries to pervert everything God created into something false and sick. And our Luciferian elite are completely fine with that. As Q said: “They worship Satan. Some of them don’t even hide it.”

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  5. “Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, says that the spiritual crisis that currently blights “the whole world” has its roots in Europe, because Europe has rejected God:”

    “There is something here that we must understand in order to prevail in the culture/spiritual war we are dealing with. But it seems this needs to be put out there for discussion.”

    ________________

    Good evening, Q-treepers!

    I agree generally with the thoughts in the article above, but it seems to me that it is missing the most important piece of the puzzle.

    It seems that “we” have a strong tendency to view our situation as ‘organic’, when I believe it is anything but.

    ALL of the Godlessness, in all its forms, has been thrust upon us by design and by intent. I don’t believe any of it is ‘organic’. Left alone, without the Marxist / Globalist influences that began in the mid to late 1960s, what reason is there to think that we would be anywhere NEAR where we are today, culturally or religiously or any other way?

    Our country was going in a very predictable direction for generation after generation, very much a nation of Christian principles and ideals, right up to the late 1960s, when SOMEBODY dragged the needle across the record, stopped the player, and began injecting POISON into the West’s bloodstream.

    And it has not abated for an instant since, it has only grown more comprehensive and potent with each passing decade.

    Blaming ourselves is like Popeye Doyle in “The French Connection” blaming himself for getting hooked on Heroin (it has been a long, LONG time since I’ve seen it, but IIRC, he was kidnapped, tortured, and injected with Heroin to make him a junkie by his captors).

    The point is, the path on which we find ourselves is not our natural path, or even “a” natural path, but a path which we have very intentionally been forced to go down, without our consent or (even especially) our knowledge.

    This has been done TO us, we didn’t just wake up one day in Mayberry and say to ourselves “selves, let’s become Sodom and Gomorrah for kicks”.

    Nothing remotely like that ever happened, and yet we find ourselves here anyway.

    That’s not an accident, and it’s certainly not a naturally occurring event or a natural trajectory following the direction of our nation from it’s Founding until the early 1960s.

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    1. So long as we blame ourselves, we will never be able to ‘see’ the actual culprits.

      And until we ‘see’ the actual culprits, we will never be able to stop them and right the ship.

      Think of it like a severely dysfunctional family, where one parent surreptitiously sabotages and undermines the success of everyone else in the family.

      Everyone is demoralized, there is finger-pointing and blame and division, and no matter what you do or how hard you try, nothing ever changes or gets better, because you don’t realize (could scarcely comprehend) that there is a ‘traitor in the camp’.

      Expose the traitor(s).

      That’s what DJT can do to save the Republic.

      Expose them all.

      Pull the curtain back, and show the whole world who these people are, and exactly what they have done, and for how long.

      That is the first necessary step to stop the bleeding, begin to heal, and discover our true selves and true potential.

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      1. Great unpacking of what the Cardinal said!

        The Psy-Ops instills a self-loathing that prevents us from becoming interested in exploring our strengths and learning to effectively utilize them together as One Nation Under God.

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  6. GA/FL
    Says:
    “The Romans 1 Scriptures and others have been taken out of the Episcopal and Church of England Lectionary so disobedient folks may not be confronted or embarrassed…..”

    Notice this is done by MAN! The Bible and it’s message is changed to meet the demands of SECULAR AUTHORITY!

    This is why I think scribes, beholden to SECULAR AUTHORITY inserted The divine Right of Kings

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    Rom 13: 1-2 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.”
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    And yet when you think of it the whole Book of Ester is about Mordecai’s refusal to bow to seculatr authority. Thus he was hated by Haman, an Agagite who held a prominent office in the kingdom of Persia. Haman’s hatred was due to Mordecai’s refusal to bow in honor to him (Esther 3:5). As a Jew, Mordecai would only bow to the Lord God of Israel. Haman upon finding out that Haman is a Jew speaks to the king and secured the king’s permission to annihilate the Jewish people on select date.

    Other passages also warn about Secular Authority who are instruments of the devil.

    Ephesians 6:10 – 6:14
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    10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

    11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

    12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
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    Romans 6:13 – 6:19
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    13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

    14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

    15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

    16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

    17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

    18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

    19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
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    Finally the USA would be like Canada, New Zealand and Australia, with no GOD GIVEN RIGHTS of Free speech, freedom to bear arms in our defence and the freedom to OWN PROPERTY, if the Founding Fathers had not determined:

    ….We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security….

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    1. Western nations have now forged laws that allow citizens to break all of GOD’s commandments and some that would force us to do so!

      We must resist, vote them out and change the laws.

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  7. Cardinal Sarah is one of the shining lights we have in the Church, that’s for sure, but I wonder how much he takes into account that we in the west have been taught to never be satisfied. I’m not talking about natural competition, or accepting who we are, but how the psyops of advertising and marketing have us conditioned to always want something else or more. It’s exploits human nature in a way that is detrimental to the self and the soul.

    As for the transgenderism “craze,” it has all the hallmarks of a fad. Once those who are fascinated become disillusioned with it, and a psychiatric epidemic hits, the fashionable among us might well come to their senses. Sort of like what happened with prohibition.

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  8. The EXTREMELY rare cases of actual medically proven mixed birth genders is less than being born with a lisp.
    Is it time to have a Federal Lisp freestuff Movement …?

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  9. TINKERING with the BLUEPRINTS.

    Not just surgery & hormones.
    Not just lies from the Mind Control Media.

    Messing with the MESSAGE given from the Creator.
    Tinkering with the meaning of the inspired scriptures given to us through the writers therein.

    Sermons that downplay or ignore the fact the blueprint for Eve, “Helper,” is the same word given to describe the work of the Holy Spirit in the earth. Teaching that Barak (the man) failed and that’s why God had to raise up Deborah (the woman) to defeat the oppression. Are we really going to allow this denigration of women to our great loss, refusing to see them as powerful, God-designed expressions of his image?

    Powerful, smart men automatically desire powerful, smart women. Intensely spiritual men naturally desire intensely spiritual women.

    Today’s #WAR against the intense power of men and women living fully alive to themselves–especially their natural design in gender, giftings and callings from God is intended to weaken us and keep us from defeating the darkness and breaking the lies.

    To win this #WAR we MUST work to discern the strengths in those God has placed around us. We must work to call out the greatness in others and that means fully embracing the power and strength in BOTH genders.

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  10. ON TARGET CALL TO PRAYER

    God’s Conversion Therapy

    Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them…

    Exodus 3:7-8

    “You need to dig the wells of revival at Harvard and tear down the false ideologies of Boston”.

    United States Congressperson

    At Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts, our forefathers came ashore and established a colony built on the foundation of God’s word and religious freedom. Their dream was to build a city set on a hill that could not be hidden. They had fled the tyranny of a nation that suppressed religious freedom and there in Massachusetts a holy experiment was enacted.

    Now centuries later Massachusetts is at the forefront of crushing the very religious liberties their forefathers bled and died for. This past week Governor Baker signed into law the conversion therapy bill. Now parents will not have the freedom to get therapy for their minor children who may be struggling with gender dysphoria. A licensed therapist could lose his license and a parent could possibly lose their child. This kind of therapy in the bill is called ‘child abuse’.

    So is there now no freedom to help a person find his true identity male and female in Christ? Will pastors be forced into silence on the power of Christ to convert souls leading to inward transformation and biblical sexual wholeness.

    It is my conviction that the reason such bills are now being passed is because the church has not exercised the power of God to bring deliverance to those struggling with same-sex attractions and lifestyles. I’m reminded of the young man who stood and challenged me saying “you have no right to tell me as a homosexual I cannot have civil liberties if you cannot manifest the power of God to deliver me.“

    That my friends, is what God is about to do. He is coming to save and deliver. Soon hundreds if not thousands of testimonies of once gay men and women will overflow the refuge of lies that a person can’t change. God may just challenge this conversion therapy bill with his own conversion therapy, a movement of prayer and evangelism borne of great love, healing, and deliverance.

    What if there was a great gathering of tens of thousands of once gay men and women to Boston to declare “We are changed!” What if we gathered thousands of mothers and fathers whose sons and daughters are in LGBTQ lifestyles and lift up a united cry with tears for salvation and deliverance to come down!

    What if thousands converged in Massachusetts to evangelize the great-grandchildren of Jonathan Edwards, the father of the First Great Awakening? Could this be our Jericho?

    Derek Prince once said that Boston is the Jericho Of America and when it’s walls of intellectualism fall, America will be swept into the great revival.

    During these days of treading, I find myself yearning for the land of New England and in particular Boston and Massachusetts. This is my 2020 vision; Bob Jones prophecy; 100,000 LGBTQ saved and transformed because Love never fails.

    Lou Engle

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  11. “Have you ever considered that Wolf’s famous BOTH logic applies to God? In the first reference the term human beings (Hebrew ’ādām) is the generic term for humankind and does not imply gender. In the blueprint, humankind is created in the image of God, BOTH male and female. To truly defend and honor gender, we must first respect this reality.”

    The traditional Jewish Talmudic understanding of Genesis fits in with this focus on two genders very well.

    Abraham stopped his bargaining with God over the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah at 10 Just Men, sensing that God was not willing to continue this line of argument to too small a number of Just Men.

    This illustrates the principle that a man cannot live a moral life in a society where the people around him are all unjust – he would be taken advantage of like a babe in the woods, and wouldn’t be able to create the type of home environment where he could raise children and teach them to live moral lives of their own, for when they become adults.

    But there is an earlier story that teaches a variation of this principle as it applies to home life. The idea is that, to leave a lasting legacy, a man needs a good woman to help raise their children, so that all the generations down the line will be able to preserve the same moral laws.

    The earlier story is that of Noah and the Ark.

    As Noah was a just man, and did everything God asked with regard to the the flood, God, according to a Talmudic tradition, was almost ready to reveal the Law to Noah. Noah and his family would have been the first Jews. They and their descendants would have populated the postdiluvian world. It would have been a world with no religious strife, as everyone would have been Jewish, and known the Law.

    Except that Noah screwed up on the last instruction! In telling Noah how to handle the Flood, God had told him that, when the Flood was over, and he finally left the Ark, [this is not an exact quote, just my general recollection from an essay I read by a Jewish moral thinker years ago] “You shall go forth from the Ark, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons’ wives.” But, when recounting the actual event of leaving the Ark, Genesis says [again, just my recollection] “Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives.”

    See! God’s order of precedence was revolutionary. But in starting his life afresh in a new world, Noah reverted to the traditional Middle Eastern social order, men first, wives behind.

    By failing to follow God’s instruction exactly, Noah demonstrated that he could not be counted on to honor his wife sufficiently. His tendency would be to put his [adult] sons first, over their mother. Thus, she would not have the moral authority within the family to form a strong teaching team with Noah, and thereby assure that the moral code would be taught and adhered to strictly down through the generations.

    So, because of that one screw up, the Commandments had to wait for Moses many generations later, after the world had filled up with people practicing other behaviors.

    I don’t guarantee that Christian translations of the Bible will bother to mimic the order of the original Hebrew in their English wording. So please don’t assume I’m imagining this lesson, if your favorite translation doesn’t support the Talmudic reading my [non-Jewish] brain is retrieving from storage here.

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