What God Has Done, Let No Man Disrespect

You have probably heard the expression, “What God has joined together, let no man put asunder.”  Most likely, you heard it recited in a wedding ceremony.  It is the King James phrasing of something Jesus said.  Here’s His statement in a modern Bible with some preceding verses included to give it context:

Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?”  And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, and said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’?  So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”
–  Matthew 19:3-6 [quoting Genesis 1:27 and 2:24 in the all caps section]

If Jesus did not think it was acceptable to undo the union of a man and a woman, how could He think it was acceptable to turn a man into a woman?

There are indeed some people today who are confused about their gender, and we should, with compassion, do all we can to help them.  However, there is nothing compassionate about lying to them; there is nothing compassionate about accepting and affirming the delusion of a deluded person.  On the contrary, it is cruel to give false hope to a confused person.

“Transgenderism” is a lie; and it is defiance against the order established by a loving Creator.  It’s a rebellion against reality; and for this reason it can never succeed.  The nation that encourages this resistance to reality is adding torment to the confused, and the wrath of God to itself.  The number of people believing in a lie can never make a lie into the truth.

God creates each person either male or female.  Our job is not to choose a gender or attempt to change it,  but simply to recognize what God has done and appreciate it.  Our lives will be filled with far less trouble if we do.

Yes, everyone is going to heaven, but sin makes the journey there unnecessarily painful and the arrival there less glorious than it could be.  The less regret you have in heaven, the happier you will be there.

What God has done, let no man disrespect.

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