More than gender bending is at issue in the fabulously public case of Bruce - then - Caitlyn Jenner and the frustratingly final case of same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court's final decision about same-sex marriage and the Khardassianization/Jennerization of the media have brought the biblical concepts of speaking the truth and discernment into sharper focus. Are Christians able to reach conclusions about sexual reassignment and same-sex marriage, as well as about other moral and spiritual issues? How can Christians express conclusions about previously accepted definitions of marriage and about sexual orientation, identity and expression?
Teaching us to look for loopholes and dodges, our legal system's current ethics do not help us become stronger Christians. For every one high-profile arrest for political corruption, there are one-hundred lawyers conjuring-up one-thousand ways to evade legal responsibility. Even smaller-scale crimes are excused, as per this advertisement for a North Carolina attorney: "Just because you did it doesn't mean that you're guilty."
Evasions and excuses so litter our social landscape that we often look for loopholes and dodges for "those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel" (II Thess. 1:7-8). Not wanting to sound judgmental, we dodge judgment. Not wanting to embrace the fearful judgment of God, we advance the cause of the unknown god, the god who excuses almost everyone.
This article will advance the cause of the God of Heaven by sounding the warning of His judgment as described in...