In my opinion, Identity and Self-worth are the twin cornerstones of mental, emotional, relational, spiritual, and physical health/well-being.
Since the day our parents decided they did not enjoy life in the Garden with our Creator, we, like them, have been and are presently, a wandering species!
Down through the centuries, philosophers, magicians, priests, preachers, teachers, kings, queens, poets, singers from a menagerie of cultures and races—all attempting to define…
Who We Humans Are.
One aspect of our Identity that does define an important aspect of our person-hood, is our sexuality.
Adam was the first man or male.
Eve was the first woman or female.
There was no confusion as to their sexuality, an important aspect of their Identity. Nor was there any question as to their fidelity to each other.
But it didn’t take long for the effects of the Fall to distort how humans viewed themselves and each other.
In the Book of Beginnings, it is written, “Now the whole earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.God saw how corrupt the earth had become,for ALL the people on earth had corrupted their ways…every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil ALL the time…”.
Paul referred to this tragic state of affairs in his letter to the Roman Church, “humans…became futile in their thinking and their foolish hearts were darkened…(they) practiced sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another…they exchanged the truth about God for a lie…worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator…their woman exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones…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…”
What we see in our promiscuous culture today is a replay of what ancient empires promoted mainly through the worship of their gods harking back to those depraved days of Noah.
Fornication, that is, sexual relations outside of the bond of Marriage is a commonly accepted practice.
Adultery is alive and well, and some even celebrate it.
Living together is common, no shame there.
Pornography is an up to a $6 Billion industry.
Hollywood continues to spin out sexually explicit movies celebrating sexual depravity.
Do you know what LGBTQ plus..stand for?
1. Lesbian- a woman attracted to another woman
2. Gay- a man attracted to men
3. Bi- a person attracted to both men and women
4. Transgender- a person who thinks/feels that they feel a different gender than the gender body they have.
5. Queer- Umbrella term used to refer to a person whose identity/attraction goes beyond traditional definitions
6.Q- a person who questions their sexual identity
7. Intersex-a person whose sexual anatomy does not fit traditional markers of male and female.
8. Pansexual- a person who is attracted to any one
9. Spirit-native american belief that sexual minorities have both male and female spirits.
10. Asexual- a person who does not identify with any gender
11. Ally- a person who supports equality for all.
And there are some clamoring to legalize pedophilia and bestiality. Sounds incredulous? It is the evolution of Darkness. History proves its inevitable onslaught unless we turn to His Truth concerning Who we are.
Even the Church has compromised sexuality hiding sexual wrongdoing in a corrupt Good ‘Ol Boy System.
So yes, we humans are fast heading toward the ‘Days of Noah” once again.
And the answer is the same—we are lost because we don’t know WHO we are.
And in that Darkness, depraved behaviors have a petri dish to grow in!
Dis-easing and corrupting our lives and cultures!
It is vital that you, dear reader, understand that your Identity is an Image Bearer of the Living God, our Creator, and your worth flows out of that knowledge and relationship with Him!
Those of us who understand this Truth are what Jesus declared..”you are the salt of the earth, the light of the world.”
If we cease to be salt,a preserving agent, death will set in quickly.
If we cease to be light, Truth will be a byword and the Lie will do its destroying work.