DIGITAL EDITION | June 2021


BOOK REVIEW

The Global Sexual Revolution


One of the ideologies sweeping the globe is “gender mainstreaming” – the push to remove gender identity. Many will have felt its thrust into the workplace and schools. Although we might find the topic difficult or even distasteful, we need to be aware of why “gender mainstreaming” has become pervasive and what the consequences of accepting it are.


For most of human existence, it was considered obvious that there are two sexes, male and female. This binary option is determined by biology. The postmodernist thinking is entirely different. It rejects biological predetermination of binary sexual identities in favor of a fluid concept of gender. Gender fluidity means that one’s gender is not binary (male or female) and not predetermined by biology – it can range and change according to one’s own self-determination.


How this profound change in approaching sexual identity occurred is one of the core themes of the book under review. The author explains the connection between why gender has been labeled a “social construct” – that is, a personal and not objective biological reality – and the celebration of diversity and differences. She points out that postmodern thinking is based on the tenet that no objective truth or reality exists, and so it is up to the individual to choose what is right and wrong. This choice is perceived as a “liberation” of man and woman from the conditions of existence placed on them by God. Since to postmodernists, God doesn’t exist, this “liberation” forms the ethics for society.



BIBLE BASICS

In My Father's House


In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also (John 14:2-3).


These two verses are among the most often quoted and yet the most misunderstood passages in the Bible. As with any quotation from the Bible, its meaning in relation to the complete word of God must be understood. We always court the danger of misunderstanding when we attempt to lift only that from the Bible which we want to lift, and do not take into consideration its context and related scriptural declarations.


To gain an idea as to what God’s house means, let us look at Micah 4:1-2 where we have the prophecy, But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it… Here we see that the house of God is to be established on the earth at a time identified as the last days. Now the house of God is not a house of inanimate wood and stone, but a house composed of men and women, Christ himself being the head of the house. From this we may conclude that the place prepared for the apostles in this house of God is in its foundation, while all the other children, as living stones, are built together on that foundation to become an habitation of God through the spirit



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