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Truth and circumstances

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Loyal
The truth is always the truth...
Circumstances can change the truth... for example it's sunny today, but it was raining yesterday.
As long as the circumstances stay the same, the truth stays the same.

There has been a push in the last generation or so for all truth to be based on individual beliefs.
These teachings want all truth to be relative. For example today might be a hot day to you, but
a cold day to me... both statements might be true, but the truth is... it's 70 degrees.

If you were born with a male anatomy... you're a male. Plain and simple.
If you were born with female body parts, you're a female, plain and simple.
That's the truth.
You may not "relate to" your physical make up, but it's still who you are until it changes.
I can say I'm Lebron James, or Donald Trump, or Lady Gaga all day long, I can even say I
relate as them... but that doesn't make me them. Telling people I am them.. is a lie.
(I can legally change my name - but then the circumstances are changed)

Saying I am not who God made me to be..... is the same thing as saying God made a mistake.
Now of course some people don't believe in God to start with, but other's believe in God
and transsexual changes. I may have been born a male, but I'm convinced I'm a female.
This is just a lie, plain and simple. Your not a female, no matter how often you tell yourself
you are. But if you hear the lie often enough, you may start to believe it.

In fact I may come to believe it so much... that I get a sex change operation. Now, not only am I
believing the lie, but now I'm living the lie. Circumstances changed and now I'm no longer male,
physically... but this change was based on a lie.

Open gender "fluidness" and transgender acceptance, and homosexuality is being aggressively
pushed upon the world. I don't think I've seen one single television series, movie, or band that
hasn't made some sort of positive statement about homosexuality in the last 5 years or so.

It's being pushed in our schools and colleges. In fact there are laws in place to prevent any
teachings against this. But it's still a lie.

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Now some lies are acceptable, and others are not. For example, I can lie about my "sexual orientation"
and call it "relating as" a specific gender. But even though it's still a lie, it's acceptable.

Other lies, such as... I relate to only making $10,000 a years, even though I really make $100,000 a year
are not acceptable. If you ask can I only pay taxes on $10,000 income, the government will say no.
They will say you are lying... (because you are).

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When the government decides what we can believe, and what we can't believe, it is no longer
a democracy... it is a dictatorship. We used to call this country the "land of the free", or "the place of
freedom". But it is no longer free to say and do certain things. Especially Bible-based Christian things.
Things like bringing a Bible to school, or praying in school, or speaking against transgender bathrooms,
or teaching creationism in schools.

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...and yet some Christians are starting to buy into these things....

Col 2:6; Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
Col 2:7; having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.

Obviously this is written to believers... who "have received Christ" and are "established in your faith".
But yet Paul gives them a warning...

Col 2:8; See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.

philosophy is taking the place of the Bible. The teachings of men are taking the place of the teachings
of Christ.

Col 2:18; Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,
Col 2:19; and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.

Let no one take your prize from you... by self abasement... (this would include changes to your body)
..and the worship of angels... because you are NOT holding onto the head... from which grows the entire
body... which is from God.

Col 2:20 ;If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as,
Col 2:21; “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!”
Col 2:22; (which all refer to things destined to perish with use)—in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?
Col 2:23; These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.

Why do we submit ourselves to man-made decrees? No Bibles, no praying, no speaking against homosexuality, ... these are not God's commandments and teachings... these are the teachings of men.

They may have the "appearance" of wisdom in self made religion, and self-made abasement
and severe treatment (changes) to the body... but they are of no value... against fleshly indulgence.
In fact... these things encourage fleshly indulgence.
 
Loyal
There are days... I don't feel like going to work. There are days... I don't feel like paying the bills.
There are days I don't feel like going to church, reading the Bible, mowing the grass, taking out the trash...

sometimes it's just so overwhelming... sometimes I just don't want to deal with it all.
I just want someone else to be the man of the house and take care of it all for me. I just want to go and hide
from all my responsibilities and financial obligations.

Maybe if I had a sex change... or maybe if I became effeminate and homosexual... some man would do those things
for me that I don't like doing. That might be an easy way out...

Except it's not what God created me to be. It's not what His plan is.
Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes a lot of stuff comes against us, and we don't want to deal with it.
But God promised He is with us.

When we try to change our circumstances in a way that goes against God's will... we are saying His way
isn't good enough, His way isn't the right way. I know better than God does. There is a way that seems right to man...

Sometimes God allows us to go through trials and testing to see if we're going to trust in Him... or if we're going
to trust in what the world says is the easy way out.
 
Loyal
My wife and I were talking earlier...

She says sometimes it's the same for women. They don't feel like taking care of the children today, or cleaning house, or doing laundry.
They are tired of being "second class" citizens. They are tired of being "the weaker sex". Sometimes it's all too overwhelming for them also.
Maybe if I become manly and macho... I can find a woman to do these things for me. Maybe if I had a sex change I wouldn't have to do those
things anymore.

The thing is... life sometimes is hard... it's hard for everybody. It isn't easier because you're a man, or a woman. God made you the way you are for a reason.
He made you a man or a woman for a purpose.... and when we go against that reason or against that purpose... we're going against God.

People are looking for an escape from life... they do it through drugs, through alcohol, though running away from it.
Sometimes they even try to escape life by becoming transgender or transsexual or gay or lesbian.... but even when they do these things,
the troubles of life are still there.

God is the only one who can fix these things. God is the only one who can change these things. God will take care of us... if we trust Him.
We can lie to ourselves and say we're something we're not... but in the end.. it's still just a lie.
 
Active
AMEN!!!!!

Whenever the topic of what someone "believes" I always revert back to the bible teachings. BE - LIE - VE is quite a word. The word lie is smack dab in the middle. I hear people say they "don't believe in this or that & I think they're using the word incorrectly. I have always said "just because someone believes something, that doesn't make it truth".

Thank you for the brain food BAC
 
Active
If you were born with a male anatomy... you're a male. Plain and simple.
If you were born with female body parts, you're a female, plain and simple.
That's the truth..
Very well said over all.

Excellent.

And I would add concerning the male and female discussion that many are doubly
deceived because getting a sex operation still doesn't make a man a women.

The truth that God made us a man or woman is embedded deep, very deep in our physical
reality to the point of our DNA. XX and XY chromosomes determine if you are a man or a woman.

So a man can get surgery and have breast tissue or genitalia put in his body. He can even take
estrogen hormone pills to change the testosterone to estrogen ratios in His body. This still does not
change your XY chromosome into an XX. Farther more these chromosomes are in every cell in our
body in the nucleus. So the fact as you said B-A-C, is that you may feel like a woman or desire to be a woman, which is still totally different from the truth of you are not a woman. I don't say that in hate or anger, just a matter of love and truth. If you love someone' don't like them walk of the cliff unto the pit of deception.

It's a matter of deception. Many think they are being a civil rights activist when they push for LGBT "rights." I should ask who granted them these rights? Last time I checked our constitution said our rights came from God not man. If rights ultimately came from man, then man would have to right to take our rights. But rights are neither man's to give or take.

The enemy has many deceived, and also we shouldn't forget, we live in a sin
stained world. Our dna are tainted because of sin, we have alcoholism that passes from parent to child in many cases, we have lust that is stained to the natural behaviors of many. And perhaps sex(gender) identity issues could be a result of the corruption of our dna. But we don't respond by allowing the sick to set the standard, you work towards healing them. Love and truth can heal.
 
Active
If a man thinks he's a woman, HE BETTER get a surgery done to have menstrual cycles AND the pain from child birth. "Thinking" you're a woman & BEING a woman are NOT the same! Don't think having the outside parts makes a difference, the wires & motor make the difference lol. I find humor when I learn some people think the outfit they have on determines the make & model, OH NO! If a man who "thought" they were a woman experienced just 1 half of a child birthing contraction they would shake that "I'm a woman in a mans body" idea, REAL QUICK!
 
Active
Loll, we'll aid my friend. Well said.

And going back to the rights issue(LGBT rights) that I brought up earlier.
Our rights come from God, and of course God gives us free will, but that is different from
rights that are protected when violated.

True rights are what brings about justice when violated.
You have a right to your property, if I steal it, I will face justice in a court of law because
I have violated a right of yours.

God gives us free will, yes but not a right to sin.

Since God is the one who gives us rights, this is why on the day of judgement He will
be avenging and making right all of the wrong or all of our rights that have been violated.
This is why God wants us to allow vengence to be His.

So there is no right to sin, that is honored by God. There is free will.
 
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