Sex and Gender Confusion – by Alan Tun
There are two sexes: Male and Female. Every mammal is either one or the other. It is part of the reproductive scheme; the male contributes a sperm and the female contributes an egg. Jesus said, “in the beginning God made them male and female” [Mark 10:6].
There are three genders: masculine, feminine and neuter. This has nothing to do with biology; for example, a ship is of the feminine gender (“she’s fast”). Also a baby may be referred to as “it” (neuter gender).
Our lord Jesus is male, but he displayed both masculine and feminine attributes (John 11:35). A male who displays feminine characteristics does not become female, and vice-versa. Sex relates to identity, gender relates to attribute. All human beings deserve respect irrespective of what they are like. Therefore, a girl displaying masculine traits should be treated with respect. But she is not a boy. She is a masculine girl. And vice-versa. No-one has the right to tell a feminine boy “you are a girl”. If an adult asks a boy “are you a boy or a girl?” that is mental abuse. As is telling a boy who likes playing with dolls “you are a girl”. He is simply a boy wanting to play with dolls.
We live in a time of unprecedented assault on Christianity and the Bible. Let us be bold and declare God’s truth in the face of attempts at “gender reassignment” by the LGBT lobby.