Should we let boys play with barbies? Or girls play with trucks?
Somehow it’s OK for the girls but not for the boys. Or if one plays with the opposite gender toys they can instantly be labeled as transgender or homosexual. I think sometimes kids are just pretending and enjoy playing with their siblings or friends.
This was the case with one of our children. If another parent had been his, he might have been given dresses to wear and hormones to take. Dear God, what is the world coming to?
God’s answer is turning over the sin to a reprobate mind.
“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship Him as God or even give Him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles. So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator Himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, He abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.” Romans 1.20-28 NLT
Another version says it this way: “… even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not proper…” Romans 1.28 KJ2000
Let kids play and use their imaginations but don’t let them be something they were not created to be. Help all see and believe in themselves as God created them to be male or female and how all can and should…
Shout out to janrye @ pixabay for the beautiful photo above
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