In a modern world today in America, there’s a huge cultural war about the sexual ethics in our generation. Sexual transformation is happening in a rapid way that unravels the traditions of family, and the orthodoxy of the entire church history. Jesus said a man shall leave his parents and be cleaved to his wife and become one person. (Genesis 2:24 & Matt 19:5) And that’s the sexual ethics given by Christ.
In the book of Romans and others, Paul defines the wrath of God against anything unnatural in the sight of God, based on the holy scriptures in Romans 1. In Genesis chapter one God destined a man shall have a suitable helper in the sense of compliment to become complete. When God created Adam, he felt lonely because all he had was animals of all kinds in all the vegetations round him. In the garden of Eden, God said it is not good for men to be alone. So God put Adam to sleep and pull the rib out of Adam and created woman, and brought the woman to Adam. Adams upon seeing the woman coming to him, he said this is truly bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh. And she shall be called woman. And they became one. They were naked and felt no shame because sin had not entered into the world.
But now we’re in a sexual revolution like how Truman said in his book ‘The Rise & Triumph of Modern Self’ the rising sexual agenda, he said enlightenment would love to get rid of God and bringing the enthronement of human reasoning. The only problem is they fail to understand the broader picture of the metaphysical and ontological being of the whole universe. To get rid of God like Nietzsche says, we got rid of all reasonings power in our human capacity. Our reasoning power is anchored and given by God. Therefore if there’s no God everything else collapse.
In this area of sexual ethics, when somebody as a Christian called out disagreement of the sexual ethics of this liberal world, this rapidly developing and happening now, he will be called or potentially be called as phobia either transphobia or homophobia of the sort. This labeling is actually targeted at the person who disagrees with the sexual ethics in the world and not the reason for calling that. For Christians we have a moral order standing as a norm above both of us and all of us. We’re not judging. We are not being phobic. We know our culture has such a presuppositional undertones, unless it is empirical proven, it becomes emotivism. That’s the natural only route when you reject God and have no scientific or empirical way to prove why you reject God.
Everything is based on their feelings for their psychological judgment. Because there is no way to empirically or scientifically prove their personal emotional preference, the only alternative is the move into the so called emotivism. Which means decision based on your feelings what is inside of you and they call it being authentic. The metaphysics and epistemological theory they are assuming is, why you are so fearful and hateful? Being transphobia? You see the thing is my stand of disagreement with your sexually sexual ethics in the world has nothing to do with my stand it’s actually about the moral order or reality above both of us and that is from God.
We Christians will only make that call not as a personal intelligence or wisdom, but based on something totally beyond all humans, the transcendent God who instituted the Ten Commandments by fire on Mt Sinai with Moses. That’s the God who told Moses, my name is I AM.
Exodus 3 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.[c] This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
That’s the transcendent voice who made that call. Nothing about Christians. There should be a clear distinction of creator & creature relationship. In other words, we are not God, and we don’t make that judgement call, but only the transcendent God who’s above us all, can make that call, and him alone. And it must be understood and best obeyed for the human flourishing of mankind. Simply because He is the creator.
The reality is this: When you get rid of God’s absolute moral standard, you have no other standards to fall upon, except yourself. That’s the only way out, and this is exactly what’s happening with the modern progressives calling it as being what’s really in you to make that call on sexual ethics or anything else. That’s effectively ended the transcendent God’s attributes and divine authority, and transferred all that to your emotion and feeling. And that’s becoming so subjective that no one can make any call. And if this goes on, why have laws? It will be anarchy. The wisdom is our universe can’t survive without God. And indeed so, Jesus holds and sustains this universe we stand on. Amen!
Hebrews 1:3 (NASB 2020)
3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high