Gender is a Temporal Phenomenon

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

(John 1:14) ESV

Gender is an old phenomenon. In the beginning God the Father and the Holy Spirit conceived and begat the Son. God the father is the male parent analogue. The Holy Spirit is the female parent analogue.

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Submit to the Law

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

(1 Peter 2:13-17) KJV

God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, wrote the Bible and God knew that this day would come. Peter, foreseeing that the Church could come under attack for failing to obey local law, exhorts us to obey all laws.

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So Which is It?

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.

(1 Thessalonians 4:3-6) NKJV

Sodom and Gomorrah was God’s way of making a very important point. It was relevant to the age, when a minute human population had a vast world to populate and subdue. We don’t live in that age.

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No You Can’t

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

(1 Peter 2:15-17) NKJV

Some would answer NO, you can’t be redeemed and be gay. We Christians are botching our outreach to the LGBTQIA+ community so badly that many people think that we’re mean, hateful people.

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Yes You Can

Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good.

(1 Peter 2:13-14) NKJV

Some people would answer YES, you can be redeemed and be gay. Those are the moderate and liberal Christians for whom the barn door was left open long ago and the horse ran off.

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A Phylogenetic Tree of Life

Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

(Proverbs 4:5-7) NKJV

Back in the early days of DNA sequencing in systematics, when PCR machines (polymerase chain reaction) were cool new toys, the data was fragmentary. We were a grad student in one of the molecular labs sequencing plant DNA.

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