Genesis 5:1 reminds us that human life is sacred to God. We are all created in the image and likeness of God, and the miracle is naturally transmitted to all humans at conception. Every human being is a miracle. In the next verse, God reminds his readers that at creation, “Male and female, he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.” The most obvious observation is that God’s image is shared equally by women and men. God made both man and woman in his image. Neither man nor woman is made more in the image of God than the other. The Bible places both man and woman at the pinnacle of God’s creation from the beginning. Neither sex is exalted, and neither is depreciated.

It’s such a disappointment to find ourselves in a world where this simple, obvious truth, that God created us as “Male and Female,” needs to be defended. “The Bible has plenty to say about human sexuality. Most basic to our understanding of sex is that God created two (and only two) genders. All the modern-day speculation about numerous genders—or even a gender ‘continuum’ with unlimited genders—is unbiblical. No matter if the gender distortion has a genetic, hormonal, physiological, or psychological cause, the Bible clearly and consistently labels any sexual activity outside of marriage or not between a man and a woman as sin, rebellion against God’s plan.”[1] But to hold this view is to be anathema in our culture. You are called names, ridiculed as homophobe bigots, and excluded from the mainstream of society in many ways. My, how things have changed in just 50 years. It’s not the homosexual who is shamed! It is the Bible believer.

Here is a recent Washington Post Headline: “TIME magazine honors transgender celebrity as one of its Women of the Year.” The article goes on to say, “The honor comes with tensions rising over transgender women taking honors and titles designated for biological women as the transgender-rights movement flexes its considerable clout in politics, sports and entertainment. Others include collegiate athlete Lia Thomas, who has smashed women’s swimming records, and ‘Jeopardy!’ champion Amy Schneider, who was hailed by media outlets as the show’s winningest female contestant. Both were born male and transitioned as adults to female.” Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”


[1] Got Questions Ministries. 2002–2013. Got Questions? Bible Questions Answered. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.