The war on children is comprehensive. The enemy attacks every part of a child’s life. Even as Jesus Christ wants us to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, the enemy attacks us in all of those areas. The same is true with the enemy’s war on our children.
Sexualizing Your Children
We recently touched on the issue of Transgenderism in schools. I say “touched” because there’s so much more to share about the subject. If you didn’t read our previous article, please do that here. I’ll pick up from that point. We will also share more special resources at the bottom of this article. I invite you to read each one thoroughly and carefully. They will help you address the issue in your family and church, as well as having good information to share with others.
It’s one thing to respond as a Christian to the issue of Transgenderism in your child’s school – it’s another when the enemy comes after your child. Reminds me of the old saying, “Mess with me, but not with my family.” This is when Christians can become more emotional and less spiritual in their response.
This is where Christian parents and grandparents, along with church leaders, need to depend on the power of God and His Word. Don’t forget what the Apostle Paul wrote about the battle:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:10-13
It’s also important to remember that this advice follows important insights into Christian husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, should live as believers in an unbelieving world. I recommend you read Ephesians 5:1 – 6:20 and take notes. What do you see in this part of Paul’s letter that will help you respond to enemy attacks on your children?
The Enemy’s Blueprint
The enemy has not changed his blueprint for destroying the human family since the Garden of Eden. The enemy goes after marriages (Adam and Eve), which messes up children (Cain and Abel). How? By getting you and your children to doubt God, want to be like God, then disobey God.
The enemy, both human and supernatural, are using that blueprint with children. You’ll see that when you read some of the stories told by young people in the resources below. Many regret their decision to become transgender, take puberty blockers, and have “sex reassignment” surgery (also called “gender-affirming” surgery). Many hospitals and clinics offer children when they call “gender-affirming options.” That includes what doctors describe as:
- Facial surgery
- Top surgery (adding or removing breast tissue through surgery)
- Bottom surgery (refashioning genitalia through surgery)
Some children and teenagers experience what’s called “gender dysphoria,” which leads boys to want to be girls and girls to be boys. That leads many to be distressed about their gender assignment from birth.
Some children and teens are “gender fluid,” which affects their personal identity and gender expression. They may present themselves socially as male, female, both, or neither from day to day. They are “fluid” in how they identify, which often impacts what they want to be called by others (e.g. he/him, she/her, they/them, etc).
Gender dysphoria and/or fluidity can lead young people to undergo chemical and surgical techniques that change the way they present themselves socially (e.g. breasts or no breasts, genital change). As children and teens become older, they often regret what they’ve done (or what was done to them) and suffer from deep depression. Some even commit suicide.
Where are the parents while their children are dealing with these sexual issues? Unfortunately, many parents support their children’s desire to experiment with their gender and sexuality. It all plays into the enemy’s blueprint of people wanting to be their own god. They are driven by the desire to worship themselves (self-identity) instead of the God who fashioned them in their mother’s wombs.
Greed and Control
Another reason for the current “push” for transgenderism is greed and control.
Doctors, hospitals, and pediatric “gender clinics” make a fortune from sexual-reassignment surgery. It’s a multi-billion dollar business that’s growing richer every year. Some estimates are as high as ten percent growth per year. Gender-transition surgery can cost up to $100,000, and the hormone therapy patients will need the rest of their lives currently costs $1,500 a year. That’s BIG business.
The U.S. government stands squarely behind the growth of this industry. U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine is a transgender (biological male who transitioned to female) who wrote this on social media:
Gender-affirming care is medical care. It is mental health care. It is suicide prevention care. It improves quality of life, and it saves lives. It is based on decades of study. It is a well-established medical practice.
You can read from doctors in our Resource section below who will take issue with Admiral Levine’s claims. New studies are coming out that show how puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and other chemical treatments can have a negative effect on a person’s long-term physical health.
It can also have a big impact on a person’s mental health. The enemy can use that to “control” a person to get them to do things they wouldn’t ordinarily do. Chemicals and surgery can change a person’s ability to be their own person. They are more susceptible to peer pressure and other mental control devices.
Social media (e.g. Tik Tok) is another way that the enemy controls children and teens. They see transgender kids their age presenting themselves as having a great time. It’s a type of “wish fulfillment” control device, very similar to what the enemy did with Eve in the Garden of Eden — “your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Eve did just what the enemy wanted her to do, and that’s what people are doing with many young people. That’s control and it’s evil.
Another type of control is coming from courts and transgender glitter families. Some judges are ruling in favor of taking children who want to transition sexually away from their parents who oppose the transition. I think we will see more of that in the future.
Another control feature includes peer pressure from GSA clubs (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) in schools, and child grooming by Glitter Moms and Glitter Families. More evil from the enemy of your children.
Sexual-reassignment surgery is about trying to change what God made, but that can’t be accomplished for a simple reason – God’s design. Read King David’s words carefully to see what God does with every child in the womb:
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. Psalm 139:13-16
Humanists are focused on what they can see about a child’s sexuality (face, breasts, genitals). What they cannot see is what God did in secret, when He forms a child in the womb. God writes a unique genetic sexual code for every child that humans cannot change. It’s part of a child’s DNA.
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is the super-complex code that God wrote inside every human cell. The “sex” or “gender’ DNA differ by the number of X chromosomes that are present and the characteristics of each of those X chromosomes. Humanists can change what a person “looks like” through various chemical and surgical techniques, but they can’t change who a person is “inside” their cells. Every person will have the same cellular DNA from the womb to the tomb. That’s why males are males and always will be males, even if doctors mutilate their bodies with chemicals and surgeries. That’s why females are females and always will be females, even if doctors mutilate their bodies with chemicals and surgeries.
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27
Humanists with all the medical technology at their disposal will never change that fact. God created males and females and forms their inward parts in the secret of their mother’s womb. That’s just the simple truth. The job of the Christian parent is to help their children understand that simple truth.
I could say more about this horrific issue, but I’d like to give you time to peruse the following resources. I think you’ll find them eye-opening and helpful as you respond to this war on your children.
We invite you to download and share these two eBooks from our War on Children series.
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