One does not need to evaluate the culture very closely to see that our world continues to unravel into chaos and advance in complexity. It is causing much confusion on how we are to understand various issues in the public square, morality, and ethics.
Everyone possesses a worldview, a way in which they interpret the world around them. Believers, however, are called to see the world through the lens of Scripture. God’s Word is truth, and Christians are to apply the objective truth found in the Bible to all issues, including religious liberty, sexuality, marriage, life, and more.
Unfortunately, a devastating study recently conducted at the Cultural Research Center based at Arizona Christian University found that only 6 percent of Americans possess a Biblical worldview.
It is no wonder why we are seeing America sink into a realm of moral chaos when a very slim minority of Americans are Biblically evaluating the truth about marriage, life, family, and much more.
God’s Word is applicable and useful in every area of our life, including the arena of public policy. I desire to see the daily “Let Us Pray” email be a tool to help Christians effectively apply Biblical principles to the ever-changing issues we face in the public square.
These emails address pressing issues in our state or nation, provide Biblical guidance for believers through the eternal truths of God’s Word, then conclude the email by leading Kentuckians to unify in prayer asking the Lord to intervene.
It is my hope that the “Let Us Pray” emails (like the one below) help Christians in Kentucky to fulfill Peter’s command to, “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15).
Baxter joined The Family Foundation team over two years ago with a heart for helping equip Christians to effectively engage the culture for righteousness.
He obtained his B.A. degree from Boyce College in Louisville and his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in public theology from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
LET US PRAY: Attempting to Play God
A very concerning and absurd resolution has been passed by the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees in favor of the transgender movement. With this resolution, the AMA is advocating to end the designation of sex on all future birth certificates.
Why is the AMA lobbying that there be no designation of sex on birth certificates? The AMA believes gender is “fluid,” which means every individual should be able to choose their sex at the right time. The association also believes that this act will prevent future discrimination against those who are struggling to identify with their biological sex.
This worldview from the transgender movement, which is being represented by the AMA, is nothing short of deranged. Scientifically, one cannot fundamentally change their chromosomes, and therefore, one cannot choose or change their biological sex. The AMA should not be focused on advancing transgender ideology, but rather should be focused on providing measured and sure medical help.
The most dangerous part of this whole debacle is the fact that the AMA believes that they or an individual can play God. Those who buy into the transgender ideology are on very scary footing as they believe they have the authority to override how God, Himself, has made them. God created each and every one of us in His perfect wisdom, and it is the height of pride to think that God made a mistake that we can change.
LET US PRAY. . .
Father, may every American understand that only You have the power and authority to create us and determine our sex. Lord, empower medical professionals to deliver good and measured healthcare, and not just become advocates for ideologies. Father, reveal to those who are convinced of the transgender worldview that You are opposed to the pride they promote. May we be used by You, Lord, to remind our world that everyone is created in Your image for a wonderful plan. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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