1. God created man and woman as co-rulers of the creation.
God created the universe in all of its majesty and beauty, but man and woman were clearly the pinnacle of His creation; man & woman—ruling together as king and queen over God’s creation—hand in hand, IN EQUALITY.
2. God created gender and it is good.
This stands in stark contrast to what culture teaches.
”Man” and “woman” are fictions, caricatures, cultural constructs…demeaning to the female, dead-ended for male and female both.” Andrea Dworkin
The New Understanding of Gender
(1) Biological sex has no intrinsic meaning; The real you is what you feel about yourself. The path to flourishing is to look inside of yourself, discover who you, and live that out. And no one else can tell you what they are.
(2) Our bodies are accidental, therefore, they are incidental. It is disconnected from your anatomy. Our body is not a gift, not a calling, a blank canvas they we paint on whatever we think we are. Gender is fluid and can be changed.
(3) Gender is a social construction; it is nurture not nature that makes one male of female.
Key Point: Gender is wiring that invites us to uniquely show off God as man, and as woman.
Femininity is gender-given wiring that enables a woman to relate to her world in a way that reveals God, by openness and vulnerability, inviting and nurturing relationship and soul exploration, rather than being self protective, controlling or demanding.
Masculinity is gender-given wiring that enables a man to relate to his world in a way that reveals God, taking responsibility, leading courageously, and sacrificially serving, rather than being passive or serving self.
There has been a radical shift in gender
“I am concerned that male-averse attitudes are widespread in the United Sates and that masculinity is becoming politically incorrect.” Christina Hoff Sommers, The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is Harming our Young Men
“Men have become the Germans of gender. Women are good & nice but Men are the heavier, hairier life form.”
“The way we’re treating men today is how a culture commits suicide.” feminist Camille Paglia