Sex is one of the most obvious realities of life. Without two opposite sexes coming together to conceive children, there would be no life here on earth. This natural order put in place by the Creator makes reproduction possible and has brought about every human life. When God created the two genders, he blessed them, and twice commanded they be fruitful and multiply (Gen. 1:28; 9:7). Sex was designed to bond two people together into one family unit and, with a portion of the Holy Spirit, produce godly offspring in their union (Gen. 2:24; Mk. 10:8; Eph. 5:31; Mal. 2:15). This plan is wholesome, and wonderful for marital participants. It also benefits children created by the marriage relationship. In modern society, however, we observe Satan taking that which is wholesome, and distorting it into something perverted and repulsive.
When it comes to human sexuality, we have entered a very dark era of American culture wherein the unnatural, abnormal, and revolting is being presented as natural, normal, and good (cf. Isaiah 5:20; Job 17:12). That which is clearly opposite the created order (homosexuality and transgenderism), is now commended. Moreover, it is currently even praised as far superior to heterosexuality, in some circles.
To followers of Christ, the sight of two men (or two women) kissing each other churns the stomach. It is bitter as wormwood, just to observe something so deviant and defiling taking place (Amos 5:7). It is both shameful and embarrassing. Yet, we live in a world in which this kind of activity is passionately celebrated and respected – and often encouraged! Same sex “marriage” is only the tip of the iceberg in today’s culture. The agenda has shifted from a demand for tolerance and respect, to an aggressive attack on the susceptibilities of young children. The most vulnerable and impressionable among us are their prime targets.
Homosexuality and transgenderism are lifestyles normalized and flaunted in kids’ cartoons, movies, and streaming shows. Sodomy and lesbianism are taught in public schools around the country. Yet, the changes which have been introduced were only the beginning of this unnatural agenda to seduce children into accepting rampant gender confusion. Each of the gay community’s cultural and legal battles have been consistently won in the war to transform America. There is only one final hurdle on the list: pedophilia. The envelope being pushed today includes child cross-dressing, drag queen story times, male strip shows for kids, and the legitimizing of man-boy sexual relationships.
“LGBTQ+” is no longer the only moniker used today to describe the gender confused and sexually depraved. The leading pioneers of the sexual perversion movement are called, “MAP’s” (“Minor Attracted Persons”). Like their allies in the LGBTQ+ community (often secret allies), they also wish to be recognized as a legitimate, legally protected class of gender identity/orientation. As the LGBTQ+ activists blazed trails before them, pushing for “marriage equality”, MAP’s also make an argument from “love” and “tolerance”. Pulling the heartstrings of Americans sympathetic to marginalized and misunderstood minorities, MAP’s are using the same “victim” playbook. Their deviant agenda pursues the legalized seduction and sexual abuse of children.
While it may seem far-fetched that we will soon witness the legalizing of child sex in this country, consider how far-fetched “gay marriage” was, just two or three decades ago. Today, those who speak out about the evils of homosexuality are shamed and ridiculed. Some even lose their jobs and careers for speaking out. To be clear, there is no distinction between LGBTQ+’s and MAP’s, except the later currently seek legal protection to perform the same perverse sexual acts upon minors.
Will pedophilia fully emerge from the shadows in these last days? Will it become a dominant lifestyle in the coming Tribulation period? Though we do not yet know the sexual orientation of Antichrist, prophecy informs us he will have no desire for women (Dan. 11:37). This rules out heterosexuality. Thus, he will be a homosexual, a pedophile, or perhaps both. Whatever the future holds, Christians must protect children, speak out against sexual deviancy, and expose the evils of the LGBTQ+ and MAP agendas. “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them” (Eph. 5:11). – MAH