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So God created man in his own image; he created him in the image of God; he created them male and female;

Genesis 1:27, NLT

In the 1980’s movie, Back to the future, Michael J. Fox plays a young man named Marty McFly who was accidentally sent into his past by his mad scientist friend, Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown's time machine. As he encounters different situations that could change the course of his history and affect his future, he notices a picture of him and his siblings starting to fade away in one scene, while another scene shows him holding his hand as he notices it slowly fading away.


Both of these scenes in this iconic movie remind me of the cultural phenomenon that is slowly happening in America today. The drive to slowly erase the line defining the difference between a man and a woman. As American society and its workplaces seek to become more culturally inclusive, there is a push to create more gender-neutral pronouns - pronouns that do not specify whether the subject of the sentence is female or male. Pronouns, for example like Xe/Xem/Xyr, or Ze/Zem/Zir, or Hir/ Hirs/ Hirself.


But God never designed gender to be neutral-free. In fact, when he created the world and humankind, he created it with boundaries in mind. For example, he set a boundary for the ocean waters so they could only come so far and never flood the earth; he created a boundary for the earth so it knew when to turn on its axis so day and night would come at its appointed time; he created a boundary so the sun knew when to rise and the moon knew when it was time to light up the night sky, and he created a boundary for the seasons so they knew when to begin and end.


And just like God set boundaries for his natural creation, he set a boundary when he created his human creation, for the Bible states that when God created humankind, he created two distinct people, male and female, after his own image (Genesis 1:27, NLT).


According to an excerpt from an article called: Ze/Hir and Ze/Zir Pronouns — Resources on Personal Pronouns, “If someone shares gender-neutral pronouns with you to describe their gender, it’s meant to disrupt the culture of making assumptions and to provide you with the information you need in order to refer to them appropriately.” 

I beg to differ for God never meant for there to be a cultural disruption in how we describe our gender, for His Word is noticeably clear: He created mankind in his own image; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:28, NLT).


Our great country was once a nation that sought to live by the instructions outlined in God's Word regarding our roles as men and woman but now that there is a push in our society to erase the line of demarcation God created and to live gender free, I can't help but ask: Is it time for our nation to take a trip back to its past to help save our future?


Sharing my perspective from His perspective,





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Jeaninne Stokes is Christian author and Bible-teacher and the founder of Inspiration for living ministries, a Bible-teaching ministry whose mission is to inspire and equip her readers through the Word of God as they seek to live a life of faith in every arena of their lives. She is the author of Power for Living: 31 Devotions for the journey of life and faith as well as four other books. Join her mailing list to receive a regular dose of inspiration for your faith journey and visit her website to read more of her writings, view her books and products and to set up a speaking or teaching engagement.


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