You may have heard in the news that Target department stores are welcoming “guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”
Of course, this policy is against the teachings of God’s Word. Here is a list of Scriptures that I think Target needs to consider:
Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning “made them male and female”? (Matthew 19:4)
But from the beginning of the creation, God “made them male and female.” (Mark 10:6)
God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:27–28)
Target officials also need to read that God “created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created” (Genesis 5:2). At the same time, the Bible teaches that because of the Fall, humans aren’t inherently good: “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9).
Target stores are going against the obvious natural order of things, as Romans 1 makes clear: humans were created male and female.
You can read this article on the Answers in Genesis website that gives answers about transgender identity from the biblical worldview.
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