CHAPTER 4 OF CREATION
Parts Four & Five
The Confession reminds us that the Bible teaches that after God created all other creatures, God created man, both male and female. God made man different from the other creatures on the planet. God created human beings with immortal souls. God created human beings in the very image of God Himself. God gave man powers of knowledge and reason like no other creature on earth. Man was given the capacity for righteousness and holiness. Man was created with the knowledge of God and of God’s law in his heart, and he was given a clear command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The first man and woman actually had the capacity to obey God, while at the same time having the capacity to disobey.
Our first parents, Adam and Eve, disobeyed God. As a result, they plunged not only themselves, but all their posterity (the entire human race) into a state of moral corruption (falleness). While God’s standards have not changed, the ability to obey God perfectly as He demands is no longer ours.
This is why fallen people need a Savior. God gave one. His name is Jesus.
The Confession states: “After God hath made all other creatures, He created man, male and female.” Nothing more is said about gender in the chapter on creation. In the 1600s, there was no need. Back then, even without modern science, people knew that there was a difference between male and female. The obvious didn’t need to be stated. That has changed, however. Even though with modern knowledge of DNA, and X and Y chromosomes that prove that males and females are fundamentally different at the cellular level, modern man foolishly insists that: a) there is no difference between male and female, and b) we can choose our gender based on personal preference.
We seem to have lost our minds to the extent that, contrary to biological science, and what is obvious even to children, we actually insist that we can change genders with hormone treatments, physical mutilation, clothing, and a little makeup.
“God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them,” states Genesis 1:27. In other words, God created every person distinctly male or female, and God-ordained manhood or womanhood are equal components of how human beings bear God’s image.
Tinkering with gender not only defies biological science, it defiles the unique image of God that resides in God-ordained masculinity and femininity as revealed in His Word.