June 11, 2018
Is God Outdated?
Objective Morality vs Individual Relativism
[Prologue: While homosexuality is as old as history, LGBT activists in the west have gradually turned it into a revolution in the last few decades. They are challenging what has been accepted, for eons, about sex and the human body. What is worrying is the legislation of ideas that were once considered immoral and harmful to society.
It is a war between truth and ideology. LGBT activists say archaic laws have no place in a modern world. But, have the new legislations benefitted society, or caused more pain, suffering and deaths?
According to the Bible, ALL disorders are the result of our fallen nature. God does not exclusively condemn homosexuality, as it is so often portrayed.
When I use words like immoral and evil, I am talking about the behaviour, lies and spiteful lobbying that is a feature of the LGBT movement. This article is not an attempt to undermine any condition (because they are real); nor to demean any person.
The first half of this article explores what truth is and why it is critical to understand it, particularly in the context of what is happening today.
Some friends have asked me, “Why so much interest?” My response is, Why not! I believe when we stand for nothing; we fall for anything.]
First, some definitions:
Homosexual: A person who is sexually attracted to the person of his/her own sex. (Not all who have this condition may actually practice it.)
Transgender: A person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with his/her birth sex. (Example: A boy who identifies as a girl.)
Transpecies: A person who identifies himself/herself as another animal. (Example: A girl who identifies as a cat, or any numerous varieties of animals.)
Intersex: A person whose ambiguous genitalia make it difficult to put them into a definitive category of male or female.
In the above group, only Intersex is a proven genetic condition. However, transgenders are often clubbed together with intersex people. At the common man’s level, it is out of ignorance. However, LGBT activists deliberately attempt to portray ‘trans’ people as “born that way,” much the same way they try to portray homosexuals.
Broadly, those who indulge in homosexual behaviour and LGBT activists, insist that there is nothing wrong with same-sex lifestyle. They also generally take the stance that, “Nobody has the right to tell us what to do with our body.”
The LGBT movement has taken transgenderism to another level. It is an ideology that declares, “There is no such thing as male or female.” (This is self-contradictory because they still insist on a gender of their choice.) However, some say they are ‘bi-gender’, ‘tri-gender’, or ‘pan-gender’. Still, some say they have no gender, identifying themselves as ‘a-gender’, or ‘non-gender’.
The Bible says God created us; He made a female to partner with a male - both for bearing fruits as well for familial reasons. The Bible also says that our body is a temple of God and, therefore, we are required to keep it undefiled. As our Creator, He has put in place moral absolutes.
Now, either the LGBT activists are right; or God is. Logically, both can be wrong; but, both cannot be right.
Like it or not, opinions have no place in matters of truth. But, how does one determine truth from perception? From a philosophical perspective, there are at least two simple ways to define it:
1. Truth is that which corresponds to reality.
2. Truth is that which matches its object (also called objective truth).
To illustrate, if I claim the colour of my car is silver and in reality it is; that would be an objective truth (the car being the object). If I claim the colour of my car is blue when in reality it is not; objectively, that would be false. Further, if I say that my car is cool and sexy, then that would be construed as a subjective claim because it is based on MY (the subject’s) opinion, feeling or perception; and, therefore, it would not qualify as an objective truth.
In the context of this article, we will see that all claims from the LGBT activists are a “me, my” (subjective) thing, while they project it as fact.
God’s Word is often referred to as Truth.
People, who align themselves with liberalism, find words like ‘immoral’ offensive; and when they are faced with an objective truth, they claim that there is no such thing as moral or immoral, right or wrong. However, if you steal from the very person who makes that claim, he will quickly have you behind bars! What it establishes is that such people decide what is moral or immoral based on their conveniences.
Ironically, even a person who challenges God’s moral authority wants a world with “order” in it. But, can this work when there is no moral standard to refer to? How can we know an inch is really an inch? And imagine the chaos without a standardized scale!
But, who should decide right from wrong for human beings? The answer comes from simple logic. No one refers to a washing machine’s instruction manual to operate their mobile phone! If God has created us, then He alone knows what is good for us.
That brings us to the next question: Can man decide what is moral and immoral by excluding God from the picture frame? I absolutely don’t think so. If left only to us, laws would be based on what suits us best! Even with laws in place, we are seeing how, with impunity, they are violated.
There are also believers who, depending on what they are up to, feel that God is not in tune with the present times. For a moment, let’s put the do-not-commit-adultery commandment to the test. I agree it is 3,500 years old, but is it anti-social and outdated? Even in the ultra-modern 21st century, adultery is still the biggest marriage killer.
Worldwide, an estimated 35 million people die annually from smoking, drinking, excessive food intake, and diseases directly attributed to lazy lifestyle. Guess what; gluttony and sloth are identified as major sins in the Bible!
We can call God an old fool, but at our own peril, and the peril of others.
At sex and pro-choice rallies, the messages commonly used in defiance of God’s prohibitions are: It is my body; I can do what I want with it, and so on. This has resulted in the murder of an estimated 1.72 billion unborn children worldwide in the last 40 years. In USA alone, about 60 million abortions have taken place since the practice was legalized 45 years ago.
In all fairness, though, let’s examine the claim, “It’s my body.” The way I see it, I can say, “This is my cake,” provided I have made it, or bought it. But, we don’t create our own bodies. Ugly or pretty; dark or fair; tall or short, whether we like our bodies or not, there is a mystery to our existence; and, the fact that we have a conscience only deepens it.
As for sex, even from a naturalistic perspective, it is complementary by design and only meant for procreation. But, God also made it wonderful and wholesome for human beings.
Over the years, as countries began to legalize same-sex marriage – buckling under the weight of political correctness - more and more homosexuals began to declare their lifestyle. Now transgenders are coming ‘out of the closet’. If homosexuality is all about redefining sex; transgenderism attempts to redefine the very biology, anatomy and physiology of the human body. But, that’s not all.
As things presently stand, we have kids who identify as bear cubs, cats, dogs, worms, aliens and the list goes on and on. ‘Transpecies’ is also being promoted as a biological condition. Consider this mission statement found in www.transpeciessociety.com: “The Transpecies Society gives voice to non-human identities; raises awareness of the challenges transpecies face; advocates for the freedom of self-design and [offers the development of new senses and organs.]”
Logically, how can anyone know they are someone or some creature they are not? We can’t even put ourselves – so to speak - in the shoes of someone who is suffering from a headache. So, how can we KNOW that we belong to a gender or species not compatible with our biology?
There is a huge difference between reality and perception; fact and fiction; physiology and psychology; but, apparently, for some there are no black and white latitudes – and their grey comes in hundreds of variations.
The LGBT community and their lobbyists are a minority, but their vociferous and vitriolic campaigns have rattled schools, colleges, homes, and caused a lot of confusion among small children. Universities that were built on truth, and encouraged freedom of expression, are being choked by legislations. Evidently, democratic principles are being sacrificed at the altar of sex.
People in high offices are fully behind it! When Barack Obama was in power, his administration gave a directive that bathrooms should be gender neutral. He threatened to pull back government funding if any public institution would not comply.
In Canada, teachers are required by law to address students based on their choice of pronouns. These are not our everyday pronouns, but they may soon find a way into books: ‘xi’, ‘xis’ ‘xer’, ‘zi’, ‘zix’, among others.
In a televised debate, a biologically perfect and good-looking woman, could not understand why people find it hard to refer to her as “they”.
One student at a campus was asked if he identifies as Tyrannosaurus Rex. He replied with a smile, “No, that would be too much.” And identifying as a bear is not!
I wonder if governments will next allow a serial rapist – who claims that he is a woman in a man’s body – to spend his jail term in a prison for women?
In many states in the USA, they are encouraging school children to decide which sex and race they belong to – and parents cannot do anything about it!
Richard Dawkins, an Oxford University professor, and a belligerent atheist, has said time and again that “mild pedophilia is not that bad and does not cause any lasting harm.” According to him, “mild date rape” is also not as bad as being raped by a stranger.
Leaders who fight hard to push this new revolution claim that this is all about accommodating everyone. But, I believe there is much more to it, and I will go as far as to say that it is evil, as these examples show:
I remember seeing in an issue of TIME magazine back in the 80’s, pro-abortion women holding placards that had this catchy caption, “Keep your rosaries out of our ovaries.” Fast forward and now there is a lobby that wants to remove “women have ovaries” and “men have testes” from text books.
A school in the USA sent out a questionnaire to their 8th graders and one question was this: How would you know if sex between homosexuals is not good if you have not tried it?
Tiny tots, in another school, are shown a crayon with yellow wrapping. After peeling off the wrapping to reveal a red crayon - which naturally surprises the kids - the ‘wise’ teacher explains, “You may look like a boy on the outside, but you could actually be a girl from the inside.”
In many states in USA, it is against the law for a clinical psychologist to guide a person out of gender dysphoria through psychotherapy alone. Lobbyists don’t want that because it would prove that the condition is treatable.
Though plenty, here’s one last one: In a school in USA, a third grader asked visiting activists from a gay organization the meaning of the word “fisting”. Using the fist for sexual pleasure is common practice among the gay population (and they believe this is normal and natural), and this kid had picked it up on the internet. The group held a demonstration using dummies in a booth they set up outside school.
Speaking strongly against transgenderism, Pope Francis in 2016 said, “Today, in schools they are teaching this to children – to children – that everyone can choose their gender.” He blamed this on textbooks supplied by “persons and institutions who donate money”. He has termed this movement “ideological colonization.” The Pope went to the extent of saying, “We are living a moment of annihilation of man as image of God.” How right he is! Evidently, 3-year-olds are making declarations like, “I look like a boy, but I am actually a girl.”
In the UK, a government-affiliated health service dealing with gender identity issues for those under the age of 18 experienced a 2,000% increase in patient referrals since 2009. For children under the age of 6 the referrals increased by 400%. Experts have warned that the huge spike is due mainly to the promotion of transgender issues in schools which they say has encouraged children to question their identity, and sowed confusion in their minds.
The trend is growing in India, too. The recent surge for sex-change operations has taken doctors by surprise. Dr. P.S. Bhandari, who heads the Lok Nayak Hospital's plastic surgery unit, says, "Ten years ago, we would not get one or two such cases in one year. But now, we are getting three to four requests every month."
India may soon become a global hub for sex-change surgeries as investors have realized there is something in it for everyone. In Thailand, it is already a competitive business as clinics offer discounts to lure clients.
The core question remains: Can you really change a person from being of one sex to another with synthetic hormones and sex-change surgeries? As many, who have gone through such treatments and surgeries attest, the short answer is “no”.
Surgeons say that science is progressing and one day they will be able to turn a man into a “complete” woman and vice versa. Let’s assume that happens in the future. But, suppose the person making this claim gets a life sentence for a crime he did not commit, based on the prosecutor’s assurance that evidence will be produced in the future, would he happily walk into prison? I think we all know the answer.
Refuting LGBT Claims
So, what is the truth in this matter? Let’s look at some of the claims made by the LGBT community, and their activists; and whether there is any scientific basis to their claims:
The claim: Homosexuality is genetic and they have found the gene responsible for it.
There is no ‘homosexual’ gene, just as there is no ‘heterosexual’ gene, ‘rapist’ gene, ‘pedophilia’ gene, or an ‘adulterer’ gene. While many “paid” studies insist that it is a factual claim, there is one major stumbling, scientific truth, they cannot get out of.
In identical (monozygotic) twins, the DNA make up is exactly that – identical. If there is a gene responsible for homosexual behaviour, then the concordance rate among identical twins would not be as low as 4%. Only a 99.99% concordance rate makes it a viable claim.
Further, if the condition is genetic, homosexuals would not be able to give up their behaviour and lead a heterosexual lifestyle, including having children. The LGBT activists say that such people are not “true” homosexuals. But, plainly, the very fact that homosexuals can switch from one lifestyle to another shows that it is a matter of making a choice. One thing is certain though: DNA does not change.
The above examples show that it has something to do with nurture, not nature.
The claim: Homosexuality is all about love and we support it out of love.
Homosexuals change partners throughout their active life and the “demand” is for younger and younger partners. Some gays have had sex with more than a thousand different partners. Among heterosexuals that would easily be called lust, not love. If that’s considered normal, then what difference is there between animals and humans?
Statistics also clearly prove that homosexual men and women run an [abnormally high risk] of potentially fatal diseases. In fact, there are illnesses not found among people who practice natural sex – like fecal incontinence. And to think that they demonstrate the practice of ‘fisting’ to small kids. Who encourages children to do something that is so dangerous to their health? Certainly not a person who knows what true love means.
The claim: Same-sex marriage is normal/natural, so it should be morally acceptable and people should have the right to choose what to do.
People also have cancer, diabetes, schizophrenia, depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, pedophilia, and other maladies, but no one considers these normal.
Camille Paglia, who is a [Lesbian], Critic and Academic, says, “Homosexuality is not ‘normal’. On the contrary, it is a challenge to the norm. Nature exists and procreation is its single relentless rule. That is the norm. Our sexual bodies were designed for reproduction. Man fits woman; no linguistic game playing can change that biological fact.”
Recently, when I mentioned to a friend that I was working on this article, he argued that homosexuality is observed in nature, so there can be nothing wrong in practicing it.
Cyclones, earthquakes, infections, are also part of nature, but they are not constructive. In animals, homosexual behaviour is out of playfulness or show of dominance. Animals of the same sex don’t copulate.
There are also people who engage in bestiality. Is that natural, too? There is a complementary design that makes natural sex between a man and a woman possible, which is not possible between same-sex partners. I know I will sound blunt - and I am sorry if this hurts anyone – but, if it is natural, why would women use artificial means to have “intercourse”?
The thing is, what’s in nature does not always mean it is in accordance with it. Even evolutionists cannot deny that the natural force which drives animals to have sex is procreation. Otherwise, extinction is just a few hundred years away.
The claim: If it is between two consenting adults, no one should have a problem with it. Homosexuality does not affect society.
If there is one way of distracting someone from the fundamental question of whether homosexuality is moral or immoral, this would be it. Still, there is a major problem. Does this claim also apply to a brother and sister having a conjugal relationship? Most people would cringe at the very idea. But, that’s precisely the problem with individualism.
I will not dwell much on how homosexuality affects society, except to say how dangerous it can be with this one example. Despite advances in medical technology, there remains a window period during which HIV cannot be detected. Some countries have banned self-declared homosexual persons from donating blood (note: not everyone declares their homosexual lifestyle); while other countries have lifted the ban due to concerns of discriminating against homosexual people. So, the next time you need a transfusion, what guarantee is there that you are not going to get tainted blood? LGBT activists are so concerned about feelings that they don’t care about the real danger to public.
The claim: Jesus never spoke against same-sex marriage. Why should it be considered immoral?
This is a growing claim and, wittingly or unwittingly, it comes from people who have not even read the Bible! They simply parrot what they have heard from others. Some even claim that God is “in tune with the times” and that He allows same-sex unions.
First things first, Jesus was never asked about same-sex marriage. However, when asked about divorce, He said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore [a man] shall leave his father and his mother and [hold fast to his wife], and the two shall become one flesh’? (Matthew 19:4–5).” Jesus was quoting from the Old Testament (Genesis 2:24).
In effect, Jesus clarified His position not only on divorce; but reminded people that there is also an embargo on homosexual unions and adultery.
Will those who give so much credence to Jesus also accept His divinity? After all, that is what He claimed to be. Or, is He just a convenience store for us to visit only when we want something?
Lastly, God’s Word is unchanging. The Bible says, “Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens (Psalms 119:89).” Jesus Christ also said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Luke 21:33”
Claim: If so many are doing it, then it has to be okay.
I was counselling a young man whose homosexual feelings became stronger after he went abroad to pursue higher studies. By looking at the “many” students who were open about their homosexual lifestyle, he began to feel that it had to be okay.
I shared both God’s revelations and data from non-religious sources with him. He did put up a good “fight”, but in the end acknowledged that I had given him a lot to think about.
In reality, the LGBT population in USA represents only 3.8% of the population. In several other countries, the estimate is 2%. These lifestyles or conditions are the [exception], not the [rule]. They seem “many” because of their loud propaganda and parades. Of course, being in the minority does not necessarily mean they are wrong; but, as we can see, there are other criteria that don’t support their claims.
The claim: Homosexuality, like heterosexuality, is also safe.
This claim is logically inconsistent. If it was safe, then LGBT activists have to explain why they need to “educate” their community on ‘safe practices’. Further, the money spent by governments in western countries runs in billions of dollars each year on treatments of various diseases that are abnormally high among them.
Dr Paul Church is a urologist and member of the prestigious Harvard Medical School faculty. He has done research on diagnosing prostate and bladder cancer, and has been a frequent volunteer for medical missions in Mexico and Africa. He reveals, “The evidence is irrefutable that behaviors common within the homosexual community are unhealthy and high risk for a host of serious medical consequences, including STD's, HIV and AIDS, anal cancer, hepatitis, parasitic intestinal infections, and psychiatric disorders. Life expectancy is significantly decreased as a result of HIV/AIDS, complications from the other health problems, and suicide. This alone should make it reprehensible to the medical community, who has an obligation to promote and model healthy behaviors and lifestyles.”
A study published in Canada's International Journal of Epidemiology in 1997, and confirmed by a 2005 American study conducted by Dr Paul Cameron, shows “gay men die an average of 20 years younger than straight men.”
This is from the findings of the Center for Disease Control & Prevention in USA: “STDs have been rising among gay and bisexual men, with increases in syphilis being seen across the country. In 2014, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men accounted for 83% of primary and secondary syphilis cases. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men often get other STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections. HPV (Human papillomavirus), the most common STD in the United States, is also a concern for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Some types of HPV can cause genital and anal warts and some can lead to the development of anal and oral cancers. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are 17 times more likely to get anal cancer than heterosexual men. Men who are HIV-positive are even more likely than those who do not have HIV to get anal cancer.”
The claim: Even heterosexual couples can get infected with HIV
This is true, but only when one or both partners become unfaithful.
The claim: Homosexuals suffer depression, drug abuse and suicidal tendencies because of harassment
If this is true, then why do they suffer from these conditions in countries like Holland and Sweden where homosexuality is widely practiced and accepted?
Further, many legislations have been passed in favour of homosexuals to an extent that the freedom of expression of the general population has been suppressed.
It may still not be smooth sailing for all homosexuals, but I believe the bigger cause could be an ongoing psycho-somatic conflict - God or no God - between their bodily urges and their conscience. Apparently, being bold does not help.
The claim: Homosexual couples can also be faithful
Let’s face it - being faithful is tough even for heterosexual couples. With homosexual couples, the rate of infidelity is abnormally higher and this has something to do with the condition itself.
One writer, who is also a strong sympathizer with the gay community, explains: “It must be remembered that in the gay world the only real criterion of value is physical attractiveness. The young homosexual will find that his homosexual friends usually only care for him as a sexual object. Since the sole criterion of value in the homosexual world is physical attractiveness, being young and handsome in gay life is like being a millionaire in a community where wealth is the only criterion of value (Source: Hoffman).
Aging is viewed particularly negatively in the homosexual culture, with high value placed on youth (Source: Bell and Weinberg).
McWhirter and Mattison carried out a study that was undertaken [to prove that gay male relationships last]. The authors’ themselves were a homosexual couple, one a psychiatrist, the other a psychologist. They reported: “The expectation for outside sexual activity was the rule for male couples and the exception for heterosexuals. Heterosexual couples lived with some expectation that their relationships were to last “until death do us part,” whereas gay couples wondered if their relationships could survive.
The claim: Transgenderism and other ‘trans’ conditions are genetic.
As with homosexuals, these conditions are not biological. If one identical (monozygotic) twin has a transgender condition, then a close to 100% concordance rate should be the rule, not the tiny exception that has been observed.
If this condition is genetically hardwired, how can a person who always identified himself or herself as a transgender return to his or her actual biological sex without medical intervention?
I think this story exposes all the lies behind the claim. At age 46, a man named Paul left his wife and seven children after 23 years of marriage. He said he always felt he was a little girl. His present age is 54, but the ‘little girl’ inside is still 6 years old. He has taken the name Stefonknee Wolscht; he dresses up like a little girl and plays with dolls. If the condition is biological, and he is really a little girl, then (a) Why is the girl in him not growing? (b) How did he perform sexually and have children? In his own words he says that he does not WANT to go back to being a man.
The claim: Medical interventions are a must when they are young
The truth is, up to 98% of children grow out of their gender confusion without parents having to do anything. The LGBT activists and the legislations in some countries, that do not allow children to develop naturally, are the cause behind the growth in transgenderism.
The claim: Sex-change surgeries actually work.
There are at least 6,500 genetic differences between men and women! Sex-change surgeries are like painting a lemon red and calling it an apple.
Dr Paul McHugh, a leading psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, says that the changes are merely cosmetic. Dr. McHugh was the same person who once gave his “okay” to transgender patients for undergoing sex-change surgeries. However, he says, proper follow-ups revealed his patients had not changed from within. On his recommendation, the hospital closed down the sex-reassignment surgery unit.
Suicidal tendency among transgenders - both before and after surgeries - is 9 times higher than the general population; and, in some countries, it is 20 times higher. This confirms that there are deep psychological issues with people who suffer from transgender dysphoria.
Walt Heyer underwent surgery to alter his sex at age 42 and lived as a woman named Laura Jensen for eight years. Heyer says the surgery and hormonal treatments failed to address his underlying psychological issues. All too late he realized “transgenderism was a surgical masquerade to superficially project a change of gender.” He adds, “I painfully discovered it was only a temporary fix to deeper pain.”
Heyer has pointed what is perhaps the CRUX of the problem, “No one is dealing with the dissociative disorder, the bipolar disorders, the schizophrenia, excessive compulsive issues and all of those other psychological disorders that make up the driving cause for people desiring to change sexes. I get letters all the time from so many people who regret it, and many who identify as transgenders today send me letters thanking me for what I’m doing.”
After undergoing therapy, and turning his life to Christ, Heyer says he was able to accept his biological reality and return to living as a man.
Sex and sexuality is not who we are. “I am gay,” or, “I am straight,” or, “I am bisexual” is not our identity.
We hear friends cheering someone’s homosexuality as “great”. In what way is being gay/lesbian; or, even being straight a great thing? What we do with our bodies is not what defines us. So many have understood this and have embraced a life of celibacy – the saints, the priests, the nuns, and the ‘sanyasis’, while some simply choosing to remain single.
A man could marry a woman who is considered a sex symbol. But, what happens if a few years later an accident puts her in a wheel chair; or, due to an illness, she is not able to give him that “happiness”?
The Bible says God has made us in His image and likeness. It is, therefore, troubling to see human beings using animals to support their sexual behaviour.
Jesus Christ led a perfect life and remained celibate during his earthly sojourn. If our sexuality defined who we are, then He would have entered into some conjugal relationship to demonstrate its absolute essentiality.
Homosexuals can hate God all they want; some can even say that He does not exist, but there is no denying the truth that homosexual behaviour is extremely unsafe and equally dangerous.
As for whether you are a man or a woman, the reality is in your biology. There are an estimated 75-100 trillion cells in a human body; and, the ‘male’ or ‘female’ signature appears in every single cell. The sex of a baby is imprinted in the DNA at the time of conception itself - no technology on Earth can change that. Thoughts, feelings and perceptions are not stamped in the DNA – they develop and constantly change as the child grows.
If you think you are someone you are biologically not, then it has something to do with your perception. There is not a single test to confirm if a boy is actually a girl (or vice versa), except taking the person’s word for it. Even if you were to walk into a police station and tell the cops that you are a murderer; you would be required to prove it. The way things are: feelings cannot change physical reality.
Even after sex-change surgeries, potentially harmful, synthetic hormonal treatments must continue for life. They are a constant reminder that you are trying to become someone you are not. How can you ever get around something that is so logically counter-intuitive?
If an anorexic woman, weighing 35 kilograms walks into a clinic and persistently tells the doctor that she is overweight; the doctor will not put her through liposuction, or weight loss treatment. Similarly, if a girl - suffering from Body Integrity Identity Disorder - walks into a clinic with perfectly functioning legs and insists that those are not her legs and she wants them amputated, the doctor will not oblige her. In both cases, the doctor will recommend the patients for psychotherapy.
However, if an 18-year-old girl, who identifies as a man, persistently tells the same doctor that she needs a double mastectomy; he is required to put her through complex hormonal treatments and transform her surgically.
In all the cases, the conditions are psychological, but miraculously transgenderism is considered a biological condition.
Our perceptions are influenced by our environment and they are in constant flux. That is why it is so critical to apply logical reasoning when making life’s decisions. You may also want to listen to the testimonies of people who have placed their trust in God and rediscovered their true biological self. Even if you don’t believe in a Creator, the problem is solvable with counselling and psychotherapy alone.
Jesus Christ is not against anyone’s happiness and joy. In fact, He said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.”
True lasting joy does not come from pleasures outside of God’s will and design. The craving grows as you begin to indulge, but in the end they leave you empty and frustrated. And, as many have discovered, they come at the cost of pain and suffering.
C S Lewis (an atheist-turned-Christian) said, “God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”
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