Written by Dr. Peter Jones |
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Queer theory is not just a case of free expression of physical desires. It is a Oneist worldview statement against God the Creator which will undermine our culture in profound ways. We can expect a totalitarian state opposed to God, determined to stamp out the truth. This is a homo-cosmology, a non-binary worldview based on sameness, and this has been the great cultural battle throughout history, not moralism but ontology.
A Personal Introductory Word
In 2003, I felt constrained to leave seminary teaching in order to help churches and Christian individuals to understand what was going on in the culture and where such ideas would lead. Twenty years later, I still feel the urgency. truthXchange has recently expanded our reach by planning for the Irenaeus Institute, a place where young leaders can gather for fellowship and for intensive instruction to prepare them for their service to Christ in an increasingly dark culture. As we grow into tXc 2.0, having hired Jeffery Ventrella to grow the Institute, our message will be known in broader circles. I felt it was important to express the fundamental principles that define the work of truthXchange. Some of you will be thinking: “I think I’ve read this before!” but I hope that the following essay will strengthen your understanding of the Binary nature of our faith. There are only two religions: We worship God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), or we worship something created.
Non-Binary Homosexuality & Binary Heterosexuality
There is much confusion in our day regarding sexuality, both in the church and in the culture. Father James Martin, SJ, one of the attenders at the official Synod on Synodality (the meeting of all Catholic leaders now taking place over several years), affirms publicly that “we cannot deny the reality of same-sex relationships as integral to the meaning of the church as the People of God…Both heterosexual and homosexual people embody the truth of their dignity as imago Dei in their sexuality.” Alas, Rev. Martin has no biblical support and is only repeating exactly what Pope Francis is also saying about the issue, creating total confusion in the Catholic Church and causing some leaders in the church to wonder if Francis is a true pope.
Christians, seeking to be biblical, must take up this controversial issue, though using great care. As we speak of homosexuality, we must avoid self-justifying moralism—“I’m good, you’re bad.” We must find a discourse that avoids emotionalism, hatred or bigotry. We need to give a holistic, respectful, worldview response, not a merely judgmental opinion, since sexuality is such a delicate and fundamental element in our personhood. We may not express any contempt for gay persons since they are all fellow human beings, made in God’s image. Literally, we must love our homosexual friends.
It is essential that we present the issue in worldview terms. Indeed this is one way to love gender-questioning friends, namely to place our thinking in a worldview or cosmological context. One verse in the Bible describes in the largest (yet simplest) possible terms the notion of worldview. Paul’s statement in Romans 1:25 gives an amazingly short but complete description of the nature of existence:
They (the fallen human race) exchanged the truth about God for the lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.