I've Decided to Come Out

apparently the days of Paradise have finally arrived. Mankind has been trying to reclaim it since the bad choices in the Garden of Eden. I'm talking about this new "enlightenment" that enables us to change into anything we desire to be.

A male Olympic gold medalist has decided to be a woman, although he is not sure if he is going to have the required surgery that makes it "official". That says to me, "publicity stunt". But surely not, just because he is a former member of the Kardashian's, a family who got famous with a sex tape and by "just being famous". Surely there's no desire for the spotlight and financial gain with his new TV series. Most assuredly not.

Then there is the Caucasian NAACP leader who has been passing herself off as an African American. She has been outed by her family who has decided to solve their dysfunction with a war played out in the media.

I read in Charisma News yesterday of a woman who is coming out as a dog. I don't think the article is true but its funny. Here's an excerpt...


Growing up, I knew there was something different about me...As a toddler I had zero motivation to walk like other kids but crawled on all fours until I was a tween, when my parents gave me no choice.


It was at the tender age of 7 that I finally understood why I panted deeply and rapidly with my tongue hanging out of my mouth. I refused to eat with regular utensils...My understanding mom would place my food and beverage in two separate bowls next to each other on the floor under the kitchen table.


During family meals I ate on all fours while my siblings ate sitting on chairs at the table above. Ever since I remember I would gobble up whatever dropped from their plates. In time, they purposely dropped whatever they didn't like and I would eat it. Trust me, I have had my share of liver and spinach.


In school I often found myself in the principal's office for sniffing other kids' butts and at the age of 12 it dawned on me I was a dog trapped in a human female body!


I have come out because I no longer want to live a lie. I am tired of being mocked and drawing attention to myself when I drool and get excited at the sight of milk bones and dog biscuits in the pet isle at the Acme.


My goal in coming out is to make it easier for others in the future to also come out of the closet, or as the cruel, biased right-wing media has been fond of saying, the dog house.
This woman is changing her name to Scruffy, and has been undergoing canine hormone therapy over the past two years and is proud to show off the beginnings of a new tail.


Scruffy is not without a sense of humor as she told us, "I am so dog-gone tired of all this negative coverage, I can just howl!"


Hmmm. This is either satire or a woman who needs deliverance.  


I don't think I'm barking up the wrong tree when I say our society is sick and borderline insane in many ways. Underlying these symptoms is one key factor that needs to be recognized and then dealt with in a Biblical way.  


We are suffering from an IDENTITY CRISIS - as individuals, churches, and a nation. Everything is in a transition phase. America today is not the America it was 20 or even 10 years ago, but it has yet to be determined what it will become. Churches are reinventing their visions and methods in a search of a new identity. And individuals who formerly found identity-security in a stable sense of being an American and church affiliation, find themselves being tossed to and fro by these winds of change.

Who are you? Who are we? What is an American? Who and what is anybody???


Most individuals are mixtures of many things...the people in their lives they mimic, celebrities they admire, the opinions of parents and respected friends, even the opinions of their enemies. All of this is thrown into the oven and baked until it becomes "Who I am". But there is only One to imitate, only One Who has the knowledge of what we really are and the love for us and power to make it a reality...and that is our Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. To "come out" and identify as any earthly-based, fleshly-motivated thing, is to place ourselves on the throne of God and declare like Satan did, "I will be like the Most High". This is nothing more than self-love fueled by lust, whether you decide to be homosexual, an adulterer, a thief, one of a different race, or a dog.


It's earthly, sensual, and demonic, and surrounded by disorder and every evil thing. If that's what you want then "Come on out and play". 


14 If you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. (James 3) 


Those of us who have truly declared Jesus is Lord are what God and His Word say we are. That's it. We aren't our feelings, thoughts, the opinions of others, or anything else. We live for an audience of one. Then we can be stable in who we are, and free to love others, helping them become who God declares them to be. 




16 "I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 17 "Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate," says the Lord. "And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you. 18 "And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty.
(II Corinthians 6)

God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female He created them.  

(Genesis 1:27) 


Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart...  

(Jeremiah 1:5) 

For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
(Galatians 3:27)

Thanks for letting me share my heart with you!

 Thank you for helping us to help others. 
 Every seed you sow is changing the life 
 of someone, somewhere.