Over the past few years an explosion of transgender confusion has spread across our land like a giant tsunami. The willingness of those in high places to succumb to the demands of the LGBTQ+ activists has unleased a wave of moral confusion that is threatening the cohesiveness of America as a united people. The so-called “woke” crowd hates America and they are targeting the children of our once strong nation.
To protect your children, there are two important things that can shield your family from evil in general and “transgender confusion” in particular.
First, parents must fully embrace the role of protectors and providers. Children are entrusted by the Lord to parents. Parents must step up to the plate and embrace the responsibility of overseeing the well-being of their children.
Next, as protectors of children, parents must be watchful. Parents generally do a great job providing for the physical protection of their children. This point goes without saying, but parents need to develop a keen eye for the spiritual protection of their children. It is in the power of watchful parents to stop the advances of evil in the life of a child. Like a pastor, watch for any influence that has the potential to harm a child’s spiritual well-being.
Next, while it is not possible as children grow older to prevent them from crossing paths with evil, it is possible to keep them “innocent” concerning evil. The Bible makes a statement in Romans 16 that applies to all Christians, but it should find an important application to children. The Scripture says:
“19For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple (innocent) concerning evil. 20And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”
How can parents keep their children innocent concerning evil? How can parents prevent their children from learning evil? One thing comes to mind immediately: strive to limit exposure to evil. A child cannot practice what he or she does not learn from wrong influences! Thus, keep them ignorant of evil while you train them to do good.
Of course, the first line of defense against the influence of evil is the home. Consequently, parents must fight to make their home a haven from the world. Parents should stop evil at the front door of their home! While it may not be possible to control what is going on outside the home, it is possible to keep external evils from entering homelife. Consider the following example.
Currently, much evil can potentially enter the life of a child via the mobile phone. Easy access to out-of-control social media and pornography is just a few clicks away on the phone. Consequently, parents must establish controls and accountability regarding the use of smart phones.
Of course, one simple recourse when it comes to a smart phone is to require a child to buy and pay for the use of such phones. Such an approach will limit any unnecessary exposure to evil until a child is able to work and pay for the privilege of a phone.
The point, however, is for parents to be watchful and alert. This is certainly true as it relates to the onslaught of transgender confusion. Parents absolutely must separate their children from any source of entertainment, education, or other social influences with the potential of introducing this confusion into the hearts and minds of their children.
Remember this simple statement: children are to be protected from evil!
Consider these statements from Scripture to guide your thinking on the matter of protecting your children from evil:
3 John 1:11
Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Certainly, if adult believers are to avoid evil, it only follows that children be protected from those same evil influences.
Beyond creating a haven from evil in the security of homelife, parents must aggressively watch for the ungodly influence of adults upon their children outside the home. What adults are interacting with your children outside the home? Who teaches your children? Do those adults fear God? Are they men and women of godly character?
Unfortunately, one of the most common places for children to be introduced to transgender confusion is in the melting pot of the public school. Public school systems hire teachers who fully participate in the LGBTQ+ movement either as activists who support the moral confusion of the movement, or who actively practice the moral deviancy of the movement, or both.
Furthermore, confused children who desperately need godly counsel to avoid a lifetime of harm from the LGBTQ+ movement, are not removed from the schools. Rather, they are free to mingle with and influence susceptible peers. Not only that, but the system currently pushes this batch of moral confusion on the whole student body by virtue of compelling acceptance of this behavior as normal!
It seems every day in the news I hear of some famous family who has a child coming out as “transgender.” The news article goes on to share the family’s acceptance and affirmation of this behavior. Sadly, a growing number of people believe children are born in a state of gender fluidity, and consequently they justify this abhorrent behavior.
However, every child is born as a male or female. Only through the ungodly influence of the morally confused can a child stray from this basic tenet of life. But they can stray. Children are so impressionable and due to a confluence of contributing factors they can drift into acceptance of transgender confusion.
Children need to grow up apart from these influences and if that means separating them from the public school system and limiting exposure to social media and the entertainment media, then so be it. We simply must fight the battle for our children! We must put their safety and well-being first above anything else.
I believe the Lord will prosper the diligence of every family who awakens to this threat and makes the decision to separate from evil. Furthermore, I believe dads and moms who obey the straight forward guidance of Scripture to diligently teach the Word of God to their children will see the fruit of their labors. Our labor is not in vain in the Lord!
I finish these brief thoughts by reminding you of the love and concern our Lord has for children. Jesus always had time for children. He never excluded them from his ministry. Rather, he allowed the little ones to be brought to him and he blessed them.
Furthermore, he sternly warns against the mistreatment of children with these gripping words:
“And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!” (Matthew 18:3-7).