I’ve been preaching through 2 Corinthians at our church and recently delivered a message on 2 Corinthians 10:1-6 titled “How To Correct False Teaching.” There is an excerpt printed below. To hear the rest of the message, you can download it here or press play to listen above.
Last week, the Biden administration released two documents making policy recommendations concerning the care of children who are experiencing feelings of gender confusion. Perhaps you can guess what the recommendations are. They recommend putting minor children on puberty blockers to keep their bodies from maturing and becoming fully developed. They allow infusion of opposite sex hormones in minor children. They even allow for sex-change surgeries in minor children where it is medically recommended. And to make it worse, it even allows the possibility that children might be taken away from parents in cases where parents refuse to endorse a child’s transgender identity and the barbaric medical treatments that go along with it. It’s an absolute outrage. And it’s not based on science, it’s based on LGBTQ+ propaganda. Children’s bodies being sacrificed for someone’s sick political ideology.
You say, “Okay, that sounds bad. But I thought this text was about false teaching within the church, not about errors occurring outside the church.” Well, that is true. Sort of. Errors outside of the church often find their way inside the church. In 2015, one of the earliest “evangelical” books on transgenderism came out… The author wrote the cover story for Christianity Today when the whole Bruce Jenner thing happened that year. This book was reviewed by the Gospel Coalition as a “step forward in Christian engagement with gender issues.” And yet this book says that if you have a gender-confused child, cross-dressing might be the best prescription for him. For adults dealing with transgender feelings, this book argues that sex-change surgery might be the best prescription for them.
These are false teachings being sold inside the evangelical movement and finding their way into congregation after congregation.