We all value biblical advice from our elders, the first ones to whom we turn for counsel. Jeremy Walker outlines the kind of answer he might give to a question received at the chapel door.
I have been told at my place of work that I must use preferred pronouns. I can’t afford to lose my job. What shall I do?
I am so very sorry to hear this. We shall certainly be praying for you and helping you as a church. First of all, consider where we are culturally. Paul describes a society in which God has given up men and women to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonour their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the blessed Creator (Romans 1:24-25).
That accurately depicts our fallen society, in which we face growing intolerance toward anyone who does not toe the line on this matter. More and more of us face these challenges. This matter of ‘preferred pronouns’ is part of exchanging the truth of God for the lie.
The truth is that God has made us all, male and female, in his own image. Whatever statistically-minute aberrations there may be to that rule, the Scriptures are clear: there are only two physical sexes and only two genders which align with those sexes. That is the truth of God.
Let your ‘he’ be ‘he,’ and your ‘she’ be ‘she’! Use God’s preferred pronouns.