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On Serving God in Our Generation by DAVID MCKAY
Transgender: Trans-ition to Nowhere by PETER JONES
Sexuality and the Lost Proletariat by NOEL WEEKS
Genesis 2:24 and the New Covenant: A Profound Mystery by COLIN HAMER
Unio cum Christo and Reformed Complementarity by NATALIE BRAND
Lessons from the Reformation for Hermeneutics Today by HENK VAN DEN BELT
The Theology of the Canons of Dort: A Reassessment after Four Hundred Years by ARNOLD HUIJGEN
Election: The Father’s Decision to Adopt by JASON VAN VLIET
Abundant Sufficiency and Intentional Efficacy: Particular Redemption at the Synod of Dort by LEE GATISS
The Documents of the Synod of Dort (1618–1619)—A New Edition by DONALD SINNEMA
The Perennity of Anselm’s Proslogion by YANNICK IMBERT
Pierre Viret: A Pastor and Ethicist for the Twenty-First Century by TIMOTHY BLOEDOW
John Calvin and Philip Melanchthon’s Sum of Theology by PAUL AND ALISON WELLS
Puritans on the Family: Recent Publications by JOEL R. BEEKE AND PAUL M. SMALLEY
Interview with Peter Opitz by PETER A. LILLBACK
Book Review: Robert Sherman. Covenant, Community, and the Spirit: A Trinitarian Theology of the Church by DONALD E. COBB
Book Review: Herman Selderhuis. Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography by EUNJIN KIM
Book Review: Jonathan Willis. The Reformation of the Decalogue: Religious Identity and the Ten Commandments in England, c. 1485–1625 by HARRISON PERKINS
Book Review: Matthew Barrett. The Grace of Godliness: An Introduction to Doctrine and Piety in the Canons of Dort by JEONG KOO JEON
Book Review: David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson, eds. From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective by THOMAS HAVILAND-PABST
Book Review: James P. Eglinton, ed. and trans. Herman Bavinck on Preaching and Preachers by SINCLAIR B. FERGUSON

TRANSGENDER: TRANS-ITION TO NOWHERE

by PETER JONES in Vol. 4 No. 2 / Oct 2018

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35285/ucc4.2.2018.art2



Abstract
Based on Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (ESV), the apostle Paul in Romans 1:25 gives an amazingly com- plete definition of the only two ways of existing in the world: “they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.” I call these two ways of existing Oneism and Twoism.
In Oneism, if you worship creation, you will believe that the world is self-created, self-explanatory, and all made of the same stuff (matter, spirit, or a mixture). Paganism is the worship of nature. If everything shares the same divine substance, then all distinctions are eliminated and everything is god. In Twoism, if you worship God, you will believe that he is the Creator—an external, intelligent, personal God. There are two kinds of existence—the Creator who is uncreated, and everything else, which is created. He has placed distinctions in his creation, making what I call Twoism a worldview based on the binaries of otherness and difference.
From living under the cultural canopy of biblical truth, our world has changed in the last one or two generations. This becomes especially evident in the modern views of sexuality—in particular, transsexuality, where human beings now self-define and reject the creational binary of male/female sexuality.



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