THE QUESTION OF IDENTITY
In a recent article at one of our FM schools’ newspaper a student stated ““My identity has never been addressed…” This student is described by the author of the article: “When [student] first came to [the FM university] they’d still been in the closet. It wasn’t until around February 2017 that [student] began to identify as nonbinary, use they/them pronouns and, eventually, paint their nails and wear makeup as well.” The article goes on to quote the assertion of a student that the “[the school] ‘respects homosexuals’ but does not affirm ‘queer love’ on the same level that it affirms heterosexual love….” “I don’t know how long we as a campus are going to be able to do this,” he said. “I think we’re going to have to choose.”
To use the same language as this student, this is a binary solution that requires a Christian to either be for or against a person who chooses to make their identity in their gender or sexual attraction. This is not a true solution. The culture has decided that loving someone in Christ is not acceptable. The culture has decided that love must be conditional and that the person being loved determines on what condition Christians are and can love and respect them. That perspective does not from Christ or from Scripture. Christ calls us to love all. No exception. That is our Christian Identity.
This identity in Christ as being one of Holy Love,