In recent news we have been told about the coming out of a five-year old girl who thinks she is a boy. The parents say as early as the age of two their daughter thought she was a boy. She liked spider man, and playing with trucks, and so she must be a boy trapped in a girls body. So what do respectable, responsible, adult, parents do? Well they do what any respectable, responsible, adult, parent would, they indulge this action and promote it, because after all, a child that age knows exactly who they are, understands the differences in sexuality, and knows exactly what they want to be when they grow up. Well not really…
A child this age is still very impressionable, under the direct supervision of his or her parents, and the parents are in control. What do you think, do you believe that this child went out and got her hair cut and then bought the clothes and so forth. No her parents did, her parents were in charge of her hair cut, her parents were in charge of her clothes. A child becomes what they are trained to be.
The proverb writer made it clear that a child is to be trained (Proverbs 22:6). The Psalmist declared, “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children’s of one’s youth (Psalm 127:4). In Ephesian 6:1, Paul said to “bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”
Come on parents, start being parents!