Pastor John MacArthur told his congregation Sunday that transgenderism is a “lie,” joining thousands of pastors in protest of a new LGBT law in Canada.
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The pastor of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles preached on a biblical view of sexual morality to support Canadian Christians who face up to five years in prison for speaking against LGBT sexuality and identity.
“There is no such thing as transgender. You are either XX or XY, that’s it. God made man male and female. That is determined genetically, that is physiology, that is science, that is reality,” MacArthur said from the pulpit.
“This notion that you are something other than your biology is a cultural construct intended as an assault on God. The only way you can address it, honestly, is to say, ‘God made you and God made you exactly the way He wanted you to be. You are not only fighting God in His physical creation, you are fighting God in His sovereignty. You are fighting God in His spiritual relationship to you,” he explained. “This is a war on God.”
MacArthur said they must be met with love and affirmation to be all God created them to be.
“On the one hand, the reality of that lie and deception is so damaging, so destructive, so isolating, so corrupting that it needs to be confronted, but on the other hand, that confrontation can’t exaggerate what already exists, which is a sense of feeling isolated in relationships.”
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More than 4,000 pastors across North America publicly expressed their disagreement with Bill C-4, which went into effect on Jan. 8, according to Liberty Coalition Canada.
MacArthur, who won an $800,000 settlement in September defying government orders on COVID lockdowns, led the charge in the United States, warned that similar legislation is quickly headed here.
Pastor James Coates, who was the first Canadian pastor to be imprisoned in the name of COVID, told Fox News the new law is “anything but loving” if it will “shut the LGBT community off from the saving and transforming message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
After pastors were punished just for keeping their doors open during COVID, under this new law, Coates said Christian persecution will only increase.
“I believe our government is capitalizing on a politically expedient segment of its constituency in an effort to further dismantle Western civilization as we know it. To do this, it must outlaw its very foundation, which is rooted in a Judeo-Christian worldview. Bill C-4 is another brick laid in this effort and is evidence that our government is under the judgment of God,” he said.
Caleb Parke is the managing editor for ToddStarnes.com. Follow him on GETTR, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and connect with him at calebparke.com.
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