Be Happier Conforming to the Creator’s Plan
Is it any surprise that people who choose lifestyles other than those God designed for them become miserable?
Has it not been known from the beginning?
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. (Genesis 1:27-31)
The only way humans can be fruitful and multiply is to have heterosexual unions, just like all sexually-reproducing species do. In chapter 2 of Genesis, the pattern of monogamous, heterosexual marriage is stated: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). The male and female forms complement each other for the production of diploid gametes which yield babies of the species, which need the care of the parents. Thus we see the original design for the family. This plan for union, since God pronounced it “very good,” He made to be pleasurable as well, because He is good. He seeks our ultimate happiness. It follows that violations of this plan are bound to cause problems, just like tools break when used for other than their designed functions.
Bisexual people up to six times more likely to self-injure (University of Manchester). The opening photo shows a monochrome image of a man holding his head as if in anguish. What he thought was going to offer freedom and pleasure has turned out otherwise.
Bisexual people are up to six times more likely to engage in non-suicidal self-injury compared to other sexual orientations, according to University of Manchester researchers.
The study of self-injury – a common problem that can include cutting, hitting, burning or scratching yourself – used data from 24 independent studies, and is published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
It found that bisexual people had:
• 6.07 times greater odds of self-injury compared to heterosexual people in the past 12 months.
• 4.57 times greater odds of self-injury than heterosexual people over their lifetime.
• 4.37 times greater odds of self-injury than gay men over their lifetime.
• 2.13 times greater odds of self-injury than gay men and lesbian women over their lifetime.
While this may indicate that homosexuals are happier than bisexuals, none of them are as happy as heterosexuals.
Researchers say young gay men’s health care needs not being met (Medical Xpress). As reported in these pages (see 28 September 2019), there is no “gay gene” that makes someone homosexual, and even if there were to be genetic predispositions, people still have free will. This means that the homosexual lifestyle is a choice. Even if someone has strong same-sex attraction, whether from family, friends or cultural conditioning, they can choose whether to follow their feelings or the facts of biology: misuse of genitalia does not fulfill the function of procreation, and therefore cannot fulfill the plan of God for human flourishing.
Young gay men who are uncomfortable discussing sexual issues with their primary care providers and experience health care discrimination are less likely to seek coordinated care, leading to missed opportunities for early diagnosis of chronic and mental health issues, according to Rutgers researchers.
Articles like these try to pin the blame on discrimination by others, and focus on the “needs” of homosexuals being passed over because of discrimination. This is especially the case since the LGBTQ sexual revolution has succeeded beyond its wildest dreams, even to the Supreme Court allowing “gay marriage” and including “gender identity” as protected classes. But what does any person “need” in relation to sex and identity? Is it not to live a life in harmony with reality? What more harmonious life is possible than agreeing with our Maker’s plan for our lives? Can any “supreme court” of society overrule the supreme court of heaven?
The paragraph quoted above mentions “chronic and mental health issues” of homosexuals. This is not to imply that heteronormal people do not have mental health issues, or that heterosexual marriages are always blissful. But choosing an “identity” that is out of harmony with one’s body is bound to add unnecessary risks for mental, emotional and physical harm, just as use of any complex machine for other than its intended purpose “voids the warranty” according to the manufacturer’s warnings. Living in harmony with the Creator’s plan is the guaranteed way to the greatest degree of satisfaction and fulfillment after all is said and done.
The reason Creation-Evolution Headlines is sponsored by the Master Plan Association is twofold: (1) to offer reasons to trust the worldview that the universe and life are not accidents, but showcases of the work of a master Architect; and (2) to offer hope for people that this Architect, the personal God of the Bible revealed in Jesus Christ, has a plan for each one of us that will give us the greatest satisfaction in the long run if we follow Him. Today’s article responds to both of these purposes.
Unfortunately, western culture has drifted so far away from even considering God’s plan, such statements as those above can be risky. States are passing laws forbidding counselors from offering hope to the sexually confused that they can return to God’s plan. Militant LGBTQ groups are forcing their totalitarian will on the vast majority of heteronormal people, making everyone afraid to cross them. People are losing jobs for not agreeing with the sexual revolution, or even for just quoting the Bible. It’s conceivable that sites like CEH could be shut down by ISPs, social media or government orders for daring to state the obvious facts of biology, or to suggest that following God’s plan is best. Welcome to the crazy “brave new world” of the secular totalitarians. (Speaking of Brave New World, watch Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles on Prager U analyze Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel of that name. They point out that the regime’s intentional destruction of the family, and its replacement with open sex, was not intended to bring freedom or love; it was one of the regime’s tools of enslavement.)
God’s ways are not restrictive, but designed for harmony. He said what He made was very good. The highway system is a good thing for automobiles, which are also complex machines. Think how much of America one can enjoy by driving within the lanes! If you choose to cross the lanes across traffic and swerve into the ditch, expect problems. There are people who will help and tow you out, but why force them to agree that what you did was normal? Can a highway system survive if people can drive in any lanes they want?
We recognize at the Master Plan Association that decades of indoctrination into evolution, and cultural indoctrination into sexual libertinism have raised a lot of issues and questions. Today’s article reports that people out of harmony with God’s original created plan risk physical and mental health issues that even secular scientists admit are real. In an appeal to logic, we point out that it is always best to follow the Manufacturer’s instructions. The machinery for sexual reproduction is tremendously complex and amazing; why risk damaging it? The answer is not to insist on using this equipment for another purpose, but to learn to love using it the designed way. First, accept God’s offer of forgiveness in Christ. Then, cultivate appreciation for the way you were made, whether male or female. That is the path back to harmony. Don’t make society adjust to your feelings; turn your eyes on your Creator, and learn about His ways. Focus on the good aspects of being a man or a woman. Be thankful for your body and birth gender identity. This is your best path toward physical and mental health, because it is in harmony with the instructions.
Recommended Reading: Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality, by Nancy Pearcey.