Mirjam HeineThe Sexual Slide Continues
The slide continues and shouldn't surprise anyone. Pedophilia orientation is now the new push of societal liberation and understanding. Medical student Mirjam Heine recently gave a TEDx Talk on how pedophilia is something one is born with. However, she claimed that living it out would "end in disaster." Of course for our culture, the term "disaster" is a relative term depending on the ever-changing societal norms. So just like acting out on premarital sexual orientation between consenting adults before, just wait. Further, Nathan Larson is a self-described pedophile, and he is running for Congress. A fringe candidate? Again, like homosexual candidates before, just wait. It all has to start somewhere.
The problem with this orientation talk is that it backfires on the LGBTQ crowd's narrative they have been trying to cram down our throat for a while now. If their "born that way" talk is sufficient for getting the rest of us to have no problem with the way they behave, then why should we be condemning of pedophilia practice? Because, so the argument goes, the others concern consenting adults. OK, but why should that matter? Now the goal posts are being moved. So it's really not about being born a certain way... or is it? If it is, then the consenting adult requirement is irrelevant. If the consenting adult requirement is still relevant, then this whole orientation business is really irrelevant.
This is the craziness that ensues in a society that is consumed with one's personal happiness outside any objective framework of values. This is why our society gives participation trophies and embraces one's defects as something that aren't really defects like men considering themselves women and vice versa. The thinking is God, if God even exists, created us the way we are, and God doesn't make junk. We must celebrate our diversity. Never mind about that Adam
Nathan Larsonand Eve rebellion story with the consequences that it had on our entire world, making us all oriented in one way or another toward sin, and our hearts being desperately sick as Jeremiah 17:9 states. This is why homosexual orientation is no longer looked at as really defective either, and why we will soon see pedophilia, incest, bestiality and necrophilia with increasing social acceptance.
That ship sailed ages ago when we no longer wanted to listen to God and we just wanted to do our own thing. In this regard, our society is experiencing the natural consequences of what happens when it rebels against God's command to "flee fornication" (1 Cor. 6:18). The same shocking reaction now to Larson is what used to happen to transgenders, and before that, to homosexuals, and before that, to those who had any sex outside of the holy institution God created for society's benefit.
Nietzsche was truly a prophet of Satan who saw the future of our Western society. God is dead! We have exercised The Will to Power as a good Übermensch and have become our own gods.
However, the call is the same as it always has been. Our Lord Jesus said, "But unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish" (Luke 13:3). C. S. Lewis put the matter this way: "“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.' All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened” (The Great Divorce).
R. M. Sivulka
President, Courageous Christians United
August 4, 2018