Update for March 10, 2023 – I’m beginning to look at the websites and doctrinal statements of churches in the Wichita area. I’ve found one so far whose doctrinal statement speaks out against the transgender agenda.
A Definition of Gender Fluidity
In an article by Sabra L. Katz-Wise entitled “Gender fluidity; What it means and why support matters” [Gender fluidity: What it means and why support matters – Harvard Health], the Harvard Medical School defines “gender fluidity” as:
Gender fluidity refers to change over time in a person’s gender expression or gender identity, or both. That change might be in expression, but not identity, or in identity, but not expression. Or both expression and identity might change together.
Wichita Public Schools
A March 1, 2023 article by Landon Mion | Fox News entitled Kansas school district: gender identity can be kept from parents, avoiding preferred pronouns can cause death. A teacher training presentation claims not using preferred pronouns could lead to death [link: https://www.foxnews.com/us/kansas-school-district-gender-identity-kept-parents-avoiding-preferred-pronouns-cause-death ] reads [in part]:
The Wichita Public Schools’ gender support plan asks several questions to learn about the privacy of a student’s gender identity and their access to certain facilities.
One question in the plan asks, “Are the guardian(s) of this student aware and supportive of their child’s gender transition?” Other questions ask how public or private a student’s gender identity will be and who the student’s “go-to” adult at school will be. The form also requests information regarding which bathroom and changing room the student will use.
A teacher training presentation titled “LGBTQ+ Students: Pronouns and More” cites GLSEN, which has promoted teaching elementary school students about LGBTQ+ issues, to define a number of terms, including “gender identity,” “gender expression” and “cisgender.” GLSEN has previously appeared to back children taking hormone replacement therapy for gender transition.
It appears that the Wichita Public School system teaches, aims to teach, or encourages gender fluidity or something along the lines of gender fluidity.
Wichita Area Churches
What do Wichita area churches say about the gender fluidity issue? The first step is to look on ChurchFinder.com for non-denominational churches in the Wichita area. Link: Non-Denominational Churches in Wichita KS – ChurchFinder.com.
I will identify about a dozen non-denominational churches, and dig deeper to see if they make public comments.
IF YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN
… please (1) read through “God’s Plan of Salvation” so you can understand what God did for you through His only unique Son, Jesus Christ, and (2), from the bottom of your heart, pray the “Sinner’s Prayer” meaning every word. If you do, you will be reconciled to God – saved – through Jesus Christ.
God’s Plan of Salvation
In the beginning, God, who is holy, created the entire universe. As a part of His creative actions, He made humans in His image to know Him. For a while, everything was right between God and our ancestors, Adam and Eve. But Adam sinned, and his sin was passed down to all of humankind whereby we became separated from God. Nothing we could do on our own could bridge that separation so that without God’s intervention, hell would be our eternal destination.
Fortunately for us, in His great love and mercy God provided humankind with the only means of salvation, which is through Jesus Christ who is God’s only unique Son. While retaining His deity, God the Son became a man in Jesus, lived a perfect life, and died on the cross, thus fulfilling the law Himself and taking on Himself the punishment for the sins of all those who would ever repent and trust in Him for their salvation. Jesus rose from the dead, showing that God the Father accepted Christ’s sacrifice and that God’s wrath against us has been exhausted. He now calls us to repent of our sins and trust alone in what Christ did to save us.
If we repent of our sins and completely trust in Christ alone that He died for our sins and rose to life from the dead, we are born again into a new life, an eternal life with God.
Scripture References: Genesis 1:1, 27, 31; Habakkuk 1:13; Genesis 2:7, 18, 21-25; Genesis 3:1-7, 23-24; Isaiah 59:2; Romans 3:19-20, 23; 5:17-19; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 6:23; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 John 4:10; John 3:16-18; Mark 1:15; Romans 1:4; 4:25; John 3:5-8; 1 Peter 1:3.
Lord, Jesus Christ, the only unique Son of God, thank You for Your free gift of eternal life. I know I’m a sinner who cannot save myself no matter what I do, and I deserve to spend eternity in hell. But, I know that because You loved me so much, You voluntarily died on the cross for me taking my sins upon Yourself, and You physically bodily rose from the grave showing that Your sacrificial death was sufficient payment to give me eternal life in Heaven. I now repent of my sins and trust alone in what You did for my eternal salvation. Please take control of my life as I now receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You so much for saving me. I am now Yours forever! (Scripture references: John 1:1-4, 11-14; John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:21-26; Isaiah 53:4-6; Mark 1:15; Acts 16:31; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:9-10, 13; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; John 10:27-29).
Upon your salvation, you must find a spiritually solid Bible-believing church that (1) teaches that the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God, (2) believes in the doctrine of the Trinity, which means that there is one God who eternally exists as three distinct Persons — the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and each Person is fully God, and (3) teaches that salvation is by grace through faith and not by works (e.g., water baptism by immersion).
ONE CAUTIONARY POINT. Please do not make the mistake of thinking that once you become a Christian, your life will become easy. Most likely, it will become more difficult. God’s blessing of salvation and life’s difficulties are not mutually exclusive. Jesus told His disciples, “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.” John 15:18 (NLT). Always keep in mind that you have an eternal home in heaven waiting for you per John 14:2–4 (NLT):
2 There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”
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