Christian Post: As of Jan. 1, 2019, the “third” gender, designated as “X” instead of “M” or “F,” will be an officially recognized option for birth certificates in the largest city in the United States.
Bill DeBlasio, mayor of New York City, signed into law a bill that allows persons who self-identify as transgender or “non-binary,” those who do not consider their gender to be male or female, to change their biological sex listed on their birth certificates without a doctor’s note or affidavit.
Opinion: Interesting how we invent words and symbols in languages today. In the past decade, words like trans and gender have been cobbled together to reflect a changed culture.
The word gay was once a term for someone having a great time, while queer was once a derogatory and abusive term that has taken on a new meaning as an umbrella term for sexual minorities. Today queer is embraced by the LGBT culture.
Marriage must now be defined as ‘traditional’ or ‘Biblical’.
We invent words to fit an increasingly profane culture in the new world order and elect politicians that will accommodate that change. But in the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ that will all change.
“For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language,
That they all may call on the name of the Lord,
To serve Him with one accord” Zephaniah 3:9
The Hebrew word for language is saphah, which can mean, lip, language, speech or edge (a wholeness or completion from the mouth). Ancient Hebrew is called the holy language, and since it is holy and pure it contains no vulgar or shameful words.
Enter Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, born in 1858 AD in a Lithuanian village, who formed the Hebrew Language Council in 1890 AD. As the Jews began to make aliyah, or return to the land (going up to Jerusalem), Ben-Yehuda’s strong passion for the Jewish people to know Hebrew was reflected in his words:
“The Hebrew language will go from the synagogue to the house of study, and from the house of study to the school, and from the school it will come into the home and… become a living language” (Hatzvi, 1886).
Cecil Roth’s penetrating axiom on Ben-Yehuda’s role in the revival: “Before Ben-Yehuda… Jews could speak Hebrew; after him they did.”
So in future times will the whole world begin to learn and speak Hebrew, the language of Creation? Since there is no reference to a global language in the Millennium it is possible that God’s people, the Jewish people (Zechariah 8:23), will speak to Him in a pure language:
“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”