Friday, June 22, 2012
So, This Is The Book
A short little book John Piper wrote in 1990. I'll post about it as I read it.
This seems to sum up the gist of it--
'The tendency today is to stress the equality of men and women by minimising the unique significance of our maleness or femaleness. But this depreciation of male and female personhood is a great loss. It is taking a tremendous toll on generations of young men and women who do not know what it means to be a man or a woman. Confusion over the meaning of sexual personhood today is epidemic.
The consequence of this confusion is not a free and happy harmony among gender-free persons relating on the basis of abstract competencies. The consequence rather is more divorce, more homosexuality, more sexual abuse, more promiscuity, more social awkwardness, and more emotional distress and suicide that come with the loss of God-given identity'.