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NEWS FROM THE CENTER FRIDAY DIGEST January 7, 2022 - What Does It Mean to Be Human?

That's a good question. We are miracles, each and every one of us. The more we learn about ourselves, the less we seem to understand. Our bodies are not only symphonies, but a series of symphonies, so many parts working in harmony, in biological melodies and counter melodies, opposable thumbs, senses of sight, smell, and hearing, a cardio-vascular system, digestive, immune, nervous and circulatory systems. All working together, and in a kind of beauty, dignity, even majesty.


But one thing remains. It is not good for man to be alone,or woman for that matter. For alone, we are lost. Woman was made for man, and apart from woman, man makes no sense. We are not simply parts, nuts and bolts, but we are lacking apart from the other. In man man is the outward look, and in the woman there is the magnet, the harbor of coming together that makes like possible, and that is the essence of love.

Now, you may be tall or short, this color hair or that, or not much hair at all. But male and female are essential, no accident. Whatever our humanity may be, it is binary, male and female, and from that great truth we are all born into this world. What I need to live and breathe is within me fully, in you as well. But to love, which is our highest calling, is found in male and female, husband and wife, who become father and mother, creating the great network of our shared humanity.

Satan, of course, seeks to sever us from ourselves, and thus from the possibility of true relationship and love. A mother from her unborn child, a man from woman, a child who turns against his parents. This is the stuff of the communist revolution, which is Satanic to its core. At its heart is the promise of a new order, a bold autonomy, which leads, of course, to nowhere, for it leads us away from ourselves.

A woman who has an abortion is not somehow freed from her child, but untethered from her own identity, and the love she was meant to give. A child who is given puberty blockers and hormone treatment leading to disfiguring surgery is not then somehow at liberty, but is only free from body parts in a denial of their true identity and purpose.

No, it's not good for man to be alone. But that's the goal, the purpose, the aim of all that is destructive around us. Cover it up in endless jargon, the kind taught in queer theory, gender theory, critical race theory and all the rest, but it is all about making sure that each and every one of us is alone, apart from each other, and apart from God. But any true look in the mirror dispels all such myths. For apart from each other, male and female, none of it, absolutely none of it, makes any sense.

Dr. Peter Scaer is chairman and professor of Exegetical Theology and director of the M.A. program at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

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