“The Meaning of Non-Binary Sexuality”

By Dr. Peter Jones

A Personal Introductory Word

In 2003, I felt constrained to leave seminary teaching in order to help churches and Christian individuals to understand what was going on in the culture and where such ideas would lead. Twenty years later, I still feel the urgency. truthXchange has recently expanded our reach by planning for the Irenaeus Institute, a place where young leaders can gather for fellowship and for intensive instruction to prepare them for their service to Christ in an increasingly dark culture. As we grow into tXc 2.0, having hired Jeffery Ventrella to grow the Institute, our message will be known in broader circles. I felt it was important to express the fundamental principles that define the work of truthXchange. Some of you will be thinking: “I think I’ve read this before!” but I hope that the following essay will strengthen your understanding of the Binary nature of our faith. There are only two religions: We worship God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), or we worship something created.

Non-Binary Homosexuality & Binary Heterosexuality

There is much confusion in our day regarding sexuality, both in the church and in the culture. Father James Martin, SJ, one of the attenders at the official Synod on Synodality (the meeting of all Catholic leaders now taking place over several years), affirms publicly that “we cannot deny the reality of same-sex relationships as integral to the meaning of the church as the People of God…Both heterosexual and homosexual people embody the truth of their dignity as imago Dei in their sexuality.” Alas, Rev. Martin has no biblical support and is only repeating exactly what Pope Francis is also saying about the issue, creating total confusion in the Catholic Church and causing some leaders in the church to wonder if Francis is a true pope.[1]

Christians, seeking to be biblical, must take up this controversial issue, though using great care. As we speak of homosexuality, we must avoid self-justifying moralism—“I’m good, you’re bad.” We must find a discourse that avoids emotionalism, hatred or bigotry. We need to give a holistic, respectful, worldview response, not a merely judgmental opinion, since sexuality is such a delicate and fundamental element in our personhood. We may not express any contempt for gay persons since they are all fellow human beings, made in God’s image. Literally, we must love our homosexual friends.

Worldview

It is essential that we present the issue in worldview terms. Indeed this is one way to love gender-questioning friends, namely to place our thinking in a worldview or cosmological context. One verse in the Bible describes in the largest (yet simplest) possible terms the notion of worldview. Paul’s statement in Romans 1:25 gives an amazingly short but complete description of the nature of existence:

They (the fallen human race) exchanged the truth about God for the lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. 

In the whole reality, we are simply involved as creatures and God is involved as Creator. There are two and only two objects of worship: the creation or the Creator. This is a complete definition of reality. The two approaches are either Binary (what I have called “Twoist”) or Non-Binary (what I had called Oneist). Worthy of note, this worldview statement includes a logical extension of its implications regarding homosexuality–in the very next verse, v. 26: For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women. Paul describes this sexual behavior as contrary to nature, that is, contrary to what the Creator of nature had intended. It follows that a way of not worshiping the Creator is to engage in the practice of homosexuality.

The Meaning of Oneism or the Non-Binary

If you worship creation, you will believe that the world is self-created, self-explanatory, and all made of the same self-creating material (matter, spirit or a mixture) and that there is no Creator God. There is one self-creating reality, which, because it is ultimate, must be worshiped. Paganism has always been described as the worship of nature. As we said, the act of homosexuality is logically a way of worshiping nature and denying the will of the Creator. It is thus revealing to note that homosexual people call themselves sexually non-binary. They mean by that term, neither male nor female. The denial of distinctions is an implication of a pagan view of nature, which they apply not only to sexuality but also to theology. All is one!

The Meaning of Twoism or the Binary 

If you worship God, you will believe that he is the Creator—an external, intelligent, personal God who made all things according to his will, and that there are only are two realities—the totally independent, eternal reality of God and the totally dependent reality of creation. We worship as divine only the personal triune Creator, who is mysteriously distinct and transcendent, above the creation he has made. In our God-created sexuality we respect distinctions between males and females, as God intended.

How have these two fundamental worldviews worked themselves out in recent culture? Queer theory is not just a case of free expression of physical desires. It is a Oneist worldview statement against God the Creator which will undermine our culture in profound ways. We can expect a totalitarian state opposed to God, determined to stamp out the truth. This is a homo-cosmology, a non-binary worldview based on sameness, and this has been the great cultural battle throughout history, not moralism but ontology. That is the way things are made, as Paul shows in Rom 1:26, and as we noted. Nothing seems to stop the progress of the LGBTQ+ movement. It is even greeted as a spiritual movement. The pantheistic Franciscan Richard Rohr speaks of non-binary spirituality meaning that there is no distinction between us and God and this is because God holds both the masculine and the feminine together rather than in an either-or binary dualism. Biblical Christian Robert Knight, author and columnist in the Washington Times wonders if “the democrats’ schemes aim at turning America into a Marxist version of Sodom and Gomorrah.”[2] Mircea Eliade, the well-known historian, believes that the function of homosexual shamans in the second millennium BC was “ultimately, the wish to recover this lost unity in existence….In mystical love and at death one completely integrates the spirit world: all contraries are collapsed. The distinctions between the sexes are erased: the two merge into an androgynous whole.”[3] This is the worship the non-binary with no Creator. 

Philip Goldberg, in his book, American Veda, showing how much our culture has abandoned the God of the Bible and turned to ancient Hinduism (1500 B.C.), fiercely defends the seminal Hindu notion of “Advaita” and how, since the Sixties Hindusim has spread throughout our Western culture. This ancient term ironically means not two. It is an ancient religious term for the non-binary. In terms of worldview, does anything really change? How right was the apostle Paul two thousand years ago? Although “not two” or the “non-binary” necessarily includes sexuality, we must always speak the truth. Things never change. In the fourth century St. Augustine of Hippo wrote: “Those shameful acts against nature, such as were committed in Sodom, ought everywhere and always to be detested.”

Do not be discouraged. The days ahead will be tough, but Jesus, our Lord, is in control and “he will win the battle,” as Martin Luther wrote in his great hymn so many years ago. As the author of Psalm 121:2-3 stated: “He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber nor sleep. My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” 

He is the great Creator God of Twoism and he will win the battle.


[1] Michael Haynes and[Catholic Caucus] James Martin, fellow Synod Jesuit claim ‘same-sex relationships’ are ‘integral’ to the Church, LifeSite News, January 9, 2024 | 

[2] Robert knight, Yes, the Culture War Is Real and Democrats Started It, The Washington Times, July 24, 2023.

[3] Mircea Eliade, “Androgynes,” 277.

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