Sports Illustrated and Sinister Swimsuits?

(Matthew 24:37) “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”

(Genesis 6:5) Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition sells over 800,000 single copies yearly, in addition to the copies that are received through yearly subscriptions. The single-issue accounts for 10% of the company’s total revenue. Altogether, the Swimsuit Edition reaches more than 66 million adults annually and more men ages 18 to 34 than the Super Bowl. The Swimsuit Edition can earn as much $35 million in ad revenue for Sports Illustrated.

As we know, sex sells and anything that engendering the lust of the S.I. Swimsuit issue, will be a top seller. Herein is the trouble. the S.I. Swimsuit Edition produces more provocative and content with each passing year. The company’s over the top exploitation of women, is soft core porn, which serves as a launching point for even more perverse forms of pornography. The magazine is a gateway for millions of young men, into seeking to relate to women only for pleasure.

If that is not enough, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for 2021 has put a transgender man, who has had sex reassignment surgery, on the front cover. This was done while not revealing that the man, who looks like a swimsuit model, is indeed a man masquerading as a woman. The only information the magazine gives, is the man’s chosen feminine name, Leyna Bloom.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro questioned the message S.I. is sending and the confusion it will create for those who have no idea they are looking at a man, surgically changed to look like a supermodel. He asked why they did not place the man who calls himself Laurel Hubbard, the transgender weightlifter from New Zealand, on the cover; stating that the weightlifter is more representative of the minute population of men, who believe themselves to be women.

The answer to that question is quite sinister indeed. Let’s agree that true female swimsuit models, do not represent true womanhood, because most women do not look like swimsuit models. The models in the Swimsuit Edition represent a lie that men have been told, concerning the ideal woman, which is a lustful fantasy.

This fantasy carries over into Hollywood and even pornography. In this lustful fantasy, men expect that women are pleasure objects, and the images are to arouse the lust of men. Not only do theses images arouse lust in the moment, but they also change male expectations of women, which are impossible for any woman to live up to. This is one reason marriages break apart and sexual immorality is prolific in our day.

Sex has been redefined for personal pleasure, rather than an act of beautiful mutual submission between a husband and wife; for the potential of bringing godly children into the world. Our Creator made sex is a beautiful gift for a husband and wife, but the world sees it as “pleasure yourself at any cost”. This is why the Swimsuit Edition choice to place a man made to look like a woman on the cover is so nefarious.

Let us consider the words of Jesus’ concerning adultery and sexual immorality.

Matthew 5:27-28 (NKJV) “You have heard that it was said to those of old, You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart

 We see that God’s definition of sexual immorality is not confined to the physical act, but extends to lusting after a person in ones heart. This lusting is an intentional trip into fantasizing about the person being looked at. For followers of Jesus Christ, male or female, this truth out to cause sobriety concerning what we allow our eyes to fall upon.

Sexual immorality is everywhere. One can still images or video for free at the touch of a screen, and enter into a Pandora’s box of perversion. Most Christians have viewed some pornographic images in their life, and sadly many are regular unrepentant practitioners. CHRISTIANS SHOULD NEVER LOOK AT IMAGES MEANT TO GENERATE LUST. I have not included the S.I. Swimsuit cover photo for this very reason.

It is with this in mind that we return to the sinister action of putting a man on the cover, who has been physically altered to look like a female swimsuit model, rather than a man (whose name is Gavin Hubbard), who has gender reassignment, who weighs well over 260 lbs. and stands almost 6 foot 1 inches?

If the answer is not obvious, I’ll let you know… Because no man who lustfully looks at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, would buy or look at a copy, with a surgery altered male that is that large and in a swimsuit. This is why The Sports Illustrated publication for this year, is absolutely sinister.

With no marking on the cover stating that Leyna Bloom is a “transgender woman” (actually a man), who has had his male parts surgically removed and altered (as well as have other parts added), no one would question that the cover model was anything other than a woman.

This may not be obvious to everyone, but men do not purchase the Swimsuit Edition to read the articles. Therefore, text in this issue is slim to none. A male looking at this cover, with lust, is not only guilty of sexual immorality, but that of the homosexual kind; not knowing that the person he is lusting after is actually a man.

To say that Sports Illustrated is intentional in their sick, sinful publication, is an understatement. This publication is part of the world antichrist system fooling the world with the last great deception. It has been bad enough that their annual lust fest has opened the door to more graphic forms of sexually immoral content for millions of men; now it is opening a society to more perverse rejection of God’s order.

This mainstream gender bending, which erases the lines of true masculinity and femininity, through sensual and perverted imagery meant to confuse, has brought us to days just like that of Noah…

 (Genesis 6:5) Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Once more, America leads the way into perversions which signal the imminent destruction of the United States of America or its identity a player in end times Babylon. Those who speak the truth in love, against this darkness, are now in the minority, and the majority, who are LGBTQ supporting, will come for us.

Church, it is time to speak the truth in love—call the lost to repentance in Christ Jesus and prepare to endure persecution. It is time for us to completely come out of the world, with its entertainments and recreations. It is time for us to renounce the world, the flesh, and the Devil, and hide the word of God in our heart, for they cannot take that away from us. It is time to stand in the truth, love our enemy, and look for our blessed hope, the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

(2 Corinthians 6:14-18 to 7:1) Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”

“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
“I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the LORD Almighty.”

(2 Corinthians 7:1) ​ Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

About Michael J Erdel

Mike is a pastor with The Assembly of God Fellowship. He is the lead pastor at Encounter Church in Fostoria Ohio. His desire is to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ, and declare God's hope through His Son Jesus, to a world which is long on excuses and short on hope. Mike has experienced the truth that when we kneel before Christ, surrendering to Him as Savior and LORD, being led and empowered by His Spirit. To Jesus Christ be all glory and honor.
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