Monthly Archives: December 2017
By: Dave Smith
Genesis 1:27—“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.”
“And He answered and said unto them, Have you not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them male and female” (Mat. 19:4).
Transgenders are people whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. Gender identity is a person’s internal sense of being male or female. Gender expression is the way a person communicates gender identity by behavior, clothing, hairstyle, voice or body characteristics.
The term “transsexual” means a person who wants to change his or her body through hormones or surgery to line up with their gender identity. According to the American Psychological Association, transgenders make up .3 to .6 percent of the U.S. population.
Every person, especially the teenager, has to answer the question, who am I? And they certainly do not need more confusion added to their decisions. There are segments of our society that are pressuring young people to explore areas that they never would have dreamed of a decade or two ago.
Everyone has a free will and can believe whatever he or she wants to believe, but if a person rejects God’s truth and chooses to believe a lie, then that person is sinning and rebelling against God’s will and will have to face the consequences (Rom. 1:25), which includes confusion (I Pet. 2:6) and shame (Rom. 9:33; 10:11).
God is not the author of confusion (I Cor. 14:33), which is the opposite of peace. So, the confusion about gender identity comes from Satan, and it adds to the problem rather than helping to solve it. It increases disorder, uncertainty, unrest, indecision, chaos, despair, distress, insecurity, anxiety, fear, discontentment, and instability. It is a distraction from finding God’s will and plan for a person’s life and creates more problems.
Besides confusion, it leads to guilt because it is a rejection of God’s truth. No matter how much a person tries to rationalize or justify his or her beliefs, it does not change the facts. Even if a person changes his behavior, clothes, hormones, and even some body parts, it does not change the DNA that God created in that person and prevents him or her from being and doing what God intended that individual to be and do.
It is also living a lie because it is not true. If God made a person a male, he is male, and if God made her female, she is female. When it comes down to it, what an individual, others, or Satan says, thinks, or feels about that person does not matter. It is only what God says that matters.
In reality, they are hypocrites because they are pretending to be someone they are not. Even if they will not consider God’s will, there are serious dangers that go along with this lifestyle that need to be considered:
- Cross-gender hormones can cause sterility.
- Transgenders have four times the national average of HIV infections.
- Seventy percent of transgenders misuse alcohol and drugs.
- Transgenders are twice as likely to be homeless.
- Transgenders are more likely to have an income under $10,000.
- Forty-one percent of transgenders attempt suicide. (2008 National Transgender Survey of over 6,000 transgenders)
It should also be considered that God has a better plan that includes the following:
- God loves everyone so much that He sent His Son to die not only to pay the penalty for sin, but also to overcome the power of sin (Jn. 3:16, 15:13).
- He has a plan for everyone’s life that is the most exciting and fulfilling life anyone could ever imagine (Jer. 29:11; Eph. 3:20)
- He will give everyone an identity as His child that far exceeds anything the world has to offer.
So, the choice is between rejecting God’s will, confusion, guilt, hypocrisy, and dangers, or repenting and accepting Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.