There is a lot of confusion in our society today regarding the topics called transgender and transsexual. As is normal in our culture, the psychiatric world has taken the lead and totally disregarded what the Bible has to say about these issues.
The psychiatric world would have us believe that we evolved over millions of years. They also would have us believe that a man can be trapped in a woman’s body and a woman can be trapped in a man’s body. This is called transgender in their world.
Transgender, according to psychiatry, is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of gender nonconformity and discrepancies between what an individual feels they are versus what they are genetically. Transsexualism is the most extreme form of this condition. Transsexualism is when an individual of one gender (male or female) strongly identifies with the opposite gender and takes steps (hormonal and/or surgical) to modify their body to conform to their chosen gender. They say it is associated with an irresistible urge to be their chosen gender hormonally, anatomically, and psychosocially.
No matter what an individual does to their body, whether it is hormonal therapy and/or surgical manipulation, it does not change their genetic make-up (genotype) and who they truly are sexually (male or female). Every person is born with either of the two following genotypes: XX (female) or XY (male) with the exception of a few genetic variables that are not the topic of this article.
In all matters of life we, as born again believers, must look to the Bible for our guidance. When we look into the Scriptures, we find that it is evident that God made us either a male or a female. There is no evidence to suggest that God made anything else. Let’s look at what the Bible has to say about this topic:
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.”
Genesis 5:2, “Male and female created he them; and blessed them…”
Leviticus 12:7, “This is the law for her that hath born a male or a female.”
Matthew 19:4, “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female.”
Mark 10:6, “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.”
The Bible tells us that “God made” which puts to rest the absurd belief of evolution. We did not evolve from some amorphic slime but were created by Almighty God, “in his own image”, male and female.
The Bible goes on to tell us that when God created us He created us as either a male or a female and that there are no other alternatives. When God created us, He created us genetically as either a man or a woman. Man cannot by any means change the genetic code you were born with and that God in His infinite wisdom gave you. The hormonal therapy and surgical manipulation can change how you look on the outside and even sometimes change how you feel but it will never change your genetics or who God made you on the inside.
God’s truth is so clear; but Satan, like in so many other cases, tries to confuse us and wants us to question God. Individuals who think they are in the wrong body believe that God has made a mistake. Satan takes the truth of God and manipulates it and turns it into a lie like in this situation. Transgender and Transsexualism is a lie from the evil one attempting to distort the truth of God that we are created by God as either male of female. This is an attempt by Satan to confuse people and to disrupt their peace. We know on the other hand that “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace…” (I Corinthians 14:33). Satan wants to confuse people and have them question God whereby disrupting their peace and then have them look to the world and it’s humanistic philosophy for help instead of looking to the Great Physician, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
With compassion we need to reach out and proclaim the truth of God’s Word. God has created us and He created us as either a man or a woman. No one or nothing can change that fact!
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“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32