by Howard Taylor
Recently former Olympian Bruce Jenner came out as a woman and proclaimed that he was a Republican Christian. Many have come forward in praise of Jenner’s courage to do what he has done while others have ridiculed him for making this transition.
“People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life — it is part of me, That female side is part of me. That’s who I am.”
While what he has been trying to accomplish is no new news, what he said during his interview with Diane Sawyer has sparked some debate.
When asked about Barack Obama addressing LGBT rights in his State of the Union, the 65-year-old former Olympic athlete said that didn’t affect him much.
“I’ve always been more on the conservative side,” Jenner said. Sawyer, looking shocked, asked if he identifies as a Republican, to which Jenner answered, “Yes.”
Jenner said he is a Christian as well.
“I would sit in church and always wonder, ‘In God’s eyes, how does he see me?’ (source)
How does God identify people who label themselves transgender? He does very simply; man and woman.
Being transgender is an emotional problem. When God started he made man and woman. That’s it.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 1:26
Being male and female was God’s choice from the beginning of our existence. God did not create you with the body of a man and the mind of a woman or vice versa.
Putting a label of “transgender” on yourself does not affect God or change what He has already established. God sees us as he created us; a man or woman who are His precious and broken children.
So the question is can a transgender person be a Christian? The answer is yes.
A transgender person is still just a man or a woman. The only difference is they decide to label themselves something else.
Christ died for everyone, regardless of what they think they are.
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10
Putting this label on yourself doesn’t change what God made you and still makes you a sinner that needs Christ to get to Heaven just like the rest of the world.
Whatever you think you are, God still made you either male or female. To say that God got it wrong is to say that God made a mistake. And God does not make mistakes.
by Howard Taylor
Article submitted to IndependentBaptist.com