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

 

What do you think?  Leave your comment in the section below!

Join The Conversation!

comments

3 COMMENTS

  1. My thought is that some transgender people can be born again bible believing Christians! This is not liberal theology it is good old fashion biblical exegesis:
    1. Jesus did not condemn Eunuchs. Some Eunuchs were made that way, others were made that way by other men. The bible goes on to say that some may not be able to receive or believe this fact.
    What I see in this text is that Jesus did not condemn that fact that a group of unique people changed their gender Matthew 19:12
    2. In the story of David being chosen from 1 Samuel 16. We see “…the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”. God looks at the heart of a person and does not really care if you are male, female, neuter, or a hermaphordite. God is more concerned about matters of the heart!
    3. There is no gender in heaven. Matthew 22:30 “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.” Unless your Mormon, this verse means there will be no gender in heaven. I can find no support to show that people will keep there gender in the afterlife. Transgender/Eunuchs are ahead of the curve on this issue.
    When most people think of a transgender person being a sinful person they probably have never met one and their objection more likely cultural rather than biblical.

  2. The title is confusing. Can a transgender person be saved? Yes.

    Can you live as a transgender and claim to be a Christian? No more than being a witch and claiming to be a Christian. No more than being an abortionist and claiming to be a Christian.

    I’m not disagreeing with the article, but I don’t think the title is accurate, which makes the article somewhat confusing.

  3. Romans 9:19 thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? 20 nat, but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus

Leave Your Comment Below!