Is it Wrong to Transgender?
Transgenderism, Gender Identity Disorder (GID), or Gender Dysphoria, is a desire to change one’s sex or to fulfill the role of the opposite gender. In Genesis 1:27, the Bible says, “And God created man in His image, in His likeness; male and female He created them…and it was very good.” After the fall of man, sin led to gender issues and inclinations to transgender.
The Bible tells us that God’s intent is heterosexuality, with definite differences between men and women in appearance and behavior. Hence, to transgender is outside God’s plan for mankind. Maleness and femaleness are God’s choice, which are given at conception. God’s intent for every male is to grow into masculinity, and for every female to grow into femininity. When that doesn’t happen, it’s due to sin.
In Abraham’s day, homosexuality was widespread in some cities (Genesis 19:1-7; Jude 7). The Bible is very clear that homosexuality is a sinful perversion of God’s gift of sexuality. Romans 1:18-27 says, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness…For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.”
He who lives a life of slavery to the sins of the flesh not only loses his own opportunity of receiving the amazing inheritance of the redeemed but passes on to his offspring weakness, both physical and spiritual. The Bible warns, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
In God’s Law, transvestism was specifically forbidden: “A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this” (Deuteronomy 22:5). God made a human male and female, and the distinction thus ordained is to be honored and obeyed. The action to minimize this clear difference originates from low standard and contributes to immoral behavior.
God’s Gives the Victory
For all those that are struggling with transgender desires, the Lord offers a promise of a new heart to fit His original creation plan. The Lord says, “and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:23, 24).
There is nothing that the Christian cannot do with God’s grace. The apostle Paul declared, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). When God’s commands are faithfully followed, the Lord makes Himself responsible for the success of the efforts put by the believer. In Christ, there is power to fulfill duty, strength to fight temptation, patience to endure trials. In Him, there is grace for growth and energy for ministry.
The Lord is ever ready to heal and restore the believers into His image once they make the decision to obey Him. He said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (Matthew 7:7,8). And God is faithful to His promises.
In His service,