A subject of great debate in this day and age is what is it to be Transgender. Pastor John Macarthur spoke to that question very well, so I wanted to share his response.
The society in which we find ourselves is constantly bombarding humanity with the idea that it is good and acceptable to change who you are physically through medical procedures and hormone treatments. But the truth is we are told in scripture at Genesis 5:2…
He created them male and female, and he blessed them and called them “human.” New Living Translation
That is all there is. Some may ask, but what about a hermaphrodite which is “a person born with both male and female sex organs.” Within this there are three labels; true, female pseudo, and male pseudo. The first category is extremely rare with only 350-450 known cases. The second type, and the most common, is female pseudo resulting in 1 of every 14,000 births. The main cause for this is a condition known as Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. In these cases there is an overproduction of testosterone causing some “masculinized” features in the female. This does not mean that there is any real gender confusion. There is not. As with any female, her chromosome is XX.
The same situation may occur in baby boys and their chromosome is XY. Interestingly, it seems that even with ambiguous genitalia, these kids “know” if they are intrinsically male or female.
What is God’s take in all of this? God views and loves every individual as He made them.
That’s the issue here. Transgender people medically attempt to change who God made them to be. It is not natural, but rather unnatural.
So, what should a Christian’s response be when approached on this subject? The bible says clearly in John 3:18…
Whoever believes in Him (Jesus) is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
So, we are born into this world under God’s condemnation… Transgender minded people don’t need our condemnation on top of that.
What they need is to be shown that God doesn’t make mistakes and He loves them just the way He created them. Instead of alienating them, we need to direct them to God’s word… because as Peter, that old fisherman said in John 6:68 to Jesus…
“Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life.”
Apart from that, no human will ever find true peace, hope and joy in this life.