People of Faith who claim that transgendered individuals are sins against God and are going to burn in Hell, might want to re-read the bible more closely. The scripture that they preach and hold as sacred might also be their biggest downfall.
The so called Christians, the ones that attack with hate, quote scriptures from the Bible that pertain to men making laws for their people so that they didn’t fall from God’s grace. The book of Deuteronomy, which these Christians so hastily quote, was created at a time when the Jewish priests were partitioning for more power over the Jewish people. They created laws that they believed were to lead more people to stay on the Path of God then they were doing already. (Scholars believed the book to be written by Moses in the 14th century BCE, but now know that it showed up around the 7th century BCE.) If these so called Christians were to live completely by the Bible then most of their lives would be a contradiction.
1 Samuel 16:7: “But the ;Lord ;said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The ;Lord ;does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, ;but the ;Lord ;looks at the heart.”
This passage states that you should not judge one on appearance, that God knows the heart of the individual and that God judges them on that standard. This supports transgenderism and transsexuality because of one is full of hate because they are not who they ;perceive ;themselves to be then there heart would be foul.
John 7:24:”Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”
This is a command from Jesus to stop judging people according to their mere appearances and go beyond what our eyes see. This can mean acceptance for transgender people because it doesn’t matter how are bodies look, but how our soul looks to God.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20:”Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
Those who oppose gender transitioning interpret this passage as requiring a person to accept both their body and spirit as a creation of God. They might use it to say hormone treatments and gender reassignment surgery will be accounted as sin. As a transgendered individual, this scripture to me reads that my body is a temple and that I will honor God with my body transitioned to female. It is such as a temple every once in awhile needs a touch up or makeover, my body too will be made over for God.
Deuteronomy 22:5:”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. ;”
This verse is the most commonly used verse among hateful Christians to attack transgendered individuals with. Yet it is the most ignored passage amongst those same people. Today women commonly wear jeans, slacks and other articles of clothing that were originally entitled to men. If these hateful Christians were to live by this passage’s standards, how do you think their closets would look.
What if a man was supposed to be a woman and on the inside the man was a woman. Then the word designates that the man or woman that knows that they are of the opposite sex should dress as the sex that they believe they are and others should not oppose it.
Psalms 139:13-14: “For you created my inmost being; ;you knit me together ;in my mother’s womb. ;I praise you ;because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; ;your works are wonderful, ;I know that full well.”
This passage from Psalms shows that God created us exactly the way he wanted us. God gave us our Gender Identity Disorder because that is who he wanted us to be. This passage clearly states that we should be accepted as equal to a cis person.
Isaiah 56:4-5: “For this is what the ;Lord ;says: “To the eunuchs ;who keep my Sabbaths, ;who choose what pleases me ;and hold fast to my covenant — ;to them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will endure forever.”
This scripture shows that God loves his transgendered children even higher than his normal sons and daughters. For transgender people to stay true to God they are given everlasting life.
Matthew 19:11-12: “Jesus replied, ;”Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”
In this piece of scripture, Jesus is preaching that transgender people are an accepted form of living life and that they are accepted.
Acts 8:26-39: “Now an angel ;of the Lord said to Philip, ;”Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian ;eunuch, ;an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. The Spirit told ;Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.” ;Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. ;”How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, ;and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, ;so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. ;Who can speak of his descendants? ;For his life was taken from the earth.” ;The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” Then Philip began ;with that very passage of Scripture ;and told him the good news ;about Jesus. ;As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” 37 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. ;39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, ;and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.
In this story of Philip and the Ethiopian, God tells Philip to go with a Eunuch so that he must baptize him so that he can spread the word of the Lord. This can mean that men and women who are transgendered can proclaim and rejoice in the name of the Lord.
John 1:17: “For the law was given through Moses; ;grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
With Jesus the law of Moses came to an end or the law of the Priests from 7 century BCE came to an end which is why it says truth in this passage.
Galatians 3:11: “Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, ;because “the righteous will live by faith.” ;
Galatians 3:17-29: “What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise. For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise; ;but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise. Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator. A mediator, ;however, implies more than one party; but God is one.”
What this shows is that the law created by the Priest in Deuteronomy isn’t to live by, but the faith in God that he will do what is right. The coming of Jesus Christ ended the promise with Abraham and allowed for the new promise Jesus left with the world.
So this shows that God loves his transgendered children. He accepts them into his kingdom and allows for them to worship and serve him. We are all loved under God’s power and grace.
The final passage from the bible that I leave you with is John 3:16: ;For God so loved ;the world that he gave ;his one and only Son, ;that whoever believes ;in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ;