The Real Issues of Gender Identity

COPYRIGHT WARNING

Do persons who assert that they were born with the wrong body and change their gender identity, have valid evidence to support their claims? Can a person be born as a man, yet they are really a woman at heart?

In order to arrive at the truth in this matter, we must use a measurement that is outside of human reasoning. We are all aware that people will seek to justify anything that they do, by making an excuse that will permit their behavior. In all matters that concern human life, only God has the right and the authority to determine how we should live.

If we think about the principle of God, then we must understand that if He exists, He must be perfect in every regard. Any being who is not perfect would not be God, with a big “G,” he would simply be one god amongst many imperfect god’s, little “g.”

The exclusive example of God existing as more than one, is found in the Bible. The Biblical God is a compound unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; meaning that three person’s are all described as one God. The name of God; אֱלֹהִים ’ lôhîym; (Elohim) is plural.[1]

This is the only way that three Beings who are perfect could be understood. Only if these three were in complete unity of mind, will, and purpose could they function as one God. It would be impossible for several Beings to exist as separate God’s; their lack of unity would define them as less than perfect, therefore, not God

A part of perfection is unity. Unity is defined as “the state of being united or joined as a whole.”[2] In mathematics, unity is defined by the number one, therefore three persons who are perfect, must exist in perfect unity as one. For this reason, the true God must be singular.

Since there can only be one God (big G), this first premise requires that He must be perfect in every regard, incapable of error. If God were able to commit error, He would not be perfect, and therefore he could not be God.

Since God is perfect, He must also be eternal. For no created being, who came into existence at some point in time, by the work of one who existed before him, could be perfect, since he has relied upon one before him for his existence. The fact that a god could be created, removes the certainty that he is perfect—lacking the ability to exist before, and apart from, all other things.

God being perfect and the creator of man, God is incapable of error. Whatever God makes is also perfect and there are no mistakes. The Bible describes God as forming each one of us in our mother’s womb and knows us intimately, even before we were born.

O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. …For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb….My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret…Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! —Psalms 139:1-17

This means that God created each one of us with a specific purpose and He made us the way that we are to fulfill that purpose. If we were born anatomically as a man, then God intended for us to be a man. If we are endowed with the physical body of a woman, then God intended for us to live our life as a woman.

We might feel like we have the emotions and feelings of a woman. We may even long to be a woman, while living in the body of a man. Since the beginning of time, people have had feelings like these and many others. Every day, millions of people resist the temptation to act in ways that they know are contrary to what is right and decide to deny their urges. None of us can do whatever we want to do. We must act in ways that are proper for a human being and respectful of the rights and lives of other people. In order to do this, we must often deny our bodies, certain things that are inconsistent with nature, morality, and the law. When we do things with our bodies that are contrary to the purpose for which they were made, then we are wrong; and we know that we are wrong.

We are all born with the gift of a conscience and when we violate our conscience, we feel guilt. Every person who has changed their gender identity, has felt guilt for acting in opposition to their birth gender. They know that they are a man, and to live as a woman is wrong. The same is true for woman who choses to live as a man. Each person who lives their life contrary to nature, feels the sting of their conscience. In order to continue to live contrary to our natural state, a person must violate their conscience, continually. After a period of time, the conscience becomes “seared” and it can no longer feel guilt. Much as a hand that is burned repeatedly, begins to loose feeling in that hand, so also does our conscience when we continue to deny what it is telling us and do what we want,  instead.

 …having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, —1 Timothy 4:2

Who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. —Ephesians 4:19

God gave us our conscience and the feelings of guilt to help us understand what is right and what is wrong. If we will listen to our conscience and not our heart or our feelings, then we will always make good choices. If we violate our conscience and deny what it is telling us to do. then the consequences of our actions will eventually destroy our lives. Every person who lives their entire life doing what they want to, with no consideration for what they have known is wrong. become the most unhappy and dissatisfied people on the earth. Many people who have chosen to change their gender identity have discovered later on in their lives how unhappy they are and that they can never find peace.

God made each one of us the way that we are for good reason. None of us were born into the wrong body. If this were true, then God would be a fraud and we could not trust anything that He says. If God could be found, imperfect, and place a soul into the wrong body, only to cause a person to be tormented until they change their gender identity, this God would be the worst kind of monster.

God does not make mistakes. It is we who often make errors in judgment and live in ways that are contrary to the purpose for which we were created. When we do, the evidence is a heart that is constantly in turmoil and unable to find lasting happiness.

The facts are, God made you and I to be the persons that we are. If we live our life in conformity with our birth identity, and seek to love and trust the Lord in every area of our life, we will lead rich, full, and satisfying lives.

For more information on this important subject, see the new book: “Sodom and Gomorrah: The Gay Marriage and Same-Sex Controversy,” by Robert Clifton Robinson


NOTES:

[1] Strong’s # h0430. אֱלֹהִים ’ lôhîym; plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God.

[2] Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, 2016

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