Transsexualism/transgenderism/gid disorder/gender dysphoria answers 

Question: "What does the Bible say about transsexualism / transgenderism? Is gender identity disorder / gender dysphoria the result of sin?"

Transsexualism, also known as transgenderism, Gender Identity Disorder (GID), or gender dysphoria, is a feeling that your biological/genetic/physiological gender does not match the gender you identify with and/or perceive yourself to be. Transsexuals/transgenders often describe themselves as feeling “trapped” in a body that does not match their true gender. They often practice transvestism/transvestitism and may also seek hormone therapy and/or gender reassignment surgery to bring their bodies into conformity with their perceived gender.

The Bible nowhere explicitly mentions transgenderism or describes anyone as having transgender feelings. However, the Bible has plenty to say about human sexuality. Most basic to our understanding of gender is that God created two (and only two) genders: “male and female He created them” Genesis 1:27.

All the modern-day speculation about numerous genders or gender fluidity—or even a gender “continuum” with unlimited genders—is foreign to the Bible.

The closest the Bible comes to mentioning transgenderism is in its condemnations of homosexuality Romans 1:18-321 Corinthians 6:9-10 and transvestitism Deuteronomy 22:5.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Deuteronomy 22:5

22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

The Greek word often translated “homosexual offenders” or “male prostitutes” in  1 Corinthians 6:9 literally means “effeminate men.”

1 Cor 6:9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

So, while the Bible does not directly mention transgenderism, when it mentions other instances of gender “confusion,” it clearly and explicitly identifies them as sin.

What about the possibility that those suffering with transgenderism have a brain that functions as one gender while the rest of the body is biologically the other gender?

The Bible does not even hint at such a possibility. However, neither does the Bible mention hermaphroditism (a condition in which a person has both male and female sexual organs), which undeniably occurs (although extremely rarely). Further, people can be born with or develop all kinds of different brain defects or malfunctions.

Why would a loving God allow death and suffering?    (Many people use the present suffering and death as an excuse not to believe.)

With hermaphroditism as evidence, it cannot be said that if the Bible does not mention something it does not occur. Gender dysphoria is today pushed on the public as something that was caused at birth or something a person identifies with. This promotes homosexuality and transgenderism . The brain is "wired" for sin at birth because we all were born sinners.

However, just because someone wants to be identified as another gender does not mean it has a biological cause nor does it not mean embracing the effects is the right thing to do. It is scientifically proven than some psychopaths/sociopaths have brains with severely weakened impulse-control mechanisms. That does not make it right for them to engage in every deviant behavior that crosses their minds.

No matter if the gender distortion has a so called genetic, hormonal, physiological, psychological, or spiritual cause, it can be overcome and healed through faith in Christ and continued reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit. Healing can be received, sin can be overcome, and lives can be changed through the salvation that Jesus provides, even if there are so called biological/physiological factors.

The Corinthian believers are an example of such a change: “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11). There is hope for everyone, transsexuals, transgenders, those with "gender identity disorder" because of God’s forgiveness available in Jesus Christ.

Matthew 26:41

26:41  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

1 Corinthians 10:13

10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Prayer Hindered By Sin (MP3)   (37 Min)

 (If you pray and ask God for help avoiding urges to sin and it seems there is no answer, there is a reason.)

Psalm 66:16-20

66:18  If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

Luke 11:4

11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Temptation can be overcome. God has given all a way to escape temptation. He tells us what to do to overcome temptation and make a way to escape. Sodomy, transsexualism, also known as transgenderism or transsexual urges can be overcome. James 4:7

James 4:7

4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Believe and be saved from your sins

Christian Perspective Pt 1 (Lev 18:22)

Christian Perspective Pt 2 (Lev 18:22)


Leviticus 18:1-30

Lev 18:22  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Good News Post for those in bondage to sodomy.

The 2nd Death   (Sermon Text)

The Eternity Of Hell's Torments   (Audio) (MP3)

The Eternity of Hell’s Torments.

A Sermon Preached in April, 1739
By Jonathan Edwards

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