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Caitlyn Jenner: God and Transgender

Bruce Jenner was put to rest this year, in order to give birth to Caitlyn Jenner. After many years of struggling with gender identity, Bruce finally decided on being a transgender. Let’s take a look on two definitions of the word “transgender.”

• A person whose gender identity doesn’t correspond to that person’s biological sex assigned at birth. (Dictionary.com)
• A person whose identity doesn’t conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender roles, but combines or moves between these. (Wikipedia.com)

Based on these definitions, it can be concluded that with transgender lies a discrepancy between the cognitive and God’s “assigned” sex organ. Is the flaw with an individual’s perception and knowledge? Or is it with God’s design? It’s a fact, God does not make mistakes. If He can create this entire world from nothingness, then I’m sure if He created you with a specific sex organ, He meant to—no discrepancy there. That leaves the cognitive aspect. Still, it may not be that simple. There are cases when a child grows up in a nuclear family and has never been exposed to anything relating to transgender or homosexuality, yet that child struggles with sexual identity.

In Bruce Jenner’s 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyers, he revealed that since his youth he had dealt with gender dysphoria, a significant discontent with the sex and gender assigned at birth. Jenner cross-dressed for many years and even did hormone replacement therapy for a while. In addition, prior to her new identity as a woman, he was married three times. Clearly, Bruce was not content—until he became Caitlyn. She had this to say on her Twitter page that broke world records when she got over one million followers in a little over four hours:

“I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.”

Allow me to ask two troubling questions: “Can a yearning or desire become so strong that it fools the brain into believing it’s a natural need or way of being?” And, “Did God intentionally create humans who appear to be men on the outside but are women on the inside, and vice verse?” I do not have the answers. But I do know that sin has the power to distort thinking, and I am certain that God personally created us all.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart … ” (Jeremiah 1:5)

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalms 139:13)

How would you minister to a transgender?

About Amelia

Amelia
Amelia Brown is from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is a 28 year old Guidance Counselor by profession, but a passionate writer at heart. Most of her articles written are aimed at stimulating positive change under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. She is also a published poet and a member of Faithwriters. Outside of writing, she enjoys volunteering, cooking, and turning frowns right side up. Amelia currently lives in New York.

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11 comments

  1. Greg

    I tell ya Amelia this is totally disgusting that Bruce transformed his gender. God created him to be a man and that is what he should be. God creates a man to be a man and He created him to feel like a man on the inside or a woman is created to be a woman and He created her to feel like a woman on the inside.Like you pointed out God does not make mistakes.

  2. Samantha Arroyo

    I was hoping someone would touch upon this subject here. I’ve been thinking a lot about it and, like you, Amelia, am unsure how to respond. I certainly don’t have answers. However, I think as Christians, we best be careful. God loves everyone, including Caitlyn, regardless of his/her struggle with sexuality. That being said, He doesn’t make mistakes. I think there’s a tremendous war going on for our minds and in some cases, the enemy has our minds by their “throats,” so to speak. I think we need to respond in love, but at the same time, draw a line at tolerating behavior. Again, I don’t have the answers, but I think we have to be tread carefully when dealing with those who struggle in this area. Rather than point out their sin, we should focus more on pointing them to Jesus.

  3. Amelia

    I agree that we should handle this issue with care, Samantha. That’s why I was careful not to judge or condemn. I didn’t imply that God doesn’t love her or anything of the like. I simply pointed out that God makes no mistakes. He is also able of saving everyone, and that’s why I asked the question,”How would you minister to a transgender?” because that is the greater issue at hand. Thanks for commenting!

  4. I just mentioned this briefly in an article of mine that just published today – about people trying to find happiness in this life and how that can get us in trouble and we should be pursuing the joy and peace that comes from Christ alone instead. I had done a FB post about this that stirred up major controversy to say the least.

    The truth is this whole thing is part of Satan’s agenda to destroy the family unit and prepare and deceive the world to embrace the anti-christ and the coming new world order. Bruce is just a puppet and is going to make an insane amount of money from this situation.

    With that being said he is still a person that God loves and I honestly feel he is just another lost soul corrupted by hollywood and years being in the spotlight – I found an amazing article someone wrote called “what I would like to say to Bruce Jenner” that gives a really beautiful perspective on it I think: https://www.probe.org/what-id-love-to-say-to-bruce-jenner/

    I think this scripture is perfect for Bruce & all people who are gender confused:

    “What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator.
    Does a clay pot argue with its maker?
    Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying,
    ‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’
    Does the pot exclaim,
    ‘How clumsy can you be?’
    How terrible it would be if a newborn baby said to its father,
    ‘Why was I born?’
    or if it said to its mother,
    ‘Why did you make me this way?’”
    – Isaiah 45:9-10

    In the crazy FB thread I had about this someone mentioned “not being comfortable in their skin” and I thought – well I feel the same way – I think everyone should feel out of place while on this earth – it reminds me of this C.S. Lewis quote I love so much:

    “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

    • Amelia

      Wow, you’ve really provided some food for thoughts, Jason. In all of this, we indeed have to be careful to hate the sin but not the sinner. Thanks for sharing the link, Bible verse, and your thoughts!

  5. Ashley Isaacson
    Ashley Isaacson

    To me transgender is a person in deep pain and confusion turning to their own devices to try to redeem themselves and make sense of one’s contradictions, not yet knowing or not yet believing that only Jesus can redeem us and only Jesus and the Words that He speaks can heal the brokenness in our mind and in our hearts.

    Transgender might even be a way that some people commit suicide without actually killing themselves (just the assigned source of pain)- enacting a counterfeit transformation, through the influence of Satan who is always trying to mimic the works of God – a transformation that only Jesus can do in a person through the Holy Spirit.

    • Amelia

      “Transgender might even be a way that some people commit suicide without actually killing themselves.” You’ve made a very valid point, Ash. I never thought of it that way. But what they fail to understand is that although it’s a total transformation on the outside, they still have to deal with the person they are and the choices they’ve made, on the inside. As you rightfully said, only God can give them the real transformation they’re looking for. All we can do is point them to Him.

  6. I read all your comments and one question I keeping asking myself is “The God I serve is a forgiving god “.If he realized what he’s done and truly repent can he be forgiven?

    • Amelia

      Craig, I believe if he repent God can forgive him. If not, then the message of the cross would be in vain. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and no sin is bigger than the other. So, if there is no forgiveness for us, then we’ll all perish. But Christ came, suffered and died, so our sins can be forgiven and so we can have salvation.

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