I received a message on Instagram a few months ago from a student. It read, “I got into a discussion with my friend the other day about transgender and gender identity, and she told me that there were transgender [people] in the Bible. I’m very troubled by this concept as I just can’t understand it.”
How would you respond? Are there transgender people in the Bible? Does the Bible say anything about the topic? Well, you can listen to my response here!
Would you have said anything different? How would you respond to this statement? Let me know in the comment section below!
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July 21, 2019 at 7:01 am
Interesting discussion. I hadn’t known about this argument, so I learned something new. It’s amazing the ways that Satan chooses to twist Scripture.
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July 21, 2019 at 7:52 am
I hadn’t heard that one either. It is interesting what people come up with to justify actions or ideas.
July 21, 2019 at 7:58 am
Oh, no doubt. I’ve heard a variety in the course of my journey as an apologist. It ranges from, “Eve if God does exist, I would refuse to follow Him” to “Truth is subjective, respect my truth”. It all comes down to rebellion.
July 21, 2019 at 7:58 am
August 22, 2019 at 12:31 pm
Why are so many people so concerned with painting trans people as satanic? This is a deeply damaging and unchristian lie. In Christ there are neither male nor female, jew nor greek. It’s only because of the subjugation of women and valorisation of men in the Bible that anyone is worried about upsetting this ‘norm’. If we are indeed all equal, someone’s gender, and whether or not it fits the body they were born in does not matter. It’s the same as when people say that someone was made either male or female by the Lord ‘for a reason’. I used to believe that until I realised the same could be said of children born with birth defects. It’s a toss of a coin whether we are male, female or even somewhere in-between. The Lord can give us grace to be able to deal with it, even if that means transitioning, but to believe it was his intention is simply not true, and this is no more true than if you were born disabled or from a different race.
August 22, 2019 at 3:20 pm
Who is painting trans people as satanic?