Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Should Christians Support Sex Change ?

As you know, the concept of sex change is a new concept that was absent in biblical times. Therefore, it would be difficult to show with direct Bible verses talking about sex change. However, we will infer from some verses that deal with changing of roles. “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” (Deut 22:5). If God could hate a woman wearing a man’s clothing and a woman wearing a man’s clothing, how much more about sex change? The idea of sex change is even an insult unto God as if He made us the wrong way. Can we make ourselves?

Actually if there were no psychological effects, they would not have had mandatory psychotherapy classes for people intending to do sex changes. Dr Hudson “will only perform surgery when he feels the benefits of surgery for you outweigh the potential physical and psychological disadvantages” .

Nonetheless, those who are born with both sexes (hermaphrodite) will need to consider surgery since it is clearly a physical defect and not a psychological desire to perfect oneself. Indeed they will decide which one to keep for it is their right. Would someone have the right to select if they will keep two and do away with two they had four legs? It will be abnormal for anyone who has two good legs to decide they want to cut one and put an artificial limb because artificial limbs are only used as a replacement when the real leg goes bad. Therefore, there is no sin in trying to do corrective surgery on a physical impairment.

One should look at why people do sex change. People do sex change because they are not satisfied with themselves. They have a low self-esteem for being the gender they are. For such people, not even sex change will help them because after they do that, they end up in depression or constant depression regretting having lost the magic they thought they would get through sex change. It explains the high level of suicide amongst transgenders. 

All those things with God loving the sinner and hating the sin is all hogwash. God hates both (James 4:4; I Jn 2; 15-17)! The world also hates those who love God (Jn 15:19). I know people will say why then does the Bible say God so loved the world if he hates sins and sinners? The world there stands for the original sin or inherited sin of everyone. The original sin is the sin that makes us all die, get old, get sick and that which had condemned every human before he or she was even born. God loved us that he sent Jesus to come and die for us to give us a clean slate. Thenceforth, we are justified by our belief and confession in Him. But then the dynamics changes; sin and sinners like before is still greatly hated.

It could be illustrated this way. There was a king who owned and ruled a beautiful city. One day, the initial inhabitants decided to bring some dirt in it. The dirt could not be wiped out; thenceforth, everyone born there was born in the dirty city. Because of no fault of theirs, all the subjects were born in the city that became dirty because of their great grand parents. He was mad with them for bringing the dirt, so he decided to punish them.

One day the king took his son and sent to go and clean that city. Just because the King’s Son has cleaned the city does not mean the king is no more mad with those who try to litter the city anew. His madness now does not peter out his original love.

Furthermore, those who support people who consciously sin are sinning themselves (I Tim 5:22; 2 Jn. 1:11; Eph 5:6-7). This is guilt by passive participation. In legal jargon "you are an accessory to the crime."Though you are not participating but you are the grease to their elbows. In other words, if you support anyone to do a sex change whether they like it or not; whether it makes them happy or not, whether you think it is their right or not, it is a sin. That means you are sinning yourself and except you repent, you will face the consequences of sin.

Until then, I hope you do not consider sex change.

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