What the Bible Teaches About Transgenderism

What the Bible Says About Transgenderism
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.(Genesis 1:27; 5:2Mark 10:6).

Who would have thought this verse would become controversial?

If we truly have compassion for mankind, we'll accept Biblical teaching and pray for people trapped in the harmful sins of transgenderism(1) and transvestism.

Our gender is no accident:

Psalm 139:13-16: "you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb…Your eyes saw my unformed body..."

We damage our souls when we defy God's choices:

Isaiah 45:9: "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!'" (also Romans 9:20)

We have different personalities, interests, skills, and mannerisms. Not every man need be ruggedly masculine nor every woman lacy feminine. But God assigns gender, and He knows us better than we know ourselves (Psalm 139:1).

(1)This devotion is not discussing ambiguous genitalia (atypical genitalia), which is a birth defect where a child is born with genitalia that are not clearly defined. This devotion is discussing people who are clearly born with male or female genitalia but claim they are meant to be the opposite sex or who claim they are neither or both male and female.
For more:
What Does the Bible Say About Transgenderism?
What Does the Bible Say About Transvestism?

As Christians, we know that the most powerful voice for any subject is Scripture. But there are also some strong voices in the secular world that still consider transgenderism a mental disorder that needs to be treated, not enabled. Perhaps they will be silenced as time goes on, but they are worth noting:
John Hopkins Psychiatrist on Transgenderism
Regret Isn't Rare
This article, from a Christian perspective, is written about a man who had a sex change and later became a Christian:
Walt's Story

I encourage you to do further study on this subject using today's Bite Size Bible Study

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What the Bible Teaches About Transgenderism


  1. I agree with whatever our Bible says and what Dr.'s say. My personal opinion is to have sympathy for those that are confused but to enable them is worse than telling the truth. There are many sicknesses of the mind and the ones that deal with sexual confusion can be difficult to approach.

  2. I believe what the Bible says and what the Dr.'s say. There are a lot of mental illnesses but ones that deal with sex can be very difficult to approach. I also think that to enable a sick person is very dangerous and needs to be approached with caution and with love but the main point is that it is not normal and needs to be treated with love and respect but it really needs to be addressed.

  3. Bottom line is ... God created us all with our unique bodies, minds and souls. God LOVES us. He alone knows every one of us by name, and calls us by name. God alone is the judge of sin. God ALONE is the judge.

    1. You are right that God created us, and that is why we trust His Word when it says that homosexuality and transvestism and transgender are not part of His design.

      But you are wrong about God alone being the judge of sin and sinners. The Bible is full of commands for us to judge, discern, expose, rebuke, and correct sin and sinners.

      In the end, God alone will send men and women to hell for ignoring His truths, but He has commanded us to warn them and help them see His truth.

      To keep our mouths shut and let them continue in lifestyles and beliefs that will send them to hell is ungodly and unloving.

      I love my Lord and my fellow man too much to watch them march to hell without so much as a warning.

      God's Word is extremely clear:

      1 Corinthians 6:9-10: "Don't you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people--none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God."

      2 Timothy 4:2: "Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction."


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