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Transgenderism: When Falsehood Looks Like Truth

Posted by admin in June 21st, 2017
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Trans·gen·der – /transˈjendər,tranzˈjendər/ adjective: denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.

I teach semantics. The first week of class we look at definitions and try to answer these questions: How does society determine the meaning of words? How are lexicons formed or developed? This is a big deal, because if speakers of a common language don’t agree on a definition, communication is not only hindered, but it is a bit chaotic.

So, people communicating in the same language must have an agreed upon definition of a term in order for true communication to take place. In my classes these days we have to look at terms that are rapidly changing in society due to use or new concepts—words such as marriage, gender, euthanasia.

Society, political movements, governments, and even the general population of specific language groups are debating and redefining terms. Proabortion became a term people were unhappy with so they now refer to it as prochoice. In North America, Indian became an inappropriate term and now we say First Nation People, or Native Americans. Definitions are important and terms really do matter.

It is also important to note that science should be a basis when defining certain terms. For example, no matter how many surgeries, how many hormone medications, or how much he declares his femininity, Bruce Jenner, according to his DNA and chromosome count, is still scientifically, genetically, and physically a man.

This may sound melodramatic and a bit over-the-top, but I believe very strongly that when society begins deconstruction of terms and definitions, it is to the demise of that society. Language matters. God spoke the worlds into existence (Genesis 1; Hebrews 11). Jesus is called the Word (John 1). Man’s first duty was to name the animals—again, language and definitions.

Now hang in there with me, I’m trying to lay a foundation here…

Our fallen world is broken and we see that in the disorder around us. Things are not as they were supposed to be. Death, sickness, disease, famine—all of these are a result of a fallen world. This was not the way God planned it. But as one man sinned and brought sin nature to the human race (Adam), one Man also came to redeem us through His sinless nature (Jesus) (Romans 5). Where our world is broken by sin, we have found a Redeemer Who has promised to make all things new one day and restore this earth to its original beauty and wholeness (Acts 3:21; Romans 8:21).

I believe we live in a broken and fallen world. I believe as a result of sin, humankind needs a Savior. I believe that the only Savior is Jesus, “There is no other name on earth or under heaven by which humankind can be saved” (Acts 4:12).

So, here’s where I am going with this, transgenderism is the process by which fallen human beings ask the question from Romans 9:20, “Why did you make me like this?” It is the creation raising a fist to God and saying, “I am not what you created me to be!” It is saying to the Creator, You made a mistake and I am going to fix it. You were wrong and now I will make it right.

We are all born with a sinful nature. I was born to lie. I lied all the time; I’d rather lie than tell the truth even if the truth was better! Daryl has struggled with lust most of his life. Some men might believe that they were not made to be monogamous. You see, our skewed sense of right and wrong comes from our sinful natures. Perhaps you believe transgender issues are mental health issues, but I do not. I believe transgender issues are sin issues and that each individual struggling with the idea “I’ve been born in the wrong body” is being self-focused and in bondage to sin.

That’s the bad news. But the Good News is that we ALL can be free from this skewed vision of things. We ALL can be set free to be exactly who we were designed to be by God. Ephesians 2:10, “We are God’s workmanship, His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which HE designed beforehand that we should walk in them.” By surrendering our lives to Christ, we are able to defeat the lies of the enemy and live a new life in Christ. Jesus said, “Behold I make all things new.” If my DNA says I am a woman and my chromosomes say I am a woman, then I am a woman. Through Christ Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit in my life I can live the life Christ designed for me. I can have victory through Christ Jesus and the finished work on the Cross. We all can. Second Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

No matter what our old lives may have been—lust-filled, deceitful, stealing, addiction, fear, abusive, violent—we can become what Christ intended us to be! And that image is always aligned with God’s Word.

Unfortunately, life isn’t fair. I wish it was. We are all born to a world of struggle and woe. But Christ is our hope and we have a promise of better things to come. I always try to encourage parents of children who say they are “transgender,” not to let the enemy have those children. Don’t surrender to this lie. Hang on to your kids and fight with the weapons of our Christian warfare which are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4). Christian parents need to be instructing their children how to stand strong in their faith and how to resist the lies of this world.

Sadly, according to Walt Heyer, who regrets his own transgender operation, over 30 percent of transgender people admit regret of transitioning; 41 percent attempt suicide after the surgery, and at least 60 percent suffer from some kind of mental illness or breakdown afterwards. “Suicide and regret,” he writes, “remain the dark side of transgender life.”

Even Bruce Jenner, in an open conversation (and a transparent moment), said he regretted the surgery and wakes up oftentimes not knowing who he really is anymore. I do think it is a struggle for people who have the surgery—not being happy with themselves after. In truth, there is only one thing that can quench the longing of our broken souls and that is a right relationship with Christ Jesus.

Here are some facts that could stop this charade of society’s transgender agenda, if society actually cared about truth. The information comes from a Swedish study. Sweden has been doing transgender surgery since the 1970s. Here are their findings in spite of their strong support of this surgery:

1. Suicide Rates Among Transgenders Do Not Decrease Thanks to Sex-Change Surgery. The suicide rates among transgenders doesn’t drop after surgery.  The suicide is 26% higher than the general population’s suicide rate.

2. Most Children Grow Out Of Transgender Feelings. Dr. Paul McHugh, former head of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, finds that 70 to 80 percent of all children with transgender feelings grow out of it. This is important because the media has already told parents that children confused about their sex should consider whether they are transgender. (From the age of 9 until 11, I wanted to be a boy! I cried because I was a girl. I cut my hair, wore boy’s clothes and was thrilled if people didn’t know I was a girl. My parents just called me a “tomboy” and knew I’d grow out of it. And I did.)

3. Transgender Regret Is Very Real. Walt Heyer, mentioned earlier, writes at The Federalist:

“Consider the findings of a 2011 Swedish study looked at mortality and morbidity after gender reassignment surgery and found that people who changed genders had a higher risk of suicide. In this study, all the sex-reassigned persons in Sweden from 1973–2003 (191 male-to-females, 133 female-to-males) were compared to a random control group. The sex-reassigned persons had substantially higher rates of death from cardiovascular disease and suicide, and substantially higher rates of attempted suicide…. The study concluded: Gender surgery is not effective treatment for depression, anxiety or mental disorders.

And by the way, Jenner showed early signs of regret. Here’s the story from the original Vanity Fair paean to Jenner’s transgender heroism:

Jenner went into the long hallway and paced back and forth on the dark wood floor, where not even the footsteps made a sound. The panic attack lasted about 15 minutes, a single thought continued to course through his mind: “What did I just do? What did I just do to myself?” Jenner referred to it as “buyer’s remorse.”

In Shelley’s Frankenstein she writes, “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” Society and our culture have only one narrative: gender is a choice and it is malleable. Scripture teaches us differently. Peace.

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33685. Cuzzin J'Lynn said,
June 21st, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Your articles always grab me, Cuz. Thank you for using your amazing abilities and speaking out! Good job. And, I got to hear Walt Heyer last year at our church and meet with him and his WIFE. God has truly brought healing to him. His autobiography, A Transgender’s Faith, is incredible. I am forwarding your article to him.

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