Ep. 344 The Bible Does Not Say Transgenderism Is a Sin, Right?

Ep. 344 The Bible Does Not Say Transgenderism Is a Sin, Right

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Shows Main Idea – During Rick’s conference at FaithPoint Church in Longmont, Colorado, there was a question and answer session in which Lucia participated too. They answered many questions that were written during the meetings as well as those who asked at the Q&A. Rick was not able to answer all the questions due to not having enough time, so he’s answering the remainder in this podcast: what is pangender, what if someone does not forgive, and where does the Bible say transgender is a sin?

Life Over Coffee · Ep. 344 The Bible Does Not Say Transgenderism Is a Sin, Right?

Show Notes

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What is pangender?

  • Pan means “Omni,” which suggests the person is attracted to any gender.
  • Bisexual is different because it typically refers to a person attracted to two (or more) genders. Pangender has no limit of attraction.

What advice would you give to a believer who seeks forgiveness from a believer, but the other person refuses to provide it?

  • Is the person illuminated, ignorant, or insecure? Perhaps exploring why they won’t forgive would reveal how you should respond to them.
  • Do all that depends on you (Romans 12:18).
  • Ask them why they won’t transact forgiveness. I assume you can ask the person.
  • What is your relationship to the person? Perhaps you can overlook it and forgive attitudinally. If they are not close to you, you can go on with your life. If they are close to you, you will want to continue to pursue the relationship while overlooking the offense—if you can ignore it.
  • Seek out another friend to intervene in the matter.

Where in the Bible does it say transgenderism is a sin; I don’t see it and believe Christians have developed this restriction due to tradition and not the Bible?

  • I don’t debate folks on any subject. If someone suggests trans is not a sin, I agree to disagree, but I’m not interested in winning an argument or arguing for argument’s sake. I will discuss it but not persist if the other person disagrees.
  • I would ask them to show me in the Bible where it’s permitted. Too often, Christians react defensively with such questions when they should pressure the other person to make the argument.
  • The Bible does not speak to most things. If you hold to a “you must have an exact verse to explain everything,” you’ll be unable to explain hardly anything, i.e., Trinity.

Scripture was not given to us in order that we should merely repeat its exact words in parrot-like fashion but in order that we should digest it in our own minds and express it in our own words. That use was made of Scripture by Jesus and the apostles, who not only quoted the exact words of Scripture, but also by a process of reasoning arrived at inferences and conclusions based upon these words. The Bible is neither a statute book nor a dogmatics text, but it is the source of theology. As the Word of God, not only its exact words have binding authority but so have all conclusions that are properly derived from it. Furthermore, neither study of Scripture nor theological activity is at all possible unless one uses terms that do not occur in the Bible. —Reformed Dogmatics Volume 2: God and Creation (by Herman Bavinck, Baker Academic, 2006, p. 296)

  • There is male and female, and they have specific functions, e.g., spilling his seed or her purification. They procreate. One imitates Christ in the marriage while the other reflects the church. There are many Scriptures that point to what a man and woman are.
  • To pretend you’re something that is objectively clear you’re not is deception. There is something broken inside a person who wants to pretend to be something, projects that lie on others, and even demands that you cooperate with them in their lie.
  • These trapped people (Galatians 6:1-2) need our prayer, gentleness, and competent soul care to help unhook them from their bondage. Should you be tempted to judge them too harshly, remember that there is a “little bit of hypocrisy in all of us.”

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