I highly recommend that Christians get a copy of THINK Magazine, June 2016 issue, and read the articles about sexual identity and how it will affect the church and what our response should be.
While it may not be politically correct to link psychological (mental) disorders with the transgender population, researchers clearly see the evidence that a link exists. Many medical professionals are quick to reach a diagnosis of gender dysphoria and recommend cross-gender hormone therapy and reassignment surgery without investigating further and treating the co-existing issues.
It is a fact that gender cannot be changed behaviorally. The Bible says, “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 an abomination unto the Lord they God” (Deut. 22:5). God’s condemnation throughout the Bible is pointed directly at those of either sex who try to break down the sexual differences which exist between a man and a woman!
The Bible has simple answers concerning the roles of men and women. They were created in separate and distinct fashions. This was true of the anatomy, psychology, and physical appearances. The main reason for creating two sexes was for the purpose of procreation (Gen. 1:28).
Research studies from 2009 and 2013, looking for a “transgender gene,” showed not a smidgeon of abnormality in the genetic makeup that causes someone to be transgender. No alterations in the main sex-determining genes in male-to-female transsexual individuals were found, strongly suggesting that male-born transgender persons are normal males biologically!
Many homosexuals say it is because of a “gay gene” that they were born with. They raise the question, will God really punish anyone who is merely responding to his/her genetic makeup? The reality is that science has not produced a study yet to show that there is a gay gene. The truth of the matter is that homosexuality is still unnatural (queer) and dishonors God! (Lev. 20:13; Gen. 18:20).
The truth is that transgender individuals need psychotherapy, not access to cross-sex restrooms, showers, and dressing areas. Blaming society for the ills of transgender persons will not improve their diagnosis and treatments. The cause of this condition can’t be verified through lab results, a brain scan, or review of the DNA makeup.
Researchers clearly see a link exists between transgenders and psychological (mental) disorders! A 2015 study of 118 individuals diagnosed with gender dysphoria found that 29.6% were also found to have dissociative disorders and a high prevalence of lifetime major depressive episodes (45.8%), suicide attempts (21.2%), and childhood trauma (45.8%).
The reckless disregard for the mental disorders of transgender individuals in favor of enforcing preferred pronouns in our society is complete madness! It is time to show compassion by simply telling the truth and stop pretending that they are born this way. True compassion from the Biblical perspective is acknowledging that transgenders have a mental disorder and providing effective, sound treatment.
The bottom line is the gender that we are born with cannot be changed forever! (Matt. 19:4)