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And what about transsexuals?

I'd better remind you: I just crossdress, and I don't really understand the need that drives transsexuals. This is definitely an outsider's point of view, but hopefully a helpful point of view nonetheless.

Aside from the arguments against CDing, I only know of one (quasi-)Christian argument against transsexualism:

"If God had meant you to be a woman (or man), He would have made you that way."

Also known as...

"If man had been meant to fly, he would have been born with wings."

It's an old idea: that God is a champion of the status quo, that He despises change.

I could see this idea becoming popular in any other faith... but I cannot imagine how it became common among Christians.

"Abram, if God wanted you to live in Canaan, you would have been born there. Jacob, if God wanted you to lead your family, you would have been the firstborn. Ruth, if God wanted you to be a Jew, you wouldn't have been born a Moabite. Saul, if God wanted you to be king, you wouldn't have been born into the least clan of the smallest tribe. Peter, if God wanted you to spend your life preaching, you would have been born a priest."

"Human, if God wanted you to share in eternity, you wouldn't have been born into a fallen world."

If God has decided He doesn't like transformations anymore - if He thinks everyone should remain as they were born - He must be awfully embarrassed about some of the things He did in the Bible.

John 9:1-7

Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.

And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"

Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.

"I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work."

"As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.

And He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

"Jesus, justify this man's status for us. Explain that it is God's will that he be this way." Wrong, says Jesus. God's will is that every infirmity be healed, every wrong be set right.

Ponder this: not a single person who went to Jesus for healing was sent away without it. Not one was left as they were. Never once did Jesus say, "It is God's will that you be thus."

God is NOT the champion of the world-that-is. God is He who brings about the world as it should be. As Christians, change is our very life. We were dead; we are transformed into life. We must be transformed into the image of Christ; we must be rebuilt in the likeness of God. God shall not leave us as we found us; where would we be if He did? Never imagine that the living, transforming Lord God clings to the way things have been.

On a less spiritual level...

People born weak excercise to become strong. People born ill or crippled go to doctors to become well. People born ugly go to plastic surgeons to become beautiful (in theory) (and perhaps surrendering to vanity in the process, but that's another discussion). Hair is dyed, birthmarks are removed, and nobody complains that God's will is being violated. Someone who actually believed that God opposed the modification of the body would really have their work cut out for them.

Or perhaps something about the sex organs makes them particularly off-limits; perhaps this is the one body part that may not be changed? Unlikely. He commanded the Israelite men to be circumcised, purely for the purpose of signalling their identity as His people.


"Let God do the healing." (Really the same as the above argument, but I'll address it seperately.)

All arguments, all controversy aside, may God bless you, and may you dwell in the joy of the Lord forever. Peace be with you!

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