It seems everyone is discussing transgender issues in the news. A good friend sent this article to me to read on the truth that some do not want published. I encourage you to read this article and share it. It is from a Johns Hopkins psychiatrist who has researched the issue of gender dysphoria.
What stood out to me from the article was that 10-15 years after having the sex-reassignment surgery, the suicide rate increases 20x for this population. That’s a long time after the surgery and it shows how Romans 1:18-32 is true.
Another truth that stood out was that men don’t become women and vice versa with this surgery but just masculinized women or feminized men. That’s a factual result.
In reality, this is such a sad issue. When I hear how Bruce/Kaitlin Jenner wants to de-transition back to being a man, I am deeply saddened at the state of confusion and turmoil someone like Jenner is in. It is hard to believe on the one hand and yet the Bible reveals this truth to us in Romans 1:18-32:
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”
“God gave them over…” is one of the scariest phrases in the Bible. Notice that verse 28 reveals that God gives them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. In other words, God says: “If that’s what you want, you can have it, but it will create confusion, hard-heartedness, anger, and many more problems in your life.” Sin is NOT God’s best for you or for me and this sin in particular has dire consequences as outlined in the passage cited above.
So let’s pray for the less than 3 tenths of one percent (0.03) of the population who struggle with this issue and pray that no unintended consequences come from the ill choices of our governing leaders who think that bathrooms should ignore biological gender and be open to anyone – because they ignore the research evidence and the truth.
-Mark (grieved at the deceit involved in this particular sin issue)