What Did Jesus Say About Transgenders & Gay Marriage?
Did Jesus specifically speak about homosexuality and gay marriage? Did Jesus also specifically talk about transgender issues? Would Jesus disagree with Paul’s writings and perspective on LGBT issues?
These are questions that various liberal thinking people bring forth in order to minimize the Biblical perspective of the LGBT lifestyle. They argue that if Jesus didn’t talk about LGBT issues then Christians should not be so concerned about homosexuality, transgenders or about gay marriage.
However, there are many words or topics that Jesus did not specifically speak directly about.
For instance, Jesus didn’t specifically mention the word “bestiality” or speak on the topic of bestiality.
Neither did Jesus mention the word “masturbation” and then begin to speak specifically on the topic of masturbation.
Therefore, just because the words were not mentioned by Christ, it does not mean that both Jesus and the rest of the Scriptures are not in agreement in relation to those issues. Neither does it mean that Jesus did not outline His principles and values regarding these very same issues.
If we read Mark 10:6-9 we discover that Jesus speaks on 3 major issues that are hotly debated today.
1. Jesus speaks on the issue of Gender
2. Jesus speaks on the issue of Marriage
3. Jesus speaks on God’s creation of both Gender and Marriage
These 3 issues above which Jesus mentioned interestingly address the issues of transgenders, homosexuality and gay marriage even though Jesus does not mention those specific words.
But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.
The Gender Issue – According to Jesus
In Mark 10:6 Jesus addresses the issue of how many genders exist. Jesus mentions that “from the beginning of creation”, God only made 2 genders – male and female.
Therefore God only recognizes 2 types of genders because God Himself creates people as being either male or female.
Transgenderism is an ideology and lifestyle which God does not recognize or accept because it’s a lifestyle that disagrees with God’s original intention and creation plan.
Transgenderism is a creation of man and not of God. When a man decides to have a sex-change, that person is disagreeing with the way God made him. The person is in fact, saying that God made a mistake.
Therefore the transgender lifestyle does not honor God. The ideology that people can choose their own genders defies common sense and it ultimately spiritually and psychologically destroys the transgender person.
The Marriage Issue – According to Jesus
In Mark 10:7-8 Jesus defines marriage as being the union between a male and a female. Therefore in Jesus’ definition of marriage, the issue of a male marrying another male does not apply. Neither does the issue of a female marrying another female apply to Christ’s definition of marriage.
Again, in context, Jesus mentions that marriage has always been defined between male and female “from the beginning of creation”.
Therefore based on Christ’s definition of marriage, there is no room for homosexuality or gay marriage because in God’s mind, marriage does not involve 2 people of the same sex, but according to the Scriptures only 2 people of the male and female gender can marry and become one.
Even if a government or nation votes to redefine marriage – God’s definition of marriage will not change.
The principles and values of God stand far above the laws and values of man because God is above all.
God’s Creation of Gender & Marriage
The entire context of Mark 10:6-9 reveals that God Himself is the creator of both gender and marriage.
It is not the duty of man to redefine or recreate genders. Therefore the issue of sex-changes or any type of gender modification is not accepted by God because “from the beginning of creation” God never intended that man should disobey God’s principles and biological order.
It is also not the duty of man to redefine marriage.
Therefore to redefine what God has created in relation to gender and marriage is an insult to God.
Jesus also shows us that because God is the Creator of the male and female gender – when a male and female get married, they are like 2 sides of the same coin. They are different genders but they are one.
Did Jesus talk about homosexuality, gay marriage or about transgenders?
He may not have spoken the specific words, but He did speak on the issues just by simply defining the issues of gender and marriage and how God is the Creator of both.
If you’re a transgender or homosexual there is always hope in Jesus Christ. God does not like our sinful lifestyles but He does still love us and He is able to help us to live according the righteous life that He intended.
The issue of gender identity is becoming a growing psychological and spiritual epidemic. It’s important to receive prayer and spiritual counselling when facing this problem or trying to deal with these issues in your life.
Also by ultimately putting your trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, you will be able to overcome such a lifestyle and live free in Christ Jesus.
DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN or A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???
1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.
2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.
3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.
4. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God
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We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.
PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.
“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”
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