“God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27
When I was growing up, I used to hear adults say, when referring to the way little boys and girls acted, that “Boys will be boys and girls will be girls”. Today, psychologists, sociologist, physicians and proponents of the transgender movement recommend that we no longer use the phrase for a whole host of reasons.
In particular, the transgender community would have us believe that a biological boy may not even be a boy or a biological girl may not be actually be a girl. The recent laws in Massachusetts legally support the notion that one’s biological gender may not be an accurate barometer to one’s gender identity.
The law defines gender identity apart from one’s biological gender. It says that “a person's gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth."
In Genesis 1:27, the Bible explicitly states that God created humanity in His own image and that He created them “male and female, He created them”. Jesus reiterated this fact of creation in Mark 10:6 when He chided the Pharisees regarding divorce by saying, “But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.”
In Matthew 19:4, Matthew also recorded this dialogue between Jesus and the Pharisees. Matthew wrote, “And He answered and said, ‘Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female.’”
The Bible is clear when it comes to gender identity. Biological gender identity and assignment is a gift from God. Little boys are meant to be little boys and little girls are meant to be little girls.
We do live in a fallen world where gender identity confusion is a real issue. Our hearts should go out to those who are struggling with their gender identity. However, we should in no way succumb or conform to a world saying that one can determine their own gender identity regardless of their biological gender.
The world argues that every person should be encouraged to pursue their gender identity even if it is different from their biological gender. The ultimate remedy would be to undergo "gender re-affirming surgery."
As Christians, our ultimate remedy would not be to undergo “gender re-affirming surgery”, but fall under the Lordship of Jesus and pursue a life of holiness in accord with the scriptures. We then trust the Lord for the strength and courage to overcome the things that are a part of this fallen world.
Our identity is first and foremost in Christ, which should then rule every other area of our lives regardless of how we think or feel.
Something to think about…