Before my recent annual physical with my primary care physician, I had to fill out a form entitled, "Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity" The two main questions were as follows, with the multiple choices available.
What is your sexual orientation?
This has so permeated the pores of our society that it is considered normal. But it is not. There is so much sexual confusion. One's sexual and gender identity was given by their Creator, the God who personally made you, who knitted you together in your mother's womb(Psalm 139:13), who made you in secret and intricately wove you in the depths of the earth(Psalm 139:15.
One's sexual and gender identity is not determined by the person. Your sexual identity was determined by God Himself from eternity past.
If you were born male, God did not make a mistake. In His infinite wisdom and gracious care, He created you male. To say that you should have been born female and are trapped in a male body is nothing short of slapping God in the face and telling the Holy and Perfect God whose ways are blameless and upright, that He made a major mistake.
If you were born female, God did not make a mistake. In His infinite wisdom and gracious care, He created you female. To say that you should have been born male and are trapped in a female body is nothing short of slapping God in the face and telling the Holy and Perfect God whose ways are blameless and upright, that He made a major mistake.
Don't be mistaken. If you change your sexual identity from male to female or vice versa, it is not because that is who you are inside, but it is because you have deliberately and intentionally chosen that lifestyle. The Bible says that it is not natural.
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."
And like any other sin, homosexuality will keep you from eternal life, heaven, the kingdom of God.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."
Some of the Corinthians were like that. But they were washed and justified (declared not guilty and fully righteous before G0d) in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Because of the corruption and stain of sin, all people are spiritually dirty. The Bible clearly says that even our righteous deeds are as filthy rags(Isaiah 64:6). Therefore, we need to be washed through Christ alone. All people stand condemned before the righteous Judge of the Universe. Thus, we need to be declared not guilty and fully righteous in His divine courtroom. The only way that can happen is to have Jesus Christ as your Advocate, your defense attorney as it were. Will you turn to him, trusting in Him alone to save you from the penalty and power of sin? Then you can praise God for making you male or female, the way you were born.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Hariton Deligiannides is the pastor of Mendon Communiy Church. Pastor Hariton proclaims the truth of Scripture in order to help people come to a knowledge of the truth, namely that Jesus is the only mediator between God and man, and to then get grounded and rooted in the deep truths of Scripture.