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stephaniec:
Being Christian and Transsexual

https://ts4jc.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/lazy-religion-harmful-to-the-transgender-community-harmful-throughout-history/

wordpress/Posted  by ts4jc in About Me, General Christian issues, The Bible on transsexualism   11/15/2015

"I sometimes hear negative comments about Christians who interpret the Bible literally.  My reply takes them by surprise at first until I explain.  The problem is not belief that the Bible is literally true.  It’s that those Christians who disparage the transgender community don’t read the Bible carefully enough and apply all of it as it is written."

suzifrommd:
Indeed, there are passages in the Jewish and in the Christian bible that make it clear that it is just fine to be a eunuch - the biblical era word for a MAAB who has given up their masculinity. For example Isaiah 56:4-5 and Matthew 19:12.

Aviya:
I won't say that I've anything completely settled in my heart. I was reading something John Piper wrote and I can  appreciate his position.

You can read here if you like: <Link Removed due to TOS 9>

Interestingly enough I was reading through Daniel this morning about how the Lord changed the mind of Nebuchadnezzar form that of a man to that of a beast and then back again. Whats that trans-species-ism?

Asche:

--- Quote from: Aviya on December 20, 2015, 09:38:36 pm ---I won't say that I've anything completely settled in my heart. I was reading something John Piper wrote and I can  appreciate his position.

You can read here if you like: <Link Removed due to TOS 9>

--- End quote ---

I think that article needs a trigger warning for transphobia:

I managed to get as far as where he characterizes our dysphoria and transgender feelings as "disordered desires that need to be subdued" before I stopped reading.  Actually, I skipped to the end and saw "look to the day when this light and momentary affliction of 80 or 90 years will be over and then everlasting joy and perfect wholeness."

IOW, God made us <transgender> so we would spend our "80 or 90 years" in unrelieved torment.

I'm having trouble thinking of an honest response to this that wouldn't violate the TOS.  Let us just say that if this is what Mr. Piper considers divine love, I'll take divine hatred, thank you.  It can't be any worse, and at least I won't be cooperating in God's abuse of me.

Deborah:
This is from that article and it sounds great, except it leaves out an important point.  The two spies were in Jericho to start with to enable the Israelites to carry out God's order to kill every human being in that town.  According to Christianity, this God who gave that order was Jesus himself.  God of unconditional love??????????   LOL

"What if legalism had stopped the two men sent by Joshua to spy on Jericho from lodging with a prostitute.  Then those men would not have received protection from Rahab, they would have been captured by the people of that land and another generation of the children of Israel probably would have been discouraged from entering the Promised Land."


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