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Short Take #1: Is the Word Transgenderism Accurate?

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March 22, 2021 11:26 am

Short Take #1: Is the Word Transgenderism Accurate?

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March 22, 2021 11:26 am

Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth.

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Here is another short take Christian worldview with David MD Perkins joins us to discuss the new documentary film he produced in his image, delighting in God's plan for gender and sexuality.

We hope you tune in and gain from this important to understand topic MD it's great to have you back on the Christian worldview radio program to talk about your new film that you produced in his image and will start out with the term transgender is him is that a biblically accurate term transgender is him is that what Christian should be calling. I don't see that word in the Bible me after all clothes and no hormones can be injected in names can be changed in preferred pronouns can be used body parts can even be surgically altered but no one can change their actual sex. So the word transgender is him accurate from a biblical standpoint would say no. It's not accurate I'm in the Bible only speaks of male and female and it says that God created us that way. In the beginning.

In fact, that's part of Christ's wing.

When Christ is defending marriage and talking about all of those things. He harkens back to Genesis 1 and two God made them male and female in the beginning. So when Christians start thinking in terms of transgender is in their thinking of someone who has well it could be any number of things at this point, but a bit from a supposedly medical point of view were talking about something called gender dysphoria, which is the idea that psychologically a person doesn't feel at home in the body that they were born with a but of course you know your your feelings are so subjective and and so malleable really either their very near your feelings are always changing so sudden should take a term and to attach it to what you're really calling his gender fluidity. This feeling that you are you.

You can even be certain of who you truly are is just it's it's bogus. It doesn't make any sense and there isn't really any biblical backing.

I could say for why you would why you would why Christians should should feel the need to endorse that kind of terminology and to embrace that kind of language it.

It really upsets us often on a bad course, but by reminding by taking us all the way back to just human psychological feelings and all these things that are all in her head that that can fluctuate and change over time. So no, I would say we shouldn't be committed to any sort of idea of transgender is him as an idea. So what what is the term used the term, obviously in the in the film because that's the recognizable term, but what do you think it should be called or where is it referred to in the Bible as it is that the effeminate in first Corinthians 6 while yeah I mean that believe. I believe that the passage certainly does speak to that, I mean that the passage of the term effeminate within first Corinthians 6 is actually the Greek term alkaloid, which means soft command and there is there is some debate on exactly what that word is specifically referring to, but it is clear throughout early ancient writing, that that term would refer to men who dress themselves up to to feminize their bodies to appeal to male suitors, typically within with the within a temple prostitution kind of context where they were. They actively are pursuing homosexual relationships so they feminize themselves in order to make themselves more feminine. This could include the removal of body parts.

This could mean the addition of makeup in women's clothes and all of those kinds of things but you know this concept of the psychological state that you're born with, and you're not really sure who you are. I mean that's foreign to so many ancient cultures and that's that's really a very 20th and 21st century idea that builds on this whole psychological kind of mindset that I think this way. Therefore, I am the swing, and so you know that kind of language you know the Bible speaks very much in terms of behavior and actions, and it also speaks in terms of thought, but it speaks in terms of our thoughts being able to be changed and altered as we as we are confronted with the truth and submit ourselves to Christ thinking does change so this whole concept seems quite foreign. From how the Bible talks about this is been a short take Christian worldview with David. We find out more about the Christian worldview resources make a donation, monthly partner or contact us visit the Christian you can also call us toll-free 1-888-646-2233. Write to us at Box 401, Excelsior, MN 5531 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 551

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