Before answering these questions, you may want to read or review these previous posts from my blog (dates given in standard U.S. format rather than European or military format):
I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – part 1 [published 11/18/13]
I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – part 2 [published 11/19/13]
I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – part 3 [published 11/20/13]
Links page added – Intersex and Transsexual related [published 11/21/13]
Do you need a vagina to be a woman? [published 11/24/13]
God doesn’t make mistakes [published 12/3/13]
Playing God and the tale of two magicians [published 12/15/13]
How does God see people? (2 Scripture passages especially for the Christian who denigrates transsexuals) (published 12/28/13]
A further look at how God sees us (2 of 3 additional passages for Christians to consider) [published 12/29/13]
The Apostle Paul looks at identity – his own [published 12/30/13]
No joking or cute opening to this post. The serious mood of this topic and these questions needs to be maintained for any who read and answer them.
Some of these questions are for any people negative toward transsexuals. Some are especially for Christians and any other people who find the Bible to be at least somewhat authoritative.
: The Bible records a number of people through whom the Lord carried out His plans and purposes. Many of them were extoled for their character, and their character became a memorial to their identity. Examples include faithful Abraham, Moses’ meekness, David with a heart for God, Solomon’s wisdom and Abel’s righteousness. When did God ever extol one of his principal agents for their physical abilities? (Note: Samson is not an acceptable answer. His strength was more of a curse than a blessing. He should have been relying primarily on his Nazarite vow instead of his strength. His strength enabled him to get away with compromising his obedience, but only for so long. When his strength was restored, he did bring death and destruction on the Philistines, but also on himself.)
: Where is the Bible verse that says that God sees us and evaluates us based on our physical appearance and attributes?
: Where is the Bible verse in which God ascribes sin to someone based on their identity instead of their actions?
: Keeping in mind all the Bible verses where God puts a priority on spiritual things that are unseen and eternal over physical things that are seen and will pass away; in addition, remembering the number of people who are born with intersex conditions (thereby negating an absolute physical male-female binary), where is the Bible verse that says that our gender identity is based on our genitals, not on our mind?
: If you consider yourself to be male, when did you decide to be male? If you consider yourself to be female, when did you decide to be female?
: Whatever gender you consider yourself, can you prove it (not merely show evidence of it)?
: If you are a Christian, can you prove it (not merely show evidence of it)?
: Where is the Bible verse that says that a mismatch between our gender identity and our physical sex is not possible?
: Where is the Bible verse that says that birth defects should not be corrected?
: Where is the Bible verse that says that it is permissible to correct any birth defect, except a mismatch between our gender identity and our physical sex?
: If our sex organs define our gender, then why do we place the emphasis on character instead of genitalia when we train teens to be good and responsible adult men and women?
Part of the opening statement of Elihu after patiently listening to Job and his three friends, his miserable comforters, debate the reasons for Job’s terrible misfortunes: “When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled. And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion. I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom. But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment. Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.” – Job 32:5-10