What does the Bible say about getting a sex change?

Question: "What does the Bible say about getting a sex change?"

Although sex change operations are not specifically mentioned in Scripture human sexuality is spelled out clearly. Starting in Genesis 1:27, "So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them. God blessed them and told them, multiply and fill the earth and subdue it. Be masters over the fish and birds and all the animals. And God said, Look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. And I have given all the grasses and other green plants to the animals and birds for their food. And so it was. Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way. This all happened on the sixth day" (Genesis 1:27-31).

On the sixth day of creation God created people in his own image. It says in verse 31 that his creation was excellent in every way. To say that a sex change is okay is to say that when God created an individual that God made a mistake. Those who have given testimony to having a sex change almost always say the same thing. I was made a woman but put in a mans body or I was made a man but put in a woman's body. To say this you have to say that God made a mistake and God says about his creation that it was excellent in every way so God is saying that he made man to be man and women to be women.

What does the Scripture say about having sex with the same gender? Read Genesis 19, "But Lot insisted, so at last they went home with him. He set a great feast before them, complete with fresh bread made without yeast. After the meal, as they were preparing to retire for the night, all the men of Sodom, young and old, came from all over the city and surrounded the house. They shouted to Lot, “Where are the men who came to spend the night with you? Bring them out so we can have sex with them Lot stepped outside to talk to them, shutting the door behind him. “Please, my brothers,” he begged, “don’t do such a wicked thing" (Genesis 19:3-7). The rest of the story is that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for their sexual sins. God said that it was wicked in His sight. The men both young and old wanted to have sex with the men visiting Lot and Lot called this wicked.

Read what Paul writes in Romans, "Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they became utter fools instead. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people, or birds and animals and snakes. So God let them go ahead and do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies. So they worshiped the things God made but not the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever. Amen. That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relationships with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men and, as a result, suffered within themselves the penalty they so richly deserved. When they refused to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their evil minds and let them do things that should never be done" (Romans 1:21-28). Here God calls the things that men do with other men shameful, vile and degrading. Therefore how can one say that a sex change is within the will of God?

Scripture is consistent from the beginning God made man and women to have a relationship with each other and to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. Even if a man has a sex change and becomes a women in some form, they are still men inside and do not have the ability to reproduce. The passage in Romans shows that if they lust for each other this is a shameful thing. God puts sexual immorality on the same level as idolatry and is not accepted in the will of God. It also says that if you believe that this is an acceptable practice you believe a lie. This world is full of people who believe anything they want to believe and they will not listen to anyone who doesn't tell them what they want to hear. Even our society in general does not accept sex changes since it in its basic form is still homosexual in nature.

One last Scripture, “A woman must not wear men’s clothing, and a man must not wear women’s clothing. The Lord your God detests people who do this" (Deuteronomy 22:5). God does not even allow men to wear the clothing of women or women to wear the clothing of men. God made man to be man and woman to be woman and He does not allow any altering to His creation because as God said it was excellent in every way.

Recommended Resource: Coming out of Homosexuality by Bob Davies and 101 Frequently Asked Questions About Homosexuality by Mike Haley.

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