Sunday, June 12, 2011

Biblical Sexual Ethics

Question:211465: What do you do as a church, if a transexual comes in and they know the word of God, but continue to dwell in that sin (that sex change). Do you confront a person like that and gently tell them that this is sinful??

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My Answer-
Yes, we want all visitors to come to church. We want them not hindered by us if they are drawn near to God. We should welcome all. We do not expect (unsaved or perhaps saved and confused) visitors to agree or live by the vows and obligations of saved church members who expressed their commitment to the Lord and the "Body of Christ" though baptism and a consecrated life. Baptism and the Lord's supper are for the church family committed to biblical values. Commitment to Christ and His church is greatly ignored in today's church culture.

The world's culture has twisted and accepted a standard of sexuality that is counter to God's view of sexuality expressed in the Bible.

We were made with intent by a Creator. We were made male or female. Now we have people who are taught by society to be confused about their gender identity. We are all of equal worth and due respect. Yet, the sexes have different traits and purposes in this world.

Matthew 19:4 [NKJV] "And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,"

Our sexual gender is part of our earthly make up, it is not everything. When someone is single, and perhaps some were born with not the standard sexual parts (a minuscule percentage of the population),their identity in Christ is not wrapped up in sexual identity or practice.

It is OK to be single and sexually inactive, and expected if you are single. Sexual activity under obedience to Christ is limited to all people, males marrying females only, in marriage.
Jesus Christ was single and was sexually pure on purpose and in obedience to His Father's decrees.

Matthew 19:12 [NKJV] "For there are eunuchs who were born thus from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it.”

Our identity and worth to Christ Jesus is not wrapped up in our gender.

Galatians 3:28 [NKJV] "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus."

Yes, in love and concern for the person and their soul, biblical sexual expression and activity should be taught to all as far as being part of a Christian's life consecrated to Christ. The unsaved transgendered, homosexual and "straight" sinner all need to repent of their sexual sins and turn to Christ for forgiveness and healing.
If they know the Word of God how do they not repent unless they are not saved?
Biblical knowledge and salvation are not the same thing.

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