Nor Effeminate

In the sixth chapter of First Corinthians, the Apostle Paul says the following:  “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” (NASB)

Notice several things:

  1. Paul says that “the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God.”  If you have put your trust in Jesus and He lives in your heart, then you are righteous in God’s sight.
  2. When Paul says, “… nor effeminate …”, he is talking about those who have completely given themselves over to the transgender lifestyle.  If you belong to Jesus Christ, you cannot remain in sin.  You will be trying, by God’s grace, to mortify the flesh, take up your cross, and leave the transsexual world.
  3. This passage of Scripture has great hope in it for you … because Paul said, “Such were some of you …”  So, it is evident from this verse that he knew people who had overcome their “effeminate” lifestyle (While we’re on the subject, he knew those who had overcome their “homosexual” lifestyle). I know, without a doubt, that there will be many overcomers in heaven.

Jesus promises in the book of Revelation that to him who overcomes:

  1. “…I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”
  2. “He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”
  3. “…I will give some of the hidden manna to eat.  And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”
  4. “…I will give power over the nations.”
  5. “…shall be clothed in white garments…”

(There’s more beyond these.)