The Big Lie

One of the lies I had to deal with was, “I am a woman trapped in a man’s body.” It played inside for years. For some of you, the lie might be, “I am a man trapped in a woman’s body.” I have no doubt that something could have happened to you “in utero”, that predisposes you to believe this lie, but Jesus must show you this.

Such lies fly in the face of God’s truth in Genesis chapter 1, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Each person in this world is created by God as either male or female. Your God-given gender is God’s wise choice for you and me.

Typically, a baby’s anatomy shows what his or her gender is. There are a few who are born with sexual ambiguity. Several different terms are used to describe this condition: 1) hermaphrodism, 2) intersex, 3) Disorders of Sex Development (DSD).

A most helpful publication on this matter is Gender As Calling: The Gospel & Gender Identity, A Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Crown & Covenant Publications (another good publication is The Gospel & Sexual Orientation, by the same publisher). These publications are safe and full of God’s grace.

It took me quite a while before I could begin to speak God’s truth for me about my God-given gender … His choice for me. But God’s Word is powerful. “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

Eventually, I could look in the mirror and smile at the person that I saw. I could even thank God for the way that He made me. I stopped asking the question, “Why did You make me this way?” One of the verses that God used was in Isaiah chapter 29: “Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, “He did not make me”? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?” Finally, I could say, “But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8