Dr. James Anderson of Reformed Theological Seminary (author of What’s Your Worldview) recently spoke on the topic of “Thinking Biblically about Transgenderism” and shared the following eight theses:
1. How you think about transgenderism will depend on your anthropology which in turn depends on your broader worldview.
2. The mainstream narrative on transgenderism has been shaped and supported by secular worldviews that are committed to human autonomy.
3. A consistently Christian approach to transgenderism must start with a biblical worldview and a biblical anthropology.
4. A biblical anthropology has to be grounded in the first three chapters of Genesis.
5. Gender dysphoria is a genuine condition which is best understood as a psychological disorder or dysfunction (and perhaps also as a deeper spiritual disorder).
6. The different aspects of transgenderism call for different kinds of Christian responses.
7. Since the biblical view is that there are only two sexes, male and female, and biological sex is the primary indicator of ontological sex, any treatment for gender dysphoria should proceed on the assumption that a person’s biological sex (rather than their gender identity) defines whether they are truly male or female.
8. The sexual revolution and the LGBT movement don’t merely invite God’s judgment—they are themselves a manifestation of God’s judgment (Romans 1).
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