Can The Church Save Bruce Jenner?

 Can The Church Help Bruce Jenner?

The news is still hot about the news of Bruce Jenner transformation to a woman.What's even more interesting is the recent publicity of his new show About Bruce which reveals an in-depth journey of the transfiguration. But while the world is rejoicing in this sickening mental disorder; others, like the Church are more spiritually concern for Jenner. What would the Church say about Bruce Jenner?

 Dr. McHugh reports a recent study of sex-reassignment patients which found that their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable non-transgender population.  He concludes: "'Sex change' is biologically impossible.  People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa.  Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women.  Claiming that this is a civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder."

Now to some theological facts:

One: none of us is the person we were created to be.  "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:27).  As fallen people, we have each distorted the image in which we were made, and feel a deep longing to fulfill our God-given identity and purpose.

Two: suffering people are desperate for hope.  Sex-reassignment surgery and hormone treatments are drastic measures.  When we are in pain, we will try whatever promises to help.  We need compassion and community, not ridicule and rejection.

Three: separating the body from the soul heals neither.  According to Dr. McHugh, changing the physical gender does not heal the psyche.  That's because God made us in his image, as unified in diversity as our Three-In-One Lord.  Where we are wounded most deeply, we most need the transforming power of the Spirit.

So, here's what the church should say to Bruce Jenner: God's hope for you isn't to become a woman, but to be the man you were created to be.  God loves you and his Spirit longs to heal you and transform you into the image of Christ (Romans 8:29).  As beggars helping beggars find bread, we share with you the healing grace we need as well.

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