Yesterday, I saw that Bruce Jenner was on the cover of Vanity Fair as Caitlyn Jenner. Along with that, I’ve seen dozens of articles, statuses, instagram posts, tweets, everything from everyone talking about it. I wouldn’t normally talk about a subject like this, but I have things I feel I should say. I’m blown away with some of the people defending his actions and the arguments they are putting forth. I want to keep this post more about the cases I’ve seen made that don’t make any sense.
1| THIS IS WHAT MAKES HIM HAPPY That is not a reason to do something. There are a lot of people who are happy when they get black out drunk or do drugs, but does that really make it okay? What if it made him happy to have an affair or molest children? Would he be praised like this if it made him happy to kill people and he murdered 50 people? I completely understand wanting to be happy, but just because it makes you happy doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.
2| GOD KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN SO IT’S OKAY Wrong, very wrong. Murder, rape, alcoholism, addiction, pornography, abuse, the list could go on and on. God knew these things would happen, but that doesn’t make them okay or good or justified. God created us and when he did, we were given free will to make decisions for ourselves. When people choose to sin, it’s not God choice, it’s theirs.
3| HE FEELS LIKE A WOMAN SO HE SHOULD BE A WOMAN Not really. This is kind of like the ‘it makes him happy’ defense. Just because you feel like doing something, does not mean you should actually do it! When I was little, there were times I felt like hitting my sister, but if I actually did it I got punished. Recovering alcoholics are tempted to drink, but they know they shouldn’t. Do we praise a recovering alcoholic for falling off the wagon and just giving in. Temptation is everywhere. Temptation is hard. But temptation can be overcome. There are people out there that have been tempted in the same or different ways that have walked away from temptation. Everyone has temptation in their life, that doesn’t mean you should just give in to it.
These are just a few of the arguments I’ve seen made. I’m in no way judging and I have no right to judge nor does anyone else on this earth. If you have sinned(which you have), you cannot judge another sinner. Every sin is equal in the eyes of the Lord. I have great compassion and love for Bruce Jenner as I hope everyone else does.
“A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.”
– Deuteronomy 22:5
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sings and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
– 1 John 1:9
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
-1 Corinthians 10:13
“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”
– 1 Peter 4:8