The Abomination Of Bruce Jenner

It is of no surprise that the typical Christian response to Bruce Jenner’s abomination has been one of praise, acceptance, and even defiance towards those that wish to invoke the Scriptures on the matter. While so many today that wish to call themselves Christians have been in complete support of Sodomy marriage, this issue seems to build upon the false premise that one shouldn't judge and should rather be accepting to wickedness and see it as a wonderful thing rather than seeing this as an abomination as declared by God.

Let me say that one issue that has been raised in light of Mr. Jenner’s “transitioning” has been the one of hermaphrodites. That is not the case regarding Bruce Jenner and will therefore not be addressed here. Bruce was born a man and is still a man. He is now dressing like a woman and that is an abomination to the Lord. That much is clear regarding God's Word. So lets deal with what is occurring here rather than change the subject.

One particular verse in Scripture shows how far down into the abyss of wickedness this nation has gone is found in Deuteronomy here:

“A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.” – Deuteronomy 22:5

Doug Wilson makes an excellent point regarding this verse in showing that the first clause is literally speaking of women putting on a soldier’s garb. The last clause of the verse, however, would be speaking of men wearing women’s clothing.

The fact that we are now addressing a surgery that is altering someone physically demonstrates how disgusting and wicked this act is in light of the commandment given here. This society has gone from blurring the lines of gender not only within clothing apparel but also in surgical procedures. It is building off of this abomination and is therefore just as disgusting in the sight of the Lord.

So many will say that I am being hateful and judgmental by citing this verse and pointing out that it is an abomination. First of all, judging is not sinful and is rather commanded by Jesus Christ. We are to judge “righteously” regarding these issues (John 7:24). To judge “righteously” would be to judge from what God has said about sin. Also, it is most certainly "loving" to tell people the truth rather than rejoice in wickedness (1 Cor. 13:6). So, the first thing Christians must do is to point out that this is sin and acknowledge it as such. We are to preach the law of God which exposes our sin and prepares us for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One cannot merely speak of the cross without speaking about the sinner for which Christ died.

Charles Spurgeon puts it this way: "They must be slain by the law before they can be made alive by the gospel.”

It is not “hateful” to be pointing out that God’s Law sees this as an abomination. It is rather “loving” to be telling people the truth in order to reveal its sinfulness and to then point them to repentance and to Jesus Christ. Yes, we are all sinners, but that does not negate our duty to preach the truth especially when this culture is poised to accept wickedness rather than to repent of it.

Dr. Martin Loyd-Jones says: "A gospel which merely says, 'Come to Jesus,' and offers Him as a friend, and offers a marvelous new life, without convincing of sin, is not New Testament evangelism. (The essence of evangelism is to start by preaching the Law; and it is because the Law has not been preached that we have had so much superficial evangelism.) True evangelism... must always start by preaching the law."

And again Dr. Martin Loyd-Jones says: "The trouble with people who are not seeking for a Savior, and for salvation, is that they do not understand the nature of sin. It is the peculiar function of the Law to bring such an understanding to a man's mind and conscience. That is why great evangelical preachers 300 years ago in the time of the puritans, and 200 years ago in the time of Whitefield and others, always engaged in what they called a preliminary law work."

George Whitefield says it this way: "First we hear Moses' voice. We hear the voice of the Law. There is no going to Mount Zion but by the way of Mount Sanai. That is the straight road. I know some say they do not know when they were converted. Those are, I believe, very few. Generally - no, I may say almost always - God deals otherwise. Some are, indeed, called sooner by the Lord than others, but before they are made to see the glory of God, they must hear the voice of the Law. So, too, you must hear the voice of the Law before you will ever be savingly called to God."

And finally a quote from John MacArthur: "God's grace cannot be faithfully preached to unbelievers until the Law is preached and man's corrupt nature is exposed. It is impossible for a person to fully realize his need for God's grace until he sees how terribly he has failed the standards of God's Law.”

Clearly the “voice of the law” is what so many “Christians” are failing to speak up for today. So many of us would rather sidestep the issue altogether so as to avoid persecution or alienation from social circles. Some are afraid of losing their jobs while others are more concerned about having people “like them.” At what point did Christians believe that standing for the truth would equate to resounding applause from a society that is wicked? At what point did Christians believe that persecution was only for Christians in times past but today should be met with hugs and acceptance? Were we not told to expect persecution? We were not told that the world would hate us in the same way it hated Jesus? Where are the Christians with a backbone that are more willing to do what is pleasing to God rather than what is pleasing to man?

Saints, let’s remember that we have a duty to preach the truth. No matter what this society believes regarding its own wickedness, we are to be concerned with what God’s position on these matters are and we are to proclaim it boldly while understanding that God is the one being honored in our obedience to Him.

“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.” – Charles Spurgeon

Some Scriptures to consider:

Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations, but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them. – Proverbs 24:24-25

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD. – Proverbs 17:15

Here is a Youtube clip where Dr. James White, while constantly being interrupted and ridiculed, stood up for the Gospel and for the truth on this matter:

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