Sam Allberry, an editor for The Gospel Coalition and a global speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), recently wrote an article at The Gospel Coalition entitled, What Christianity Alone Offers Transgender Persons. The only acceptable answer that could have been provided in the article would be, “forgiveness for the sin of transgenderism as well as all other sins and eternal life in Jesus Christ.”
That, sadly, was not what was included in the article. As Pastor Justin Pierce remarked,
Not once did the author mention repentance, a broken heart over the sin that destroys us and breaks our fellowship with God. Not once did he say placing one’s faith in Christ and learning to mortify the flesh and identify with Christ and we fight the wicked sin the He overcame.
There was some mention of Jesus being the cure for Gender Dysphoria, sure, but the Gospel was not proclaimed, repentance was never preached, and that article alone did not lead to the conclusion that this author considered transgenderism a sin (Even outside of this article, I was unable to find somewhere that Allberry referred to Transgenderism specifically as a sin), and all of this in spite of the fact that the article appeared to be written for transgenders. What’s more concerning is that Allberry compared the sin of Transgenderism to Christ’s atoning Death on the Cross, by saying,
“And the ultimate dysphoria ever experienced was when he ‘who had no sin’ was made sin for us’ (2 Cor. 5:21). Talk about being in the wrong flesh.”
Sadly, this does not appear to be the only place he has made this comparison. He previously said this on Twitter. This sort of comparison is a blasphemous statement. At best, this is poor wording that needs to be changed or removed because it sends the wrong messages. At worst, this is total blasphemy and even approval of the transgender sin.
[Contributed by Brandon Hines]
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