by Michael Black
I recently read an article over at nowtheendbegins.com that speaks about a “transgendered Baptist preacher.” This man, for I refuse to call him a woman, believes that an angel, whom he has named “reason,” told him to question the Bible and to question who he was, and even to stop “fighting” the identity crisis he was having. Now, I’m not really a biblical scholar, but I do study the Bible, and I know a few things to be true.
In fact, the article glossed over some major points, which I wish to bring to light. I will reference the specific article at the end of this post, so bear with me. I want to give credit where credit is due; Geoffrey Grider is the writer of the article, and incurring the wrath of the LGBT community is no joke. I applaud him for bringing this up, as it seems that community is ever increasing its subversion of the Christian faith for many, and infiltrating churches that at one time professed to believe in God and the Bible.
I’m going to start with a quote by Daniel Robinson, who has decided that he is actually a she, and has changed his name to Allyson. “I have known my entire life that the world was wrong about me…”
In my humble opinion, this is a defining quote from Mr. Robinson. He may as well have said, “The entire world is wrong, and I am right. No matter what the evidence says, I am the complete opposite of what your eyes are telling you.” This speaks to Mr. Robinson’s pride. Not only is he telling us that, despite all evidence to the contrary, he is not really a man, but that what we thought was a defining characteristic of men everywhere is actually superfluous, and does not represent men. “…when the doctor took a cursory glance between my legs and authoritatively declared ‘It’s a boy,’ he was wrong—dead wrong.”
Really? An obstetrician, and subsequently every pediatrician you ever had, can’t tell the difference between a boy and a girl? Tell me, have you ever had a DNA test? I’m guessing you’re going to have an X and a Y when the results come back. Do you know why? Because you are a man. Genetically, physically, biologically. A man. Dressing like a woman and having your body mutilated will not change that. Are there cases of hermaphroditism where the doctors choose the incorrect gender at birth? Sure, it has happened.
That’s not what happened here. And you, Mr. Robinson, telling everyone else they’re wrong is not going to change the truth of the matter.
It is the next part of the article that really got me going, however. Apparently Mr. Robinson contemplated suicide, but an “angel of the Lord” that he called “reason” stopped him. What did this angel supposedly tell him? He asked a question. “What if God hasn’t fixed you because you’re not broken?” To which Robinson replied, “The Bible says I am broken.”
So what does this voice say next? “What if the Bible is wrong?”
Let’s stop here. First off, II Corinthians has some interesting things to say about this. II Corinthians 11:13-14 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” There are people preaching out there that appear to be working for Christ, but are teaching false doctrine, and are leading people astray. They are deceitful workers. They can transform themselves into the appearance of being “of Christ.” How? Because, as Jesus said of the Pharisees in John 8:44 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” They lie because their father, Satan, is the father of lies. But Satan can also transform himself into an angel of light.
I wonder if this angel that spoke lies to Mr. Robinson that night was an “angel of light.”
I wonder also if Mr. Robinson has ever read the Bible. In the very first book of the Bible, Genesis, in the third chapter, we see the fall of man. How did it begin? It began with Satan, that vile serpent, asking Eve, “Yea, hath God said…” When an “angel” questions the word of God, perhaps you should question his motives. Satan got Eve to question God’s word, and she and Adam sinned, causing the fall of mankind into sin. If this “angel” called “reason” was questioning God’s word, Mr. Robinson ought to have had the Holy Spirit telling him to run away, to escape the temptation of giving into himself.
Instead, he gave into his own feelings. He stopped fighting the sin with which he was struggling. He did not take God’s manner of escape, as He promised He would give us. Mr. Robinson gave into himself, and he became his own god. That’s what Satan tempted Eve with. Genesis 3:5 “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
Finally, Robinson said that in that moment, the moment with the “angel,” that he “sacrificed his certainty” and hoped God would count it as “righteousness.”
I’ve been doing a series in Romans at church recently. The last message I taught on was Romans chapter 4. My Bible, and I suspect yours as well, says something about faith. If I know my English, and I think I do, the uncertainty is somewhat the opposite of faith. “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”
Faith is counted for righteousness, not uncertainty. I don’t know everything, but I know my Bible is true. As the scripture says, “Let God be true, and every man a liar.”
One other thing. They may have relabeled Gender Identity Disorder and removed it from being a “mental illness,” but that doesn’t change what it is. The medical profession seems to be swept up in political correctness as much as the politicians are. It is a disorder, and even if we call it the new name, Gender Dysphoria, it still requires that we look at it medically. This disorder, according to WebMD, can lead to mood disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, and other mental health issues. But my God is not the God of chaos. It says so in the Bible that this man is questioning.
That leads me to my final point. Mr. Daniel Robinson no longer believes in God, if in fact he ever did. If he is worshipping a God today, it is not the God that Baptists worship, though he might call himself a Baptist. It is not the God that Christians worship, though he may call himself a Christian. (I am not drawing a line of distinction between Baptists and Christians, just repeating myself to make a point. Baptist doctrine is Christian doctrine.) Mr. Robinson is one of those false teachers. One of those that is pretending to be an apostle of Christ.
Jude 1:4 “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” John 1 calls Jesus Christ the Word. And when you reject the Word of God, you reject the Lord Jesus Christ.
The article I was referencing.