What Christians Need To Know About Bruce Jenner #Caitlynjenner

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GOD did not look down and point to Bruce’s mother, Esther Jenner, and say….

“Hey Esther, I am going to give you a man child….but in about 65 years, I want him to do away with his man tool and become a woman.”

Nope….it just didn’t happen.

Bruce Jenner was created a man by GOD HIMSELF, THE CREATOR of the universe…. plain and simple; yet the media and a perverted society distorts this GOD ordained fact.

May I say respectfully…if you don’t agree…please keep your thoughts to yourself because I am writing about my biblical convictions….not yours.

Society is making excuses for the change of Jenner’s sexual orientation by claiming it’s his body, he can do what he wants.

Hello? It is not his choice…..the bible clearly tells us our bodies are the temple of GOD and there are distinct warnings about desecrating HIS temple.  This scripture in 1 Corinthians 6:19 even tells us that we are not our own.

I looked up the term that Bruce is supposed to be plagued with, it’s called gender dysphoria.

Gender dysphoria is described as…..

“The condition of feeling one’s emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one’s biological sex.”

So let me get this clear…… even though Bruce has a man body….Bruce feels like he is a woman on the inside; therefore, he should just get rid of his man body, pop some pills, have a doctor build him a chest, slap on some lipstick….hire a famous photographer…. and SHAZAM!!! He’s a woman?

Really?

Well first of all…let me just say this before we go any farther….

Hey Bruce….no matter what you do to your body, you will never be a real woman because that is not what GOD created you to be. You will never be able to conceive a baby, nurse that baby from your own body and birth that baby out like the miracle it is. Trust me….becoming a mother is no easy task even when you have all the right parts.

But what I want to emphasize here has to do with the “feelings” part of the definition.

Gosh….do you know how many times in life that my feelings and emotions don’t match the identity of who I was created to be?

Who doesn’t struggle with self-loathing issues concerning our worth and identity as human beings….not to mention our identity in Christ?

Raise your hand if you have ever hated something about yourself or your body?

How many of us wish we were born  _________? (You fill in the blank)

You know what I’ve discovered?

I have “Wanna-be Dysphoria”……

This is a real condition I made up in my mind….and I describe it as……

“The condition of wanting to be something I am not.”

Poor Bruce has been deceived.

Feelings are liars…..especially when they are from the Devil.

Entertaining ungodly thoughts will pervert our existence if we don’t guard our minds.

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The simplest thought can turn into a curiosity….and that curiosity quickly becomes sin….just like it did all those years ago in the garden when Satan made Eve curious about the one tree GOD told them not to eat from.

Satan is the master of twisting the normal. His goal is to take the normal and pervert it, resulting in sin.

One of the Bible’s translations for the word perversion is……..

“A deviation from righteousness in sexual behavior.”

What Bruce has done is change/mutilate something GOD created (himself) for a wrong use or end.

Satan has no power to create the beautiful human life that GOD creates; therefore, he makes it his goal to pervert GOD’S creation.

You see Genesis 1:27-28 tells us we are created in the image of GOD……..

“So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.”

What Satan succeeded in doing with Bruce is….he perverted the image of GOD that Bruce is to magnify.

Let me put it this way…..if Bruce is a Christ follower, his life is to reflect JESUS…..but his life reflects a perverted image now.

When we mar the image of GOD in our lives…..we cannot reflect GOD’S image to a lost and dying world.

The Devil has convinced Bruce that he is free now…..but perversion is a treacherous path of bondage and regret.

Oh he may live with some pleasure of the attention and accolades for a while, but make no mistake…..

Sin always bites.

Sin always comes for the toll.

Sin always leads to death of some kind.

So what should we as Christians take away from this sad situation?

We must guard our minds to the perverted thoughts Satan gives us.

“For the weapons of our warefare are not carnal, but mighty through GOD to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of GOD, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of CHRIST. ”   2 Corinthians 10:4-5

“Plastos” is the Greek word derived from the word imaginations….quite fitting don’t you think since Bruce has endured months of plastic surgery?

But the short definition for “plastos” is feigned, counterfeit, made up, fabricated, and contrived. The point I am making here is….if we act on every imagination that comes into our mind…..our life will become just as fabricated and counterfeit as Bruce Jenner’s.

Can you just think about how messed up your life would be if you acted on every negative or perverted thought that comes into your mind?

Oh heavens, I shudder at what total chaos my life would be.

So what do we do? How do we avoid being deceived with the thoughts that come into our mind?

The key is in the second part of that verse in 2 Corinthians 10….

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of GOD, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”

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First….. refuse to entertain the imaginations that are unholy.

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”   Philippians 4:8

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Filter every negative or corrosive thought through the truth filter of the Bible.

When the enemy tells you to take just one more drink….. or the pain pills have a prescription so it’s okay….when he whispers you are worthless or makes you think your marriage is boring….when he tells you – don’t keep that baby, go abort it…..when he plants unclean thoughts…obsessive thoughts…..perverted thoughts….Take captive those thoughts and put them out of your mind…refuse to think on them….and replace them with GOD’S Truth! Replace them with scripture and praise!

But here is the kicker….

Many of us know what is wrong yet we choose to entertain ungodly thoughts. Let this be a warning….unless you obey the commands in 2 Corinthians and Philippians 4…..you will fall into bondage quickly.

You see…..GOD’S desire for creation was not to give us a bunch of rules to keep…..He gave the rules to protect and keep us from bondage. Obeying GOD’S statues gives us freedom….because it spares us from the heartache and pain of sin results.

Our loving GOD knows what is good for us and what is not.

Oh friend, don’t be deceived by imaginations flooding your mind..…don’t be deceived by what the world hails as brave…..and don’t be deceived that sin doesn’t have repercussions…… because it does.

Unfortunately, Bruce Jenner will never live out his purpose for creation because he believed the enemy’s lies…..oh friend….be ever so careful not to do the same.

“Taking A Slug At The Devil”

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We were just looking for a fun girl’s night out.  Some lighthearted merriment and laughs to escape the winter blues; however, a misunderstanding quickly escalated into a night of embarrassment and humiliation for the four of us.

We misconstrued an invitation, thinking we were all invited to an event when that was not the case. Though we tried in every way to cooperate and diffuse the situation, Satan did everything in his power to heighten it. When I asked if they wanted us to leave, I was reassured no; but from there we were privy to a round of rules and regulations cited for our benefit.

I get rules are a necessity to life and maintaining order, but when rules, passions, ideals, and money get in the way of how people are treated, well….I have to wonder if the man-made rules are pleasing to God?

And then it happened….when I tried to explain we were there just for fun and had no intentions of stealing ideas….the church card was pulled out.

You know the card….the statement made insinuating you’ve done something wrong, and how could you because you go to church?  It’s the churchy kind of statement laced with accusation and reeking with judgment?

It’s funny now that we sit back and have the whole picture, but it wasn’t funny the moment the offender threw the proverbial church card on the table.

I was new to this unjust trick from the pit, but one of my friends, a pastor’s wife, knew it well. On more than one occasion, she and her family have been slapped with this method of demeaning a person’s faith.

So how do we handle those who want to pull the “church card” whenever they feel threatened or offended?

First we recognize…..

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.    Ephesian 6:12

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The chaos of the moment was orchestrated by Satan, not man. I am grateful for this truth because I can walk away realizing “the blindsiding” was definitely a move by the dark side.

Second….

We choose to love and show grace in spite of all things.  It doesn’t matter what was said or done, I can love regardless. And the reason I can is because I have a Father in heaven giving me the same grace and love.

Third….

Anytime you are known as a person of faith, you are going to be held to a higher standard so be on guard……don’t let the Lord down.

I sat there and prayed, “Lord, what would you have me do? You know our intentions were not evil, what should I do?”

Above the clatter of the moment HE whispered, take the blame, apologize, and show love.

Even when the church card is used by the world, going the extra mile in the kingdom of GOD is always worth the effort.

My friends and I did everything we could to remedy and handle the situation in a Christ like way.  In fact we went out of our way to do the right thing.

So let me encourage you friends, don’t walk away and let the Devil have the victory….step up to the plate and take a slug at the accuser of your faith….knock him out for the kingdom and stand tall.

Leave the world no reason to doubt that you are….what you say you are.

And always remember this…….

Satan is in the confusion, the chaos, the presumptions, the miscommunication, the misunderstanding, the intensity, the bewilderment, the disappointment and the failed expectations.

But JESUS is always in the regret, the humility, the sincerity, the love, the forgiveness and the restoration.

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