The allure and practice of merging one’s identity with another’s is easily recognized in behaviors and images expressing solidarity in fashion, sports, politics and ethnicity.
Marriage is the ultimate merging of two individuals’ identities into one. A marriage is considered consummated upon sexual intercourse of the married spouses.
This applies as well to the merging of one’s spirit with another.
Every religious tradition has rules—spoken and unspoken—around sexuality, and sacred texts come into play as these rules are navigated in dating and marriage. What does your faith tradition really say about the meaning of our sexuality and sexual activity? What role does sex play in the life of the spirit?…
Marriage…is a sacrament in the Catholic Church; it is the union of one male to one female in order to come closer to God and is the appropriate venue in which to bear children…a sacred covenant between each spouse with each other and with God…
each spouse in the marriage acts as a conduit of God’s grace to the other spouse…Christ is the source of this grace and the spouses serve as Christ to each other.
This explanation is consistent with the interpretation of the original creation of Adam in the hermaphroditic image of God as both male and female, as detailed in the post Created In The Image Of God”. The fall changed this image, requiring the physical joining of a male and female through sexuality and reproduction to represent the fullness of the Creator. A marriage that intentionally and by God’s practices and policies includes the presence of the Holy Spirit in the union is empowered by the infinite Singularity.
Prior to the Fall and separation of mortal male and female, the hyper dimensional Adams combined both attributes in one. After the resurrection back to the original state of immortality, we will likewise combine both sexes into one.
“For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage [which is the only biblical allowance for engaging in sex], but are [complete in themselves with attributes of both sexes] as the angels of God in heaven.” (Matthew 22:30)
- where the spirit [hyper dimensional Energy] of the lord is, there is liberty / capacity to change
- we with open / receptive [sur]face [exterior of our complete humanity, i.e. senses of the body & soul soul] beholding / witnessing the glory / triumph, power to overcome others of the Lord
- are changed into the same from [human] glory to [spirit] glory…by the spirit of the Lord.” (II Corinthians 3:17-18)
We don’t know exactly what our new bodies will look like, but we can be sure it won’t be our current image of either male or female. Yeshua’s Savior himself provides the proof.
As a hybrid with his X chromosome contributed by a fallen human mother and his Y chromosome recreated in Adam’s original sinless perfection, Yeshua / Jesus undoubtedly did not look like the 100% human men – neither the Europeanized version nor the anthropologist’s.
We don’t have a portrait, but we do have a description of his physical appearance by the prophet Isaiah in chapters 52-53.
- As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men…
- For he shall grow up before him…as a root out of a dry ground:
- he hath no form nor comeliness;
- and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
This last section of Isaiah 52-53 is assumed to refer to Jesus’ appearance after he was beaten and crucified. Without question Jesus did display post-resurrection permanent physical wounds. But aren’t they more in keeping with battle trophies than shameful reminders?
The sequence of events states that his marring occurs as he grows up…as a root out of a dry ground…”
We need to refocus our earth-bound imagination to the hyper-dimensional heavenly beings. Science fiction writers do a far better job than prim Sunday School teachers in translating the hyper dimensional biblical beings when they describe aliens from outer space.
Most of all, we should abandon our Sunday School coloring pages to take seriously what the Bible states. In Jesus’ experience as Adam’s perfect male DNA mismatched with Mary’s corrupted human DNA we shouldn’t assume that there were no metabolic and hormonal disorders. Did he live with human deformities because of the mismatch of immortal paternal genes and corrupted human genes (like acromegaly shown shown below as this individual aged)?
Once resurrected into a newly formed body, however, Jesus, as well as all resurrected sons of God, are glorious, beyond the “superman, the Ubermensch, imagined by Friedrich Nietzsche… the superior man, who justifies the existence of the human race…not a product of long evolution but emerging when any man with superior potential completely masters himself.”
And “completely master himself” is exactly what Jesus did, and what all born again sons of God are to do but freely, not through oppression, paradoxically master ourselves by submitting ourselves to the will of the Father even to death, because we understand it is the right thing, the only way to be constructive and productive.
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him;” (I John 3:2)
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (II Corinthians 3:18)
Does this image show Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane or Mary at the garden tomb? Both were prepared to relinquish their power in order to defy spiritual evil, and die physically in the process.
“Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping…and saw Yahweh’s Savior standing, and knew not that it was Yeshua [no longer crammed into a body unfit for a Son of God]…She, supposing him to be the gardener [who would need to be super strong to wrestle stone doors!], saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Yeshua saith unto her, Mary.”
On hearing and recognizing his voice, with a flash of insight into the teaching of resurrection, suddenly remembering the recent resurrection of Lazarus, she has an epiphany and “She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni / My Great Master...” (John 20:11-16)
All hyper dimensional beings are bisexual, so it should not surprise us that alternate versions of sons of gods are likewise transgender. Humans who choose the gods as their masters in the benighted belief that they will benefit – despite the clear imbalance of power – are also changed “from image into image.”
“I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted…or if ye receive another spirit” (II Corinthians 11:3-4)
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness…Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God…And changed…the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet…Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful…not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:18-32)
“that man of sin [will] be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God…For the mystery of iniquity doth already work…Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (II Thessalonians 2:3-10)
We should recognize the masterminds behinds this re-emerging social trend.
The number of transgender-identifying youth has nearly doubled in recent years, leaving politicians, educators, medical professionals and the public at odds over what policies are best suited to protect the health and well-being of children. Parents feel lost, confused and alone as a one-sided media echo chamber repeats the lie that in order to “save” their child, they must affirm their child’s chosen gender identity.
In response, Independent Women’s Forum is releasing a new documentary series called “Identity Crisis,” which tells seven stories that the transgender movement doesn’t want the public to hear.
The videos feature four mothers whose daughters fell victim to gender ideology, two detransitioners who now warn of the harms this movement is causing, and one mental health professional who rails against her profession for prioritizing political correctness over public health.
As more individuals come to regret the damage that the gender ideology movement has caused, the stories of children, parents and detransitioners are impossible to ignore. While the media continues to block them out, Independent Women’s Forum is giving them a voice. Watch, learn, and share…
Jennifer lives in a suburb of Washington state, where children as young as 13 years old can access their own medical and mental health services without parental knowledge or consent. Parents in these cases are billed by insurance companies with no explanation of benefits, meaning they’re stuck with the tab but have no ability to know what services or treatments their child received…
So for two and a half months, Jennifer’s daughter was meeting with a school therapist once a week who was treating her as a boy, using male pronouns and a made-up name. When Jennifer would ask how the sessions were going, the therapist acted as though nothing big had come up.
Then…Jennifer received a phone call from the school therapist with a two-fold purpose: to request that she and her husband come to the school in three days for a meeting where the therapist would assist their daughter in officially coming out to them as a boy, and to obtain parental permission to allow her daughter to stay overnight in the boy’s cabin for an upcoming school trip.
“We were never going to let her do that, I don’t care who she thinks she is,” Jennifer said. “There are so many reasons not to put a girl in a cabin with a bunch of boys and a male adult teacher. So many safeguarding fails.”
At that point, Jennifer and her husband decided to take more drastic measures. They were skeptical that their 11-year-old daughter was transgender, and believed the school and the therapist were actually leading her to identify as a boy. So they revoked their consent for their daughter to see the school therapist, took away her access to online devices, and soon, unenrolled her from public school altogether.
Jennifer’s daughter first identified as transgender when she was 10 years old and enrolled in an online drawing program…a year and a half later, Jennifer learned it was through that group of online art friends that her daughter was introduced to ideas of sexuality and gender…
The transgender identity was heightened when her daughter began conversing with a group of girls at school who, at ages 10 and 11 years old, also identified as some form of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The friends appeared to compete over who could have the edgiest, most unique identity.
“She was trying to fit in. She was trying to have friends,” Jennifer said.
Once her daughter was out of school and no longer communicating online with peers who valued queer identities, her transgender identity lost its importance. Slowly, Jennifer said, her daughter started to let it go…Identifying as transgender “wasn’t making her happy.”
Since giving up on being transgender, Jennifer has talked with her daughter about everything that happened over the year and a half she spent exploring identifying as a boy. After repeated unanswered requests, Jennifer also obtained notes from the school therapist, which confirmed her suspicion that the therapist was encouraging her daughter’s transition behind her back…
“At the school, they’re not just affirming and encouraging my daughter in this delusion,” Jennifer said. “It’s deluding other kids too. They are teaching kids to deny their own sense perceptions.”
More recently, Jennifer felt enough time had passed that she could ask about the idea of staying in the boy’s overnight cabin for three nights without feeling embarrassed or self-conscious.
Jennifer’s daughter told her, “That wasn’t my idea. That was the school’s idea. My teacher asked me…” “My daughter felt she had to answer yes…”
Jennifer feels betrayed by educators, therapists, doctors, and liberal politicians whom she spent a lifetime supporting. That list includes President Joe Biden, who told parents in March that affirming their child’s transgender identity is “one of the most powerful things you can do to keep them safe and healthy…”
Jennifer is telling her story to be a voice—and a face—for parents who feel…similarly betrayed…
“It’s like we have gone to war together,” Jennifer said. “That’s what it feels like. This is like a war on our families…”
“Everybody’s very confused about this. Because the T has purposefully been attached to LGB, which is a completely separate issue. We know the LGB community was mistreated, and so people don’t want to do that again with trans-identified people, so everybody’s being super careful, and they want to be kind. But it’s a different situation. With LGB people, they’re saying, ‘Just let us be who we are.’ And there’s no medical consequences.
But with transgender-identified people or people who identify as the opposite sex, it’s very much a medical situation and it’s about the harm medicalization causes. Children are cutting off their healthy breasts and testicles and doing things to their bodies that they can’t undo. So that is completely different. Of course parents are concerned when their children identify this way because it carries a heavy medical burden which they will have for the rest of their life. They become sewn to the medical industrial complex. They will have to take drugs. They will probably have to have other surgeries. We don’t even know all the health consequences at this point. It’s an experiment happening right now on children.”