I am very disheartened on behalf of Bruce Jenner for the situation he has gotten himself into. I have to stress the words “gotten himself into”. Bruce’s quest to become a woman is a sinful quest, despite his belief that God did this to him to test him. Bruce said that God gave him some good qualities at his conception, but decided to give him the soul of a woman in order to test him. If this was God testing him, then how does he pass it? It always astonishes me what people are willing to tell themselves to make them look right morally, and even with God specifically. The soul existed before the flesh, so God knows precisely what soul to put into what flesh. God has not ever, nor would ever put the soul of a woman into the flesh of a man, or vice versa. God also makes no mistakes, and to accuse Him of such is a serious misunderstanding at who makes the mistakes.
Bruce said he has had these issues since he was a child. While I do believe that, and even sympathize, what issues he has had as a child are not God’s making. Most likely it had to do with one or both of his parents. That is where he would as a child gotten his influence from.
What can you say to a person who has told themselves that God, if they believe in Him, has put their soul into the wrong body and it’s fine by Him to correct His mistake? Not much. Jenner basically has told himself he is a lesbian trapped in a man’s body, since he has said he is attracted to women only. Most who say they are transgendered are attracted to the same gender. Here are some things written in the Bible along the lines of this subject. Leviticus 18:22 says “You (men) shall not lie with man as with a woman, it is an abomination.” That doesn’t sound like God would change with the times. God saying it is an abomination means it would always be an abomination. Paul reiterated this in 1st Corinthians 6:9-10, and he said this after Jesus lived. Despite misguided individuals who say Jesus never spoke against homosexuality, that doesn’t mean Jesus proclaimed it lawful. Jesus did say that it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the law to fail. Well, Leviticus 18:22 is part of the law.
If one is asked, having their soul on the line, “Would God be okay with me changing genders?”, would they really answer “Yes”? Bruce has told himself that. I don’t recognize Bruce’s God. I recognize the God I’ve read and studied about-Old and New Testaments. I don’t turn Him or His Son into things they are not to suit my sinful lifestyle. We can kid ourselves about Him, but God will not be fooled (true translation of Galatians 6:7), so no matter how we twist and turn immorality into morality in our minds, we cannot fool Him.
I feel sorry for Bruce Jenner and anyone who is suffering these things. I really do. I pray they find their strength and turn away not just from doing incredibly sinful things, but to stop thinking God consents. If you find Him, and I mean truly find Him, He will remove your suffering. You have to make the first step, though. Why would God extend a hand while you recoil yours? To tell yourself doing something so sinful is not sinful, you have recoiled your hand from Him.