These two appear side by side among the Ten Commandments:
- You shall not murder.
- You shall not commit adultery.
Also, they are often spoken in the same breath when found elsewhere in Scripture. This is understandable because breaking one often leads to breaking the other.
Recall that after King David had committed adultery with Bathsheba, he had her husband killed to cover up the adultery. Similarly, people today often seek abortion as a means to cover up adultery. Where adultery is found, murder may not be far away.
None of this is to say that these two commandments are always broken in tandem, but simply that in human experience they often have something to do with each other. Understanding this, we can also recognize that divorce is the murder of a marriage.
As abortion is a form of murder than can be used to cover up adultery, so “transgenderism” is a form of murder that is also a form of adultery. A man who seeks to become a woman adulterates his marriage, whether present or future. He also murders himself so that he may become something else. He is committing suicide so that a “she” might take his place.
No “transgender” person fully realizes he is breaking God’s commandments – else he wouldn’t do it! A “transgender” person is deeply confused and is rebelling against reality. But reality cannot be successfully rebelled against. It will always win any debate, no matter how vigorously that debate is waged or how long it goes on.
The matter of gender is simple. Jesus said that we are created male and female. Keeping this straight, among other benefits, insures the survival of the human race. Now, no baby comes into this world knowing his or her gender. It the responsibility of adults to keep track of the matter and – in due time, as necessary – to explain it to the child. When adults refuse to do their duty, the child can become subject to confusion and depression. In that confusion – whether as a child or an adult – they can commit adultery against themselves and simultaneously commit murder against themselves by trying to become something they are not and can never be. Adults who affirm the delusions of “transgenderism” become unwitting accomplices to the unwitting adultery and unwitting suicide. No one involved consciously intends the destruction – but it is destruction nonetheless.
The deep depression usually found in a person who seeks to change his gender deserves our respect and our compassion. Compassion gently helps a person back to reality – it does not confirm and support a person’s self-destructive thought patterns. The strong should help the weak – not become like the weak. The clear-headed should help the confused – not join in the confusion.
Rejection of Jesus Christ and His commandments leads to moral incoherence, and, if pursued long enough, to moral insanity. This is where we in 21st-century American society have found ourselves. The way back is a returning to Jesus our Lord and His commandments. For to call Him Lord while ignoring His commandments is to make the word “Lord” meaningless, subjecting ourselves to even more confusion.
Where moral confusion abounds, murder and adultery find many outlets.