Was Jesus transgender? According to a minister, the answer is yes.
At the very least, it would seem, he was gender fluid.
The shellshock may have been minimal, though, as the conference was reportedly on “Queer Theology.”
Per a tweet of the event, the speaker was Simon Woodman, of Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church.
If those credits are accurate, they do things quite differently across the pond — our Baptist pastors don’t wear white collars.
Also typically, they don’t assert the Messiah subscribed to 21st-century gender theology.
Simon lays out his case thusly:
“I think Jesus transgenders himself on a number of occasions. I think, you know, just a little phrase, Jesus is lamenting over Jerusalem, longing to gather Jerusalem as a mother hen gathers her chicks.”
You may be familiar with Christ washing his disciples’ feet.
Here’s the story, from John 13:4-17, NIV:
4 So he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”
Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”
10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”
According to Simon, that was Jesus becoming a woman:
“And I think if you look at the foot-washing from John’s gospel — foot-washing elsewhere in both Old and New Testaments — that it’s consistently done by women. And yet Jesus takes that on. People often cast that as being the servant’s role. It was the woman’s role. And Jesus does it and becomes the woman at that point.”
— Woke Preacher Clips (@WokePreacherTV) January 20, 2022
It’s an interesting idea: If you do something women have historically done, you become a woman.
It’s hard to imagine a progressive minister saying to his flock, “If you wash dishes or do laundry or iron, that’s you becoming a woman.”
Yet, that’s the principle apparently at play.
As for the convergence of Christianity and gender/sex issues, it’s no revolutionary recipe.
Earlier this month, I covered the story of iconic Christian college DePaul University asking students to pick from nine gender identities.
Last November, I wrote of an Atlanta church hosting Emory University’s “Pride” drag show.
In June of 2019, an Episcopal bishop declared that God is female.
In July of the previous year, the Episcopal Church eyed giving the Creator a sex change.
May of 2021 saw mainline Protestantism get its first transgender bishop.
And last year, Kentucky’s Hope United Methodist Church promoted a drag queen as candidate for ordination.
Witness a message by “Ms. Penny Cost”:
As for Jesus “transgendering” himself, I respectfully disagree.
I believe it didn’t occur, as this was 2,000 years before the concept of “transgenderism” existed.
Gender, as the Left side of the aisle has perpetually insisted, is a social construct.
The same goes for gender identity — or identity in general.
And identity, as it relates to one’s sex, is a brand-new shiny idea.
It’s an interesting emergence — recently, some in power have decided we need more layers of identification.
And none of it is natural, per se.
Long ago, humans were naked, running around in the woods; civilization was concerned with survival.
There were no mirrors. There was no social media. There weren’t dresses and makeup and nail polish. There weren’t flannel shirts and pickup trucks and jeans. There weren’t screen names and icons and emojis.
It was just you and the trees. And the sticks and the rocks and the animals.
And impending death.
That isn’t to say there was no philosophy; humankind’s quest for truth is built-in.
Still, I’d venture to say none walked around thinking, “I identify as _____.”
Of course, I’m only guessing — I wasn’t there.
Neither was Simon Woodman.
But I’m presuming that, since people weren’t doing that in the 1990’s, they weren’t doing it in a land before time.
And so far as we know, neither were they doing so in Jesus’s day.
But I’m no historian, and to each his or her own.
One thing is for sure: Our society is evolving. And that transformation covers all — even a faith more than two millennia old.
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