Churches Abandon Biblical Doctrine for Transgender Ideology by James Lasher for Charisma News
The division within the Christian church continues to wreak havoc on those looking for the truth that the church is supposed to offer.
In recent years, denominations including Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian and scores of others have affirmed within their congregations that homosexuality, transgenderism and same-sex marriage are not sins.
Now, as the devil tries to deceive societies across the world to abandon God’s Word for the ideologies of man, Joshua Heath, a junior research fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Trinity College, is discussing the idea that Jesus had a “trans body.” Heath claims that the side wound of Jesus in several Renaissance and Medieval paintings “takes on a decidedly vaginal appearance.”
“In Christ’s simultaneously masculine and feminine body in these works, if the body of Christ as these works suggest the body of all bodies, then his body is also the trans body,” Heath continued.
Parishioners at the church lashed out immediately at Heath’s suggestion, with some walking out yelling, “heresy” at him.
While the backlash has been severe from this claim—some congregants burst into tears at the words of Heath—the dean of Trinity College, Dr. Michael Banner, came to Heath’s defense, claiming Heath raised “legitimate” discussion points in his sermon in a letter viewed by The Telegraph.
“For myself, I think that speculation was legitimate, whether or not you or I or anyone else disagrees with the interpretation, says something else about that artistic tradition, or resists its application to contemporary questions around transsexualism.”
Banner added that he “would not issue an invitation to someone who I thought would deliberately seek to shock or offend a congregation or who could be expected to speak against the Christian faith.”
As reported by DailyMail.com, one anonymous congregant wrote a letter to the dean saying, “I left the service in tears. You offered to speak with me afterwards, but I was too distressed. I am contemptuous of the idea that by cutting a hole in a man, through which he can be penetrated, he can become a woman.