I opted out of posting about the Duggar scandal…at least, I think that’s my plan. We shall see. But this situation with Bruce Jenner, believe it or not, is pretty close to my heart because I know (not well, but I know them) some people with the same struggle.
I’ve seen so many posts about how we should love Bruce. And we should. We should love him, and pray for him fervently. We should hope with everything we have in us that he finds the Lord and turns from his sins, just as us Christian’s have. God does not choose favorites, I know that He loves Bruce and He died for Bruce. He died for everyone. The liars, the murderers, the cheaters, the homosexuals…and yes, He died for the “transgenders.”
I’m not against loving him.
Those posts have good words, they are right on about how we should care for the people who have gone through what Bruce Jenner has, but you know what they have wrong? They use our sins as a cover-up.
Everyone sins, they said. And they are right. We all fall short of the glory of God, isn’t that in our Bibles? But it seems as though we are making excuses for Bruce’s sin. And sin is inexcusable.
If Bruce had committed this sin in his past and repented, then we could say that everyone sins, and that we should forgive him and welcome him and brush this off. But Bruce Jenner has not. He has turned himself into a man-made “woman” and has slandered the word of God. He has bought false womanhood, and he has disrespected his Christ-given body, his temple, and destroyed it. He has committed a sin, and he shows no regret, no conviction, and definitely no repentance. And he does it all whilst calling himself a Christian.
We all sin, we all fall short. But just because we all sin, does not mean that Bruce is free to sin. It doesn’t make his sins okay in the eyes of God.
This is the difference – when a Christian sins, they are convicted by the Holy Ghost, and they repent. They ask for forgiveness. Bruce Jenner is pretending to be a woman, pretending to be some kind of twisted hero, and he is sinning against the Word of God.
“A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.
Don’t misquote God’s word. “We all fall short” is not some kind of free ticket to continue on sinning and excusing sin and ignoring it. It’s inspiration to be as Godly as we possibly can, and to make God proud. My sins are horrible, so are yours. So are Bruce’s. But who is repenting? If Bruce repents…that is the time for the welcoming. But sin should not be welcomed into a Christian’s life, and it should not be excused.
Jesus would sit with Bruce Jenner. Jesus would love him. Jesus would never be ashamed to be in his presence. But Jesus would never say that his sins are equal to every Christian’s. Bruce Jenner’s sins are not equal because they do not come with conviction or repentance.