Cross-dressers- Deuteronomy 21-22

Read Deuteronomy 21-22

“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” (22:5).

Surely at no other time in modern American history have the lines of gender been more confused than they are presently. Here, in the heart of God’s instructions, is a law against transvestitism. Earlier, Moses recorded these important words: “Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created” (Genesis 5:2) God made us male and female. It is important to note that God Himself called the order of His creation, good (Genesis 1:26-28). Further, men and women are made in God’s image, so we are both equally valuable to God. No gender is more valuable to God than the other.

The first mention of humans in the Bible mentions gender (Genesis 1:26). We are biologically male and female. From the nucleus of every cell of your body, your chromosomes are loudly proclaiming either “I am a girl” or “I am a boy.” Every cell of our body is stamped “XX” or “XY.” This means I cannot understand myself if I do not embrace the way God designed me. Today, empirical studies have shown that men and women think, feel, work, and behave differently.

Whether you are married or single, God calls you to honor Him by living according to your gender given to you at your birth. Men and women do not look the same and we are not to dress the same.

Michael Slater