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Posted on Fri 21 December 2018

Statement in response House of Bishop’s Guidance on welcoming Transgender people

The true basis for our belonging to the Body of Christ is repentance and the desire to live according to God’s purposes as revealed in the Bible and as taught by the Church.

The Bible teaches clearly that God has made us in His image and he has made us male and female. The social function of gender is moreover based on biological difference and cannot be divorced from it.

The Church should be compassionate and sensitive towards those who experience gender dysphoria but its fundamental teaching must be based on a revealed truth and objective biology and its relation to social structure.

Superficial accommodation to culture, without adequate theological grounding, may look kind but will lead to further confusion amongst the faithful without truly helping those with issues about their biological sex and its concomitant gender.

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