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How are intersex people explained by Christianity?

Young Earth Creationists (and most other Christians really) teach that the entry of sin into the universe has many more consequences than just the moral corruption of people. The world is now in a ...
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Current views about whether it’s appropriate to refer to God as "It"?

In English, the appropriate non-gender pronouns are 'they' and 'them', but this construction is clumsy if people attempt to use it all the time. It simply does not work as a substitute. It does not ...
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How are intersex people explained by Christianity?

Some people are just born as eunuchs. Jesus off-handedly addresses this when discussing divorce and sexual abstinence. Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of your ...
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Why are there only male popes?

The short answer to 'Why are there only male popes?' is 'Because there are only male priests.' The Church spells out the why of that practice in a formal doctrinal statement within the Catechism of ...
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What is the stance of the LDS Church on gender?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a very clear stance on the topic of gender. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female ...
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Basis for priesthood restricted to men

Not explicitly, that being said, there are a variety of scriptures that indicate that men are to be ordained to the priesthood, rather than women. There are no scriptures where it speaks of the ...
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How do liberal Protestants reconcile support for transgenderism with scripture?

The reasons are similar to the arguments for homosexuality being potentially moral. (Note, while you may disagree, this is called "answering the question...") The Bible Scriptural reasoning against ...
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What is the Biblical basis for rejecting Feminist Christian Theology which says we should use female pronouns for God?

Feminism is an entirely novel concept. As such, it is an intrinsically anti-Christian concept (inasmuch as it positively rejects many fundamental Christian doctrines such as that God made two sexes, ...
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Why is God considered by many to be a male?

Because Christians believe God inspired the scriptures, and in the scriptures he predominantly uses masculine pronouns and masculine imagery to talk about himself. There are different views of ...
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What is the stance of the LDS Church on gender?

The recent revision of the General Handbook of Instructions (as of 19 Feb 2020) affirms that the discussion of gender in the Proclamation on the Family refers to biological sex at birth and considers ...
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How do Protestant Christians explain gender dysphoria/transgenderism?

I will answer from the perspective of Evangelical Christianity (Reformed). We Evangelicals believe that transsexuals have a disordered gender identity and is suffering from an extreme form of mental ...
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What is the Biblical basis for rejecting Feminist Christian Theology which says we should use female pronouns for God?

What is the Biblical basis for rejecting Feminist Theology with regard to the following topic: Replacing male pronouns for God with gender-neutral terms: Feminist theology often criticizes the use of ...
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Is there a term used by transgender Christians who don't want to transition because of their faith?

Gender wiki uses the term non-op for persons who identify as other than birth assignment gender but do not wish to transition. Non-op refers to those who do not wish to have gender confirmation ...
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Current views about whether it’s appropriate to refer to God as "It"?

This is as much a theological as a linguistic question, not least a question of other languages than English — in particular Hebrew — and their translation. Canonical English as well as ...
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How do liberal Protestants reconcile support for transgenderism with scripture?

Define "Support"... Within the spectrum of "supporting" things there are those who believe the practice should be allowable, though it is not necessarily moral. For example, with ...
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How are intersex people explained by Christianity?

It appears to me that intersex conditions are explained in Christianity like any other birth defect. There is sin and suffering in this world, and from that comes unfortunate birth defects. God gave ...
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How do liberal Protestants reconcile support for transgenderism with scripture?

Do you apply Deuteronomy in your own life? A liberal Christian would understand Deuteronomy and the Torah as a whole to apply only to Jews, and even Jews don't follow all of the 613 commandments. The ...
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How do liberal Protestants reconcile support for transgenderism with scripture?

The selected verse, if applied to the modern day, has a gaping hole in it. What "pertaineth" to men and women? Neither men nor women now wear what men and women wore in the times of Moses. Some ...
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Why is God considered by many to be a male?

In many languages (including Hebrew) most nouns have a strong gender component—but the gender assignment is grammatical and does not necessarily indicate the physical gender of the object. In Spanish, ...
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What is an overview of arguments given by churches that allow women to plait their hair to support that practice? (1 Peter 3:1-6)

3:1 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, This is one of ...
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Why are there only male popes?

In theory at least, any unmarried, baptized Catholic man can be elected pope; I say "man" because canon law requires that anyone elected pope be immediately consecrated as a bishop: The Roman ...
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Under what circumstances may female Jehovah's Witnesses teach doctrine to men in an evangelistic setting?

There is no issue with a female Jehovah’s Witness evangelizing to a male. Within the congregation women do not generally teach from the stage. Exceptions would be in isolated groups where a man is not ...
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How do egalitarians understand male headship?

Summary Egalitarians emphasize the "one another" meaning of Eph 5:21 ("... submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.") to control the interpretation of Eph 5:21-33 ...
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Will we have a new name in Heaven?

Revelation gives us a hint: Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a ...
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A question about the difference between men and women

The foundational point of this question is incorrect. Men and women are both created in the image of God, and there is no mention of "directly" or "indirectly". The "order&...
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Was any transgender person ever ordained as a Catholic priest?

Was any transgender person ever ordained as a Catholic priest? The short answer is no. According to the Catholic Church's moral doctrine, homosexual attraction is disordered, and homosexual acts ...
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Current views about whether it’s appropriate to refer to God as "It"?

No, “It” is inappropriate because God neither inanimate nor an animal. One fairly common practice is to avoid using the pronoun altogether. As a matter of style, it takes a lot of thought to pull ...
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Gender Segregation in Small Groups and Prayer

I would like to add to @Kerosia's answer, specifically his line It's also likely that a church's decision to run same-gender groups is based on a number of factors, only one of which is a Biblical ...
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Under what circumstances may female Jehovah's Witnesses teach doctrine to men in an evangelistic setting?

The simple guide it this: no JW female may teach a JW male; but all male and female JWs are expected to engage in evangelistic outreach to non-JWs, irrespective of gender. This is demonstrated by ...
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