Sunday, June 7, 2015

Daniel Whyte III: 3 Things the Bible Says About Bruce Jenner

 Excerpt from an article by Daniel Wyte III:

1. Bruce Jenner is a man. That is the way God made him. Genesis 1:27 describes how God made men and women: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” No matter how much surgery Bruce Jenner undergoes, no matter how much makeup he puts on, no matter what he changes his name to, no matter how often he wears women’s clothes, no matter how many people applaud him for seemingly “changing” his gender, the simple fact is, in God’s eyes, he is still a man.

2. “Bruce Jenner is a sinner.” In other words Bruce Jenner is a sinful man. I do not say this to pick on Bruce Jenner. He is not alone as a sinner because all men and women are sinners. The Bible says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Each of us has a sinful nature that causes us to desire things that are wrong and things that are evil. Unfortunately, because of our sinful nature, we are naturally inclined toward selfishness and pride, and away from God. We desire to do things that do not please God and to obtain things that God knows are not good for us. As the songwriter says, we are all “prone to wander.”

3. Bruce Jenner is a man in need of salvation. And, not only salvation, but peace of heart, mind, soul, and spirit. The only person who can save him from his sinfulness and the punishment of sin, which is death and Hell, is Jesus Christ. First Timothy 1:15 says, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” The only person who can give Bruce Jenner eternal peace and satisfaction in his heart, mind, soul, and spirit is Jesus Christ. The Bible says the peace that one can gain through Jesus Christ transcends “all understanding.” First Peter 1:8 also says that those who love and believe in Jesus Christ will “rejoice with joy unspeakable.”

Bruce Jenner is a confused, discontented, peaceless, restless man in need of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. As Saint Augustine declared, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” Until Bruce Jenner comes to Jesus Christ, he will never be the man that he has the potential to be.