The number of children in the UK being referred to the NHS for transgender treatments has increased fourfold over the last five years, new figures indicate.
Britain’s only center specializing in gender issues saw the number of children under 11 seeking consultation rise from 19 in 2009/10, to 77 in 2014/15.
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust said the referrals included 47 children aged under five and two under three years of age.
Based in London and Leeds, the clinic treats the condition known as “gender dysphoria.”
The National Health Service (NHS) defines gender dysphoria as when a person experiences distress because their biological sex and gender identity do not match.
It is recognized as a medical condition for which treatment may be appropriate, and is not a mental illness.
A spokesperson for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust said: “It is probably fair to say that young people are increasingly interested in exploring gender.”
“There is not one straightforward explanation for the increase in referrals, but it’s important to note that gender expression is diversifying, which makes it all the more important that young people have the opportunity to explore and develop their own path with the support of specialist services.”
In a recent BBC program, children who identified as transgender were interviewed in their homes.
One child, who was given the pseudonym Jessica, said she felt as though she was in the “wrong body.”
She told The Victoria Derbyshire show: “I really didn’t want to be a boy. It was really frustrating for me. It feels like I’m in the wrong body.”
Jessica said there was a period when she stopped drinking water at school to avoid going to the toilet because boys “thought she was a girl.” The school forbade her from using the girls’ toilets.
The girl’s mother, Ella, said a relative had called the NSPCC to accuse her of “conditioning” her child by “forcing their boy to live as a girl.”
Ella separated from Jessica’s father several years ago and is now in a relationship with a woman.
While Ella admitted considering whether her relationship may have contributed to her son’s gender dysphoria, she dismissed the idea on reflection.
“There is nothing we have done to make this happen,” she said. “You couldn’t put a little boy in a dress if he didn’t want to wear it.”
Jessica insisted that, even if she were 100 years old, she would never want to be a boy “because I’ve always wanted to be a girl.”
LGBTQ media outlet Pink News said the television program received a positive reception.
According to the website, one comment on a Facebook page related to the show said: “Amazing parents – congratulations on letting the child make the choice.”
Others voiced opposition, however, with one user posting: “The world has gone mad, is this really what the child wants?”
There have been a number of cases just like these occurring in younger children in the USA. Coming from younger children, the argument can become more compelling and tend to persuade some to believe that it must in fact be “genetic.” However, if we are bible believers, we must frame our thinking through the WORD of God, not through the reasoning of man. It is through this lens, that we steer clear of confusion.
When comparing all scriptures and understanding the BIBLE, we can conclude, that this is a beguiling spirit, and pushed through doctrines of devils, and advocates who have been turned over to a reprobate mind, controlled by Satan, the father of lies. The fact that it occurs at a younger age does not matter. Some would counter that younger children, who have not been exposed to “indoctrination” would have most assuredly had some “gene” they were born with, again another fallacy. Psychologists have stated that this is a “mental condition” called dysphoria, and further biological testing done recently concluded that there is no “gay gene,” much less a “transgender” gene. Supposing that a 2-3 year old had never heard of “transgender” where would they get the idea that they are in the ‘wrong body?’ Using the argument that because a child dresses up in the opposite sex clothing, plays with dolls or trucks that MAN has ordained as a predetermined gendered toy, does not constitute that a child is then indeed a “person trapped in the wrong body.” It is more likely and probable the “parents” are convincing themself of something they have been indoctrinated with. Could a child be seduced by spirits and devils of doctrines, too? ABSOLUTELY! We are all born into sin.
We can give our minds over to the science of man, who God has repeatedly made foolish, or we can trust what the Word of God teachest. Transgender is a form of rebellion against God and defies his intended purpose of creation, it is nothing less of a satanic agenda twisted and spewed in many forms, all by the same master of confusion, SATAN.. It is in fact homosexuality, because regardless of how one sexually reassigns their body, it does not change their genetic make up. Even with an operation, the same applies. It is in essence a surgery changing a sexual organ and dependent upon “hormones” thereafter. It is not natural or normal. There is a reason it is called a mental condition, the bible calls it a “strong delusion.”
“.keep that which is avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so-called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…” -1 Timothy 6:20-21 KJV).
Biblical arguments against transgender identity
Robert Gagnon, a scholar who has studied the related issue of the Bible’s stance on homosexuality for 15 years, addressed this very issue in an article in the Christian Post. Here is his position:
He began by citing a different verse in 1 Corinthians. He pointed to 1 Corinthians 6:9, where the Apostle Paul includes a group called “malakoi” or “soft men” in a list of those “who will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
The professor listed various groups in the ancient Biblical setting who attempted to transform their masculinity into femininity: assinnus, kurgarrûs, or kulu’us; the galli. Deuteronomy 23:18 labels a similar group “an abomination,” Gagnon argued, listing other passages which mention these effeminate men (Deut 23:17-18; 1 Kings 14:24; 15:12; 22:46; 2 Kings 23:7; cf. Job 36:14).
Addressing Matthew 19:12, the verse about natural-born eunuchs, the Pittsburgh professor argued that “neither the born-eunuchs nor made-eunuchs have made themselves eunuchs.” The only group that voluntarily chooses to be eunuchs “does so only in a metaphorical sense, for they do not mar their body or seek to change their sex in any way.” Instead, they merely refrain from sexual relations, which are only licit in a marriage between one man and one woman.
Similarly, “Paul’s remark in Gal 3:28 that ‘there is no male and female’ was applied to the status of women before God, not as a basis for eliminating sexual differentiation or legitimizing attempts to change one’s sex,” Gagnon wrote. He acknowledged that Jesus taught that there will be no marriage in the kingdom of God, but until that time, sexual activity must only happen in marriage.
Gagnon admitted that, for some people who embrace a gender identity at odds with their birth sex, some parts of the brain may function like the opposite sex. Nevertheless, chromosomes, genitalia, other external features, and hormones all fit one’s birth sex, showing God’s design.
Transsexuality instead reminded Gagnon of an ancient Christian heresy, Gnosticism, which condemned the material world in favor of the spiritual world. “Attempts to erase one’s birth sex have a quasi-gnostic feel: the dominant features of the body do not matter,” the Pittsburgh professor wrote. He even hinted that transsexuality may merely be a further expression of homosexuality, which also dishonors the natural sex given by God (Source:CP).
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Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness – 2 Peter 2:14-15 (KJV).
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils – 1 Timothy 4:1 (KJV).
All of us are born into sin, so unless we receive Christ as our savior, we remain in sin.
- Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me – Psalm 51:5 (KJV).
- And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done – Genesis 8:21 (KJV).
When we remain in sin, and we rebel against God, he gives us over to a depraved mind, and that person becomes a wide open channel for seducing spirits and doctrines:
- Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others – Ephesians 2:3 (KJV).
- Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: – Romans 1:24 (KJV).
- So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels – Psalm 81:2 (KJV).
Christians who are Holy Spirit filled, and walking with Christ, are required to sacrifice their carnal minds and renew it with the fruits of the spirit: (See also Galatians 5)
- This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. Galatians 5:16-17 (KJV).
- And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts – Galatians 5:24 (KJV).
Those who are not in God’s grace, or not saved but of the world, will give heed to doctrines that the bible tells us about, and when ANY person takes counsel from the ungodly, they again open themself up to further “doctrines of devils and vain teachings of the world, rather than God:
- Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful- Psalm 1:1 (KJV).
- ”..keep that which is avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so-called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…” -1 Timothy 6:20-21 KJV).
- Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ – Colossians 2:8 (KJV).