|"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." - ISA 55:8:9||
Get out those dusty genetics books & your Bible software ;-) Here we go:
It is written: GEN 3:15 "and enmity I put between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he doth bruise thee -- the head, and thou dost bruise him -- the heel.' " - Spoken by God to the Devil as a prophecy concerning messiah. Her "SEED"? Hmmmm. This is a phrase usually used in reference to men in the Scripture, now being applied to a woman as if a woman could provide the seed "sperma" of life! This same prophecy is repeated: IS 7:14 "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
OK. For the genetics lesson: In human biology, a baby happens when a male sperm (coded either "X" or "Y") unites with the woman's egg (Always coded "X"). Two X's (XX) normally code a female, while an (XY) usually code a male. I say 'usually' because hormones play a role and sometimes the body form manifested does not match what we'd expect from the code underlying it (as research on Intersexed births shows). Also, there are a number of variations that can occur which all make interesting reading. One of these is where the chromosome that determines the "coded" gender is missing. This results is a genetic sex pattern of "X0" where "0" represents an empty set. Among human births, such a genetic pattern is almost always mixed as a double set of sex chromosomes (XX-X0 / XY-X0). Looking at that result, you can't really say "boy" or "girl" and often, the physical expression of such a genetic pattern is amorphous (& the doctors exclaim ... "oh my"). Scripturally, this is a eunuch (born that way)... Matt 19:12 says: "For there are eunuchs, that were so born from their mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, that were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, that made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. ").
HOWEVER...hormones play a great role here, and if a fetus coded "X0" (as was Jesus -- bear with me & I'll show you why this is so) has a mother who produces testosterone (from the adrenal glands), the hormone will cause a cascade and masculinize the child. "X0" is the genetics, -- but a male body-form results (...and a son is born) . Now for the skeptics who think the concept of an lone egg self fertilizing is impossible ... I will draw your attention to a scientific PROCESS now in use that where scientists produce CLONES by self fertilizing the egg of a female (search the Internet on cloning with a female egg). Amazing! Scripture indicated it could happen. People scoffed. They scoffed 6000 years too soon. It is written: "For Jehovah has created a new thing in the land: a woman shall enclose a man. " (This is a play on words, - which Hebrew is notorious for). The New testament says it this way: "But when the time had come, God sent out his Son, made of a woman, made under the law". Made of a WOMAN (not by a woman, but OF a woman). Under the LAW (Law means Law: Precept by precept, line by line). Miraculous, maybe; -- Scientifically plausible? ABSOLUTELY!
Scripture says that
God was involved with conception of the Son of God (which would seem a 'given'
as it is written: LK 1:35 "And
the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and
the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also the holy
which is begotten shall be called the Son of God."
Microsurgery of an egg requires precision tools. About the Word of God, it is written: HEB 4:12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart. " Looks precision enough to me.... and since Mary had only an "X" to contribute, the child was coded X0. Since "female" is normally "XX", it cannot be said that Jesus was a "girl" ... as it is written: "By the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses shall any matter be established". No second "X", no argument! Since the "Y" chromosome does not code flesh, but acts as a switch for hormones -- it is optional!
Scriptural proofs? Yes. It is written: 2COR 5:17 "Wherefore
if any man is in Christ, `he is' a
new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are
" See, that NEW CREATURE is like the CHRIST... According to Paul:
"There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free,
there can be
no male and female;
for ye all are one `man' in Christ Jesus.
GAL 3:29 And if ye are Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise." Well....that's a loaded little statement written by a brilliant man who knew nothing about genetics ... but boldly stated that IN CHRIST there was N0 "Male & Female"! BULLSEYE! And if you eliminate the issue of "gender", the the issue/s of "sexuality & sexual orientation" become moot!
See, according to the Scripture, the creature reproduces after it's kind as it is written: "And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kind: and it was so." Backing up then ... If we, in Christ are no longer "male and female", but simply called "man" (according to the inner man who is a spirit), then we must have come from a parent who is the same ... Jesus the Christ. We'll see this fully when we are resurrected ... as it is written: LK 20:35 "...but they that are accounted worthy to attain to that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: for neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection."
Jesus was the firstborn in this respect. It is also why the Scripture prophesies that Adam "begat" (e.g. Genesis 5:3); -- or did Jesus (the 2nd Adam) say in vain: LK 24:44 "These are my words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me. "? How does the 2nd Adam "begat"? It is written: "Flesh gives birth to flesh, but Spirit gives birth to Spirit." It is written: "If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual `body'. 1COR 15:45 So also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam `became' a life-giving spirit. Howbeit that is not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; then that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is of heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." Could it be any clearer?
Consider this from the standpoint of genetics: If a body form needed to be created as a universal "life-support" system for male or female, -- the ideal matrix would be one that had an opening for whichever sex chromosome existed in the person needing to be "transplanted". An "X0" genotype makes a perfect template for EITHER "XX" or "XY" because the "0" is the opening for either! Remember that the "0" is not a sex chromosome...but a H0LE. Understand? Let's see what Paul writes about "holes". " ...and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose, `yea' and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are". And in the same train of thought: "...having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross." - Col 2:14 Could that "Written Code" have been DNA (in addition to the Law of Moses, of course)?
Understand, that birth defects occur as a genetic fault. Boys have more birth defects, because Girls have an extra "X" chromosome to correct genetic faults. What this means is that the "X" that composed Jesus is FAULTLESS as it is written: "And whosoever offers a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto Jehovah to accomplish a vow, or for a freewill-offering, of the herd or of the flock, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein." - Lev 22:21 And the scripture says that the Yeshua WAS that sacrifice! So what does the "X0" body of Christ offer humanity when transplanted into it's matrix at the resurrection? UNIVERSAL D0N0R - with a genetic profile that fixes ALL genetic errors in the recipient! So, whether your gender is determined in the now by an "X" or a "Y" -that coding will fit where the "0" in Yeshua's gender code -therefore bringing to pass via Yeshua (the 2nd Adam) the Scripture that says: "This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; -- Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created." -Gen 5:1-2 (Got prophecy? "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." Ec 1:9)!
These material process/s are the reasons the Jesus could say that HE ALONE in the mediator between man & God! See, it's not a fairy-tale! Real principles from the real world needed real solutions that no other religion on earth accounts for (nor even suggests needed solving)! Man was made to be hierarchally above the animals ... but as a result of the fall (recorded in Genesis) we are currently triage'd IN an animal "skin". This current body needs to be swapped out. Yeshua is how God accomplished it; --Reconnecting the physical need of man with the spiritual nexus-- as it is written: "For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit." - EPH 2
An analog would be Layer-1
in computing systems. As advances in technology occur, we constantly swap out
the hardware level for more advanced equipment. However, the general operating
principles of usage remain the same. The telephone system would be the best
example: From analog to digital - yet despite 100 years of upgrades, the general
function at the end points is unchanged (however, the quality & performance
between the endpoints is drastically improved today). At the resurrection, G0D
will make the final swap-out of hardware -with a firmware upgrade at the same
time. Through His Spirit, the remaining misdeeds of each rebuilt body will be
zeroed by leaving out the synapses that would cause poor judgment (sin). See,
every tree that doesn't produce "good fruit" will be cast into the fire.
"Tree" is figurative. Ever notice how neurons resemble "trees"? Think on these
God is BRILLIANT beyond our ability to plumb the depths of it & He is absolutely RATIONAL. We're just catching glimpses of how He does things, as we stumble onto knowledge & as His Spirit shows us analogs of His Plan by bringing what we have learned to our memories. "For high have the heavens been above the earth, So high have been My ways above your ways, And My thoughts above your thoughts." - God, Isa 55; "But God revealed [them] to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all [things], even the depths of God. " - Saul/Paul 1Co 2:10;
I believe that as we learn, there will be Scriptures that may have been mysteries for many many years, that will suddenly be opened to our understanding. Faith is the argument that says: "I believe you God while I wait for my mind to be enlightened as to Your process."
Consider: The religious experts of today create huge controversies over gender & who can love who - based on an imagined Boolean "penis postulate". They completely ignore the very Scriptures (that they claim to know so well) in the places where it makes clear that God, took the issue of GENDER and multiplied it by ZER0! "God sent a Son, made of a woman"!
The subject of sexual identity is beyond the scope of this website. However, the conversation herein may provide some semblance of peace for those who may be dealing with that issue (something that I admit I have no experience with.). I will add that although g0ys are opposed to bending-gender (bearing a form of false witness); --We also realize that an intersexed person or someone who has a sexual identity crisis is technically, NOT bending-gender in their attempts to become who (in good faith) they perceive themselves to be.