Transgenderism vs Ten Commandments

I recently made a statement that being transgender simultaneously violates about five of the Ten Commandments. In this post, I would like to see if I can prove the statement. I will use the approach of the Westminster Catechism. Each of the Commandments simultaneously prohibits something and encourages its opposite.

Being transgender violates the First Commandment.

First Commandment: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Anyone embracing transsexuality denies God and places themselves above Him. Transsexuals despise God for making them as they are. They demand the right to fix God’s mistake in making them the wrong gender. Claims that God makes mistakes are in fact a denial that he is God and sovereign over His creation.

Being transgender violates the Second Commandment.

Second Commandment: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Since mankind is made in the image of God, any attempt to desecrate an image bearer of God is a violation of the Commandment. Transsexuals wish to remake a person made in God’s image into something they were not created to be. They are thus ungrateful and despise the express will of God. Transgender people worship themselves and deny worship that rightly belongs to God.

Being transgender violates the Third Commandment.

Third Commandment: Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Transexuals malign and scorn God for His work of creating them in a way that such people deem to be defective, in error, and shameful.

Being transgender violates the Fourth Commandment.

Fourth Commandment: The fourth commandment is, Remember the sabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath-day and hallowed it.

The Fourth Commandment reminds us to be thankful to God for His creation and preservation and setting aside one day in seven to show Him gratitude. How can a transexual do this if that person is ungrateful for how God has made them? Such a person is always sitting in judgement of God not submitting to Him.

Being transgender violates the Fifth Commandment.

Fifth Commandment: Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Transgenderism violates this Commandment because they are a sterility cult. They do not believe in the continuity of God’s covenant people; instead, they glory in mutilating their bodies to prevent procreation and thus, prevent the teaching of God’s statutes to the next generation. Transexual beliefs are a punishment from God not the result of His blessings. Honoring your father and mother is a biblical prerequisite to long life. Rejecting the example and gender role models of your godly parents is to repudiate God’s created order.

Being transgender violates the Sixth Commandment.

Sixth Commandment: Thou shalt not kill.

Being transgender is a form of covenantal death. It violates the Dominion Mandate to be fruitful and multiply. It is generational suicide. It is a direct attack on an image bearer of God.

Being transgender violates the Seventh Commandment.

Seventh Commandment: Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Being transgender is adultery because it is following after false gods and false religion. In the Old Testament, adultery was a frequent charge against the nation of Israel when they followed after false gods. Proof of this following after false gods is the fact that transgender people change their name when joining the transgender cult. This changing of one’s name is an acknowledgement that they are following after another god. In many cases they are renouncing their Christian name and taking on a trans name instead.

Being transgender violates the Eighth Commandment.

Eighth Commandment: Thou shalt not steal.

Transgender people steal from themselves, their families, and members of the gender they aspire to become. They defraud themselves by acting upon lies they choose to believe. They steal heirs from their parents and their family. They rob people around them by pretending to be what they are not and can never become. They steal what does not rightfully belong to them. For example, biological boys playing in women’s sports deny women opportunities due to them under false pretenses.

Being transgender violates the Ninth Commandment.

Ninth Commandment: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Being transgender is a form of defrauding your neighbor for pretending or passing yourself off as something you are not. Claiming to be a woman when you are a man or a man when you are a woman. This is clearly a false witness. Transgender people also try to defraud children with lies that girls can have a penis or a man a vagina. This is an abomination of God’s created order.

Being transgender violates the Tenth Commandment.

Tenth Commandment: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.

Being transgender is coveting the traits and sexual organs of another person. It is wanting what cannot be rightfully yours. It is also a repudiation of the blessings that God gave you when He created you.


So, yep, I was conservative in my estimation. Being transgender is a violation of all Ten Commandments. Oh, and God doesn’t grade on a curve. You either keep all ten or are guilty of violating them all. The wages (what you have earned and deserve) of sin (failing to uphold God’s standards) is death but the gift of God is Jesus Christ our Lord.

For further reading see the Westminster Larger Catechism questions 99 to 149.