Reuters reports that, according to the Vatican’s doctrinal office, those who believe themselves to be “transgender,” even after having hormone treatments and surgery, “can be godparents at Roman Catholic baptisms, witnesses at religious weddings and receive baptism themselves” (November 8, 2023). In July, Pope Francis met with “transgender” people and said to one, “Even if we are sinners, he (God) draws near to help us. The Lord loves us as we are.” Francis seems to be working to be a very “inclusive” pope, and many of the Roman Catholic priesthood appear to be following his example.
While Pope Francis and the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church claim to represent the Church founded by Jesus Christ on the Apostles, it is evident that they are defending their personal beliefs, not the faith revealed in the Bible, God’s inspired word (2 Timothy 3:16)—which clearly requires repentance from sin before baptism (Matthew 3:7–8). The Bible also admonishes us, “Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9). Scripture defines both good and evil and clearly states that men should not dress like women and women should not dress like men, because doing this is an “abomination” to the Almighty (Deuteronomy 22:5) who does not change (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8).
The Bible reveals that God does love us, and Christ died so that our sins can be forgiven—if we repent of them (Acts 2:38). God hates evil and sin, and those who love Him will feel as He does and steer clear of them (Psalm 97:10; Proverbs 8:13). Many today profess to be servants of God and to mean well, but they do not follow what He says (Matthew 7:21). To learn more about God and His love for mankind, be sure to read or listen to John 3:16: Hidden Truths of the Golden Verse.