This is a different view of Created this Way I
felt I should include it as well as mine, Sandra
I’ve been having a conversation with Sandra about whether we are created the
way we are or not. Sandra thinks yes, I think no, at least no in a direct
sense. Sandra has asked that I share my thoughts with the rest of you, so here
If we believe we are intentionally created by God to be the way we are, with
different degrees of femininity, some slight and some total, that’s fine.
We would also have to believe that God intentionally creates others with
different traits. We would have to accept that everyone is intentionally
created the way they are, and that a loving God is directly involved in each new
birth. We couldn’t say, for example, that God created me the way I am,
but He didn’t create children with physical and mental defects the way they
are. We would have to believe that God intentionally creates Siamese
twins, children born with hearts outside their chests, holes in their hearts,
limbs missing etc. He would also be intentionally creating babies in 15
year old girls in the back seat of cars. He would be creating babies in
mothers knowing that an abortionist was waiting to suck the life out of the
mothers womb, making the most dangerous place for a baby to be at this time in
history, it’s own mothers womb. If God is intentionally creating these babies,
then God is not a God of love, but a monster. And a monster He is not. So
what then, is God not involved at all in the creation of new life??
Of course He is, but not directly, it is an indirect involvement.
Genesis 1:27 says this. “So God created man in His own image (spiritual,
moral) in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them.”
God blessed them and said to them “Be fruitful and increase in number, fill
the earth and subdue it.” Genesis 2:2. By the seventh day God had
finished the work He had been doing; so on the seventh day He rested from all
His work.And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He
from all the work of creating that He had done. So God is finished creating.
Everything He wanted to create he has finished.
One of the things He created was the ability for man to procreate. He designed
the system where sperm and egg meet and a child is conceived. He placed
this design in man and woman, and gave them the ability to have children. He
told them to “be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.” It is
man that has the God given ability to reproduce, sometimes he uses that ability
responsibly and sometimes, most it seems, he does not. So why then
are we born this way, why are others not born perfect? It all has
to do with the entrance of sin into the world. There is no talk about sin
anymore that I have noticed. It should be one of the main topics. God thought so
much of it He sent His Son because of it. We all know that Adam and Eve
were sinless at first; they were naked, and didn’t even notice, they had
communion with God and He walked with them in the garden. But when they
sinned, everything changed, they noticed they were naked and tried to cover
themselves, they tried to hide from God. God evicted them from the garden
and even cursed the ground they walked on. Sin had made it’s entrance
into a perfect world, and things started to change. I believe that even
our DNA is not the same as it was in the beginning. We are far from the
perfection of Adam and Eve. It is sin that has created the physical and
mental changes in humanity, sin that causes birth defects. You can
still say that God created me this way if you want. But it was not His
direct intervention that you are like you are. Here is a verse from Exodus 4
verse 11, Moses is talking with God. The Lord said to Him (Moses) “Who gave
man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes
Him blind? Is it not I the Lord?” Sounds like God is still creating,
that He does intentionally create deaf and
blind, and all I’ve mentioned with babies as well. But that isn’t the
case. God is omniscient, He knows everything, He knows more about you than you
know about yourself, He knew how you would be created, He knew how we all would
be created, He knows how the next generation and the next will be created.
It is His “Permissive Will” that lets you be created the way you are.
He doesn’t step in and stop things. You can say that God created you the way
you are, but it is His permissive will that let it be. It wasn’t that He
reached down and created you as you are in your mothers womb. Sandra quoted a
verse where Jeremiah is saying basically, “I’m am wonderfully and fearfully
knit me together in my mothers womb, how wonderful are your works.“ This
isn’t saying that God took the time to arrange Jeremiah in His mothers womb
while Jeremiah was being formed. God did all that when He designed the
reproduction system. Jeremiah is saying in effect, as I have and you probably
have as well, “Look at me, look at my hands my eyes my ears, look at my
skin, listen to my heart beating in my chest, feel my lungs fill with air, God
you are so wonderful, look at the way you made me, you’re incredible.”
I have to stop here. I hope my thoughts aren’t too confusing. It’s
difficult to get them from my brain to the computer and have them come out the
way I want them to.
You are created by God. He knew you before the foundation of the world. He knew
you would be TG and He let it be, but it was his “permissive will,” not His
direct intervention that you are as you are. He loves you the way you are.
He couldn’t love you any more than He already does, and He refuses to love you
any less, no matter what.