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Hawkman

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  1. I was up early this morning so started researching that question. I was amazed at all the opposing veiws. Some churches call it a sin while others call it acceptable. No wonder so many lose their faith. No wonder so many are confused. So, I thought I would add my two cents. I was brought up in, and still adhere to one of the most conservative religions out there. Independant Fundamental Baptist. And, being a born again christian, indwealt by the Holy Spirit, I was told, the Holy Spirit will never allow you to pray for something that goes against God's will for your life. So, before i did anything about transitioning, I prayed for 2 years, and never once felt convicted. And now, years later, I have a deeper more personal relationship with God than I have ever known. Am i deceived as some conservative churches like to use as an excuse? Absolutely not. Because i know that my God is not a God of confusion. He is a God of...yes is yes, and no is no.
  2. Hi all. I know it has been a while since I posted. Been dealing with a lot of hard times. I know many do not believe you can be trans and also believe in Christ as Lord and Savior. Well, my life is proof that you can. I know with all that has been going on and the way things are happening, it is God working in the midst of it all. I had to rush my Dad to the emergency room on New Year's Eve. He had a second stroke. From the emergency room at the VA, he was sent to a rehab center that gave him no care at all. Thankfully I do have POA, and I moved him to DHMC. He was close to death at that point. From there, I have been able to get him into the best rehab/elder care center in the state. How does that all involve God in my life? First, by giving me the strength and wisdom to be there for my Dad every day and make wise choices for him. Through the power of prayer, my Dad's Medicaid came through in 2 weeks. A process that normally takes up to 6 months. And the rehab he is going to. That is a place that normally has up to a year waiting period. It took 1 month to get my Dad a place there. Yes, God does work in the lives of believers. Will he try our faith through hardship? Oh yes. Read Romans 5:3-5. God has taken me through each step.
  3. The website, www.transfaithonline.org, is looking for stories of two-spirit people. As most of you know, two spirits were considered a blessing both to Native American families and to the tribe. And to quote the website, " Note: This is the first of many special invitations that we will be making to support the further development of the Transfaith website as a broad-based resource for gender-affirming spiritual vitality."
  4. First, as others have said, your parents do not hate you. They just do not understand. And God does not hate you either. I am a born again, Christian, transman. I struggled with the same things you are struggling with now. In fact, I prayed constantly for 2 years before I transitioned. Wanting to stay in God's will for my life. I knew I was male from the day I ever had a thought. I also have always had a very strong belief in and relationship with God. You don't have to give up on God to be who you are. I do belief that being trans is a birth defect. Just like a child born with any disability. One Bible story that I used when dealing with my parents years ago, is the story of the potter and the clay. It's a story that most will use against you. but if you read the end, it says, " and God remade the clay into something good."
  5. I have also looked to trans dating sites. Wished there were more trans women that were interested in trans men.
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    Read This Today

    You do not need a church to be all God would have you to be. I have not attended church for years, but I do believe in Jesus as my Lord and Savior. And I know that without Christ in my life, I would have no life. I do not need some religious sect telling me how to live or who to be. I have the Bible that tells me all I need o know.
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    Liked this

    Viewed this 8 minute film put out by the Toronto Film Festival. It's called, 'No Bikini.' You can view it online or, if you have Comcast, it is one of the free movies they are putting out this month. Makes me remember the days when I would ask my parents, " is it ok if I go outside without a shirt?"
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    Parable Of The Sower

    Hey Gennee. As for all believers, the enemy will look to deceive. One thing that I have heard is that, when you feel under attack, it is because you are on the right path, and the enemy doesn't want you there. As Joyce Myers says...'New level, new devil.' Also God promises that if we ask for wisdom, He will give it to us, without reproach. It's one thing I pray for every morning. Wisdom. In the decisions I make. the things I say and do. God, give me wisdom.
  9. So, I am not going to go into detail. My Dad fell the other day and was able to get to the phone and call me. I know it is only God being my strength that I was able to lift this 200 pound man up off the floor. He is doing ok now. A lot of pain his arms. He only wanted my help. I know he fears being put in a nursing home. And I will honor his wishes. I know God will give me the wisdom when he needs more. Say a prayer
  10. Yea Westboro Baptist church has no idea of what it means to follow Christ. I will not judge Phelps or his followers. Not my place. I only know that God does not hate anyone. Search the Bible. You will find that to be true. The Bible says,God is Love. God hates sin, but not the sinner. If God hated sinners, I would be at the top of the list. . And as Lori said, don't waste the time. He will be judged.
  11. Not sure if any of you like contemporary Christian music. I just got the Newsboys, 'He reigns, Cd. It is awesome. Two songs I like are titled, 'He Reigns,' and 'Strong tower.' You can check out the songs on youtube. The song titled, 'Strong tower ,' is a favorite. Lifts me up in hard times.
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    A New Work, A New Way

    Hey Gennee. Wished I lived in an area where I could listen to your broadcast. Amazing you were talking about the fruits of the spirit. It is something I have been reading about for the past week. In 1 Corinthians 12 it talks about diversity of Spiritual Gifts. I find in praying and studying, that my gift is the gift of faith. And I have been sharing that with my Dad. It's so great now, that when he starts complaining he will look at me and say, "Well you tell me God Is in control and I am trying to remember that."
  13. I agree with you. That is why I chose Daniel as my middle name. The meaning of the name is 'Judged only by God." I agree too many people use religion as a way to put others down. Those are people that really don't know God at all. I don't have a religion, I have a faith. I can understand why people chose not to believe considering there are churches like Westboro out there. And I look to judge no one but myself. By looking at my own shortcomings I can work on those and become a better person..
  14. Just thinking about this today. I think that a lot of non-believers expect that Christians are supposed to live a perfect life. Yes, God does want us to be conformed to the likeness of Jesus, but as humans, we can not achieve this. In a lot of ways it is harder for someone that believes in God to live right. Because we have an enemy that wants us to mess up. Mess up our lives and testimony so that all will be turned away. I wonder if this is the reason some don't believe. That they expect Christians should be perfect.
  15. Hey Summer. I have no problem with people that have views different than mine. I do have to say it is misleading to blame God for all the wrong and hurt in the world. We do have an enemy that looks to deceive all. An enemy that wishes none to believe. Also, God gives us free will . Meaning we can chose weather to do harm or good. And based on peoples choices, government choices,people suffer. All I know is Christ. The Christ that gave his life for a wreck like me.
  16. It did go further. One thing this minister asked before I could even pose my question was, " What name do you go by now...So I know how to address you." It did go further, just from the respect.
  17. So I called my Mom today to ask if she would contact this Baptist minister we both know. she told me to call him myself, that he knew of my life changes. So just called him. My questions being basically about caring for my Dad. It was scary calling him. He knew me in my past also . And he was very respectful. And I appreciate that he asked if he could contact me in a couple days. To take the time to think about my questions. Felt really good to be accepted by this pastor that I have always had great respect for
  18. Tried looking for the update. Heard a small blerb on the local news this morning that the courts are calling for Mass. to pay for her surgery. Guess thy are looking not to make it very public.
  19. Latest news. She has been ok'd for surgery. Does that mean we all need to go to jail to get our needs met? This is so wrong for law abiding folks that insurance will not pay for. This is so wrong!
  20. After the attacks of 9-11, the leaders of this country, in addressing the nation quoted a verse out of Isaiah. Isaiah 9:10. That verse says, "The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with hewn stones ; The sycamores are cut down, But we will replace them with cedars. " If the leaders of this county back then,had taken the time to look at the text in full, they would have seen that the use of this verse was actually wrong. For in the context of this verse, God put a curse on the land. Because they did not look to God but to themselves to rebuild. Isaiah 9:11 says, "Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him And spur his enemies on." The Bible needs to be taken as a whole, not in parts.
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    Ban on Surgeries to be Reevaluated

    I was one of the people interviewed by the lawyers that are looking to get medicare to include trans surgeries. With the mess going on with HHS now, that could put it all on hold for a long time.
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    Pat Robertson... yep Pat Robertson

    You just gotta stop stealing all the Charmin!
  23. I know, from the messages I read, that most think all Christians are extremists. So I just wanted to put out my faith as a Christian. My faith tells me to love my neighbor as myself, to bless those that curse me, to forgive as Christ forgives me, to not think more of myself than others, to walk in love because God is love, to not judge because by the same measure I judge, I will be judged, to be honest in all things, to live the golden rule, and to do all things as unto the Lord. That's my faith. And I'm not perfect, but I try my best to live that faith.
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