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  • Writer's pictureStaci Sweet

Bisexuality and Lesbianism

‘A transsexual said he didn’t know whether he was a man or woman; find out who you are in Christ and go from there.’ - Gregory Dickow, Pastor, Life Changers Int’l Church

This is a very sensitive topic and I must tell you upfront, I’ve never been with a woman therefore, I don’t have an experiential background; neither do I have a definitive answer for its root, cause, and effect. But what I will share, is what I received by the Spirit of God, after I prayed and asked Him to teach me how to minister to those who struggle with it. We’ll start our study in Genesis 1:27. ‘…God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.’ Notice God created the male and female at the same time; but it wasn’t until Genesis 2:7 that He ‘…formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.’ Though God created both male and female – at the same time; at this point in history, the female had not become a living being. Therefore, man was the only one present.

Genesis 2:21, 22 says, ‘…the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.’ Here we see God taking a part out of man and making that part into a woman. Now the question becomes, what part? Here, the scripture says ‘the rib’. The Hebraic definition for rib is tselá which means ‘the side or beam1’. Foundationally, the side of a thing or a beam is used for support. Therefore, it is safe to conclude that God took Adam’s support and made it into a woman. And as such, a woman was created to support her man. Is this true today? Absolutely, but there’s more!

Again, Genesis 2:22 says, ‘Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman.’ The LORD God specifically took the man’s rib and with that rib He made it into a woman. That means within that rib was everything that a woman represents; her reproductive ability, social and intellectual skills, and more importantly – her femininity. Therefore, there was a feminine side in Adam that God deliberately took out and made into a woman; which means God intentionally removed the femininity out of man. That tselá – the part or ‘side’ of him that had feminine tendencies was intentionally taken out of him – by God. And as such, may explain why those who struggle with homosexuality tend to believe they were ‘born that way’.