I would like to answer your second question first, but before I do, we need to define “transgender.” A transgender is “a male or female who believes they were born with the wrong body.” Because of this they will either dress like the opposite sex or actually change their sex through hormone therapy and/or surgery. If it were true that “God created them like that,” then we would be saying “God made a mistake and now it’s up to man to correct it.”

Scripture is crystal-clear that when God creates a person, He also determines their sexual gender. Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” This refers, no doubt, to “Adam and Eve.” God then told them, in verse 28, “Be fruitful and multiply,” and thus “procreation” began. But even with procreation, God is still the creator. This is beautifully seen in Psalm 139:13-16, “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written; The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them” (NASB). In this Psalm, David describes, in minute detail, God’s forming of a baby in the mother’s womb. Can one read these precious words and still believe “God made a mistake; He gave that person the wrong body”? This would be blasphemy, for the Psalmist owns that he was “fearfully and wonderfully made,” and that he was “skillfully wrought.” Though David is speaking of himself, the obvious conclusion is that everyone is born by God’s design and this leaves no room for mistakes.

Scripture is equally clear regarding your first question, for God has provided salvation for ALL MEN, including transgenders, and if they will but avail themselves of that salvation they will indeed enter into heaven. To illustrate this, let’s consider those who had been saved in the city of Corinth. We read in Acts 18:8, “And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his household. And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized” (NKJV). Later the Apostle Paul wrote these words to them in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, “Do ye not know that unrighteous persons shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor abusive persons, nor the rapacious, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And these things were some of you; but ye have been washed, but ye have been sanctified, but ye have been justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of our God” (Darby Version).

In their unconverted days, the Corinthians were characterized by many sinful conditions. Included in this list is “those who make women of themselves,” which could be a reference to transgenderism. But Paul goes on to say “these things were some of you,” for their conversion to Christ had not only brought them salvation and the right to “inherit the kingdom of God,” but a new life characterized by holiness. What was once true of them was no longer, for God’s grace had given them a new standing in Christ AND had delivered them from their former lives of sin. No matter how bad a person is, if they will come to Christ and trust Him as their Savior, they will be, like the Corinthians, “washedsanctifiedjustified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of our God.” They will then have the right to enter into heaven, based on Christ’s work for them on the cross and on their faith in the work He accomplished. (168.6) (DO)