4 Reasons Jesus Would Invite Caitlyn Jenner Over For Dinner

The transgender discussion is something that has dramatically heightened over the last few months. And with the recent introduction of Caitlyn Jenner, formally known as Bruce Jenner, many people have fled to their social media feeds in order to share their opinions to the world. Might I say, many of these opinions are ill-minded and without love. 

It seems as if mocking and ridiculing people who are transgender has become justifiably okay in the eyes of many of Christians. This doesn’t help the Gospel of Jesus at all.  It’s wrong, regardless of what scripture you are using to combat the situation.

I don’t know the former Olympic gold medalist personally, but I do know that as a Christian I’m called to show love, compassion and grace. I know that Jesus would welcome Caitlyn Jenner to his dinner table without question, and I believe that anyone who calls themselves a Christ follower is called to reflect an image of similarity. Here are a few reasons why.

1. Jesus is love.

“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”—1 John 4:8

2. Jesus is grace.

“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”—John 1:17

3. Jesus isn’t partial.

“For God shows no partiality.”—Romans 2:11

4. Jesus welcomes sinners. (We’re all sinners) 

 “And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”—Luke 15:2

This Is A Human Life

I’d be lying if I said I can fully wrap my brain around the idea of being transgender, but that doesn’t mean I’m to withhold a love and compassion. This is a topic that many of us are still learning about. And while DON’T believe someone needs to modify their body in order to embrace the person God has called them to be, this doesn’t you will find me lining up to cast the first stone against someone I know very little about. There is more to the story than plastic surgery. This is a human life…

Jesus is the definition of love and grace, and let’s not forget that he will never be found partial towards one person or another. You don’t have to agree with someone’s decisions in order to show them love. Many people forget this, and I believe this truth to be the very reason that Christians are looked at as judgmental and hypocritical. Many don’t know how to love people who are different from them. Isn’t that what the great commission is all about? Sharing hope with people who are different from you…

So while many Christians and non-Christians alike continue to throw stones and make fun of someone who now wants be referred to as a woman, I’ll be over here showcasing love and grace to someone who is in need of a friend. As I’ve written in a previous post, If Christians truly care about the sanctity of life, they will be more cautious in the ways in which they treat a community whose suicide rate is currently at 40%.

You don’t have to condone something to show compassion.

—Jarrid Wilson


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Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

124 comments on “4 Reasons Jesus Would Invite Caitlyn Jenner Over For Dinner”

  1. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

    Ephesians 4: 29

    Thanks for being encouraging and a reminder to a broken culture of what love is. A reminder not only of “love” but of the UNCONDITIONAL love our Lord, Jesus Christ extended to the tax collectors, sinners, prostitutes, and us. The parables are a great example of how Jesus spent his time here on earth and the very words He left with us.

    1. Jesus also confronted the woman at the well of her sin (John 4) and the told the woman caught in adultery “go and sin no more.” (John 8). We are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone. That does not mean that we are not to repent of our sin and turn from our sin. Yes, our talk should be wholesome and considerate. But it must be truthful!

  2. What a bunch of Chatty Cathy’s some if you are…THIS IS NOT ABOUT SIN!!! This is about Genetics!!!. As in some of you have brown eyes, some blue, some green. Every once in a while some one is born blind, or deaf, or some born that look nothing like the parents. mixed up genes! People are different. And, for the record, Homosexuals don’t choose, they are born different. Its about genes. Geez!! U People need to go back to highschool Biology. Stop judging.

    1. Then any behaviour would be about genetics. You just happen to not have a problem with this particular behaviour. This makes you a hypocrite. It is exactly about sin.

  3. Caitlyn is still a he. I’m sorry we haven’t made it clear to him that God made him and loves him because he’s worthy. There are no conditions, no stipulations of change. Unconditional love is something we Christians still have to master. Until we do, people will try to change to get it.

    1. No. Caitlyn is a She. God might have made her but somewhere in the came of telephone that is genetic recombination, a few wires got crossed. It wasn’t a mistake. It just happened that way.

    2. I am in complete agreement with the above statement. He can have as many things removed as he wants to, but it still doesn’t change how God created him. God doesn’t make mistakes. I believe we are all born with certain things we are going to struggle with, but that is why we have a God who can see us through anything. Everyone gets so wrapped up in being happy in this life, but we seem to forget that achieving happiness is not what our mission is all about. God doesn’t “thou shall do what will make oneself happy”. Jesus even asked His Father, before His death, if there were any other way to redeem humanity… and the answer was no… do you think Jesus was “happy” that he was about to be nailed to a cross? What makes us think we are any better than Jesus Christ… saying “oh well it makes me happy”.
      I believe someone changing their gender, and saying the body I was placed in is a mistake… is a complete slap in the face to God. Like I mentioned before, HE DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES.
      But just because I disagree with this man’s decisions, does not mean I am going to sit back and judge him. I do agree that we should be more loving towards the person. I think back to some major mistakes I have made, and if it weren’t for the love & support of others, I would probably be in a totally different place than I am right now.
      We are called to be the hands and feet of Christ, to go out and spread His kingdom, to go out and serve the least of those among us. To love God and love others. No where in there does it say do whatever you want as long as you’re happy. This world is not our home, achieving happiness here, won’t touch the joy found in Christ.

  4. Beautifully written. While I do not understand Caitlyn Jenner’s journey, I see that her soul is happy. God sees your soul, not your body. How can any other soul deny another’s happiness. It blows my mind how many conservative Christians don’t behave as though Christ did. Just blows my mind. Thank you for writing this.

  5. Love the lost, speak the truth from God’s Word, in a loving way & leave the rest to the Holy Spirit…we don’t have the power to change people anyway…this whole thing is sad to the Father, I’m sure…

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