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Who is God?

The he-she God- Gender equality. The world and occult influence of God as a woman

Genesis 1:26-27 it says of ha-adam, mankind, God made was male and female, both are in the image and likeness of God, even though woman was physically taken from the side of man afterwards. She too contains the same image and likeness of God in man that is non-physical; a moral image.

God made man in his image, “He” made man to have certain characteristics that are to be different than a woman who was made from man after; they were to compliment each other.

From the beginning God revealed Himself to mankind in male terminology, the Bible says God is Spirit. God as spirit has no biological sex, he isn’t material, God who is spirit possesses characteristics that He has passed on to humanity, both male and female who were originally made in his image. This image has morality and limited characteristics that God himself has in a unlimited, for example God does not need to learn, mankind does, God is present everywhere Jer.23:23-24; Ps. 139:7-12, Man is confined to one place at a time. God can create from nothing Man can only use the materials that are already there.

From the offspring of Adam and Eve the image of God is passed to all humans . It was meant to be pristine but Adam and Eve sinned (disobeyed) and the image of God was still passed on became marred.

In the Old Testament, there are over 6,800 occurrences of יהוה (YHWH), and they are always associated with masculine adjectives and masculine verbs. In the Hebrew language, there is no such thing as a neuter, everything is either masculine or feminine. Even things we consider neuter in our English language; such as a table or a chair are given a masculine or a feminine genders in Hebrew.

Because of Adam and Eve’s sin the Lord prophesied in Gn.3:15 he would defeat the angelic intruder that propagated their disobedience. This would be accomplished by God becoming a man (taking another nature, human) this was done through a woman. He will always be in the body of the man Jesus through eternity after the incarnation.

Obviously, being made "in the image of God" has nothing to do with man's physical form, for "God is a Spirit" (Jn. 4:24). Man was made in the spiritual and moral image and likeness of God. God made man's body from the "dust of the ground." Man's soul and spirit, however, are both nonphysical: When “the Lord God...breathed into his [Adam's] nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul"(Gn. 2:7).

The feminine God

Those who want to call God woman misrepresent the true God. There are 170 references to God as the “Father.” God is not a physical father like a man but he has conveyed himself as father and as a son (even the Holy Spirit is represented as masculine). In the Gospel of John 14-16 This is reflective in that man was made first and is the progenitor of humanity.

Over the years the Church has seen movements to have the nature of God changed to be mother, a woman, instead of what the Bible uses, Father and Son; primarily in the ceremony of baptism.

Today we now have protests from the rebellious that say terms like “husband” and “wife” are offensive, they want to remove the genders that God originally created mankind in.

In third century a sect of Syrian Christians treated the Holy Spirit as a female persona, others have done the same throughout the centuries because the spirt is called a comforter, yet Paul Gave the Spirit a masculine pronoun ‘He’, in identity (John 14:16; 15:26; 16:8, 13, 14). The Holy Spirit is identified as a Person by John, using in the Greek the masculine ekeinos.

Jesus said,“I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:" John 16:7, 8)In fact he says he will be another like himself.

Sun Myung Moon wrote in his Divine Principle, “ The Holy Spirit… appears feminine, masculine and impersonal… like God himself ( Unification Theology p.201-202). “He can by no means be God Himself” (Divine Principle, pp. 210-211)

Gender-neutral language (referring to God as "they") is purposely reflecting the nature of God inaccurately. Elohim(Exodus 20:3) the Hebrew preface “imis masculine in genderat the end of a word that makes the word into a plural form, applied to the Godhead.

In recent history, several liberal and mainline Protestant denominations have adopted or encouraged the use of the feminine when referring to God. These include the United Church of Christ, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and the Metropolitan Community Church.

According to an AP report Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to receive a policy paper on gender-inclusive language for the Trinity, "Church officials can propose experimental liturgies with alternative phrasings for the Trinity," are now be referred to as "Mother, Child, and Womb," or "Lover, Beloved, and Love."

The hymnal of the United Church of Christ (UCC) uses inclusive language; recently the Episcopal Church in the US changed the terms in its prayer books to reflect gender-neutral pronouns for God. Using the alternate terminology of Mother for God, but, even using the construct of "lover,” which is offensive.

The Church of Sweden is encouraging its clergy to use the gender-neutral term "God" instead of referring to the deity as "He" or "the Lord". The decision by the Church of Sweden mirrors an international trend taking place for ‘inclusivity of gender’ in the church. The culture has been confused and this confusion is now adapted into there church This feminization of God has been taking place for well over 35 years and it is just one of the angles to distort and damage His nature that is presented to us in the Bible.

The feminine God (Mother) originally comes from the pagan view, some insist that God was a woman before He was made into a patriarchy by religion.

Oftentimes this is called the divine feminine, it can be found in other religions of pagan origin. Even the ancient Tao has this concept within it.

having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; (conceived of as) having a name, it is the Mother of all things. …The valley spirit never dies-it is called the mysterious female"; The

The gate of the mysterious female is called "the root of heaven and earth ." As the Mother of all under heaven, “ There was something featureless yet complete, born before heaven and earth.”

In an article on the role of the female principle in Chinese philosophy, this author notes that some aspects of Lao-tzu's concept of Tao makes it possible to propose that the formation of the teaching about Tao as a philosophical idea was preceded by the cult of some Mother-Goddess which was connected with the genesis of Taoism (Chen, 1974, p.53; Kravtsova, 1994, pp.208-213).

Mormons first brought an extensive teaching of a father and mother in heaven, and today we have other apostate churches teaching that God the Father is married to a divine woman, referred to as "Heavenly Mother." Humans are considered to be spirit children of these two heavenly spirit parents.

God is called “Mother,” by “The World Mission Society Church of God”: Godcreated males and females as a reflection of the male and female images of God: God the Father and God the Mother.

Today there are books written like the Shack, that present two of the persons of the Godhead as women, which is completely divorced from the Scripture.

The Roman Catholic has uplifted the position of the Virgin Mary with the title of '54 Mother of God, which totally incorrect in its definition, attributing that salvation comes by her. Catholicism snuck in a subtle (sometimes overt) worship of a feminine deity that they created teaching the assumption of Mary.

Here in America we have a constant barrage of challenges. A representative from Tennessee House of Representatives, Justin Pearson who is an Activist Politician prays to mother God to take us from dust to dust in church “ now mother god creative god, loving God, holy God take this your servant made from dust and connect him with the raw materials of stardust.”

So it is not surprising when one hears others, like Christina Cleveland, a ‘theologian’ who claims ‘God is a black woman’ On CNN .

The Only Begotten Son of God

Jesus Christ is defined as the Son of God, by masculine pronouns, and is a male gendered human being throughout the New Testament. However, Jesus does use feminine expressions that are metaphorical, or symbolic language to describe himself and the Father.

Jesus spoke of himself expressing a feminine quality, such as him being a mother hen gathering her chicks under her wings “How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!

But God is neither a hen nor a mother, any more than He is a door or a gate (also described symbolically for himself).

“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem .' (Isaiah 66.13, ESV)

'Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you .' (Isaiah 49.15, ESV)

'Did I conceive all this people? Did I give them birth, that you should say to me, "Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries a nursing child," to the land that you swore to give their fathers?' (Numbers 11.12, ESV)

Human characteristics that are used symbolically to describe God are called “anthropomorphism.” Which means God (who is spirit) communicates truths about His nature to humanity by these descriptions. But we should not take these descriptions in a solid literal sense. Since we are limited in our understanding of those things beyond the physical realm. The use of anthropomorphism’s in Scripture helps us to understand who God is in character, most often these terms are allegorical and poetic.

“Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions, the Lord alone guided him, no foreign god was with him …You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you, and you forgot the God who gave you birth.” (Deut. 32:11–12, 18)

This is a poetic rendition to describe God's activity, God is called a door, a rock, no one should take that to be literal of his actual nature.

In scripture: “Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? ( Mal.2:10) “ O Lord, are our Father” (Isa. 63:16–17). “O Lord, you are our Father” (Isa. 64:8–9).

1 Chron. 29:10 “Therefore David blessed the LORD before all the assembly; and David said:"Blessed are You, LORD God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever.”Meaning his created them and will supply their needs.

It is a father that has the role of physically protecting his children although a woman is often used as having compassion so does a father, “As a father shows compassion to his children” (Ps. 103:13). We are told to“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Lk .6:36)

Jesus, who was physically a man spoke of God consistently as Father. “I and the Father are one ” (John 10:30), the Father referring to him as the Son. Jesus came as a man as “the last Adam” (1 Cor. 15:45) a man who is the head over a new humanity as Adam was the head over fallen humanity. Rom. 5:12–19 the first Adam as head over a fallen humanity that brought death (1 Cor. 15:22; Rom. 5:18). Since it was a man who is specifically brought sin and death into the world, it needed to be removed by a man, not by a woman named Mary.

The Father sent the Son from heaven, the Son when He returned to heaven sent the Spirit to live in us and prompts us call out to God as our Father. Gal.4:6 says, “ Because we are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying Abba, Father.”

Yes, there feminine images in the Bible used to describe God. However,Jesus who called himself the Son of God and the son of man did not teach us to pray, saying, “Our Mother in heaven,” But Father (Mt.6:9).

Is God a man or a woman?

The God of the Bible created the universe out of nothing. The universe is not God nor an extension of Him, nor is He part of the universe.

To call God "Mother” within the church, promotes a divisive heresy that challenges the Bible's consistent revelation. For God is not feminine nor a dual gender. A woman nurtures her offspring within her womb and gives birth out of herself, this is precisely what God did not do when he created Man (and woman), who were made in His image (Gn. 1:26-27). Mankind is not an extension of God nor part of God but a separate being entirely, creatures that he put a reflection of his characteristics into a limited fashion.

When God speaks as a Father he is expressing being the originator. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights”(Jms. 1:17).

The term Father is not a choice of symbols or metaphors among others in the Bible. This is what God says Eph. 4:6 “ There is One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”

Ancient pagan cultures worshipped female deities (see Judges 2:13, 10:6; Acts 19:27–28) either separately, or along with a male. God as a woman is found in witchcraft, as well as in the occult, (the world is called Gaia). The mystical Kabbalah carries a theme of the feminine aspect of God, sophia, as well.

Therefore, to speak of God as "She" a goddess, or to refer to creation as "Mother Earth" or "Mother Nature" as being a god, attributed to be a living organism known as Gaia that is motherly and is kind is derived from ancient paganism. This goddess mother does not have the care they attribute to her as she sends volcanoes or earthquakes or tsunamis? From a Biblical perspective these are natural occurrences that take place in a fallen world, nature along with humanity has fallen from its original intent.

This concept of wanting to remove the male concept totally from Scripture becomes an interesting quandary as we see society have the same challenge, men who become women and compete against biological women, ignoring the differences from their own DNA.

TO Israel God says,“For your husband is your Maker, whose name is the Lord of armies; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, who is called the God of all the earth.” (Isaiah 54:5)

God is the Father of Israel and calls Israel his firstborn son (Ex.4:22.) Israel is also the wife of the Lord : Is. 54:6. Yet the Lord is known as the husband of the bride who is the church in the new covenant. The Lord covenanted with his people in the Old Testament which was liken to a marriage relationship. Israel is called the wife of YHWH, while the church is the bride of Christ. Saying this does not mean we are all now female.

Speaking of the Lord as female is not the way God revealed himself to us. There is no Scriptural evidence that the Spirit of God is feminine, nor that God is our mother. The biblical language excludes it. Again, God is Spirit yet he uses masculine metaphors and symbols for showing his strength and sometimes a feminine quality to show his tender care for humanity as both male and female contain his image (moral likeness with limited attributes and characteristics that he has in unlimited ways.).

James is a Hebrew epistle (one of five) where he speaks to the church on spiritual adultery: “ Ye adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

Collectively, the church is spoken of as a she, a bride of Christ (who is the husband), as Israel was the wife of the Lord (adonai) as her husband. He begins with the accusation: of adulteresses, using the feminine noun to designate this group who has befriended the world. The plural identifies those individuals who are unfaithful members of the Bride have their affections toward the world instead of the Christ. This is built upon the Old Testament concept of spiritual fornication, befriending the world.

The church that is not of God that becomes predominant in the last days is called "mystery, Babylon the great, the 29 mother of harlots and abominations of the earth" (Rv. 17:5). She gives birth to many adulterers who try to look like the church.

Re-edit or re-visioning the Word of God to adjust to the trends in today’s culture that is living against God becomes a facet of the apostasy in the last days. The world’s church’s adopts the world’s ways, its language and way to live.

If the church or anyone else thinks using the words “husband” and “wife” for a man and a woman in marriage is “hurtful, wait until they stand before God to see what is really hurtful. You can hold to your opinion, but you can’t say this is what God has said and change His Word. You either accept HIS explanation of himself, and mankind or reject it by your human opinion.

For God has said “Do not be wise in your own opinion.” (Rom. 12:16)

We don’t want to be of those who “ turn their ears away from the truth” (2 Tim. 4:4)

For  “The truth shall make you free.” (John 8:33). That truth is understanding Gods revelation to mankind, the Bible