Because Christianity is bigger than Biblical manhood or Biblical womanhood (Blog of Retha Faurie)

Myth: “God is masculine. He describes Himself in masculine terms throughout the Bible.”

God is spirit and have neither male nor female body parts.

God say God is not a man in Num. 23:19 and 1Sa. 15:29. The real Hebrew meaning of that is “not a male person,” and not merely “not a person.”

God often reveals Godself in female terms: A woman looking for coins in Luke 15, a housewife baking in Luke 13:20-21, a mother eagle in Deut. 32:11. (Although Deut. 32:11 doesn’t contain the word mother, it describes a mother eagle.) God refers to carrying Israel in God’s womb and giving birth to Israel. (Deut. 32:18, also Isaiah 46:3-4) God reveals himself as a midwife – a female job– in Ps. 22:9a and 71:6, and both as father and mother in Isa. 45:10.

Advertisements

Comments on: "Myth: “God is masculine. He describes Himself in masculine terms throughout the Bible.”" (1)

  1. NorrinRadd said:

    What about the Spirit “brooding” over the deep in Gen. 1:2?

    Or Jesus likening Himself to a mother hen in Matt. 23:37 / Luke 13:34?

    What about the feminine nature of Personified Wisdom speaking in Proverbs? That’s sometimes taken as Christ speaking pre-Incarnation, and somewhat of a basis for His identification as Logos.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: