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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2012, 12:27:13 PM »
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Metaphors.
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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2012, 12:34:37 PM »
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Metaphors.
Not the only way to take them.

Really? You think God actually IS a mother bear and a mother hen?

I already said, even Paul (a man) describes himself as going through labor pains. (galatians 4:19)

And that was Jesus saying he would be like a mother hen.

The matter of man, not woman, being made in the image of God (1 Corinthians 11:7) speaks to the issue more directly, as does the fact that God's incarnation was male.

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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2012, 12:39:55 PM »
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The matter of man, not woman, being made in the image of God (1 Corinthians 11:7)
That is a stretch and the context is NOT talking about this subject at all.

Women were just as much made in HIS image as men.

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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2012, 12:41:40 PM »
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The matter of man, not woman, being made in the image of God (1 Corinthians 11:7)
That is a stretch and the context is NOT talking about this subject at all.

Women were just as much made in HIS image as men.

Well if you don't want to acknowledge something plainly stated, I guess that's an impasse.

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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2012, 12:46:00 PM »
As it was "plainly stated" earlier - one of the names for God means God the breastly one (in the sense of supplying nutrition)

If you want to call that a male attribute, fine. I do not.

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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2012, 01:10:46 PM »
God is neitheir. God is a spirit. Spirit has no sexual orientation. Many people will argure about whether god is a man or woman. Just say both. God is both because male and female where created by God. Male and female both have the X chromosones if you want to be "scientific" about it.

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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2012, 12:43:28 PM »
Still, nobody has been able to answer this question: After Jesus' resurrection He appeared as a man, and the Bible says that Jesus will return as the Son of Man. It doesn't say He will return as the Daughter of Man. Jesus even looks like a man after He was resurrected back to heaven. So, if God is neither male or female, why does Jesus, being God the Son, look like a man?

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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2012, 01:07:10 PM »
Still, nobody has been able to answer this question: After Jesus' resurrection He appeared as a man, and the Bible says that Jesus will return as the Son of Man. It doesn't say He will return as the Daughter of Man. Jesus even looks like a man after He was resurrected back to heaven. So, if God is neither male or female, why does Jesus, being God the Son, look like a man?

It was not a coin toss. In John 14, Jesus says that to see Jesus is to see the Father.

Is God a man? When God became flesh, he was a man. That should end the debate.

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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2012, 01:21:49 PM »
Gender is a physical material natural designation that does not apply to God and is irrelevant in the spirit realm

God is ALL IN ALL

He births us, begats us, sires us, nurtures us and Fathers us

Adam when he was Created was Alone....or put another way similar to God He was ALL ONE

This is how God was able to extract Eve from Adam

Hence the characteristics we come to know of as female come from Adam....by means of God in fact having their origin in God


How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it!
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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2012, 02:59:16 PM »
I believe God is a man, and that's how I've been raised to believe. For the longest time, I assumed everyone thought likewise. This is an enlightening topic for sure, and it doesn't get discussed much.

One needs to learn to balance all scripture.and the more we study the scriptures and lean more on Him who leadeth us into all truth so then we will elarn to do so more and more.
Thus we have forinstance "God is not a man that he shoudlk lie nor the son of man that he shoulkd repent"

Yet man was made in the image of God.

It is man who has the seed  and was women who was created out of man .yet for balance man isd born of woman.
Every sed will broing forth fruit after oits own kind ,Thus we are manKIND and not another.
Our FATHER then is no coincedence or indeed random.
For what is a neighbour? and what is a brother?
A brother is one of the same househol,d and of the same father. If God be our father by regenerationa nd new birth wether we are male or female we aer all sons of God and are therefore of the same household with the ssme father a neighbour on the other hand  is of another household and another father.
We. are as man were as it were Gods neighbour.desus was the good samaritan despised and rejected  who loved his neighbour .
When My son was born  I consiosly recognised and confessedd as it were that he bore my image. He did so because  he was of my flesh and bone. If he ahd not been my son he woudl not have born my image in him.
Jesus it is written is "the express image of the invisible god" Did nhe not come to seek and to save that which was lost?True it was the lost sheep .But true also was the image of GoD also that was lost or marred  when Aadam sinned and fell. For though he was created in the image of God we are BORN of the image of Adam/Hence not only born in sin but also SHAPEN in iniquity.
When a person is truly BORNagain  then Christ rulkes and reigns in the heart trhen indeed the image of God is there.No wonder on that awfull day of Judgement he will say to some "I never knew you" For not monly do they nopt bare in them Gods image burt also neither the fruit or character of christ.
Thus the Primarily  male aspects of God  are for oursakes given as in likeness as there are no ways or understanding save by the Holy Spirit applying these truths to the heart and then the mind.
The female in lesser degfree also and for the same reason.
Was it not written  Let us make MAN in our image?then it is written male and female made he them.
Thus both are needed  to rflect in some emasure the glory of God. These things get deeper when we consider then the Jesus and the church which is HIS  BRIDE.
So we must be carefull not to bring the Word of God down to our expereince  but rather  lift the word of god above all and seek to bring our exp[ereince in conformity to, it.
Thus  if we reduce this all down to male and female  as of thje flesh we will not  come to understand the realtionship we can have with God through jesus Christ.
For did he not come to reconcile us to the .......FATHER?

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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2012, 03:19:34 PM »
God is called a man or father because history is written by a man. Lets say Jesus was a woman. How would men treat woman? I would say a lot better since so many countries look at women as 2nd to men. How long did it take women to vote in america? Women still struggles with equal rights in the work place today. Let alone in the public eye of being a sex symbol. Men fight wars and build stuff. Men write the history. Regardless God spirit is neitheir or both. Whatever one you choose can be correct. God created everything and its oppisites. Man-Woman, Hot-Cold, Good-Bad. Do not get so caught up wondering what sex is God because it has nothing to do with anything. God is God. A starting point and foundation.

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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2012, 04:14:10 PM »
God is called a man or father because history is written by a man.

Then I suppose that compels us to throw out our traditional view of divine inspiration of the Bible, no? I'm not about to rethink my whole belief system, just for the sake of some feminist ideal.

The Bible calls God "Father," over and over again, unambiguously. That's good enough for me.

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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2012, 07:08:25 PM »
God is called a man or father because history is written by a man. Lets say Jesus was a woman. How would men treat woman? I would say a lot better since so many countries look at women as 2nd to men. How long did it take women to vote in america? Women still struggles with equal rights in the work place today. Let alone in the public eye of being a sex symbol. Men fight wars and build stuff. Men write the history. Regardless God spirit is neitheir or both. Whatever one you choose can be correct. God created everything and its oppisites. Man-Woman, Hot-Cold, Good-Bad. Do not get so caught up wondering what sex is God because it has nothing to do with anything. God is God. A starting point and foundation.


...........that would be all well and good except for the fact that Jesus Himself called God "Father" over and over again......

Man didn't write the script for Jesus to read/repeat, they recorded His words......that's a huge difference...........

Yes, God is a Spirit, and in Heaven there is neither male nor female............folks get hung up on all of this all the dern time and it amuses me that they cannot understand that when God created us male and female in our "human" form, it was for the purpose of procreation of the species just as with all of His other creations.

Our "human" form/being is not the "image" of God we were created after, it is our eternal spirit that is His image.

...........my thoughts...........

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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2012, 01:00:55 AM »
Once again nobody is able to answer my question. I'll ask it again:

After Jesus was resurrection and was back in heaven, he still looked like a man. We know this from Revelation. So, if God is neither male or female, why does Jesus, being God the Son, look like a man even in heaven?

Is anybody actually able to answer this question lol?

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Re: A question about God's gender
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2012, 01:27:29 AM »
Once again nobody is able to answer my question. I'll ask it again:

After Jesus was resurrection and was back in heaven, he still looked like a man. We know this from Revelation. So, if God is neither male or female, why does Jesus, being God the Son, look like a man even in heaven?

Is anybody actually able to answer this question lol?

Why is this even a question?  Does it matter at all?  Shouldn't we be more concerned with getting to heaven ourselves and less concerned about what things (or Jesus) will look like when we do get there?  If you're still questioning it then, ask him yourself when you see him.