The gender of God

As God calls Himself Father, in Scripture, and calls Jesus His Son, this means that God defines Himself as male, and that rules out “mother” or “it”, removing any ambiguity about the gender of God, for God defines Himself as male, not female, and not gender neutral.

His creation reveals this. Eve, being made from Adam, reveals that Eve only had what Adam had, only in different proportions. God didn’t put anything into Eve which Adam didn’t already have. Therefore, feminine is a derivative of the masculine: fe-male means from the male.

We have a masculine God. and feminine characteristics originate from the masculine. Feminine qualities are inclusive of His masculinity. It’s not confusing at all.

One Response to “The gender of God”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    The spin-off subject of the gender of God is invariably Anthropomorphism: attributing human qualities to God. It’

    s argued that God cannot have human characteristics since He is Spirit and not flesh and blood. But it’s very flawed logic, for if you reverse the equation and consider the fact that God made man in His image and likeness, this means the nature of man reveals something of the nature of God.

    God makes a man, and then says that this man is the image and likeness of God.

    Then, for God to take on humanity, in the Incarnation, and to retain this humanity forever (Jesus is eternally a Man) , and the fact that He called God His Father, means we are not attributing human qualities to God, but the other way around: attributing God’s qualities to man, and this getting our definition of God.

    Thus, if God had never made a man we would never have known what He is like, for man reveals the image and likeness of God.

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