Jon for President!!

Is God Male?

Of course He is. Just ask any guy.

 

 

The answer is, of course, He is not. Maleness and femaleness are descriptors for creatures who need to procreate in order to continue to exist. God is self-existent. He has always existed. He will never cease to exist.

   The question becomes more pointed however when we look at the consistent use of “He” and “Him” when using personal pronouns to refer to God. Alas, our human vocabulary forbids us to refer to a person as “It”, but why not equally disperse male and female pronouns for God? (Truth be known, there are a few female references for God.)

   And as if to make matters worse, the 2nd person of the Trinity choose to be born male. The nerve of Him. And forget about the fact that the 3rd person of the Trinity is uniformly called “Him” also. What’s God’s point

   Now some have brushed off all this as being a time bound tradition of a patriarchal society that need not be adhered to today. Some have edited the Bible to use more inclusive language, lest women feel left out. And some have even modified their theological vocabulary and called God “the Mother-Father God”. or “Your Higher Power, Whatever You Imagine Him To Be”. All these miss the point… greatly.

   In Heaven, there is no male or female. (Cp. Jesus’ remark that those accounted worthy to attain the Kingdom of Heaven neither marry or are given in marriage, but are as the angels in Heaven.) Indeed, in this life, when we are in Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female. Does it not make sense then to choose one and only one sex (if a sex has to be chosen to accommodate our human language), to refer to Him Who is One as one (sex)?

   But more than this. God is up to something. What’s up with the first-born male needed to be redeemed by a sacrifice? What’s up with God portraying Himself as a “Husband” to ancient Israel? What’s up with man being created first, then the woman, or that the Curse (of Sin) follows the seed of the man, not the woman? (Jesus didn’t have a human father, hence no “inherited” sin nature.)

   Books and books have been written debunking OR upholding the many gender bound portrayals of God and His Laws and His Prophetic Word. And to tell you the truth, I don’t have all the answers. But I’m real suspicious when God does things like this. And so for now, I’ll continue to refer to Him as “Him”.
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