Father’s Day is coming. We have the opportunity
to do something good for God. Jesus called him FATHER. Most modern theologians say God is neuter, not masculine. THIS
IS ABSOLUTELY FALSE. I’ll will reply to this shortly.
Our news and entertainment media, and our culture, laugh at,
trivialize, and ridicule, men and fathers. This dishonors God the Father!
God wants us to be men, not wimps. We should speak up and speak out!
Some years ago I realized, as a Dad, I could use holidays to be God’s man
in my family. On Thanksgiving, I got President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation off the Internet.
I read it at dinner -- many excellent thoughts and thanksgivings toward God. A great example for
my kids, too.
said to pray, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name... Jesus taught
that God is HE!
The Apostle’s Creed,
a very early, concise statement, agrees, “I believe in God the Father Almighty Maker of Heaven and Earth….”
So, we have the very, very strongest historical testimony that God is actually a MALE person.
See my pages The Apostle's Creed and The Lord's Prayer.
I saw an article by feminist Gloria Steinem.
She said men should get a “break.” Women have kids – this signifies
womanhood. But men have nothing to signify manhood. If someone
says, men do football or boxing, etc., then some woman, in a pro game, kicks a field goal, and other women start boxing leagues.
Her point – women have children, men have NOTHING that they, can say for sure, "this is manhood."
So she says men should get a “break.”
But, God definitely says otherwise!!! God
says otherwise, for sure! He is HE and men are HE; women
are SHE, the differential, and complementary personage and gender to God.
God is straight; God is NOT gay.
Words are determined
by USAGE!! All the way down through human history the word "FATHER" means
a STRAIGHT MALE, NOTHING OTHER THAN THAT. It means a man married to a woman, and they have children!
So, there is NO doubt what
Jesus meant by "the Father," and likewise his associates who also used the term extensively.
From cover to cover in a zillion embedded details the Bible plainly tells us
God is a male -- He's a STRAIGHT MALE. Throughout the Old Testament of the Bible, God the HE, is pursuing
Israel, the SHE. Throughout the
New Testament, it is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the HE, and he is pursuing, his "her," known as the "Church."
To claim God is neuter, is to deny the integrity of the entire Bible -- it is to reject the straight forward way
in which Jesus and his associates always took the Bible.
Years ago I was asked to come into a Sunday school class and be a “male role-model.”
I said, “Sure, glad to help.” But, as I thought about it, I realized, I had no clue
what that was. So I earnestly prayed to God. God showed me he is really,
really, HE, and He’s not she, it, or, gay – so he specially created men in his same
personage and gender, and women in the complementary personage and gender.
So, being a man and father is a very great privilege,
honor, and purpose. Womanhood is also, but, differentially, and complimentarily.
Most modern evangelical
theology teachers say God is neuter, that He’s a spirit, and thus not really, truly, he.
This is flat wrong -- God is BOTH completely MALE AND A TRUE SPIRIT.
THESE ARE NOT CONTRADICTORY!!!
The Bible teaches BOTH; He IS a spirit, AND HE IS HE!
These are NOT contradictory.
On Mount Sinai, God covered Moses with his “hand.” Moses saw God’s “back
parts,” but not his “face” (see Exodus 33:20-23).
In Revelation chapter 4 and 5 God is seated on a thrown
and has a scroll in his right hand.
God, although a spirit, has a very real male body, made of some kind of super duper spirit
stuff. He is NOT a nothing. 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 we learn that in the resurrection, people will
have spirit bodies.
it must be true, that God, in whose image men are made, is truly a male person. The Bible tells us God made men in his
image, and also that we are body, soul, and spirit.
I overheard my teenage son in a phone call to a young lady, calling himself a “male.”
I felt rather sad he could not say, “I’m a young man.” We are created and ordained
men, in the image of God. We should stand tall.
Our young men must be convinced of the genuine importance, honor, and high calling
of publicly, personally, representing our great God. When manhood and fatherhood are insulted, God’s
very person is insulted as well!
We men are conditioned to “take it
-- and not let it show,” especially if it comes from a woman. This is not good; we should preach
the true person of God and his redemption in Jesus Christ. We need to boldly stand up for God.
Doctrinally, there are some big issues here, too.
If God is really neuter, that means that God has misrepresented himself from one cover of the Bible to the other.
This is unthinkable, and false. And if true, what else in the Bible could one possibly believe?
For more detail see my page Gender Roles: The Image of God...
Be sure to check out my "methodology" using
God's great promise in 1John5:14-15. There are special things one must do in using this promise. God has shown
me these. I have used this promise to get God's answer, reliably, at least a dozen times.
time ago I prayed and asked God how to intepret the bible.
God has given me many great answers,
But, his FIRST answer was, "open your bible and see how Jesus interpreted
the Old Testament.
is -- Jesus takes the bible straight -- what it says is what it means -- it means what it says!!!
Here is one of Jesus’ example in Mt. 22:42-46:
While the Pharisees were gathered together,
Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ?
Whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
He saith unto them, How then doth David in
spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine
enemies thy footstool?
David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
The answer to the
riddle is, of course, that Jesus Christ IS God in person. In 1Timothy 3:16 in the King James
Bible, we read, GOD was manifest in the flesh. This means that Jesus IS GOD in person!
there is a BIG discrepancy, in the rendering of this verse, between the King James Bible and modern bibles.
This is of critical importance. See my page God Was Manifest in Flesh.
Notice that in the Matthew 22 passage, Jesus required that EACH
Bible statement be held as true by itself and NOT fudged, or modified by some other statement.
He is, thus, forcing the Pharisees to
hold each of the statements as true, each by itself, and, putting both of them together,
to draw the plain, logical, conclusion, no matter how seemingly impossible that conclusion may be.
Likewise the Bible teaches, BOTH, that God is a spirit, AND, that he
is truly HE! There is NO contradiction -- they are both
true! Taking these Bible truths, both, as true, leads to some special insight, few others have.
Many of us are increasingly worried as we see
our nation slipping into evil, and at increasing risk in many ways, and we fear for the future of our children and grandchildren.
We must not sit silently by as God is run down, nor as we men, who bear his image allow ourselves to be
run down. God does deal
with nations who dishonor him. The powerful, militant gay movement is winning. We must
take opportunity to insist that gender roles come from, and are required by, the very person and nature of Almighty God.
Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth
unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?
he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest
thou then, Show us the Father?
book of John 14:6-9 (ABOVE). Jesus is a male and, according to his word, so must be the heavenly Father!
Jesus was circumcised the eighth day of his life in
accordance with the Law of Moses!
is a male, and God the Father is a male, too.