In Exodus 33, God specifically mentions to Moses three of his body parts, his hand, his back
parts, and his face. God DOES have a body, a Spirit body.
Exodus 31:18 shows us God has
a finger: And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon
mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
God is genuinely a male, with a male body. He and Jesus are exactly correct.
like 97% + of Christian leaders, by my count, say God has NO body and thus, NO gender.
horrible heresy plays right into the hands of gay activists.
But this Exodus 33 passage records
historically weighty, serious events, and it absolutely must not be allegorized.
To make such things non-literal is a standard trick of the liberal, churchianity
Jesus Christ rebuked religious leaders of his day for their practice of effectively
replacing what God says in Scripture, with their own oral traditions, thus effectively nullifying what God says.
Gender distinctions and orientations come from the VERY PERSON of God, HIMSELF!
chapters 4 and 5 also show God, physically seated on a throne with a scroll in his right hand.
God DOES have a body - this Revelation passage is NOT allegory either.
plain example of Bible interpretation is that the Bible means what it says.
there are occasional allegories, but Jesus DOES NOT take plain Bible texts and make them to be allegories.
The Exodus 33 passage below is so very very magnificent.
1 And the Lord
said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the
land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it:
2 And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive
out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:
3 Unto a land flowing with milk and honey:
for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.
4 And when the people heard these evil tidings,
they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments.
5 For the Lord had said unto Moses,
Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume
thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.
6 And the children of Israel stripped themselves of
their ornaments by the mount Horeb.
Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation.
And it came to pass, that every one which sought the Lord
went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp.
8 And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and
stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle.
9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle,
the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses.
10 And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand
at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door.
11 And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp:
but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
12 And Moses said unto the Lord, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send
with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.
13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found
grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this
nation is thy people.
he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and
thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people,
from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
17 And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast
found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee,
and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and
will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for
there shall no man see me, and live.
the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt
stand upon a rock:
it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my
hand while I pass by:
I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
1 And I saw in the right hand of him that
sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who
is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither
to look thereon.
I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not:
behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of
the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and
seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand
of him that sat upon the throne.
8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before
the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou
art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood
out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign
on the earth.
I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them
was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive
power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
13 And every creature which is in heaven,
and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and
honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the
four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.