I privately said to the Pastor of a pretty good Bible Church, "The Bible shows God is a
He replied, "God has chosen to REPRESENT
himself as male."
What he meant was, NO, God is not actually
a male, he only "represents" himself as male.
That was 20 years ago,
I did not feel I could challenge him then -- today I definitely would, but politely.
was holding the standard view most Christian leaders hold, that God does NOT actually have gender.
I claim this is usually held behind the backs of the Christian believers in the church.
This is because the Bible plainly teaches God IS a male.
As I thought about it more,
later, I realized the correct English word is "MISrepresent."
other words God is lying to us from one cover of the Bible to the other portraying himself as male, when he is NOT
- (IF, it were true what this Pastor was saying).
Which it is NOT!
This God-has-no-gender view is Heresy and Blasphemy.
It is NOT
Some will feel I am being too hard, but "father," in
God's view, means a straight male, NOTHING ELSE!
Jesus Christ calls God,
"Father" about 250 times in the New Testament. He is NOT fooling us, he is NOT lying.
I do hasten to say that these pastors, teachers, etc., do MUCH, MUCH, good work, notwithstanding my criticism.
Quietly ask your Christian pastor or teacher this SAME question that I asked that Pastor years ago.
Often they will make the Biblically wrong assumption, that since
God IS a spirit, he does NOT have a body. This is illogical and wrong.
Bible teaches God IS a spirit and He DOES have a spirit body, and it IS a MALE body.
See my web site GodIsAStraightMale.com for details.
I asked the same question to two hospital chaplains, separately,
and privately -- they both seemed shocked I should ask.
Their answers were both, unequivocal
But, these were older men, in their 70s.
this terrible heresy, that God does not have gender, has crept in stealthily, unawares, since the Darwinian heresy, secretly
gaining more converts, especially among younger folks, in recent times.
And it has been wickedly
promoted in theological circles.
I believe this has been particularly true in the last 70 years.