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Is God male or female?


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2008-09-02 16:06:31
2008-09-02 16:06:31

God is spirit. Spirit has no gender. The only use gender has it to procreate, and since spirit isn't going around having babies, there is no gender. Use whatever pronoun you want. Even The Bible says God created us in his image -my image is female, therefore God's image to me is female. And the bible was written by a bunch of female-hating men, so of course God is spoken of as male. == == Male and female are polarity. What is commonly considered as "God" is beyond the dualism and its polarities... It/he/she doesn't exist with a form and some attributes. Just is.

Other people believe that God is male, that gender is eternal, and that we are the literal children of God, spiritually. We have families in eternity, and that God has a female counterpart, like a wife. John 14:9 "Jesus saith unto him, ........he that hath seen me hath seen the Father;...." God is a being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions. God is Lord, the alpha and omega, has always been and will be everlasting. Since God is our creator, creator of man, woman and all earthly creatures great and small, therefore void of being descriptive into being either man or woman. its up to ones imagination God doesn't have any particular shape he's just like lightening - one can see only light nothing else.

That question completely depends on the "God" you are referring to, if it is the Christian God (making an assumption) then he is neither male or female he is Himself though he is most commonly referred to as a male. Now for the Muslim God "Allah" I believe that he is a Man but don't quote me on that. God is God and there is no such thing as a "Christian" God or a "Muslim" God. Either he is God or not. But God calls himself a he, not a she. You don't get to pick a gender for God.

God is an energy mass, neither male or female. As humans people chose their own faith or don't and that's about as simple as it gets. No one has the true answer for this. I always go by the factor that as long as believe in a Supreme Being and live a good life then don't start dissecting it and trying to figure it all out because it's impossible. We should all have respect for the other's faith. As a Christian, I believe that any Biblical question has a Biblical answer. So let's explore it. In scriptures, God is always referred to as He -as are all his angels(male) incidentally. However, in English, an unknown gender is always correctly designated male until proven otherwise. And, when God made man in his image, man was a complete being without a female counterpart. It appears in Genesis as though Adam was both male and female until he was set in the ground to make Eve. It doesn't make sense to me that a spiritual being would need any gender as the purpose on Earth for genders is to procreate. God creates by speaking -never by any other means. He has no need or reason known to me for a gender designation. That being said however, He Is referred to as the Father. And when the "Father" chose to come to Earth, it was in the form of a man. And he always chooses man or a man to represent him --whether that is as a profit, a head of a family or house, a minister, or Jesus Christ (the fullness of the Godhead bodily and the fulfillment of the Father, the Son, and of the Holly Ghost). It would certainly seem to me that God, regardless of what he may physically be, has chosen to be recognised as male. And since He Is the creator, and I just a speck of sand, respectfully accept His choice. Nobody knows if God is a male or a female. All we know is that he/she is always there when we need him/her. And yes why do people call him a 'he'? Its because all religions are different and in the Christian religion they believe GOD is the father of Jesus and with common sense, fathers are usually men. God is in fact a he or at least that's what the bible says == == The early church struggled with the question and the best answer I found was that the Greek language uses the masculine as a default and therefore God is called a "he" since He is a Spirit and is genderless (just as the angels and other spiritual beings). It would have been improper to use the word "it" since God is a person, or "she " since it would have made God a female ( a Goddess). The personal pronoun "he" is the only one that can be used without creating theological problems. Consider the following sentence: "When a person comes in, he always sits down." This sentence can be applied to both men and women. Modern English has tried to get rid of the default by using "he or she" or the grammatically incorrect "they." Koine Greek was a male-oriented language, but to allow a grammatical construction, created by fallen humans, to define a theological truth is not sound hermeneutics. The debate whether God is male echoes the KKK claim that God is white. God is not white, nor is He male, for He is not a created being. The human tendency to make God be like us in order to create a false preeminence, belongs to the sinful desire of humanity to rule and be served, instead of serve others in love and recognize them as our equals. On the other hand, If God is male, then all women are above God, since they are something God cannot be. Since God is omnipotent and nothing is impossible for Him, it is hardly a plausible claim. He is neither male nor female, but He is referred to as The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Through the identity of the first 2, He has the reference of a man, but our minds cannot comprehend who He is in His actuality. He is God, we are not. === ===

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