Helping A Mother Who Wants Her Daughter To Know God Might Be A Girl
St. Paul said, “Whatever may be known of God, may be understood from the things that are made, even His Godhead.” It’s interesting that he wrote that in the first chapter to the church at Rome. Maybe he knew they would forget it as, sure enough, they came up with an all-male Godhead that they call the Trinity, thanks to some bad translation!
For starters, the Greek had no male or female pronouns like he or she. Greek words were neuter, so church men just filled in the blanks with “He” for the Holy Spirit, but there was no basis for it—actually to the contrary.
If we can remember what Paul said, we might look again at what God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…male and female.” Genesis 1.
Before we lose the Jewish readers who think God is “one” (Deut 6:4), we should see the word for “one” in Hebrew is echad, and it’s first found in Genesis 1 where the evening and morning were day one—a combination of two dissimilar entities. When man cleaves to his wife in Genesis 2, they become one [echad] flesh.” Again, a combination of dissimilar entities. So we should prepare ourselves for some surprises.
Maybe that’s why Christ said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (and not burn with lust for the heavenly being of the opposite sex from us.) May God heal us from seeing others as sex objects for our own interest.
For some wise reason, God did not choose to spell everything out in the first few pages of the Bible. Maybe He/She wanted us to discover Them from becoming familiar with the book that was written by 40 people over 1500 years, but still having a consistent theme of God’s love and plan to save mankind and with equality that treats others like we would want to be treated in their circumstance.
Returning to the God’s gender, St. Paul says, “Jerusalem which is above is the Mother of us all.” Galatians 4:26. Cities cannot be a mother, but cities are named for important persons. Looking to a future time, “Jerusalem shall dwell safely and…she shall be called the LORD our righteousness.” Jeremiah 33:16. A city is not the Lord; this is about a feminine part of the Godhead that has been overlooked by a church that has problems with homosexuality and pedophilia.
Do we want more evidence? When Christ was going to leave the disciples, it may have been the Holy Spirit speaking through Him to say, “I will not leave you orphanos, (Greek word for orphans), I will come to you,” John 14:18. She is like a spiritual mother, nurturing us, interceding within our hearts as Paul wrote—“The Spirit makes intercession with groaning that cannot be uttered.” Romans 8:26. Perhaps we have all felt a desire from within to live better and do right. Without God’s help, maybe we wouldn’t want to be good?
The biblical evidence supports Her as co-redemptrix, not Mary as a counterfeit to balance an all-male Godhead. In Revelation 1, John saw “one like the Son of man, girt about the paps (mastos, Greek word for female breast) with a golden girdle. She is the one walking among the candlesticks (churches) since Christ went to heaven. How did we miss that? Maybe it’s like Revelation 3:17 says, we are blind (spiritually)—because men tend to identify gender by breasts.