The Bible makes it painstakingly clear; God is the Father. However, today’s modern-liberal culture is attempting to create a feminized version of the God of the Bible.
Just last year, a movie came out that was based on a book called The Shack, the film depicted God as a woman. The twisted depiction of God cannot be found in the Bible, however, over one thousand ‘faith leaders’ supported the film.
The gender of God, as of late, has been called into question, by both culture and liberal churches, because of the feminist movement that is sweeping the nation.
In addition, just last month, the Episcopalian Church set forth a debate on the gender of God. As a result of the discussion; the outlandishly liberal Church will now change the references of ‘Father,’ ‘Son,’ and all forms of male references when discussing God within their Book of Common Prayer.
“As long as ‘men’ and ‘God’ are in the same category, our work toward equity will not just be incomplete. I honestly think it won’t matter in some ways,” said the Rev. Wil Gafney, a professor of the Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Texas who is on the committee recommending a change to the gendered language in the prayer book.
Furthermore, the Reverend says that she often switches the words in the Book of Common Prayer to align with her narrative, making God gender-neutral. Currently, Episcopalian Priests are not formally allowed to change the gender of God during Sermons; however, after the debate that may change.
However, the Bible is abundantly clear that God is the Father of humankind, in addition, while Jesus was physically on Earth he was a male. Yet, Episcopalian Priests are attempting an overhaul of the language used to describe God in the Book of Common Prayer.
Gafney says that she often changes words like “king” to a gender-neutral term like “Ruler” or “Creator,” also the Reverend sometimes uses “She” instead of “He.”
In July of 2018, a new hit song was released by the hell-bound Ariana Grande, in which she boldly claims that ‘God is a Woman.’ The song is an anthem to female sexuality, in fact, the central concept of the song is that Grande is so good in bed, that her partner should worship her as god.
The video in one week reached 40 million viewers and utilized both religious and sexual imagery. Grande is pictured performing sexual acts on planet earth while being worshipped by a choir. The film is a recreation of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam.
Regardless of the sexual references made by Grande, her influence through this song is having an impact on people, who are now referring to God as a woman.
The impact of the aforementioned turn of events has caused a stir among the church, who are grappling with declining memberships and aging congregations.
However, what is taking place in today’s modern world has happened before, in fact, one glance at Egypt or Sodom and Gamora and it is evident that the practices of old are in fact returning.
Culture today is having a profound impact on the Church at whole, instead of the Church having an effect on culture. The whims of each movement are weakening the pulpits and transforming the church into what Scripture calls the Synagogues of Satan.
While culture is reforming the church, it is essential for Christians to stick closer to the Word to withstand the winds of change.
The Bible is clear; God is not a woman:
In Luke 11:1-4, one of the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. “And He said to them, When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be Your name.'” (NASV)
“Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.”
1 Corinthians 8:6
“One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
“Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.”
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,”
“But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
“Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.”
John 14: 9 – 11
Even though culture and liberal churches are attempting to feminize God, it is important to note, that while studies indicate that there is a decline in church membership, it is only evident in one particular flank, the liberal church.
Conservative churches are in fact growing. The study provides further evidence that while culture is attempting to weaken the message of the Gospel, droves of young people are still hungry for the Word.
As a result of such, it is evident, that now more than ever, Christians need to stick close to Scripture, not on someone else’s interpretation of the Bible.