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Is God masculine and feminine?

Friday, October 14, 2016 20:21
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In Genesis 1:26 I have always heard that “Let us” make man in our image, after our likeness is referring to God and Jesus; but I know longer believe that doctrine.  The “US” is plural, so God being masculine and feminine does fit into what we see in our world of humans and nature.  God knows that in a fallen world each person embodying a complete image of God in a fallen world would cause havoc in our lives in this sinful world.  Think about it, I have enough problems with the female gender that lives around me, as it is. 

I would be waging war every moment of my waking life if the complete image and nature of God existence in my body.  Also, I would be more likely to have a problem with pride (like Satan had) if too much Glory of God was bestowed upon me.  I am kept humble because I look at a female made in the image of God and I am in awe, which keeps me humble because even though I am made in God’s Image, I am keenly aware that some of the essence of God isn’t revealed or complete in my being, for the female gender possesses what I lack.

God isn’t male and female like us because He doesn’t have a human body and a reproductive organ.  God couldn’t come into this world with a female image of the Creator, because human males thousands of years ago (and even now) think of females more as property or chattel and lord it over them.  She would be disrespect, dishonored, for even other women in their generation who are subjugated and controlled by men, would also reject Her, because a female God wouldn’t allow mere mortals to control the Spirit of God in Her.

In Genesis 1:27 the verse says “So God (a singular reference) created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them” So, you don’t have GAWD the Father, GAWD the Son and GAWD the Holy Spirit (sarcasm intended).  We have ONE God who puts His Spirit in a human Temple (for Jesus said, destroy this Temple and I will raise it up in 3 days. The Jews thought he was referring to a Temple that took 46 years to build (they were definitely not on the same page of understanding). 

Around the 4th Century the Catholics were using verbiage that would encourage the pagans to become Christians.  The pagans would be more happy if Christians believed in 100’s of gods, but they were content if the Christians only had 3 gods, and from there perspective 3 gods would be more acceptable or satisfactory to what the Jews believed “Here O Israel: The Lord our God is One Lord”. 

No Jew or Christian in the 1st Century believed that any flesh and blood human could be God.  Everyone knew that God is “Only” a Spirit being.  When Jesus healed someone and the person proclaimed “My Lord and my God”, can’t you understand that that person being healed believes they are standing before a Temple of flesh (human like them in his conception, birth and habits) but whose human house houses the Holiest of Holy’s – the Spirit of the living God inside this human Tabernacle called Jesus. 

If Christians would proclaim to the Jews that the body of Jesus isn’t and can’t be Deity or Deified, the Jews should realize that the essence of God’s character is reflected in what Jesus would think, do and say as the Promised Messiah, who is fully human like we are, but without a sin nature (so there is no need of a virgin birth pagan and Greek mythological belief).  The Spirit of God doesn’t have any problem keeping the body; mind and actions of Jesus pure while God dwells in the only human Temple humans have ever stood before and worship at.

Two humans creating the body of Jesus doesn’t control or affect the Spirit, mind or will of God in a negative way.  For the essence of God and the embodiment of His character is super human and does not have human limitations or a need for humans to protect God while he lives amongst us; so Joseph being the father of Jesus doesn’t pose a problem for God; therefore, stop believing God has limitations and can’t keep Jesus sinless.  Just like, in the future, God will make and keep all humans perfect in the coming perfect kingdom on this earth.

Our human sinful spirits tell our bodies what to think, do and say therefore it is convoluted logic to believe that sin can start in the body of Jesus.  Sin always starts in the mind and Jesus has the mind and Spirit of God controlling Him, therefore Jesus can’t be touched by sin because God would have to first allow it to happen; for our God is Emmanuel (God with us).  God lived in a sanctified, sanitized, pure, clean and holy human Temple for 33 years on this earth and Joseph getting his wife Mary pregnant and having a “Normal” sexual relationship “Almost” the whole time she is pregnant is obviously God pleasing for “All” married couples !!!

Sincerely,

ArthurTrafford.com

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  • TCB

    When you do things like that Arthur, you are exhibiting a level of dishonesty only seen in the enemies of Truth.

    Censorship?

    Eliminating dissent by silencing it?

    That is duplicitous and deceitful behavior and you are to be rebuked for it.

    If you cannot bear to have your commentary challenged by others, then you are not worthy to share your commentary with others. You should merely disable comments or you should find a bit of fortitude within your character.

    Truth is always its own defense and is impervious to all onslaughts.

    Bad, bad form old man.

  • Another bog standard post-zionist fear of Godder

    “The Spirit of God doesn’t have any problem keeping the body; mind and actions of Jesus pure while God dwells in the only human Temple humans have ever stood before and worship at.”

    So the Holy Spirit being in you means I should worship you?

    Bog standard worship of the human Jesus

    Jesus as God out, Jews as Gods in

    Satanism :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

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    • Best comment you’ve made in a long while.

  • Thanks for the comments, everyone.

    It is amazing how Satan and humans will corrupt the Christian Bible from about the 4 Century A.D. onward. These changes happen before the Protestant Reformation, so in the 1500’s no person was alive to witness sinful men corrupt the Word of God, starting around the 4th Century A.D. and manuscripts copied by hand would be given an earlier date in order to conceal the scribes transgressions (this would be the obvious human motive and actions for others with an agenda that is non-biblical).

    And most Christians do not seek to understand why something is in the Bible (they blindly believe their denominational clergy and friends, and they think it must be TRUE because it is found in God’s Holy Word.

    In politics and health-care you follow-the-money trail and you observe and understand who profits from human actions.

    Thinking Christians in the past were all godly, moral and ethical individuals are absurd and ridiculous viewpoints. God lets Arthur Trafford and 7 billion plus other humans on the planet sin in 2016 (no exception).

    Taking the written Word of God and proof texting the message without analyzing why Christianity, pagan and Greek Mythology have some of the same beliefs is very foolish and unspiritual.

    Proof texting without regard to Biblical context is dangerous, because if early Christians are misled (and they were) in the understanding of God and His Word, then they will pass those errors down to the 21st Century A.D. They will do the will of Satan and make sure no one deviates from what is added, deleted or changed in God’s Word.

    Sincerely,
    ArthurTrafford.com

    P.S. Everyone can state their beliefs and no one needs to argue with anyone else, unless they are spiritual bullies, baptized into legalism and are basically modern day Christian Pharisees L.O.L.

    We can worship Jesus because Jesus doesn’t have a human created spirit in himself; for God put His own Spirit in the Temple of flesh and that is why he doesn’t need to be virgin born like the traditions of men would suppose.

    • All Christians have the Holy Spirit in them

      Ergo

      You want them to STOP Christians becoming born again.

    • Are we back to this again? Didn’t TCB, in your email exchange, provide ample proof that the “scriptures” have been protected just as God promised?

      And what clergy? I’m a troglodyte and everything i’ve gleaned about the Bible came directly from the Bible. All i’ve ever been given was the confidence that scripture proves/explains itself and a challenge to get stuck into an honest but diligent attempt at debunking it.

      Always up for a challenge i set about doing exactly that except along the way i tripped over truth and fell head over heels.

      So while you call it “doing the will of Satan” my Master calls it testing all things (1 Thess 5:21) and that’s not something any other religion can lay claim to. You’ve been tested and found wanting so excuse me while i rest on a higher authority than merely your opinion.

    • TCB

      CLAIM:

      “It is amazing how Satan and humans will corrupt the Christian Bible from about the 4 Century A.D. onward.”

      EVIDENCE PROVIDED IN SUPPORT OF CLAIM:

      … Bueller? … Bueller? … Bueller?

      Here’s how this works, Arthur: I make a claim that, for example, Matthew 28:19 and 1 John 7:7-8 have been altered to reflect support for the doctrine of the Trinity. I then produce some or all of the twenty eight instances in which Eusebius of Pamphilus recorded copies of that verse as it originally existed, as Eusebius was a man with access to many FIRST century New Testament documents. Eusebius, in his fourth century written correspondence and other documentation, left a record of Matthew 28:19 as it originally existed. The work of Eusebius is then cross-compared with other writings of the early patriarchs and confirming witness is thereby uncovered. Again, I provide the words of Desiderius Erasmus wherein he frankly admitted to inserting a marginal notation into the text of his finished version of the New Testament (which later became known as the Textus Receptus and the late insertion the Comma Johanneum). In this way, evidence is provided for the claim that Scripture has been changed and the claim is thereby supported with facts. We, likewise, can find evidence that other verses have NOT been changed – seeking recourse to late first and early second century papyri documentation, for example.

      But you, sir, have come preaching another doctrine. You merely ASSERT that your doctrine MUST HAVE been the original message of the Scriptures, because you (for some reason) find the Gospel message (as it exists) to be distasteful. You have offered nothing but your own conjecture and speculation in support of your claims and therefore your claims are invalid. You also have demonstrated that the reason you make the claims you do, is because you do not understand the Scriptures and the message they have to teach.

      “…in the 1500’s no person was alive to witness sinful men corrupt the Word of God…”

      Prove it.

      “…manuscripts copied by hand would be given an earlier date…”

      Manuscripts are not given dates. They are studied by forensic linguists, paleologists and textual critics. These scientists then arrive at a consensus and they are very public about their findings. If their work is suspect for any reason, their conclusions will be overruled by the examinations of other, more qualified examiners. Dating Papyri and Manuscript evidence IS an exact science. Only the enemies of Scripture have a vested interest in falsifying their findings, but today, there are far too many believing examiners making sure the work of liars is dragged out into the light.

      “And most Christians do not seek to understand why something is in the Bible…”

      This is yet another example of unmitigated hypocrisy coming from you, Arthur. Will you delete this comment section now as well as the other? You are a man who fails to understand why the things you find in Scripture are there (because you have not first tested Scripture), and instead you wander off into the wilderness in search of answers which are more conducive to your personal beliefs and preconceptions. But where were you going without ever knowing The Way?

      “…they blindly believe their denominational clergy and friends…”

      Immaterial. The men you’ve met here argue from The Word.

      “…and they think it must be TRUE because it is found in God’s Holy Word.”

      That is exactly so. But the salient point which you refuse to consider, is that we have each first TESTED The Word of God and found it to be worthy (because we tested intensively, accordingly and properly) before we proceeded to lean upon The Word for our doctrine and beliefs.

      “In politics and health-care you follow-the-money trail and you observe and understand who profits from human actions.”

      So? Make your case. First demonstrate with evidence that your ideas have merit of any kind, and then show who benefits from the corruption of The Message as it originally existed. You have done none of that. You merely skip to your conclusions without doing ANY of the footwork and then you proclaim that people who don’t believe as you do are deluded fools. Would you listen to yourself, man?

      “Thinking Christians in the past were all godly…”

      As they are today.

      “…moral and ethical individuals are absurd and ridiculous viewpoints.”

      This is incoherent.

      “God lets Arthur Trafford and 7 billion plus other humans on the planet sin in 2016 (no exception).”

      That does seem to be the case.

      “Taking the written Word of God and proof texting the message without analyzing why Christianity, pagan and Greek Mythology have some of the same beliefs is very foolish and unspiritual.”

      You have yet to take even your very first step toward actually arguing that assertion. You have made the assertion. The assertion has been recognized and it has been challenged by others. You then REPEAT the assertion (repeatedly) and in so doing you imagine you are arguing in support of your assertion, when you are doing nothing of the kind. If your assertion cannot be defended in dialogue or argument, then you should REJECT that assertion as being vain and nothing worth.

      “Proof texting without regard to Biblical context is dangerous…”

      Disregard of biblical context is dangerous in all instances. That’s why you are here being cautioned so strongly against it.

      “…because if early Christians are misled (and they were) in the understanding of God and His Word…”

      PROVE IT.

      “Everyone can state their beliefs and no one needs to argue with anyone else, unless they are spiritual bullies, baptized into legalism and are basically modern day Christian Pharisees…”

      If you are unwilling or unable to defend your claims and assertions, then you have NO BUSINESS sharing those claims and assertions with anyone. This isn’t a question of bullying, Arthur – it is a question of vanity.

      • “Taking the written Word of God and proof texting the message without analyzing why Christianity, pagan and Greek Mythology have some of the same beliefs is very foolish and unspiritual.”

        If it wasn’t obvious that Mayhammer and TCB already had this handled, I have about 20 things I could say about this ridiculous statement. Carry on, gentlemen.

        • His silence is the best evidence that he’s just here to preach some other gospel.

          • Truth. What do people like him think is wrong with the REAL Gospel? He certainly must know better than God… :roll:

          • I think it’s an inability to define “Love” from a biblical perspective. Like they can’t get their head around God’s ways or reasons for doing certain things.

            That and they try to hold God to account for the things that churches, built by the hands of men, have done or condoned.

            Even though it would never occur to them to condemn the potter for destroying defective product.

          • That’s a very good insight, Mayhem. It’s also goo do see that Arthur’s input is as valuable as per usual.

          • *good to see

            not “goo do see”

          • …Good morning guys…seems to me that understanding scripture is part head, intellect… and mostly heart…love…’discernment’ can be defined right there…
            …Its like all of Mankind’s endeavors…we each get out of it, what we put into it. Nothing more…nothing less.
            …Some people were born “already on the path”. Seekers, from the moment of conception. These, have no free will…They will do what they were born to do…God’s will. How does one of these KNOW what he is doing?….discernment. Staying in control in the name of God.
            …Nobody can understand, being ALL IN…without, first, doing it. Human imagination keeps trying to, but its always compromised by some sort of ‘self awareness’. I call that, religion.
            …None knows when Christ will return, but the wise know that Satan comes first, DISGUISED AS CHRIST,very convincingly. Many, who do, over come, this ‘final deadly deception’, take part in the first resurrection.

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