OMG RWA! Get After These Whacky Prots!

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  1. Annie
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    And you thought the Catholic lay person was 'heretical'.


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,,-5897341,00.html
     
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    Wow. This is insane too. Most organized churches are coopted by the new world order already. Isis, Horus, Semiramis. Snap, crackle, pop. as long as you don't say jesus.
     
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    If God had wanted us to refer to Him in the feminine, He would have revealed Himself in the feminine. Since He revealed Himself to mankind in the masculine, we should conclude that He wants us to refer to Him in the masculine. Therefore, such formulas as "Mother, Child and Womb" or "Our Mother in Heaven" should be firmly rejected.
     
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    How do you know God isn't feminine? Scriptural authority? How did they know God wasn't feminine?
     
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    Using gender-neutral pronouns in songs is nothing new. They were doing that when I was in Catholic school. But they didn't actually change scripture or doctrine. Pretty sad, trying to make God PC. He doesn't need correction; He is the definition of "correct."
     
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    Why not get to know God, and ask Him? :)
     
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    faith.....you know like the kind you have that your daddy ain't the milk man
     
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    Pssst, might want to read the words of Jesus sometime. :poke:

    Matthew 16:17 Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.

    Luke10:21At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
     
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    God revealed Himself in the masculine sense throughout the Old Testament (which was not the norm in the Ancient Middle East; many of the chief gods of the region's religions were female). Jesus referred to God as His Father numerous times throughout His earthly ministry, and the apostles continued this usage.

    It would be absurd to claim that God is either male or female; as pure Spirit, God has no sex or gender in the same sense that we do. However, it is still incorrect to refer to God in a contrary sense than that in which He revealed Himself.
     
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    Because half the world isn't destroyed once a month...ok, I apoligize. I just couldn't resist.

    Jesus himself, who was also male, specifically referred to God as his 'father,' just like Jeff said. If anybody ever had the knowledge and authority to assign God a gender, then that person was and is Jesus.
     

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