Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

WWUTT Wednesday - God is a Woman? Some People Actually Believe

Ariana Grande, who once played Cat in Nickelodeon's "tween" show Sam and Cat, is now a singer thanks to the miracle of auto-tune

Ariana is not a loving person; in any list of annoying Hollywood people, Ariana is generally in the top five due to her rude, selfish attitude toward anyone around her (donuts anyone?), so the idea of her making up her own god, then playing that role is not hard to imagine. The graphic here is a screen shot showing Miss Grande emulating Rodin's The Thinker, which in itself is hilarious. The photo was taken from is from her 2018 music video God Is A Woman. Ariana Grande's theological argument that God is a woman is summed up in the lyrics of the song:
You, you love it how I move you
You love it how I touch you
My one, when all is said and done
You'll believe God is a woman
And I, I feel it after midnight
A feelin' that you can't fight
My one, it lingers when we're done
You'll believe God is a woman

Can't argue with that, not unless you know the true word of God. Lately it looks like the whole new age movement is involved in the emasculation of God while the left is working hard to emasculate every man ever born. As Pastor Joe Schimel said of the psudo-christian movie "The Shack" 
[The Shack's]“pretentious caricature of God as a heavy set, cushy, non-judgmental, African American woman called ‘Papa’ ... and his depiction of the Holy Spirit as a frail Asian woman with the Hindu name, Sarayu, lends itself to a dangerous and false image of God and idolatry.” 
In a recent bible study in Proverbs 8:1 - 9:12 the question of God's wisdom being portrayed as a woman came up and the whole deal about a Greek goddess named Sophia polluted the discussion. To set things straight, Sophia is the Greek word for Wisdom, and it became a popular girls name. The Hagia (pronounced High-ya) Sophia means Holy Wisdom and is the name of an orthodox cathedral now used as a mosque, and God is not a wise woman named Sophia because of Proverbs 8 any more than He is a loud and wayward adultress because of what it says in Proverbs 7

No Bill Young, no Oprah, no Rachel, God is not dead, He is fully alive and fully a Male


It's considered edgy in popular culture to depict God as a woman. Some pop songs refer to God with feminine verbiage. And it's widespread in liberal theology, especially among egalitarians and feminists.

To justify this, these liberal theologians might use passages like Hosea 13:8, where God says, "I will fall upon them like a bear robbed of her cubs." Or Isaiah 42:14where it says the Lord cries out "like a woman in labor." Or Matthew 23:37 where Jesus longs to gather Jerusalem "as a hen gathers her chicks."

But these are all similes to convey strong emotion. The hen reference was made by Jesus, the God-man. Even the Apostle Paul made such statements. He said to the wayward Galatians he was in "the anguish of childbirth" for them (Galatians 4:19), and to the Thessalonians he was gentle with them "like a nursing mother" (1 Thes. 2:7).

In all of Scripture, there is never one feminine title for God. He is never called a queen, mother, daughter, or bride. He's always described in masculine terms: Lord, King, Ruler, Judge, Warrior, Savior, Father, Husband, Shepherd.

While it's true that God is spirit and not man, He has chosen to reveal Himself in the masculine, and that is how we must revere Him. To make God feminine, even using feminine pronouns, reeks of pride, fashioning a god of your own making. Repent, lest you be judged with the nations who worshiped the Asherah, or the mother-god (Micah 5:14-15).

1 John 2:22 tells us that the antichrist "denies the Father and the Son." Whoever worships the Son worships the Father also, when we understand the text.

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