Conceptions about God

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Conceptions about God

Post by Nicholas » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:14 pm

Interesting series of facts; with references:

https://www.factretriever.com/god-facts
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Re: Conceptions about God

Post by DNS » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:37 am

number 25
The Christian tradition holds that God is neither male nor female, but transcends gender.[9]
While this may be true for some liberal denominations, for mainstream Christianity and the more literalist and evangelical versions, God is always a "He."

God created man in his own image, the first human (who was in the image of God) was a man, named Adam. God had a son, named Jesus, who is also part of the God-head.

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Re: Conceptions about God

Post by Nightbird » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:01 am

DNS wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:37 am
number 25
The Christian tradition holds that God is neither male nor female, but transcends gender.[9]
While this may be true for some liberal denominations, for mainstream Christianity and the more literalist and evangelical versions, God is always a "He."

God created man in his own image, the first human (who was in the image of God) was a man, named Adam. God had a son, named Jesus, who is also part of the God-head.
DNS, it's easy to equate the language with images of men and masculinity, but there is the broader use of 'man' being all human beings, and in his 'image' can also mean 'the nature of God' of which everything is.

It's a shame that we so often take the words and create concepts which can never capture the 'reality' that is.

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