Originally posted by twiceaknight
This is a clear case of anthropomorphosis (heh).
Why would he have sexual organs? Is he going to reproduce? Of course not. So if 'he' has no genetals, what is it about 'him' that makes 'him' a 'him'? Nothing!
'It' seems a more sensible pronoun to use.
On a more serious note, this is an example of how people assume that god is like a person. Th to do and say and think, if it cares at all.
Christians...... what do you think?
God is the only real "He". The unique "He" and male is God.
In eternity future the saved are depicted as a collective female, the Bride and Wife of God. So in God's eyes, in one level, we are all female.
He is the Father begetting many sons and daughters on one level:
"I will dwell among them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people ... And I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughtters to Me, says the Lord Almighty" (2 Cor. 6:16-18 comp Hosea 1:10; Isa. 43:6)
Here you have the divine Father of sons and daughters. He will dwell in human beings who have been born of God - born of the divine Father to be a temple in which His life dwells and abides. Since they have His divine life they are His offspring.
On another level all the sons of God are sons not because they are males but because they all have His divine life. So the unique Father and Male of the universe has male "sons"
and female "sons"
"He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be God to him, and he will be a son to Me" (Rev. 21:7)
We should understand this mention of "him"
to mean both men and women. And we should understand this mention of "son to Me"
not to mean male sex. But rather possessing the same divine life and nature as God so as to be an enlargement and continuation of the divine family.
All the collective "sons"
of God, and all the collective "sons and daughters"
of God are together viewed as a collective Wife and Bride and therefore a Woman. God is the unique male and the unique "He"
in the universe. At best collectively we are all viewed as a "she."
Having said that ... it is also important to see that some definite female attributes are also said to belong to God. In Genesis 17 the All sufficient God in the Hebrew carries the word picture of a big breasted woman. In Genesis 17:1
the word picture of "I am the All-sufficient God; Walk before Me and be perfect"
is that God is a larged breasted mother who has all-sufficiency of nourishment and supply.
There are other definitely female symbology to God elsewhere in Scripture as well. So the matter is not as simple as some would think.
But as the originator of this divine life, this eternal life which God dispenses into those who are redeemed through Christ, He is the Father and unique male progenitor. His life is in His Holy Spirit. And this divine life is spoken of as the SPERMA or seed of life causing those who receive Christ to be born of Him:
"Everyone who has been begotten of God does not practice sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been begotten of God" (1 John 3:9)
My point here is not a doctrine of sinless perfection. My point is that those begotten of God have God's seed within them - growing, developing, and conveying the sinless life of God into them. The maturity will bring them to be sons of God or sons and daughters of God as we saw above. The collective of all the sons together is the female Bride and Wife of the Lamb as seen in Revelation.
Christ loves the church as the unique husband. And as the wife of Adam came out of Adam, meaning Eve was taken out of Adam, so the wife and bride of Christ is taken out of Christ.
The one became two. And then the two became one. God is the unique "He"
. He is really the only valid "He"
. We are really all a collective "she" whether we be men or women.
But this short post does not cover all the aspects of the matter as seen in the Bible.