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Is God Male Or Female

Is God a male or a female? Why do we refer to God as He instead of She?

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trav ... No not my needle .. any needle. The point of all of them, however large the needle is, is the same.

And the eye is at the other end.
---alan8566_of_uk on 3/23/11


How many angels can dance on the point of a needle?
---alan8566_of_uk on 3/22/11

Your needle?
10,000 with two Camels walking abreast through the eye.
Providing My Lord desires you to witness.

2 Thessalonians 1:7
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

Psalm 104:4
Who maketh his angels spirits, his ministers a flaming fire:
---Trav on 3/23/11


//Bless you for grilling some steak of study.//
i agree.
interestingly the words that if found (trophe, broma) for 'meat' meant solid food/nourishment and not skinned animal flesh (sarx).

nuts have meat. fruits like oranges and olives have meat.

the real meat that we live on is fruit of the Spirit
---aka on 3/21/11

You give me another kind of meat to eat. I like it too.
Thanks yourself and bless ya man.

Proverbs 22:11
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
Proverbs 18:24
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
---Trav on 3/23/11


Char, your non-sequiter response does not refute that its impossible to be both female and progenitor hence heavenly FATHER.

Donna66, the baby makes blood FROM THE FATHER's DNA, and does not simply create blood out of whole cloth. A healthy mother's blood does not normally mix with the blood of the fetus before childbirth.

God bless you both.
---larry on 3/22/11


How many angels can dance on the point of a needle?
---alan8566_of_uk on 3/22/11




Thanks Trav and aka-
I always encourage checking- even though at times the 125 word may not permit my stating it.
There is so much more to Learn from God. My mind may not always grasps at time. Please check out and correct me if necessary-
Humbled is a good place to be-In-Praising God for His mercy and grace.
---char on 3/22/11


larry-- The daddy's blood does not flow through the fetus!
The fetus has his own blood, thank you very much, uniquely his own. The Mother's blood supplies the fetus with oxygen
before birth. Daddy's done his part already.
---Donna66 on 3/22/11


///Its IMPOSSIBLE to be both female and progenitor
---larry on 3/21/11///

Larry,
God is Spirit.Jn4:24
I am addressing the language. In English we use feminine (she), masculine (he) and neuter (it). But in Hebrew all things are either masculine or feminine-[there is no neuter.The Hebrew perspective is not western thinking.
example:
Hebrew-"hu ets" he is a tree
English- "it is a tree"
The masculine form always takes over if the group is of both masculine and feminine.

With this perspective the unit is formed-in function
example,
Trunk
Branches
Functions as a Tree.

(beh-tsahl-mo)
A shadow is also a representation of an original-functions as one unit
---char on 3/22/11


God is not both male and female. Its IMPOSSIBLE to be both female and progenitor. Females are not the beginning of anything .....---larry on 3/21/11

Well you gotta open up the freeway in your brain a little Jerry. Take the top off that Caddy....daddy.
Your mother cooperating was the beginning of you. No agreement....no Jerry. Pa needed Ma...to begin.

You carry both chromozones. Some men carry two female one male. I think I've met some.

GOD is GOD as you point.... does not recognize "impossible". Made man in his image....woman "came" from man....unified at begining...unified at ending. Man/woman...married to YASHUA at completion. Are Christians a collective rib?
---Trav on 3/22/11


//Bless you for grilling some steak of study.//

i agree.

interestingly the words that if found (trophe, broma) for 'meat' meant solid food/nourishment and not skinned animal flesh (sarx).

nuts have meat. fruits like oranges and olives have meat.

the real meat that we live on is fruit of the Spirit

and thank you both for sharing...challenging posts with meat no matter which way you cut it.
---aka on 3/21/11




The masculine form always takes over if the group is of both masculine and feminine.[Talking language here]
God is neither male or female-but both.
Check/balance
---char on 3/21/11

Understand what you're saying...as unification. Even where the language is superceded by the masculine the feminine is still a married component...if you will.
Technically...as you pointed out in the language...same is seen in relationship. GOD/YAHSHUA comes for "His" "Bride". A GOD/Head/Husband. We may Ruling with....but, not equal.
In one dimension he cannot be both....but, at the same time is all+.
I may totally get it someday. ha. The total/check/balance.
Bless you for grilling some steak of study.
---Trav on 3/21/11


God is not both male and female. Its IMPOSSIBLE to be both female and progenitor. Females are not the beginning of anything and most importantly creation including life. Even the daddy's blood runs through the fetus not the mother's. God is a spirit but is described as male but not man.
---larry on 3/21/11


In Hebrew all things are either masculine or feminie-there is no neuter.
example:
Hebrew-"hu ets" he is a tree
English- "it is a tree"
The masculine form always takes over if the group is of both masculine and feminine.[Talking language here]


God is neither male or female-but both.
The Male received half of God's character, and the female received the other half, hence, marriage designed under God.
Gen 1:27
And Elohiym, the Great Powerful One, filled the man with a [representation-shadow] of himself with his [shadow-representation] God filled him, male and female he filled them.

Check/balance
---char on 3/21/11


YAWH stands for the modern translation Jehovah!
---Joyce_Williamson on 3/21/11


God is Spirit.
Gen 8:1
By the word of Yahweh the heavens were made and by the wind(ru'ahh) of his mouth all their armies.
Gen 1:27
And Elohiym, the Great Powerful One, filled the man with a representation of himself
"And God created man in his own image" [ God's function] God had placed within man(adm-mankind) a shadow or representation of his own function[goal, purpose, thought, etc]
The word (tselem) is literally a shadow which is the outline or representation of the original.
adm-mankind molded from ground.
Gen1:27He them-Male and female

Gen2:21-22woman-a unit from the human(adm)called Adam.
---char on 3/20/11


I take your answer on board Sag, I am sorry, I've have had a belly full of evolution this week and I guess I felt pressured to feel my faith was worthless in the wake of Theology being removed in Wales and My teaching profession go by as Michael Gove, Education Secretary removed religious education from our national curriculum.

every question is valid even for educational purposes.


Shalom X :)
---Carla on 3/16/11


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BE AWARE...
If G-d was not specifically male....

He would have easily took on another flesh that was unisex.

But "HE CHOSE" the Male flesh in his earthly incarnation so that anyone who has not read the 10,000+++ HE or Him in the OT Could now see the "HE" in the flesh.

SO THIS QUESTION IS LUDICROUS!
---John on 3/16/11


Great points Andy!
---Mary on 3/16/11


You know that this was a point of nessecity.
1 If Jesus would have been a woman. nobody would have listened to her in a Paternal society.
if He was a womlan he would have been fporced to mary by the time he was 14
if he was a woman The curse of Adam was never broken (as through one MAN (adam) sin entered so through ONE mAN (jesus) grace and salvation came in this world.
---andy3996 on 3/16/11


Is Jesus male or female? Jesus is God in the flesh
---Pastor_Herb on 3/14/11


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No, really, it is a good question

I take it to mean, in what was is the male 'gender' equivalent to God's qualities.

I take it to be (apart form the fact that the Bible does refer to god as 'He') a connection with the fact that in the Bible, the man was to be the 'head', and the woman was to be 'under the head'. so God, being the leader (i.e. the head) of everything He made, is classed as 'male' - not a good way of expressing it, but the best we have in a universe with just two genders for living creatures
---Peter on 3/12/11


This question is set for unnecessary debate!
---Carla on 3/11/11

Only if that is how you, or anyone else, approach the question.

Just like in any church, restaurant, park, airport, etc. answering this question is an Opportunity to reach/teach other folks.

Life is a never-ending learning process. And I would prefer to learn MORE about the character of GOD -- and reach/teach others -- than about some lesser subject. I'm sure that the same applies to many others on ChristiaNet.

Examples of what you call "Unnecessary Debate" would be:

Why isn't Allah worthy of our praise?

Is Life even possible without Evolution?

Do we really need to "waste time" worshiping GOD?
---Sag on 3/12/11


Why does God have to be male or female.

He is God, man was made first women after get over it!

He aspires to be above his creation and need not attest be who we want to argue what he should or should not be.

Stop this Gods a girl or boy thing grow up, God is a spirit and they that worship him must worship him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH.

how trivial is this question sorry but It's God your talking about and realistically one would not be questioning the Muslims
God this way without an uproar!

This question is set for unnecessary debate!
---Carla on 3/11/11


Warwick said "Andy if Eve was of the exact same genetic substance as Adam (a clone) then she would be a he. I am glad God made her female, I like them. Especially my wife"

I used the word gender in its broader original context ands i did not imply genetics.
sorry iof this one confused anyone but EVE was still in ADAM Gen 1.27-28) & 2:7-end
---andy3996 on 3/10/11


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Allah, a woman!!???
---Donna66 on 3/7/11

One of my vices is that I like to "tease" other folks.

I can't wait to ask the above comment/question to Moslems and see their reactions.

This will be a great opportunity to see how Moslems REALLY think!

By the way, Thank You Donna66 for posting your blog entry. GOD can use everyone -- Male or Female -- to "fine tune" things in just about every situation. Thanks Again! Donna66.

---Sag on 3/8/11


Lea -- Surely you don't think this is a question a Muslim would ask...Muslims who consider women only a fraction the worth of a man.!?
Allah, a woman!!???

There are lots of questions posted here that some readers consider "stupid". Some are posed by non-Christians. Suppose someone you were witnessing to posed this question. If they questioned even the existence of God, and didn't
have faith in the Bible, how would you answer?

Shame on YOU for discouraging whoever asked the question.
---Donna66 on 3/7/11


Andy if Eve was of the exact same genetic substance as Adam (a clone) then she would be a he. I am glad God made her female, I like them. Especially my wife.

Males have chromosomes X and Y while females have XX. So I deduct you can make a woman from a man, but not a man from a woman. I am not referring to normal mum and dad human conception.

Jesus calls God the Father, not the Mother. Therefore why would a Bible-believing Christian want to say otherwise?
---Warwick on 3/7/11


\\I am not coming to this post again, for all this blasphemy against my God is grossly repugnant.\\

Everyone who believes ANYTHING Eloy says, especially that he won't reply to anyone else or come to a given blog again, can put 50 cents on the table.
---Cluny on 3/5/11


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i am just wondering if the person that posted this is a Muslim? for a true born again Christian would have wisdom and fear God to ask such a stupid question. Shame on you whoever you are, either you are a muslim, or a teenager looking for attention on here. Read the Holy Bible if you want to know about who God is .
---Lea on 3/5/11


//I am not coming to this post again,//

i heard you say that you are not responding to me or John and others. yet, you continue.

i will continue to approach God boldly because of my constant need for grace.

But, i will not bow down to YOUR ELOI or Eloy, which seem to be one in spirit.
---aka on 3/4/11


Eloy:

The feminine form of "lord" is "lady", NOT "lordess".

Also, "stupid" is not spelled "stupit". While accusing someone of stupidity is bad enough, making spelling errors while doing so merely makes you look foolish yourself.
---StrongAxe on 3/4/11


//Please stop being stuck on stupit. //

Again, feminine does not necessarily equal female. a man holding a baby is very masculine and comforting. as a single parent of two young girls, i had to learn some qualities that are not usually associated with being a man. it did not happen until i asked God. God can only dispatch what God knows. fortunately, when a girl reaches pubescence, God more than understands. now, i know that i am going to do fine as a 'mother'.

andy, thanks, you did a good job.

Eloy, please being juiced on judgmental-ism.. God forgives stupid people, but he will be much harder on the persistent judge who has usurped His job.
---aka on 3/3/11


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I am not coming to this post again, for all this blasphemy against my God is grossly repugnant. And you blasphemers really should repent and ask MY FATHER to forgive you.
---Eloy on 3/3/11


1Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he1 that is in you, than he1 that is in the world.

1. The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections, the definite article, the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
---aka on 3/3/11


Mary Mima, God is as much femine as He is MAsculine.
IF EVE was Taken out of ADAM then Eve must have been in ADAM which made ADAM NOT MALE NOR FEMALE. but HUMAN (i'm trying to simplify a little what AkA said)
Therefore ADAM WAS NOT ONE BUT TWO(genders in one body) so that ADAMM and EVE could become ONE Human in TWO BODIES.
---andy3996 on 3/3/11


I think this scripture sums this question up and answers is God male or female?

Galatians 3:28 - There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
---Donna5535 on 3/3/11


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As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you.

God to Isaiah--66:13.
---Cluny on 3/3/11


Please stop being stuck on stupit. A man holding his baby and rocking the baby in comfort does not turn the man into a woman. "King of kings, and Lord of lords, does NOT mean, queen of qeens, and lordess or lordesses." Lets get back to the Bible people, and back to the truth.
---Eloy on 3/3/11


Please stop being stuck on stupid. A man holding his baby and rocking the baby in comfort does not turn the man into a woman. "King of kings, and Lord of lords, does NOT mean, queen of qeens, and lordess or lordesses." Lets get back to the Bible people, and back to the truth.
---Eloy on 3/3/11


Woman's name means life. God is the GOD of the living.
---tonne on 3/3/11


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Men have married many women and stole their lives and dumped them into the steet homeless, destitute and penniless. They have left them demomized and some have even tried to kill their wives for monetary gain.
---tonne on 3/3/11


Thank you Mima :)
---Mary on 3/3/11


//Is not a woman a comforter in a sense? Is not woman a life bearer like the Lord?// ---aka on 3/2/11

rephrase - Is it not also in the feminine nature to be a comforter? is it not it part of the feminine nature to bear life?

God is spirit: The Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, whose image is reflected (m, f, n) in man and woman.
---aka on 3/2/11


Mary I like your answer very much.
---mima on 3/2/11


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//The bible says God said, let us make MAN in our image and in the image of God man was made.// --Donna5535

MAN - (H120) adam (aw-dawm) - human beings

finish the verse in Gen 1:27 ..., male and female he created them. (macrocosm)

(microcosm) Gen 21-24. Doesn't it follow that, if Adam was made in God's image and if Eve was taken from Adam , Eve was made in God's image of His image (which is actually His own image)?

one direct and one indirect...the two shall be one.

PMS and other curses are fleshly and they are not of the fruit of the Spirit. Is not a woman a comforter in a sense? Is not woman a life bearer like the Lord?
---aka on 3/2/11


Yep, God is male but I do wish some men would get over themselves and accept that women are just as much a part of God's gifts and nature as men are. If God hadn't created female nature, there wouldn't be any!
---Mary on 3/2/11


Donna5535, the makeup of "God" is not only the Father. i said that the three together have a masculine, feminine, and neutral nature.
---aka on 2/28/11

aka, and what scripture are you basing your belief on? The bible says God said, let us make MAN in our image and in the image of God man was made. Then he took the rib from Adam and made eve. How is it that GOD has feminine nature? If he did, with one PMS attack, we'd all be wiped off the face of the earth.
---Donna5535 on 3/2/11


Rabinic teaching insists upon the fact -that God is genderless. it is shown in Gen 1. where God created man in his own likeness male and female made he them
man as humanity
male and female as individuals.
another example is the tiltle El Shaddai according to many rabinic teachings the shaddai has its sense from SHAD, as a woman's breast (the sense here is put on the nurturing aspect not on the so-called sensual.
that we call God Him is just because it would be an offence to call God IT, reference to an object which would tend to Idolatry. as you know Jews are very sensitive upon this subject
---andy3996 on 3/2/11


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The second reason, still is of course the fact that it is the Father who is head of the family, as God the father is head of creation.
PS i am aware that most modern teaching rend EL Shaddai as the TERRIBLE ONE RATHER then ALL SUFFICIENT
---andy3996 on 3/2/11


Just when I wonder how low an unsaved human-being can possibly go, I am not surprised that they show themselves that they are quite able to go even lower. Little children, a man is not a woman, and a woman is not a man: likewise Almighty God is not a woman, and a woman is not Almighty God.
---Eloy on 3/1/11


"Is God a male or a female?" Neither.
However He manifest Himself as a Male to Abraham, and in Jesus.
Why do we refer to God as He instead of She?"
Because Jesus referred to the Father as Father, and Fathers are males, and males are referred to as he.
---Josef on 3/1/11


Is this a contest for the most outrageous and ridiculous question?
---larry on 2/28/11


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God has always been "male" to me, and I have no problem with it!
But there are some..not just feminists.. for whom the "fatherhood" of God is a difficult concept.

I know one man, middle aged now, who was severely abused physically, sexually and, most of all, emotionally by his natural father. The very word "father", to him, represents the worst memories of his life.
The Lord can heal him of this, I know, but he struggles with believing at all because of the "father" appellation.
---Donna66 on 2/28/11


Donna5535, the makeup of "God" is not only the Father. i said that the three together have a masculine, feminine, and neutral nature. i did not say either of them are male or female. even though the Word took male form for a season.
---aka on 2/28/11


ginger, amen, life-giving is the great equalizer for (wo)mankind. through it, we become one...one body, one faith, one baptism.


(some learned that incompass is spelled encompass before high school :-)
---aka on 2/28/11


The bible says that God said, "Let us make MAN in our image and in the image of God man was made." (with a spirit, soul and body).

Then when the disciples asked Jesus, Lord how should we pray, Jesus said, Pray this way, Our Father who art in Heaven. Jesus didn't say, Our Mother who art in heaven.

There is God the Father, God the Holy Spirit (God is Spirit and those who worship Him will worship in Spirit and in Truth) and God is man (Jesus, the Son of Man).
---Donna5535 on 2/28/11


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Part of the trendy feminist agenda is to promote God as she or he/she. I am well aware that God is not human but supernatural therefore is neither male or female. However, and this should be the conclusive point, He calls himself Father.

Why would any Christian wish to contradict what He says? Obviously not for Biblical reasons, but to fit within a personal extraBiblical idealogy perhaps?
---Warwick on 2/28/11


If God had created woman first, man out of the woman and been called "she" 10000 times and "Mother" would you be asking if God was female?
---CraigA on 2/27/11

I liked yours Craig. GOD made "Adam" in his own image.
He was a "Husband" to the whole Nation of "Israel".
Married,divorced and to be remarried.
A Bridegroom is coming, should ring a bell. For Virgins?
He's male in my "Book".
---Trav on 2/28/11


I have posted this before. God is neither male nor female. Gender is part of creation for the purpose of reproduction, God does not reproducte. God is a spiritual peersonality and is refered to in the male because in mankind the male has prominence. The male references show God's position above all of creation.
---Harold on 2/28/11


John, are you saying woman is not made in the image of God?
Be careful because women are joint heirs to Christ throne.
If we were not made in his image, we would not be able to be this.
Not to mention that man now comes from woman. God's great design woman came from the first man which begot the rest of man kind which made us equal in his eyes.

God is neither male nor female.
He is God.
We call him "he" because that is the all incompassing used to describe people in general.
Did no one take english in high school?
---ginger on 2/28/11


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The Bible says that God is neither male or female, but SPIRIT. The Bible refers to God as He, because God is a God of order, and according to the Bible, man is head over woman. Also, God is refered to as He because has there ever been a Father or a Son refered to in the feminine? Think about it. Father and Son are ALWAYS male, or you have CONFUSION -which is of the devil.
---Leslie on 2/28/11


The Almighty Lord God Jesus has revealed himself to the world as King of kings and Lord of lords. Even the first human, Adam, he made after his own shape. We rightly refer to him as him, and likewise it would be inaccurate to refer myself or to you Abel-de-costa as a she.
---Eloy on 2/28/11


I gotta disagree whole heartedly with anyone who says God is female,I believe God is in the image of a man,but by scripyure God is actually and factually a spirit.now that said God made adam in his image,and eve was made from adams rib.no arguments just the facts. God sees all his creatures as equals but he also assigns each with certain relationship behaviors and responsibilities,these are for we who live in the flesh,and saying God is female sounds kinds blasphemous,and rather silly.
---tom2 on 2/27/11


Let's consider ALL the important facts about GOD:

HE is a "loving" Leader. A Masculine trait? Lacking in men today. Why else is the world in so much chaos?

HE is a "life" Creator. A Feminine trait? Women give birth to new life.

There are many, many more attributes of GOD. Too many to list in this short blog.

However, I believe that the TWO that I've listed prove, conclusively, that GOD has both "Male" and "Female" attributes.

GOD is our ALL in ALL!
---Augie on 2/28/11


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MALE!!!


Adam(Male) was created in G-ds image.

Eve(Female) was created out of Adam.

Simple question!
---John on 2/27/11


God is all in all, He holds both feminine and masculine parts.

And no, I don't want to get into an argument about whether the Holy Spirit is female. The Holy Spirit is just that, a spirit.

---ZedEx on 2/27/11

Great Explanation/Answer to the blog question!

And, you're very smart to avoid an argument.

I once got into a argument with a Street Preacher about whether God was Male or Female. The more I tried to convince the Rev. that God "includes" everyone, the more he yelled at me. Some neighbors called the police, who ordered both of us to depart.

A lot of on-lookers got a really bad view of God's character that evening. I learned to just ignore any street Revs. now.
---Sag on 2/27/11


As I recall, there were a number of male deities in the Greek/Roman Pantheon that were widely worshiped. But the ladies were much more interesting! Diana (Artemis gr.) was worshiped primarily because she was the goddess of war.

I think the reason the God of the Bible is "male", is to denote power, decisiveness, judgement etc, characteristics commonly associated with men. (Some see the Holy Spirit as a more feminine side of God, tho he is still referred to in the Bible as a male)
---Donna66 on 2/27/11


all three-in-unity are spirit. they have a feminine, masculine, and neuter nature.
---aka on 2/27/11


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God is a spirit, neither male of female.
---Rob on 2/27/11


Jesus calls God the Father which means He has the attributes of a father. Good enough for me.
---Warwick on 2/27/11


The Shekinah is God's glorys, she is the female image of God.
---tonne on 2/27/11


If God had created woman first, man out of the woman and been called "she" 10000 times and "Mother" would you be asking if God was female?
---CraigA on 2/27/11


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Good question.

God is beyond gender as it exists on earth--that's one thing.

I think that the masculine language is used for the God of the Bible to distinguish Him from the supreme deities of surrounding cultures who are usually female.
---Cluny on 2/27/11


God is a he according to the scriptures. He is Jesus' father, male figure.
---candice on 2/27/11


God is both masculine and feminine. However, Jesus is gender specific Male, and the Father is the Masculine.

The custom among most Christians is to use masculine pronouns when referring to Him.

However, there would be no feminine if God did not contain it. But as God is all in all, He holds both feminine and masculine parts.

And no, I don't want to get into an argument about whether the Holy Spirit is female. The Holy Spirit is just that, a spirit.
---ZedEx on 2/27/11


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