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Are Angels Male Or Female

Are angels male or female? How do you know? and what is their purpose?

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Then I lifted up mine eyes and looked and behold there came out 2 women and the wind was in their wings.For they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted the ephah between earth and heaven.
Then said I to the angel whither do these bare the ephah?
And he said unto me. To build it a house in the land of Shinarand and it shall be set there apon her own base.
Zechariah ch5 9-11.
To me that says female angels, but of course Zechariah was a man of his day and was not going to say as much.
Remember women were considered lower beings by many men.
---chris on 1/22/12


The Bible alludes to the fact they are sexless. Matthew 22:30 (NASB77)
"For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

It seems, based on many Bible verses, that one of purposes of angels in that of messenger.
Luke 1:19 (NASB77)
And the angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news.
---wivv on 1/5/12


Rhonda: 'if YOU don't want to be quoted (good or bad) THEN DON'T participate ....'

You mean that if I write 'yes' you're allowed to claim I said no??????

I just wanted to explain that I did not mean it in such a strong way. I did not mind the quoting

And Rhonda, I am not claiming that angels are MALE, I'm just saying that the Greek word for angel is a masculine noun. Whether that means anything about 'biological' gender I have no idea (in Greek the sea is feminine, but we don't claim the sea is 'biologically' female!
---Peter on 11/4/11


while I don't mind you quoting me, I feel here you slightly exagerrated the meaning....
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if YOU don't want to be quoted (good or bad) THEN DON'T participate ....REALLY is that simple - 125 word post limit and 75 post topic limit you are grasping at straws

interesting twist - topic no longer about either topic now drifting to "wrongly quoted" drama

many misquote GODS Holy Word daily (even on these blogs) yet REAL truth is many are MORE interested in their preaching posts less interested in Holy Scriptures Truth

open another topic to rant on about your idea it won't change Gods Truth - Gods Truth will never change even when not all want GODS TRUTH

and by the way ANGELS are still genderless!
---Rhonda on 11/4/11


Rhonda: 'Obviously, Rhonda, you know nothing about Greek, either Koine or Dimotiki.'

I did not want to ARGUE with Cluny about that. I was merely saying that, while a noun may be masculine or feminine, we must be careful equating masculine with male.

I have ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM with Cluny, who is a very nice person to chat with.

Please, while I don't mind you quoting me, I feel here you slightly exagerrated the meaning that I actually intended, which was very mild

Blessings, Cluny!
---Peter on 11/4/11




Cluny: The comment about a 'cat' being feminine is that in cases where the 'real' gender of the cat is unknown, the normal is to place 'cat' in the feminine as opposed to the masculine. In the case of dog, the tendency is to place it in the masculine.

I just meant that gender in the language is not automatically the same as the biological gender.

In many, possibly even most cases, it is, but we must be careful in taking a noun which is written in the masculine and assuming that the person is automatically male.
---Peter on 11/4/11


Rhonda:

In some languages, like Hebrew, Greek, French, Spanish, German, grammatical gender is a purely grammatical feature that only sometimes corresponds to biological gender.

For example, in In German, wife and table are feminine, while girl is neuter.
"Wie ist die Tabelle? Sie ist lang." is "How is the table? She is long."
"Wie ist das Fraeulein? Er ist ein schoenes Fraeulein." is "How is the girl? It is a beautiful girl."

The Holy Spirit must be feminine in Hebrew, and masculine in Greek, because grammar demands it, regardless of actual gender.

In English, gender is mostly biological, with minor exceptions (e.g. ships and countries are feminine).
---StrongAxe on 11/4/11


\\oh why bother many choose to spread LIES to DECEIVE MATT 24:5\\

That',s exactly what you do, Rhonda.

\\by the way Angels still have no gender\\

I never said they did.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/4/11


The Gender Pronouns of "He" and "Him" and "It" were default Pronouns in the New Testament regarding the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament, from the Hebrew, the Spirit is described using Feminine Gendered Pronouns. The foreign language does not, obviously settle the Issue of the Gender of the Holy Spirit. It's the Description and Definition of Who She IS that clues us in.
---Gordon on 11/4/11


Obviously, Rhonda, you know nothing about Greek, either Koine or Dimotiki.
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hahahaha - Peter already beat me to OBVIOUS

english 101 pronouns are: me myself I you they he him her ETC

nouns describe except IN ENGLISH nouns have no gender

once upon a time translators took the word comforter in english and added the masculine gender to the TRANSLATION!!

to claim he is used in the NT Greek (simply because the NOUN is masculine in gender) is....

oh why bother many choose to spread LIES to DECEIVE MATT 24:5 ...your deception of insisting Apostles used "he" for comforter is still a deception in ANY LANGUAGE!

by the way Angels still have no gender
---Rhonda on 11/4/11




\\After all, at least in 'dimotiki' and 'kathareuousa', 'cat' is female\\

Actually, in dimotiki, a tom is "o gatos" and a queen is "i gata", A kitten is "to gataki".

Furthermore even Biblical Greek contains pronouns: ego, sou, avtos, avti, avto to name a few.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/4/11


Cluny: While I disagree with Rhonda in a number of matters, I think your comment may have a fault. As a Greek,I know that all nouns have a gender. However, we must be careful to equate 'gender' with 'male' or 'female'.

After all, at least in 'dimotiki' and 'kathareuousa', 'cat' is female and 'dog' is male, though there are of course male cats and female dogs

I am annoyed at the 'abuse' of the original Biblical Greek, we can be honest and accept that even Biblical Greek was the second language of both John, Matthew, Mark, Peter and James (Aramaic must have been their first), Paul (Aramaic or hopefully old Hebrew) and even Luke (Latin probably) so the accuracy of the language will not have been their first aim!!!!!
---Peter on 11/4/11


Rhonda: 'New Testament GREEK of which the Apostles WROTE does not contain pronouns'

Naturally it doesn't. But the fact Greek doesn't have pronouns DOESN'T MEAN there isn't a gender to the noun

In John, it is clear from the language that Jesus either meant or allowed His disciples to use a male 'the' (o paraklitos) for 'Counselor' (Jn 15:26)

I do not mind if you simply say that John used that because he had to use one or the other (the neuter, in ancient Greek, is not used for 'counselor') and he chose the masculine for no good reason

He had to use one, so he chose the male as opposed to the female.

Fine. Are you happy now!!!!???

But the 'THE' in the NT IS MASCULINE

---Peter on 11/4/11


\\cluny, Jesus commands me, "Go to the Christian website, and post my words which I tell you."\\

Jesus told me to tell you that He never told you that at all and you've been listening to an impostor, but the impostor is doubtlessly giving you words to say. From his mouths to your ear.

Furthermore, Jesus told me to tell you that "I Agia Triadi"--Holy Trinity-is grammatically FEMININE in Greek.

Now what?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/4/11


It absolutely astounds me that some of you here who KNOW that GOD is the Author of Masculinity and Feminity are mocking this Revelation. And, that Eve, as well as Adam were BOTH created in the Image of GOD. That GOD is not One Person with "3 manifestations". NO. GOD is a UNIT, a DIVINE FAMILY, of Three Divine Persons. And, that it is the HUMAN FAMILY that was created in GOD's Image, not just a single human being (like Adam). It was GOD's Plan BEFORE Creation to form Eve, as well as Adam. That the Masculine and Feminine Traits in Adam and Eve were BOTH Traits of this Triune GOD. Study up, Nay-sayers. Why mock what you clearly do not understand? Seek GOD's Face about this for yourself!
---Gordon on 11/4/11


TheSeq, I was being facetious.
---Gordon on 11/3/11


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\\GENDER was not USED in Greek language to DESCRIBE a word \\

Where did you get this idea?

Obviously, Rhonda, you know nothing about Greek, either Koine or Dimotiki.

ALL Greek nouns and pronouns have gender, even inanimate objects, and the definite article MUST be used with the noun and agree in gender, number, and case.

But you are right about one thing: your concept of the Trinity is a lie.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/3/11


Rhonda: The Greek word 'parakletos' is a masuline word
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New Testament GREEK of which the Apostles WROTE does not contain pronouns the word HE WAS ADDED by the english translation ...the pronoun (not NOUN) HE is NOT FOUND in the Greek manuscripts

HOWEVER Greek WORDS are ASSIGNED a masculine or feminine GENDER ...further the Greek language assigning of masculine or feminine to a NOUN was arbitrary - NOUNS are not people no matter how hard you may try to IMPLY that idea!!

the PRONOUN HE was ADDED to the english translation

a pronoun is NOT the SAME as a noun ...if one were to read the Greek transcript WITHOUT the ADDITION of the pronoun they very well may come to understanding trinity is a LIE
---Rhonda on 11/3/11


Rhonda: You are right, English did add the 'He will show you' - the He is added.

However, the pronoun before 'Counsellor' (in Greek there is a pronoun there) is the masculine pronoun.

So English added one 'He' but too away the masculine 'the' (in English, 'the' has no gender, while in Greek there is a 'mascule the', 'neuter the' and 'feminie the')

So both show masculinity, just in a different way
---Peter on 11/3/11


Rhonda: The Greek word 'parakletos' is a masuline word. There is also a female form of the word, but Jesus SPECIFICALL uses the MASULINE word.

If you care to look at the ORIGINAL GREEK, it is very obvious

Of course, you can claim that the fact the WORD is masculine does not mean the Spirit is also masculine.

That I do accept, for gender is something we do to catalog things, without really knowing what 'gender' means for spirits.

My term is only that the Bible DOES USE masuline for the counsellor.

Have a look at the original - it is very clear (if you know Ancient Greek, that is)
---Peter on 11/3/11


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Craig A: In fact, in the original writings (Greek), the word Counselor is also masculine.
---Peter on 11/2/11
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WRONG!

english translation ADDED the masculine pronoun

TRUTH IS the word for comforter in the new testament was translated from the Greek word (parakletos)

GENDER was not USED in Greek language to DESCRIBE a word

with the english TRANSLATION the pronoun "he" was added to describe the WORD comforter - the pronoun "he" is not found in the Greek transcript

gender was NEVER assigned to the power of GOD - HIS Holy Spirit is not a person

Angels are GENDERLESS they do not REPRODUCE however many times they have appeared as MEN never women
---Rhonda on 11/3/11


But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl

James Brown
---TheSeg on 11/3/11


It's a "Man's world".
---Gordon on 11/3/11


Craig A: In fact, in the original writings (Greek), the word Counselor is also masculine.

But we must remember that 'masculine' is not the same as 'male'

God is MUCH MORE than any words we can use to describe Him, and that goes for His gender, too!!!!
---Peter on 11/2/11


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Eloy:

I try to speak the truth as much as I am able. In order to make sure I speak the truth and not just erroneous ideas inside my head, I look to find other witnesses who say the same thing, since truth is established by 2-3 witnesses.

It would do you well to do the same, since you frequently post things that differ from what everyone else knows (for example, most recently, the "fact" that the Holy Spirit is called "Ruwach Shiloh", something never mentioned anywhere except in several of your own blog posts here).
---StrongAxe on 11/2/11


Gordon, youre full of it.

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, HE shall testify of me
---CraigA on 11/2/11


\\Let me strongly suggest to you to cease from dissing my God, and accept Jesus as 100% King of kings and Lord of lords.\\

I DO believe in Jesus as the King of kings and Lord of lords, and that's how I know your god cannot possibly be the real one.

You think you're light, but as Jesus said, therefore your darkness remains.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/2/11


Gordon, I am leaving this thread, for your blasphemy is very nauseous and a stench in my nose, and I do not want to lose my cookies over my keyboard. Let me strongly suggest to you to cease from dissing my God, and accept Jesus as 100% King of kings and Lord of lords.
---Eloy on 11/1/11


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strongax, "Out of the heart the mouth speaks: bad-mouthers speak that what is in their heart, and truth-tellers speak that what is in their heart: What type of words are manifested from you?"
---Eloy on 11/1/11


Cluny, The Lord YAHUSHUA, as Eloy pointed out, needs nothing in and of Himself. But, He humbled Himself as a Man, taking on the Human Flesh as a Man, which by GOD's perfect Design, required that He be born, also, like any other man, so that He could relate to us in all ways, except He did not sin. So, the perfect Design by GOD is for a woman to give birth, so, like other men, YAHUSHUA had a human mother "Miriam". But, that's not to say that He "needed" her in the Ultimate sense. For, GOD could have SPOKEN the Word, and YAHUSHUA could have appeared as a young Man, ready for Ministry, ready for Sacrifice.
---Gordon on 11/1/11


Eloy, How is the Holy Spirit being of a Feminine Spiritual Nature the same as making GOD somehow "needy of a woman"? God the Father is Masculine, the Holy Spirit is Feminine and the Son is Masculine and Male. It's that simple. It's not complicated. That is Their own Nature. That is how They ARE. And, they created mankind, men and women, after that Image of Theirs. GOD said "Let US make man in OUR Image...male AND female created HE them." GOD knew way ahead of time that He was going to create Eve, before He even created Adam. He paraded the animal-couples in front of Adam, to get Adam to long for a mate for himself. But, THIS, GOD already had planned out way ahead of time.
---Gordon on 11/1/11


\\cluny, Why are you questioning me when you do not desire to accept the truth? Think man. All that I say is right, \\

You don't actually think that, do you?

Even St. Paul said, "Now we prophesy in part." You claim to prophesy all the time.

What you are saying is that you cannot answer the question I have clearly asked you.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/1/11


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Eloy:

You said: All that I say is right

You claim perfection. Not even the apostles claimed this. Only Jesus is perfect, and you are not Jesus. We are all human, and capable of error, and it is foolishness to deny this.

and that is the reason why the words that I say are repeated over and over again

The words of Jesus are repeated over and over again worldwide. However, your words are repeated by noone but yourself. You frequently make bizarre claims that violate truth everyone else knows, and when one searches for those same words on the entire internet, the only references are your own quotes on these blogs.

In 2-3 witnesses all truth is established, but you frequently have only one.
---StrongAxe on 11/1/11


Gen_6:2-4 There were giants in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
(Important!) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man,
but of God.

And five of them were wise, and five were foolish!
---TheSeg on 11/1/11


Angels are on a higher plane than man (Psa 8:5)

yet Christ stated in (Matt 22:30) those receiving salvation AT the resurrection (Luke 20:35,36 Rev 20:6) then True Believers will be neither male or female when we are CHANGED from mortal to spiritual (like the wind) John 3:8

Angels do not reproduce

the purpose of male/female for mankind is to reproduce

the purpose of Angels now is to minister to the True Believers as GOD instructs - Angels serve GOD not man(Heb 1:14)

no man has power to direct an Angel to liars who DECEIVE many to believe they "GODS today" having power to direct an Angels ministry as a mortal human

at salvation Angels will serve the sons of GOD (Corin 6:3 Heb 2)
---Rhonda on 11/1/11


\\Jesus Almighty needs nothing, else he would cease to be Almighty.\\

That means He doesn't need you, and did NOT need you to sit beside Him during the Last Judgement, and point at your ex-wife, saying "She took!" as you claim happened.

In any case, since a husband is supposed to provide for his wife, what exactly were you complaining about?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/1/11


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cluny, Why are you questioning me when you do not desire to accept the truth? Think man. All that I say is right, and that is the reason why the words that I say are repeated over and over again and does not change, because truth never changes, only lies change with the wind. As far as Jesus Creating a woman, Mariam, to put on flesh, he spoke this truth from the beginning, and this prophecy has zero to do with him needing any thing from what he himself has created. Jesus Almighty needs nothing, else he would cease to be Almighty.
---Eloy on 10/31/11


God knows what he is doing, the scriptures have already been posted, angels are proven to be created in both the shapes of men and the shapes of women. However, because they are created this way, that does not mean that godly angels marry and coit and produce offspring, for they are spirits which take the form of man and woman, and their purpose is not for producing offsping, but instead to carry out God's commands, to work in the creation and to minister to man.
---Eloy on 10/31/11


cluny, Jesus commands me, "Go to the Christian website, and post my words which I tell you." Sinners and antiChristians may call the words I repeat, "stuff", but the wise call the words I repeat, "truth".
---Eloy on 10/31/11


\\God does not need a woman,\\

Please answer my question, Eloy.

How would the Incarnation have taken place without a woman, or a particular Woman?

Second time of asking.

(BTW, repeating your same stuff over and over does not make it right.)

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/31/11


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When the Spiritual Kingdom of God is established, Paul tells us, "For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, THERE IS NEITHER MALE OR FEMALE: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:27,28

Angels are spiritual beings, and Galatians 3:27,28 is applied to that of an angel. However, when they take the form of the creature call man, they appear to have a gender, just like the Word (Jesus Christ). When Christ came He was a man and not a woman.

Thought provoking isn't it? But believe what the Scripture declares.
---christan on 10/31/11


The unsaved always trying to figure God out. God made the woman from man's rib, for the man, and not God. Jesus is God. period. He is Holy, the I Am, and Single, Jesus the Almighty is never in need of any thing nor any creature that he himself has made.
---Eloy on 10/31/11


Gordon. Do you not know the Genesis account? God created both male and female animals, and he created man, and he looked upon Adam whom was not content not having a companion, and Jesus said that it is not good for man to be alone, so he made a woman for him so that he too could have a companion as the animals do, and have his own little offspring. Women was not made for God but instead woman was made for man, to be his companion. God does not need a woman, nor does he need any thing at all, for he is Almgihty, the Creator of all.
---Eloy on 10/31/11


\\thus Jesus ends all argument about whether the Holy Spirit is male or female: the Holy Spirit is male!\\

Even though Hebrew and Aramaic use the feminine gender, and Greek uses the neuter?

(BTW, Jesus spoke all 3 langauges.)

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/31/11


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David, GENESIS says that "...GOD created man in HIS Image...male AND female created He THEM...". GOD already knew ahead of time what He was going to do regarding the creation of man and woman. That's indicated by His Creation of the two-gendered animal Kingdom! Adam ALONE was not created in the full Image of GOD. It was the HUMAN FAMILY that was created in GOD's Image. For GOD's Perfect Plan was that man "...be fruitful and multiply..." and fill the Earth. Eve was not a sort of "after-thought" kind of design. And, I personally believe that "chauvinist translators" changed the Gender of the Holy Spirit in the Scriptures. The Gender of the SPIRIT can be changed without changing the Essence of the Scriptures.
---Gordon on 10/31/11


Angels are spiritual beings/messengers of God. To appear to mankind they can take on male or female human forms. Their prupose is to do whatever God wills them to do.
---Adetunji on 10/31/11


Jesus called the Holy spirit a 'he'. John 14:26
26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. NKJV

thus Jesus ends all argument about whether the Holy Spirit is male or female: the Holy Spirit is male!

And according to 1 Cor 11:7-10 only men are created in Gods image, women are created soely for mans benifit. ('7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man. 9 Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. NKJV)
---David_Knoll on 10/30/11


Eloy:

Where did you get the idea that the Hebrew for "Holy Spirit" is "Ruwach Shiloh"? Can you cite any verse in the Old Testament where this term is used? I am not aware of any. In fact, an internet search shows exactly three uses of this term in the world. All three of them are posts of yours on these blogs.

Perhaps the term you are looking for is "Ruach HaKodesh" (i.e. "Holy Spirit" or "Holy Wind"), used in Psalm 51:11 and Isaiah 63:10-11.

Shiloh is used several times in the Old Testament. It always refers to a place, except in Genesis 49:10 "until Shiloh come", but never refers to the Holy Spirit.
---StrongAxe on 10/30/11


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Eloy, What you said seemed like a put-down to women and to femininity. As if women were "less-than". The Masculine could be considered "Superior", but, ONLY in the sense of a Hierarchy. Men and Women are so uniquely different that they are equal in that respect. The Woman first came from the Man. Then, thereafter, men came out of women. When YAHUSHUA walked the Earth, in Human Flesh as a Man, He was totally Male, totally Masculine. But, since He was filled with the Feminine HOLY SPIRIT (RUACH Ha KODESH) He could cry out as a Mother would as He did in LUKE 13:34. That was the Spirit of GOD crying out through Him. Yet, it WAS Him. For that was His Heart's Cry also. In agreement with the Spirit! A true Mystery of GOD.
---Gordon on 10/31/11


\\Woman was made for man, to be his helpmate,\\

There is no such word as "helpmate," nor is this the modern form of the non-word "helpmeet".

They are mondegreens caused misreading TWO SEPARATE WORDS in the KJV: "help meet," where "meet "means "proper, appropriate, suitable."

\\ woman was not made for God Almighty whom needs no thing at all.\\

How would the Incarnation have taken place without a woman--and a particular Woman on top of that?

**Cluny, Men and women were created in the Image of GOD.**

Who is denying it, Gordon? Certainly not I.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/30/11


\\The Holy Spirit is never neuter, and always masculine.\\

In Greek, Holy Spirit is neuter: TO Agio Pnevmati

\\ The Almighty Breath of God is 100% masculine,\\

In Hebrew, RUACH is feminine.

\\ just as God's body is 100% masculine, and no part of God is neuter nor feminine,\\

While since the Incarnation, the Logos is gender specific male, God the Father is a SPIRIT. To say that God the Father has masculine parts is mormonoidism, NOT Christianity.

Besides, God did NOT hesitate to use feminine terms to describe Himself. Isaiah 66:13.

Jesus did likewlse.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/30/11


The Holy Spirit is never neuter, and always masculine. The Almighty Breath of God is 100% masculine, just as God's body is 100% masculine, and no part of God is neuter nor feminine, for He is King of kings and Lord of lords, and every single knee will bow and every tongue that he made will confess that He is God, Creator of heaven and earth, and all things therein. Woman was made for man, to be his helpmate, woman was not made for God Almighty whom needs no thing at all.
---Eloy on 10/30/11


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In the New Testament, the word for angel, in Greek, is masculine, though the word for spirit is neuter. In the case where John fell down to worship the angel (Rev 19:10), the angel is masculine, as are the four angels in Rev 7.

But is this 'masculine' the same as male? Probably not. Angels do not marry (Luke 20:35-6), and probably their gender is different from that of humanity.
---Peter on 10/29/11


The Holy Spirit, Ruwach Shiloh, is in no way feminine but 100% masculine, just as my spirit is 100% masculine. God Amighty is manifested to be 100% masculine and proven in the body of Jesus Christ. And it is pure blaspheme to say that any part of the Almighty is feminine, especially HIS Holy Spirit. There is no woman, no weaker vessel, in the Godhead, none.
---Eloy on 10/29/11


Cluny, Men and women were created in the Image of GOD. The masculine and feminine genders are from GOD's Image. In Hebrew, "Spirit" is Feminine: "RUACH". The Holy Spirit is not like a human woman, for She is part of the Divine GOD-Head. It is the other way around. Women are made in the Feminine Image of the HOLY SPIRIT. The Holy Spirit is the Motherly Spirit, Who is the "Paraclete" (Greek), Who comes along side us. Encourages us. Gives us Wisdom and Guidance. "Wisdom", as in PROVERBS, is a "She". The Spirit of Wisdom is a "She". Men were created in the Image of the Father. In masculinity. The Son YAHUSHUA (JESUS CHRIST) is THE Express Image of the Father. He is Male, Masculine, a Son.
---Gordon on 10/28/11


Some angels are male- Isaiah 6:2-6+ Daniel 9:21+ Luke 1:11,19,26,+ Revelation 7:1-3+ 18:1-5+ 20:1-3 and some angels are female- Zechariah 5:9-11. And their purpose is to serve God and minister to man. Revelation 14:6-12.
---Eloy on 10/29/11


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\\Umm, what part of the Trinity is not Masculine? The Father, The Son, or The Holy Spirit?
---Jed on 10/28/11\\

Holy Spirit is grammatically neuter in Greek.

I believe that in the OT especially, masculine language was used for the God of Israel to show His complete difference from the tutelary deities of surrounding cultures, who were usually female (Isis, Astarte, etc....).

However, God's masculinity is different from earthly masculinity.

Otherwise, you wind up with mormonoidism, where their God the Father is gender specifical male, who uses his male parts for the same reason our daddies did.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/28/11


If angels are referenced in the masculine, are you speaking grammatically, or by the few names given. I don't know Hebrew or Greek, and other languages were not my forte in school, but I do know some langauges assign a gender for nouns which obviously have no gender. Could this be the case? Why, why not?
---Chria9396 on 10/28/11


IF angels have a "gender" it isn't comparable with what we know
Matt 22:30, Mark12:25, Luke 20:35.

My guess is that they have no gender, but that could be confirmed just as much it could be denied.
as for GOD having a gender, the only one that became a man is Jesus Christ,
El-Shaddai (the allsufficient) appears to have the word shadd inside which would be a woman's breast feeding.
the Holy Spirit Is a Spirit, and transcends pityfull notions of sexuality.
Man (both man and woman toghether) is the image of God.
one might reason that Adam was created first, but most fail to see that IF Woman was taken out of Adam, the FEMININ must have been present IN Adam.
---andy3996 on 10/28/11


According to the Bible, they appear in masculine form. They MIGHT appear as feminine, though the Bible doesn't say so. However, the Bible DOES say that people have entertained angels without knowing it, so it might be possible for them to appear as either.

However, in their nature, angels are genderless, because Jesus said that angels do not marry.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/28/11


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Like most of the Trinity is of the Masculine Gender, as it were.
---Gordon on 10/28/11

Umm, what part of the Trinity is not Masculine? The Father, The Son, or The Holy Spirit?
---Jed on 10/28/11


The Book of ZECHARIAH 5:9 mentions "women" with the wings of a stork with an ephah. I'm believing those are "feminine" angels. I would agree, personally that most angels are of the masculine form. Like most of the Trinity is of the Masculine Gender, as it were.
---Gordon on 10/28/11


There are masculine angels and there are feminine angels. That is, in appearance. They do not reproduce, so there is no reason to believe, for certain that is, that they have reproductive organs, so they would be classified as "masculine" and "feminine". MARK 12:25 "For when they (redeemed human beings) shall rise from the Dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but, are as the angels which are in Heaven."
---Gordon on 10/28/11


"Are angels male or female?" Male.
"How do you know?"
Throughout scripture angels are referenced in the masculine.
"what is their purpose?" They are "ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation." Hbr 1:14
By definition they are messengers, by station they are Father's servants.
---joseph on 10/28/11


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The angels mentioned in the bible are all male, so if that will be our basis, we could assume that all angels are male. Also angels were created first before Adam and it seems that God only thouhgt of creating a female (Eve) because Adam got lonely.
---Evan on 10/28/11


The angels are going to know what we say, here. I don't want to get in any trouble with our angels (c: lolololololol

When angels appeared to Abraham, they were called "men" (Genesis 18:1-2). And angels in Revelation are called "he" (Revelation 19:10). This could show they have authority of a male sort, and could have male faces and build.

But in Jesus "there is neither male nor female" (Galatians 3:28), plus Jesus says, "'For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven.'" (Matthew 22:30) So, I can see they are neither, spiritually, or for marital organs.
---Bill_willa6989 on 10/27/11


The only record we have of the gender for angels is that they are males. They appeared to Abraham, the Virgin Mary, and others.

However, it is likely that an angel can take on the appearance of any human body including that of a woman.
---lee1538 on 10/27/11


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