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Is The Holy Spirit A Mother

Is The Comforter or Holy Spirit our heavenly mother? Can there be a Father without a Mother?

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My dad never commanded me. Everything he said to me was either wise counsel, insight/wise principles, or helpful correction, but never did I ever regard what he said as a COMMAND. It is a good principle (Hebrews 5:12) that we should honor our mother and father, likewise we should honor our heavenly father and also our spiritual mother that nurtures us. I don't choose man's institutional church to be my spiritual mother, I choose The Lord's spirit to nurture my relationship with The Lord.
---greg on 3/30/08

That's not to say that there is such a thing as a "spiritual mother", there is nothing HUMAN about God. The question is in no way relevant to God, it can only be explained as 'purely philosophical'. There is NO GENDER in God.

'Mankind' is HUMANITY, both male and female He created THEM.
---greg on 3/30/08

The Holy Spirit is not referred to as a mother. The Bible lists the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as a "him". The Church is referred to as a "she". None are a mother.
Yes, there can be a father without a mother. God is proof of that. In all his creation, the chicken came before the egg. Gen. 1:11
---john on 3/28/08

The New Testament was originally written in Hebrew which shows the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) has female personages. It appears we are commanded to worship the Father through the Son and to honour the Holy Sprirt.
---Jacques on 6/4/07

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead. The Holy Spirit is never "it", He is always He. We do not have a heavenly mother, as some blasphemously teach. We have our Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the One Whom Jesus sent to us the Holy Spirit.
---Helen_5378 on 9/25/06

It's a he. The only reason I brought it up is because Christopher C. Warren made a big deal about it. I'm glad I asked.
---Jacques on 9/25/06

I agree with you Mikefl. Excellent explanation.
---Jacques on 9/19/06

Sure jhonny: Deu 6:4, Mar 12:29 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:" Our God is three persons in one - all MALE. If one were female, then our God would be a hermaphrodite - similar to some ancient pagan dieties.
---jerry6593 on 9/19/06

No,The Holy Spirit is not a mother it is the spirit of Jesus Christ He is also called the Holy Ghost But he is one spirit
---Betty on 9/19/06

All 3 member's of the God-Head(Holy Trinity) are Masculine,the word "He" is used in reference to all 3 Member's of the God-Head, throughout the Bible, "He" means masculine.
---Mrs._Morgan on 9/18/06

Hey Jerry6593 I like your reasoning process. With that same reasoning can you explain this. Jesus refered to the Father as his father and not the Holy Spirit. If this could be proved true would it make a difference for you or anyone for that matter.
---jhonny on 9/18/06

The Holy Spirit is a person - not an IT - and He is male.

Mat 1:18 "Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." A mother can't do that!
---jerry6593 on 9/18/06

About 15 years ago I was A freshman in college. My roomate prayed to God for 12 hours straight. When I came home it was about 4am and I heard a voice. This voice had a alto pitch with GREAT stenghth. Either it was an angel or The Holy Spirirt, either way I was scared to open the door. I beleive IT is female. And I love everybody!
---Jacques on 9/17/06

** Jack have you heard of the Filioque Controversy?**

Jacques, being Orthodox, of COURSE I would know about the Filioque controversy.

But apparently you don't. It had nothing to do with the Holy Spirit being "feminine" (the term is grammatically neuter in Greek) or a "heavenly mother".

"Filioque" means "and the Son" in Latin, referring to the Procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son as well.
---Jack on 9/16/06

Gal 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.
It is funny that people do not read their bibles and then come to make funny statements. If there is no male or female in the kingdom of God (our spiritual state) why are we trying to ascribe such things to God?
---Toyin on 9/16/06

God is our spiritual Father and Mother. If the holy spirit is a separate being, we have more than one god. If Jesus is a separate being, we have more than one god. In order to have one God, He/She has to be One God. "God created man in HIS own image...male and female created He them." ADAM in Spirit form was in the form of God. The holy ghost is an appearance of God (male and female-attributes if you will).
---mikefl on 9/16/06

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Gal 4:30 Nevertheless what saith the Scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
Gal 4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
---Linda6563 on 9/16/06

Gal 4:27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not; for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath a husband.
Gal 4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
Gal 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
---Linda6563 on 9/16/06

Gal 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which engendereth to bondage, which is Hagar.
Gal 4:25 For this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
Gal 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
---Linda6563 on 9/16/06

I say we do have a "heavenly mother", at least Galatians 4 seems to say such:

Gal 4:21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

Gal 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
Gal 4:23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
---Linda6563 on 9/16/06

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In the spirte there is neither male or femal
---betty on 9/16/06

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, and therefore 100% masculine. Since God is always masculine, as the Father; and the King of kings; and the Lord of lords; and also Jesus has a beard; thus the Holy Spirit or breath of God proceeding from him is masculine. Yes, in the Godhead is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and no mothers exist; for the man was made in God's image, not the woman, and woman was made for man, not God.
---Eloy on 9/16/06

I know that Yahweh does not have a Mother. That was not the meaning of the question. I was asking could The Holy Spirit be female. The Bible says IT can be grieved and IT can be tempted.
---Jacques on 9/15/06

First of all, I would like to say that I love everyone with all my heart and I am glad The Comforter has brought us together. Thank God we can talk to each other. I feel we should use the Holy Spirit as much as we can to help people. We as Christians must come together to save as many people as we can.
---Jacques on 9/15/06

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God does not have a mother, nor does He need one. God is spirit and He has always just been. Therefore we do not have a "heavenly mother" -- such a thing does not exist.
---Helen_5378 on 9/15/06

The greatest part of life is that it's art.

I know that it's the Spirit of the Father, maybe it's his feminine side; he did make them male and female after his own image.
---Under_Cover_PZ on 9/15/06

Jascques ... What is the "Gospel of the Holy Twelve? And when is the term "Father-Mother" used?
I have never heard of either.
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/15/06

Jacques, what is it about the Gospel of the Holy Twelve that makes you believe it is real?
You mention people using the term Father-Mother and I have heard this too. However, I've never heard a Christian use it. Do you know Christians who use this term?
---AlwaysOn on 9/15/06

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I believe in one of the gospels jesus says the comforter will come ,don,t worry about what you will say HE will bring to remembrance the things of me. HE is the key word there.
---tom2 on 9/15/06

Jack have you heard of the Filioque Controversy? Why does the Hebrew version of the New Testament use female personages? Why was The Gospel of the Holy Twelve not accepted. I like your theology, hopefully you can be of help.
---Jacques on 9/15/06

This is new age thinking. The Holy Spirit a mother. Come on people get real and read your bibles. Oh! you did. Well it was the wrong one if you thing the new age way.
---Rev_Herb on 9/15/06

Where do you get your ideas from? Certainly not scripture. What religion are you?
---Bruce5656 on 9/15/06

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Oh Divine Father Mother God, Infinite Father Mother God of the Universe, just some of the terms of Christian Science (Mary Baker Eddy) and the New Age religion. Holy Spirit is not our Heavenly Mother. It is error and false religion.
---Rachel on 9/15/06

**Can there be a Father without a Mother?
Yes. As we sing, "Begotten from the timeless womb of the Father in eternity without a mother, and born of a mother on earth in time without a father...."
The "Gospel of the Holy 12" is not canonical. It is clear the parallel passage in John is deliberately altered.
---Jack on 9/15/06

John are you saying the Godhead is all male? Explain the term Father-Mother which is often used.
---Jacques on 9/15/06

The Gospel of The Holy Twelve also reads: But when The Comforter is come, Whom I will send unto you from the All Parent, even The Sprirt of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father and the Mother the same shall testify to me.
---Jacques on 9/15/06

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The Gospel of The Holy Twelve reads: But the Comforter, who is my mother, Holy Wisdom, whom the Father will send in my name, she shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
---Jacques on 9/15/06

greetings,cont2,where as the mother spirit created this habitation and continues her presence here along with the" 7 spirits of God" all things will renew themselves year by year.the comforter has been with us for only a little over 2000 yrs.this special spirit is only associated with jesus himself and its like no other.this is why we keep in rememberance his love and continuous leading from him to us fresh.the difference is substancial but all is spirit originating from the 3rd.person of deity
---earl on 9/15/06

greetings,all spirit is of God ,from God.the spirit is the act of God thinks so the spirit acts simultaneously with the Father in paradise.the spirit is the creativeness of God.all that is known is a creation of God except paradise where as it being perfect was not created ,it is.cosmologically the holy spirit is the creator of our universe as the spirit of truth is not.the spirit of truth is cosmologically the spirit of truth,comforter,both resonating from the 3rd.person of the trinity.cont
---earl on 9/15/06

Everything that has been created is in God. He spoke -creation came out of Him and became what it is because of His power. He made them both male and female.
God is Spirit. Sexual identity came out of Him. He is both. He is all things in all.

"not evil"
---Linda3939 on 9/15/06

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