This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last-edit: January 1 2018
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
What Gender is God ‑ Male or Female?
To some it is blasphemous to even ask such a question.
To others the idea of God having a son is equally outrageous.
To many religious and god-fearing persons, being male (or female) and producing a son implies sexual activity and is therefore viewed as not in keeping with the sublime purity of God, due to the deemed unholy nature of the action.
The most definitive scripture must be Genesis 1:27:
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. NIV
27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. NKJV
Since they were both created in God's Image:
to be male is to be in God's Image.
to be female is to be in God's Image.
To be able to create a male, God had the capacity to feel completely male in everything in order to replicate that in the male. He likewise needed to have a complete repertoire of the feelings and emotions of the human female. How a father feels and how a mother feels has to be a part of God.
Why then is God regularly spoken of as a father and why are male personal pronouns used when speaking of Him?
Principally, because as the male passes the animating life-force to the ovum, he becomes the father of the resulting progeny, even so God passed animating life force to that first human he had fashioned out of the ground . Secondly it is because in almost all languages the noun God is grammatically masculine.
Thus the melding of the two results in a perfect blend of function and grammar.
Jehovah fashioned His firstborn Son Adam (Luke 3:38) all by Himself. Human fathers cannot do that alone. As was David fashioned or woven in the lowest parts of the earth, the womb of his mother (Ps 139:15), so was Adam woven by Jehovah from that same earth and finally animated by His Spirit, which life-force was subsequently passed on to succeeding generations via all human fathers.
In His care for them Jehovah looked after Israel as a Father and a Mother.
Matt. 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!
Deut. 32:11, 12 As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings: 12 So Jehovah alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
This is not about Jesus' tender care, as some will have it, but the protective motherly care God had for Israel.
Jehovah possesses all gender identities and qualities, masculine and feminine.
Each human is the sum of both genders in appropriately and delicately different proportions.
Hence Jehovah created both the Man and the Woman in His Image.
Here is but another viewing angle of Jehovah’s parenthood:
God is a single parent with an ability to produce a son single handedly without a partner.
He is male by virtue of passing on life and masculine grammatically.
He is female by virtue of both the matter to make and to nurture the offspring.
This is reflected by human males and females both created in/after his image. Humans are thus both male and female in appropriately varying amounts, completely in the image of their creator.
There are those who think mainly with what they have below their belt, thus concluding that the only way a son could be produced is through sexual intercourse. They reason therefore that since God does not do that, he could not have produced a son.
To the first human, Adam, God was both father, as life giver, and mother in the way he was produced from earth materials. David expressed that beautifully in Psalm 139:13-15 where he likened the womb of his mother to the earth itself, which provided all the necessary material and suitable environment:
13 For you formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are your works, And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. NKJV
From conception to his death was Jesus the Son of Man just that: a son of man, a human through and through like Adam, continually fashioned and replenished with products of the earth: Luke 3:23-38. –More detail here–
As for God's Only Begotten Son, the first angel, commonly and inappropriately referred to as Jesus, God also provided both the material or matter necessary to compose, make, create the being's spirit structure and then gave it life to produce a living spirit creature or, if creature seems unpalatable to superstitious oversensitivity, a living spirit being. Nevertheless, a created being is and will always be a creature without the evil slant placed upon it by fiction writers and filmmakers.
It seems clear that both man and woman were created perfectly in the image and likeness of God
That has not changed.
It is not who we are, but who we become by what we do with who we are.
End of this brief monologue.