26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
The Church of England should avoid only calling God “he,” a bishop has said, officially proving that the Church of England is not Christian, but a heretical cult.
Rachel Treweek, bishop of Gloucester, the Church of England’s first female diocesan bishop, said, “I don’t want young girls or young boys to hear us constantly refer to God as he,” adding that it was important to be “mindful of our language.”
She raised concerns that non-Christians could feel alienated from the Church if its public pronouncements used solely male language to describe God.
“For me particularly in a bigger context, in all things, whether it’s that you go to a website and you see pictures of all white people, or whether you go to a website and see the use of ‘he’ when we could use ‘god’, all of those things are giving subconscious messages to people, so I am very hot about saying can we always look at what we are communicating,” she said.
Ignoring the Bible’s crystal clear words on genders, the Rt Revd Dr Jo Bailey Wells, Bishop of Dorking, said the tendency to use male language was a “growing problem” as language use in general became more gender balanced.
“When I lead prayers or preach, I try to get around the problem by using both male and female imagery, and also by avoiding the need to say ‘his’ or ‘him’ too often,” she said, adding that she doesn’t “avoid male language altogether”.
Clergy echoed the concerns, with the Revd Sally Hitchener, Anglican chaplain at Brunel University, arguing that it is “heretical” to say God is only male. She said there was a movement across the national church with events organised to “emphasise the feminine nature of God”. Never mind the fact that it is heresy to be clergy and teaching non-biblical beliefs that are contrary to the Bible.
“No academic theologian in the UK would objectively say that God is male, and yet that is the common parlance in a lot of the church and definitely the message that is coming across in lots of the media communications that we’re sending out there,” she said.
Apparently theologians in England are blind and collectively illiterate, as the Bible is very clear about the Creator’s gender, as well as His only begotten Son, Jesus the Christ.
Theologian and member of the Archbishops’ Council the Revd Dr Ian Paul said that he believed the figures stemmed partly from a culture where “sex identity is ever present”.
“I think it makes it increasingly hard for young people to think of personal being without thinking of sex identity—and so if God is the ultimate ‘person’ then God must be sexed – i.e. male or female,” he said.
“This view contradicts orthodox Christian teaching—but many young people don’t have enough contact with the church for actual Christian teaching to counter the thinking they pick up from culture.”
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
September 27th, 2018