Jim Goodrick (9 July 2011)
"United Church of Christ goes gender-free on "Triune" God"
John and Doves,
The United Church of Christ ( UCC ) is changing its Constitution , bylaws and general interpretation of the Godhead.
As we see it, they have mastered the art of rationalization by saying
that they believe in the "Triune" God --- that they believe that there
are three persons in one God --- but that God the "father" is now
gender-free and no longer gender exclusive.
How can they believe in the three persons of God when the Scriptures
clearly state the male-hood of God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy
Spirit ? Here is the revealed word of God -- the final authority
-- on this matter:
1. The "Our Father" reveals that God the Father is male. Matthew 6:9
2. Jesus, the second person of the Godhead, came to earth in a male body. ( Gospels )
3. "He that hath seen Me, hath seen the Father. ( Jesus = male; Father = male ). John 14: 9
4. " I and My Father are one". John 10:30 (male )
It doesn't get any clearer than that.
There are probably many more examples ( such as the personal pronoun
"He" used all throughout the Bible), but man can justify anything he
wants to, as long as he is a craftsman at twisting the truth to
The more generic the wording, the more cowardly the retreat.
Would these same people say that Caesar's father was either male or
female ... that Einstein's father was either male or female etc. No.
They trifle with God because at this moment in history it's open-season
on God, and they know that the governments of this world will endorse
any opportunity for the misconception of God as possible.
To know the truth is the most Blessed gift of all. What is Truth ? "Thy
Word is truth" John 17: 17 . It is revealed truth, because man resists
truth by his nature:
"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for
they are foolishness unto them, neither can he know them, because they
are spiritually discerned. " 1 Corinthians 2:14
Why is this open-season on God ?
"Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily,
therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil."
God will correct this all-inclusive language, in His time. Time is always on His side.