The Woke Left has infected Christianity. Major forces in the Church of England want to abandon the Gospel in favor of referring to God in a “gender-neutral” way.
The Bible has primarily used male pronouns when referring to God since it was first written. But this does not mean that God is male.
Unlike humanity, God does not have a biological sex because He is not made of matter. In fact, no one knows what God is like.
Fundamental theology, however, remains a foreign concept to the awakening forces, including those within the church.
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The Telegraph Report:
For decades, the gender of God has prompted debate in the church, with many calling for the abolition of the male pronouns He and He, as well as the reference to Our Father, in favor of gender-neutral or feminine alternatives.
Now, to mark a departure from centuries of tradition, bishops are to launch a project “on gendered language” referring to God in church services later this year.
Details of the plans emerged in a written question to the Liturgical Commission, which prepares and promotes forms of service and liturgy in the church at the General Synod, the church’s law-making body, which sits this week.
The Rev Joanna Stobert, of the Diocese of Bath and Wells, asked what steps had been taken to offer congregations alternatives to referring to God with male pronouns and if there was any update to “develop a more inclusive language in our official liturgy”.
He asked the bishops to “provide more options for those who wish to use the official liturgy and to speak of God in a genderless way, especially since many of the prayers offered for use in official liturgies refer to God using male pronouns”.
However, the Rev Ian Paul, a member of the General Synod and Council of Archbishops of the Church of England, warned against any departure from the original scriptures: “It should not be understood as implying the use of male pronouns for God. God is male – this is heresy. God, unlike humanity, does not have sex.
“The Bible uses feminine imagery and metaphors for God, but primarily identifies God using masculine pronouns, names, and imagery. Male and female imagery are not interchangeable.
“The fact that God is called ‘father’ cannot be replaced by ‘mother’ without changing the meaning, nor can it be gender-neutralized as ‘parent’ without losing the meaning. Fathers and mothers are not interchangeable but relate to their offspring in different ways.
“If the Liturgical Commission tries to change this, they will move in a major way away from grounding the Church’s doctrine in Scripture.”
Any permanent changes or rewriting of scriptures with gendered language must be agreed upon by a future meeting of the Synod.