Jesus instructed his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount: “This is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven . . .” (Matthew 6:9 AAT) Jesus’ last words on the cross were, “Father, into Thy hands I entrust my spirit.” (Luke 23:46) Before his ascension Jesus, claiming “all authority in heaven and earth,” commissioned his disciples to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19) Throughout God’s Word, God is often called “Father” and never called “Mother.”
Changing HIS Name
Today the inclusive, diverse, and equitous Woke transgender movement even includes God as a target for a transgender and non-binary upgrade. Some liberal clergy denominations are busy updating their liturgies, proposing and using more modern appellations for God, such as “Our Father and Mother” and even changing His pronouns.
God Created Man in His Own Image
Certainly, God is bigger and more complex than our pea-sized brains can fathom, being the Holy Trinity — three persons in one essence. Jesus has both a divine and human nature, and he once appealed to Jerusalem “as a hen gathers her chicks” (Matthew 23:37, Luke 13:34) And the Bible clearly asserts that the original male and female both were created “in the image of God” after the Holy One said to Himself/Themselves, “Let US make man in OUR image. . . So God created man in HIS own image . . .male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:26-27)
Eternal Word of God
The problem is today man and woman feel free to recreate God and His eternal Word into their own various images according to their unbridled imaginations. The assumption is that the Bible is a work of humankind and passing culture rather than the eternal Word of God: “Forever, O LORD, your Word is firmly fixed in the heavens.” (Psalm 119:89) We end up with an idol that doesn’t really exist. In the process anything (and everything) goes.
Let God be God, and get used to it (Him). “Contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.” (Jude 3)