Even though the Holy Bible often refers to God as a male, the Archbishop of Canterbury is now saying that’s not exactly accurate. During his speech at Trafalgar Square’s St Martin-in-the-Fields, Reverend Justin Welby made the controversial remarks.
Welby’s teaching has since gone viral – and raised several eyebrows – on social media. Believers and non-believers alike have a lot to say about it, as evidenced by all the comments on the web.
It’s only methaporical, says Reverend Justin Welby!
“All human language about God is inadequate and to some degree metaphorical.
“God is not a father in exactly the same way as a human being is a father. God is not male or female. God is not definable.”
Welby further continued that it’s important to remember who God really is.
“It is extraordinarily important as Christians that we remember that the definitive revelation of who God is was not in words, but in the word of God who we call Jesus Christ. We can’t pin God down.”
While the remarks may sound shocking to some, it isn’t exactly the first time that a Catholic official spoke about this concept. Back in 1992, Pope John Paul specifically said that “God is neither man nor woman: he is God,” as we read in the Catechism of the Catholic Church number 239.
Also, there’s Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of Christian history, who shared:
“The reason God has been seen as male is simply the patriarchal assumptions of those societies.
“They reached for male terms as the people with power in that Greco-Roman world were male, so we use words like Lord and king. The world is now different and we have to show that our view of God is wider than that.”
Meanwhile, netizens couldn’t help but react to Welby’s teachings.
“God loved us so much that HE sent his only son. Pretty conclusive. God is male.”
“He’s called Our Father for a reason.”
On the other hand, a non-believer commented:
“He’s neither male or female because he isn’t real.”
Well what do you think, our dear readers? Do you believe in God? If so, do you think he’s a male, female, or gender-neutral? Let us know in the comment section!
Follow On Facebook
Fans Use American Flag to Save Falling Cat During Football Game in Miami
TikToker Shares How She Tricked Invaders Who Tried Opening The Hotel Door While She Was Alone
5-Year-Old Artist Already Getting Commissioned For Her Paintings
Hiker Discovers Creepy Alien-Like Creature That “Smells Like Rotting Flesh”
New York Store Is Selling ‘Wet Pants Denim’ For $75
Burglary Victim Writes Heartbreaking Note Begging Robber To Return Last Photos Dog
Meet The Gorgeous Actress Who Portrayed Zombie Queen In ‘Army Of The Dead’
Florida School Sparks Outrage After Editing 80 Female Students’ Photos To Cover Their Cleavage
McDonald’s Recruitment Poster Offers New Employees With Free iPhone After Working For 6 Months
Horrific Video Shows Lioness Attacking Circus Trainer In Russia
Man Iced Neighbor Who Repeatedly Asked Him “When Are You Getting Married?”
Do You Live in One of These 15 Countries With The Most Beautiful Women on Earth?
The Secret Meaning of Anklets And Why Some Wives Wear Them
Waking Up Between 3 to 5 AM Could Mean You’re Experiencing Spiritual Awakening
Divorced Man Wrote 20 Epic Marriage Advice He Wished He Could Have Had
Haunting Photos of Two Tourists Snapped Just Before They Mysteriously Disappeared
“Chastity Cages” is the Latest Thing for Men
Pork Fat Is Officially One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods
Some Stranger Padlocked This Guy’s Earlobe And Ran Away With The Key
Three-Month-Old Baby Left Blind in One Eye After Family Friend Took His Picture
Crazy Story Archives
News9 months ago
Mexican Residents Tie Mayor To Tree After He Failed To Fulfill His Campaign Promise
Interesting9 months ago
Diver Coaxes Octopus To Trade His Plastic Cup For A Shell
OMG10 months ago
Chilling Footage Shows Guy Carrying His Tinder Date’s Corpse Inside A Suitcase
OMG8 months ago
Bride Asks Husband If She Can Hug Her Ex-BF “One Final Time” During Wedding