Myth ~ While Christianity is for men this statement implies it is not for women—that is what makes it a myth. Christ is the center of Christianity. God is a Triune God and all three members of the Trinity have all the God nature, all the God characteristics, but each has their own personality.
Masculine Characteristics of God ~ Throughout Scripture we find God exercising what society consider masculine characteristics (at least at the time of writing). Here are a few of many examples. Throughout both Testaments we find God referred to as Father. He is also described as a Warrior, the Lord of Armies, King of Glory, and Lord of Hosts (Psalm 24:8). God is also described as actively teaching the skills of war (Psalm 144:1). God is Judge—an enforcer of righteousness and a punisher of the wicked in society
jesus christ: Physician Luke records how the angel Gabriel prophesied to Mary that would conceive a Son (Luke 1:31), then Luke confirms the event happened (Luke 2:7), and still later records Christ’s circumcision (Luke 2:21).
While on earth, in human form, Jesus Christ was often slandered, blasphemed, and mistreated as a masculine human (Matthew 11:19; Mark 7:2; Luke 6:2; John 8:48, 52).
Christ is not only described as a King but also the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Revelation 19:16). Christ is our Priest, Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14), and our Bridegroom (John 3:29). Of note is the fact that nowhere in Scripture do read any account of His enemies hinting at or accusing Him of being effeminate.
Creation ~ During creation we find that God created both male and female. “God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27). “He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created” (Genesis 5:2).
Comment ~ Male and female are equal but unique in their God-created natures. The two genders complement each other and are equal in value. God is the Creator of both male and female and Christianity is a faith-based relationship with the Creator open to relationship with all of humankind. We all, male and female, are created in the image of God.
“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:26-29). God is a God for all people!
Conclusion ~ God is not male or female, but God. What we tend to think of as feminine or masculine traits are actually all Godly traits! “God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27).
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