Is God our Father or our Father-Mother?
The Nature of Mankind
Is God our Father or or Father-Mother?
God is presented as our Father-Mother.
“Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation.” (Science and Health, 332:4-5)
The Bible repeatedly calls God our Father, but never our Father-Mother.
“But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.” (1 Cor 8:6)
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Man is perfect, spiritual, and sinless.
“Man is spiritual and perfect….He is the compound idea of God, including all right ideas; the generic term for all that reflects God’s image and likeness….that which has not a single quality underived from Deity;” (Science and Health, 475:11-20.)
“…the only reality of sin, sickness, or death is the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human, erring belief, until God strips off their disguise.” (Science and Health, 472:27-29)
Man has a sinful nature and is spiritually dead – that is, separated from God. He would be hopelessly trapped in this state were it not for God’s grace and spiritual regeneration, through faith in Jesus Christ.
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us….If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:8,10)
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood….” (Rom. 3:23-25a)
“…as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” (Rom. 5:12)
“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;” (Eph. 2:1) [Paul is addressing Christians – people who have declared Jesus as their Lord and have accepted his sacrificial death on their behalf.]
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) (Eph. 2:4-5) [Paul is addressing Christians – people who have declared Jesus as their Lord and have accepted his sacrificial death on their behalf.]
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9)
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