As I said before, God the Mother is testified in the creation of mankind too. Everything created on this earth was given to us to teach us the invisible qualities of God. We cannot see God and know God spiritually because God is invisible and imperceivable by human being who is physical.The bible says we cannot perceive the spiritual things with our physical senses.
1 Corinthians 2:13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.] 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness,and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
Spiritual things can be compared and understood only by spiritual things. That is why people who have only physical understanding through the physical senses thinks the words of God to be foolished because they are spiritually discerned.
Spiritual Things Manifested in Creation of Man
Then how can people who belongs to the physical realm grasp the spiritual world and things? The bible says all the created things were given to us so that we can understand the spiritual things in heaven.
Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Created things on earth was given to us so that we can understand the invisible and spiritual things in heaven. Especially, among many created things mankind has a special meaning in creation. Mankind was created to teach us directly the invisible and divine nature of God. By studying the creation of man God intended to let us know about himself clearly. For this reason, if we want to know God, we must look at the creation of man. Now, let us find out the hidden and invisible nature of God through the creation of man.
Man, a Copied Image of God
Let us simply think about the copy manchine and how it works? For example, if a teacher made copies of his math test and by mistake he dropped a copy in a hallway. A student who passed by picked up the copy and looked at the content. What would he do? Will he say, “Oh, this is just a copy so it is not real,” and will he throw the copy away? Probably not. He would take that copy joyfully and feel happy for the luck. Why? Because a copy contains exactly the same as the original in everything such as passages, test questions, pictures and illustrations, graphs, etc.
Man is working in that way. Even though we cannot see the original image of God, the bible says that mankind was given as copy to show the original and invisible image of God. Therefore, by looking at the creation of mankind actually we can see the original image of God. Let us find out if it is correct.
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Can we see God or perceive God? Then can we say why one God use the referent “us” and “our” to signify himself? Here confusion rises and people says, “Oh, this must be a misinterpretation.” However, before making a hasty judgement, we must think carefully about everything relevant to this. The very first thing we have to think about is if our idea of the singleness of God’s existence is true or not. What if God is plural and our belief that God is one is wrong? Who can surely say God is only one? Think about your neigbor who just moved in. You can see only a man in the house and no wife or children. Because of that can you surely say that he is single? Even on this physical thing about us, we cannot be sure. How then can we say we can be sure of spiritual and invisible things in heaven?
Why does God again and again refer himself in a plural form? Even why does he say Elohim or Gods for 2500 times in the Old Testament to mention about himself? We do not know the reason. But luckily God gave something we can know to reveal his identity: Mankind. He used man as the copy of his image so that we can know the invisible image of God through the visible image of mankind.
God as Male and Female
To find out the image of God, let us look at the image of man which was created in accordance with the image of God.
Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Mankind was created into two different images, that is, male and female. Through this copied image of man, we can easily guess the original image of God, right? Then what is the image of God reflected in the creation of man? They should be the same as the image of man. Therefore, we can conclude that the original image of God must be also male and female. After examining all these things, is there still a man who can say this is wrong? If he insists like that, it is as much as saying that he does not believe in the bible.
According to the creation of man, God must exist as male and female just as man has two different images, male and female. And as Christians we already know the male image of God who gave his image to the first male Adam and we tend to call him “God the Father.” Then what should we call the female imagle of God whose existence can be understood in the creation of Eve? Should we not calle Her “God the Mother”?
I was intended to present evidences about God the Mother through the last several posts. And now the evidences are building up so that we cannot make any excuse about the existence of God the Mother. Quite often it is his own ideas about God which hinder us from understanding the truth of God. 2000 years ago Jews had one stereotyped idea that God cannot come as man in the flesh and because of their adherence to this notion they could not accept Jesus who came as Savior.
It seems like people today have one such stereotype that God cannot be female. But just as Jesus was God who came as man whether they believed it or not, God can exist as female and we must call her God the Mother and accept her as our Savior.