Referring to God as “He” makes women feel “less Christian”?

Rev. Emma Percy says only using 'He' may make women feel less Christian

Rev. Emma Percy says only using ‘He’ may make women feel less Christian

A group in the Church of England says it will shift the language of worship to call God a female, just to be fair. And to combat sexism. (Isn’t that sexism to change the Father, Son and Holy Spirit from He to She?)

The “Rev” Emma Percy, chaplain of Trinity College, Oxford, said the dominance of male language makes women feel that they are less holy. She is a member of Watch (Women and the Church), the group that helped win the argument for female bishops in the Church of England, and says using the word ‘She’ for God would be more inclusive.

The group feels that the ideas of King, Lord and Father are too one-sided: “If we continue to address our worship to an almost exclusively male God then we are failing God, because God is so much more than anybody can ever understand.”

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20 Responses to Referring to God as “He” makes women feel “less Christian”?

  1. Stephen June 1, 2015 at 7:40 am #

    Ultimately, for these deluded women, it’s about feeling better about themselves, nothing more . . . it’s all about the important ‘self.’ Well, let’s wait and see how they feel and do the day they stand before Mommy God and her daughter Jesusia. That’s going to be a YouTube moment, and it will go viral and universal immediately.

    • Ivette Santiago June 1, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

      I found Stephen’s reply quite humorous…but seriously, these types of individuals appear to be delusional as well as deceived…they truly need to repent and acknowledge that they are sinners in need of the SAVIOr, because it’s obvious by their words and the fruit that follow, that they do NOT have a clue as to just who God is! I sincerely pray that they will repent and be born again in the Spirit, as the Word has declared we all need to be…

      • Stephen June 1, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

        Ivette, of course that’s what I hope for too, for them (or anyone who does not know Jesus) to repent and believe in Jesus Christ. Imagine standing in front of God and Jesus, and Jesus saying that He does not know you . . .
        A few people find me humorous; it’s funny you should mention that.

    • Kwibuka June 10, 2015 at 6:47 am #

      Why not quit than abuse the scriptures? They just use the scriptures for their gain not for knowing the truth. Does calling God she change Him? They are crazy otherwise not right minded person should ever think of doing that. They need salvation because they are lost without hope

  2. Michael June 1, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

    A god that we get to create in our own chosen image is no god at all, but an IDOL. This is the very definition of idolatry. Either II Tim 3:16 is true or it is not. God inspired scripture refers to God as HE. If you are offended by a male God, then perhaps you SHOULD feel less Christian. How many times does Christ refer to the person of the Trinity that sent Him to be savior of the world as FATHER?

  3. Neil June 2, 2015 at 1:46 am #

    You can’t feel less Christian when you’re not a Christian. The ordination of women was nothing more than godless people telling God to shut up and surrender His authority. Satan doesn’t mind what you call him so long as you worship him and take the focus off Jesus and openly changing or reassigning the gender of their god is doing nothing other than revealing the true identity of their religion – paganism.

    • Mike June 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

      OUCH. But the truth always hurts and challenges.

      Spot on, Neil

  4. JEFFREY June 2, 2015 at 3:17 am #

    Warning has been given in revelation for those who manipulate scriptures.in revelation its said that either their portion in the heaven will be cut off or the curses said in revelation will be upon them.

  5. Allan Brewster June 2, 2015 at 9:41 am #

    God never changes:
    Any religion or person that added to the words of the Bible or took words away from the Bible is a false religion and the followers of those religions are lost unless they repent and turn away from the lies and obey the truth of the Bible:
    Revelation 22:18-19King James Version (KJV)

    18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

    19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

  6. Kathy Evans June 2, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

    If they change God’s gender to a “she” (completely unscriptural), they are now changing Christianity to New Age goddess-worship. This will not fly.

  7. Cheryel Lemley-McRoy June 2, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

    If seminaries were to offer more biblical Hebrew, clergy would learn that, like French and Spanish, in Hebrew all nouns are either masculine or feminine. The only word that is neither neutral or exclusively masculine is the word translated God, Elohim. Elohim is both masculine and feminine and plural.
    Secondly, when Elohim created a creature in Her/His image, Adam, that creature was both male and female.
    Thirdly, the many names and attributes of Elohim are either in the masculine or the feminine. When Elohim created Eve, S/He separated the feminine from the masculine. So Eve was created in the image of the feminine of God.
    Fourthly, the feminine names and attributes of Elohim are embodied in the Holy Spirit, Ruach Hakodesh, who is female in Hebrew and Aramaic, and didn’t become male until the Catholic Church changed Her gender.
    So, yes, God is both male and female. And to address the Holy Spirit as “she” is biblical.

  8. Michael June 2, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

    The English word “you” is plural and is used when addressing males and females. When when I say “you” am I implying the person to whom I am speaking is both male and female? Many places in scripture the word Elohim is also used to refer to the false gods of Canaan. Does that cast doubt as to the validity of God’s claims to be the one and only true God? I would think Christ, who is the second person of the Godhead trinity, would know best how to refer to the the father and the spirit. Does He ever use specifically feminine pronouns? I am aware of examples of masculine and neuter but not feminine. Did he get that wrong? Can you cite a single example from scripture where God inspired the use of feminine pronouns to refer to himself? And yet you say this practice is scriptural.

  9. Delisa June 3, 2015 at 1:17 am #

    Well in the book of Genesis, it says that God created man in His image. So that pretty much clears this right up to me. She needs yo READ HER BIBLE…

  10. Luke June 3, 2015 at 5:34 am #

    I feel so very sorry that the GOD of the universe has been reduced to the finite imagination of fallen beings. Has God failed to answer the prayer of any woman because He is male?

  11. Bishop Audrey June 3, 2015 at 6:37 am #

    I understand the argument and the purpose of promoting God as feminine, however, the reality is we are promoting a self awareness instead of an intimacy union with God through Jesus Christ as our beloved/lover of our soul. Paul talks about this in Ephesians with identifying the church as the bride/wife which includes both men and woman. The identification is to go forth and reproduce after His Kind in intimacy with the WORD made flesh and dwelled among mankind (male/female). All of creation reproduces with masculine/feminine intimacy of oneness. If we change the concept that God is feminine, then we would also need to change the position of the church as a whole as masculine in order to create the next generation. Without intimacy with God, we are destined to self suicide with no legacy of our existence that comes from biological children. The highest form is when intimacy comes with unconditional love. Remove any of these elements and you have an argument within the sowing and reaping of man’s logic and reason which always ends in death, not life. Pick and choose your battle. Deut. 30:19.

  12. lyn June 5, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

    Rev. Emma is in sin from the start, for women are NOT to preach/teach within the church. 1Ti 2:12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
    1Ti 2:13 For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve.
    1Ti 2:14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.

    Paul is giving instructions to Timothy concerning the church, when believers gather. Never are women to be in the pulpit proclaiming God’s truth. The dangerous move of feminism has caused much damage to the church and should be shunned.
    As for the reference to God being ‘male’, let’s remember God is Spirit.
    This may bring some clarity to the issue -https://www.apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=11&article=1165

  13. Dave Brown June 6, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    1 Thessalonians 2:4New Living Translation (NLT)

    For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.

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