I have a very difficult question for you. I did not find an answer to it, and perhaps the Father did not even want to burden us with certain explanations about certain things, but He does refer to them. I have noticed that the Father speaks of Himself in the plural. Moreover, it is clear from the Holy Scriptures that the Father has a male part and a female part. How can I understand this?
That’s right, God in the Bible repeatedly speaks of Himself in the plural. For example, Genesis 1:
Then God said, “Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the livestock and over all the earth, and over every crawling thing that crawls on the earth.”(Genesis 1:26 NASB)
ELOHIM – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
The Old Testament was written in Hebrew. The name used in the text of Genesis 1:26 is ELOHIM. HE is a prefix used to point to God. HIM is the plural ending in Hebrew, but there is something different in Hebrew. In Romanian and English we have the singular and plural number, while in Hebrew, in addition to the singular and plural, there is also the dual. So it is a different ending in Hebrew for singular, dual and plural, starting at 3.
This name, ELOHIM, is the first name by which God appears in the Bible, and it means God in three persons. Humanly it is difficult to understand this, that is why one of the great theologians said that if one tries to understand with his mind the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, then he is in danger of losing his mind, but if he denies it, then he is in danger of losing his salvation. If this doctrine is denied, the nature of God is denied. God is a being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son , and God the Holy Spirit.
Is God a male part and a female part?
This is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible. God always speaks of Himself in the masculine gender.
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Translated by Nicoleta Vicliuc