YUCK: Texas Church Marked Mothers’ Day In The Wokest Way Possible (VIDEO)

Written by Wes Walker on May 15, 2022

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We’re not usually in the habit of quoting Voltaire, especially in the context of people in church, but in this case we’ll make an exception.

When he said, ‘anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung’, this is the kind of nonsense he probably had in mind:

Love it or hate it, the original song calls God a good, good FATHER. In order to pull off this little woke propaganda stunt, they have to butcher both the song and theology.

Woke Preacher clips and Babylon Bee’s non-satire site ‘Not the Bee’ did a good job spanking the woke stupidity of this nonsense, which included explaining a few of the things they got wrong:

Yes, it was a Mother’s Day stunt. Yes, their “Creative Pastor” + her mother were preaching. Yes, they go all in on calling YHWH “Mother.” Yes, they cite Christena Cleveland’s “God Is A Black Woman.” Yes, this is exactly how some in Big Eva describe the Imago Dei.

…What she’s saying is patently false here. Woke Preacher Clips does a good job linking to an article that explains the term “shekinah” was traditionally used as a non-gender-specific reference to God and only later was associated with goddess cults by Jewish mystics (AKA heretics). —Not the Bee

This woman is not playing by her movement’s own woke rules.

Isn’t it supposed to be some kind of a big sin to call someone by a gender other than the one that person identifies as? Because Jesus is the second person of the Godhead, he would know better than any of us how we should address our Maker. Jesus made it pretty clear how God the FATHER wanted to relate to His children.

It gets better. Scripture had to break laws of grammar in order to describe the Holy Spirit as masculine. This quote is Wiki, for its simplicity, but you can find the same idea elsewhere:

The grammatical gender of the word for “spirit” is feminine in Hebrew (רוּחַ, rūaḥ),[1] neuter in Greek (πνεῦμα, pneûma) and masculine in Latin (spiritus). The neuter Greek πνεῦμα is used in the Septuagint to translate the Hebrew רוּחַ. The pronouns used to address the Holy Spirit, however, are masculine.
…Even in the same language, a difference may arise relating to what word is chosen to describe the Holy Spirit. In Greek the word pneuma is grammatically neuter[3] and so, in that language, the pronoun referring to the Holy Spirit under that name is also grammatically neuter. However, when the Holy Spirit is referred to by the grammatically masculine word Parakletos “counselor”, the pronoun is masculine (since the pronoun refers to Parakletos rather than pneuma), as in John 16:7-8.[4]

William D. Mounce argues that in the Gospel of John, when Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as Comforter (masculine in Greek), the grammatically necessary masculine form of the Greek pronoun autos is used,[5] but when Jesus speaks of the Holy Spirit as Spirit, grammatically neuter in Greek,[6] the masculine form of the demonstrative pronoun ekeinos (“that masculine one”) is used.[5] This breaking of the grammatical agreement expected by native language readers is an indication of the author’s intention to convey the personhood of the Holy Spirit

A really BIG red flag should be where they are claiming to have a more advanced theology and better understanding of God than David had. The problem whith that theory is, that David’s understanding of the Father aligned with the vision Jesus had of the Father… which means they are claiming to have a better understanding of the Father than the sinless Son of God himself.

Even if that were NOT the case, the words of Jesus are a stumbling block for their attempt at shoehorning the Father into the role of Mother.

There are plenty of times Jesus went out of his way to call the First Person of the Godhead ‘Father’, including during his suffering on the cross. But the example that makes the strongest case of refuting what these gender deconstructionists are trying to say about God might just be an example of negation. From Matthew 12

46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. 48 But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Those who do the will of his Father in Heaven are viewed as brothers, sisters, and mothers. The category of Father in this context, however, is unambiguous. It belongs to only One Person, and there is no confusion as to what gender Christ means.

But, God is Spirit, you might say. Gender shouldn’t even matter.

That’s right. God choosing to be known as ‘Father’ is categorically different from our experience. It’s not as though He needs a urinal.

No, He chooses to be known in the masculine sense as ‘Father’ to His creation in a relational sense. That has implications of authority, of provision, and a whole host of other things.

It also underscores something we all understood until about seven minutes ago — that gender is much more than any mere social construct.

The song was bad. But the heresy is worse.

This is why the Apostles took such care in warning us against false teachers, and James told us in chapter 3, “Do not become teachers in large numbers, my brothers, since you know that we who are teachers will incur a stricter judgment.”

Sure, preachers like this might tickle the ear of the more aggressively leftist culture. But the day will come where they need to give account of their life. And unlike reality TV, that’s not a popularity contest. That decision is done before the God whose divine Name she plays so fast and loose with.

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