Originally Posted by NathanATX
I don't want to say "I told you so," but cjb's diatribe on the femininity of God is leading to a justification for a "biblical" condemnation of homosexuality. 1 Cor. 6:9 is a verse that fundamentalists typically try to distort to abuse gay people.
Sorry...it says what it says and means what it means. When you approach a STOP
SIGN....do you GO
instead. And when your caught....do you tell the judge...."Well....GO
is my interpretation...????
The term abuse and disagreement are NOT the same thing.
There are MANY more feminine descriptions of God than masculine. One of the most widely celebrated names of God, "El Shaddai" means nursing mother.
Sorry....No "Nursing Mother" here.
Shaddai and 'Elyon.
The word Shaddai (), which occurs along with El, is also used independently as a name of God,chiefly in the Book of Job. It is commonly rendered "the Almighty" (in LXX., sometimes παντοκράτωρ). The Hebrew root "shadad," from which it has been supposed to be derived, means, however, "to overpower," "to treat with violence," "to lay waste." This would give Shaddai the meaning "devastator," or "destroyer," which can hardly be right. It is possible, however, that the original significance was that of "overmastering" or "overpowering strength," and that this meaning persists in the divine name. Another interesting suggestion is that it may be connected with the Assyrian "shadu" (mountain), an epithet sometimes attached to the names of Assyrian deities. It is conjectured also that the pointing of may be due to an improbable rabbinical explanation of the word as ("He who is sufficient"), and that the word originally may have been without the doubling of the middle letter. According to Ex. vi. 2, 3, this is the name by which God was known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The name 'Elyon () occurs with El, with Yhwh, with Elohim, and also alone, chiefly in poetic and late passages. According to Philo Byblius (Eusebius, "Præparatio Evangelica," i. 10), the Phenicians used what appears to be the same name for God, 'Eλιον.