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    Church of Sweden to Neuter God?????

    Church of Sweden to stop clergy calling God 'he' or 'the Lord' in bid to crack down on gendered language

    he Church of Sweden is urging its clergy to use gender-neutral language when referring to the supreme deity, refraining from using terms like "Lord" and "He" in favor of the less specific "God."

    The move is one of several taken by the national Evangelical Lutheran church in updating a 31-year-old handbook setting out how services should be conducted in terms of language, liturgy, hymns and other aspects.

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Martin Luther would be spinning in his grave if he cared about what's happening on earth.

    This has occurred in the United Church in Canada for at least 2 decades. A hymn book from about that long ago was changed to include hymns to "mother god", and quite a few gender-specific words were removed and changed.

    Sweden is behind the times.


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    The world today.
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    Sexist and disrespectful. How God self-identifies is up to Him.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    Sexist and disrespectful. How God self-identifies is up to Him.



    Adams was right - the world went mad when they started printing instructions on toothpicks...
    Sorry, unintentional Amen. I know I am not supposed to post here, but just correcting a slip and an error
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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
    Sorry, unintentional Amen.
    I'm sure glad I have never done anything like that!





    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    For the sarcastically impaired the following is said in jest

    Wow... They have a lot of nerve refusing to call God by his preferred gender Pronouns!

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    Jesus is God. are they going to make him gender neutral too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Jesus is God. are they going to make him gender neutral too?
    He has already been interpreted in a more feminine way by liberal churches.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    God is a Spirit, a spirit does not have gender. The Bible refers to God as Father, being like an expectant mother, an eagle with out-stretched wings. Jesus had gender as he was human but God, the parent of us all is not human and thus has no gender.
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