Kenneth Copeland: "God Is Both Male & Female"
by Joseph Chambers
One of the most sinister of doctrines that is promoted by New Agers and theological liberals is the attack on God’s masculinity. They like to call God "Mother God", as well as, or instead of, "Father God." Probably nothing in Biblical Theology is more dangerous than this kind of thinking. God is clearly our "Father God" and any idea of a feminine side is diabolical.
Our Father created man in His own image and then created woman out of man to be his helpmeet. Women and the feminine nature was a special creation of God to complete the need of man. This creation is a reflection of man’s need, not God’s nature. To try to reduce God to a kind of twin personality is a clever trick of Lucifer in his fight against God’s lofty and superior personhood.
The Word of God describes woman’s creation with clear language. "And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him." "And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." (Genesis 2:18, 21-25).
It is a beautiful thing to see the togetherness and perfection of man and woman united as one. The angels were created before man and did not need a helpmeet to make them complete. Therefore, they reflect singularly the masculinity of God after His image.
Everything of depth about the Sovereignty of God and His almightiness is up for attack. Satan is preparing for his final assault against the true God during the coming seven years of the Great Tribulation. Listen to Kenneth Copeland as he describes his false concept about his New Age god.
"People have even argued about whether God is male or female. But the Bible itself tells us that He’s both! That’s right. In the Hebrew language, all words have gender. They’re either male or female. But the Hebrew word ‘Jehovah’ is both masculine and feminine. He’s as much female as He is male and as much male as He is female.
"Originally, mankind was that way too. When God first made ‘man,’ he was as much female as he was male. Then God separated the female part out and made ‘wo-man’ or, ‘the man with the womb.’ After that, man and woman had to come together to be perfectly whole." ("Viva la Difference," From Faith To Faith, by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, Published by Kenneth Copeland Publications, 1982, June 28.)
The church must return to the God of the Holy Bible. He is omnipotent in every aspect of His personage. The Bible is a perfect revelation. "Great is our God and greatly to be praised."