Today I had a training class at work that was entitled “knowing the facts” it was focused on how facts are an important tool into determining the outcome of any situation. Though it was work related, the instructor emphasized that it was something that could be applied to all areas and aspects of our lives. As I thought about this more I realized that many people do not know some simple facts about the bible, or God in the bible which they claim to believe in. I started to wonder, how many people even know that the original text of the Bible, which was Hebrew for the Old Testament always referred to God as Elohim. This is an important fact to know and could have a very big impact on the outcome of one’s beliefs in God because the Hebrew word for “Elohim’ is a plural word which directly translates to “Gods” and is the reason for which we see in today’s English translations why God many times speaks in plural forms such as “us” and “our” and “we” (Example: Genisis 1:26 - Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."). This is also an important fact to know because in the beginning when God (Elohim) created mankind, God said that it would be in the very image of God in the very next verse. (Genisis 1:27 - So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.) Yes! God made male and female in God’s very own image! This would explain why God was refered to as “Elohim” plural God, because according to the Bible male and female (plural images) is the very image and divine nature of God!
I think many people would be shocked to come to this realization, I know I was. It was something totally different from what I had been taught all my life, but I could not disagree with the facts, it was right there in the bible on the very first page. I came to the thought that God who made all things did not create everything we see with our very own eyes without a purpose or plan. There had to be some meaning in why God showed through all the creation, not just human beings but even birds, animals, fish, and plants were created with two images (male and female)! When comparing this question I had about the creation work god did in the beginning to the rest of the bible and not the things that I have been taught all my life I found the answer (Romans 1:19 - since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.)
For the first time I came to understand that God whom I thought was so difficult and unfathomable to understand was indeed very plain. Through the creation work God wanted to show about God’s very own divine nature, invisible qualities and true image, it explained why everything has a male and female counterpart because God also has a male and female image. All my life I was taught that there only existed a male image (God the Father), but the simple fact that god is called Father implies that somewhere there is a Mother. Who or what has a father but not a mother, I figured this to be common sense but still people have a fixed concept about God and could not see the true image of God (2nd Corinthians 4:4 - The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.). What is the image of God? God already showed us in the creation, male and female were made in the image of God. Through the creation, and most importantly through God’s word, the facts added up, we have a Heavenly Mother (Galations 4:26 – But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our Mother.)