Is God married?
We are made in his image, and have another half made from man's rib. Does God have another half made from his rib too?
God is the Creator of all things, so no, He does not have another half made from His rib. Remember, God is a Spirit. Now Jesus Christ is the Bridegroom, and the church (all the Christians) are the Bride. When Jesus returns, the Christians will be "married" to Him. Hallelujah!!!
Only if you're Mormon. In the Christian faith the Gospel of Matthew answers this quite clearly in Matt. 22:23-30 where Jesus states, "...in the kingdom of heaven they neither marry or are given in marriage but are like the angels in heaven." That pretty much leaves out God or anyone else having a spouse in His kingdom. For some reason I never fathomed why the LDS don't believe this, but the rest of Christiandom does. As to the followers of Islam I don't know, you'll have to ask them. Personally I find the thought of God having a wife to be pretty silly. I'm convinced such earthly things would be quite trivial to the creator of the universe and all that's in it.
Well-said, @Bob. The owner of the entire physical universe isn't a flesh and blood creature.
I Agree. God has no reason to marry. He doesn't need a spouse to procreate. He is the creator. Marriage is for mankind. God is not mankind. What we share with God is our spirit, not the racially diversified body.
No, God is not married.
Man was created twice in Genesis and there is a great deal of metaphor in the Bible's first book. What does Adam's rib symbolize? I don't know, but I suspect that the Adam and Eve of the Garden were non-physical beings representing all of us -- the real us behind these beautiful, Homo sapiens eyes.
Man was created in Genesis 1:26 in the image and likeness of God. But what is that image and likeness? The Ten Commandments caution us not to use graven images. Why? Because God does not have a physical form. Any graven image would thus be a lie. God is a non-physical, spiritual and immortal source of creation. That would make each of us non-physical, spiritual and immortal sources of creation.
Man was created in Genesis 2:7 from the dust of the ground. Dust is not the image and likeness of God. Dust is physical. Dust has form and substance. Could this dust mean chemical elements? Could this man from dust mean Homo sapiens?
It seems from these two passages that man has a dual nature (and perhaps even more complicated). Genesis 6:3 echos this idea stating that God will not always be with man because he is also flesh. If man is also flesh, then he must be something else, too. That something else is the Holy Spirit -- the true self, the immortal soul, the child of God.
Why don't we feel more like children of God?
For one thing, our bodies are a distraction. For another, we have forgotten who we really are, because we were poisoned (individually each of us) by the forbidden fruit of the tree of dichotomies -- good-evil, right-wrong, generous-selfish, compassion-indifference, confidence-doubt -- all elements of ego, the source of all evil.
God does not have gender and neither do His children. Made in His image, we must remember that God is not Homo sapiens. These bodies are a vessel and tool to help us return to Him. Once that mission is accomplished, God will no longer strive with the Homo sapiens species.
There is only one God. So, God does not link with human culture on marriage.
lol probably.not he wouldnt be asking for so much from ladies!!! or he is probably sleeping on the couch! lol :-/;-):-):-(
GOD was Married to Jerusalem HE wrote Her a Bill of Divorcement by Speaking It. So GOD is a Divorcée. He Says That He will Heal this Divorce and reclaim HIS Bride. So Yes and NO and then Yes again. Just as Jesus is said to be the Bridegroom of the Church which Still is not yet Here Today. But is starting to come of age.
YES! He is married to the Church. Not to any other creature.
Our human understanding of marriage is very cultural...it is only in the late 1800's that 'romantic love' as a reason for marrying came about. Prior to this, marriage was an kinship-polical-enconomic socio-cultural convention.
But from a theological standpoint, if we consider that in one of the Genesis accounts, it says that humans are made male and female 'in God's own image', we can ask what is meant by this. The word 'YHWH' , or the name of God is genderless, while the word for Holy Spirit, 'Elohim' is feminine. Jesus, of course, is male. The trinity represents a perfect and mysterious 'marriage' (or unity) of three in one. And that's a pretty good model for we humans to strive for in marriage, of course, one we never perfect because we sin.
This is why recent political (yes, political, not religious) debates over homosexual marriage make no sense at all. Those who use religious texts out of context and cherry pick in support of 'one man one woman' marriage are laughable. The Old Testament is full of variations on the cultural theme of marriage. Marriage is of the heart, not the body. Taken this way, yes, God is married to the Holy Spirit, and to Jesus, as each are 'married' to ourselves, if we have accepted them as the source of all love and reason for existence.
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