‘God the Mother’ refers to God in the female form. People may or may not know the already established churches that only recognize ‘God the Father’. However, the Bible contains many passages that mention that ‘God the Mother’, God of female image, exists.1 Apostle Paul’s testimony in Galatians [[God the Mother, the Secret hidden in Galatians]] Chapter 4 “But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our mother” is the most representative evidence.2
God the Father and God the Mother
Following the teachings of Jesus, the incarnation3 of God for humankind’s salvation 2000 years ago, Christians began to call God ‘Father’.4 Even though there is the special and divine title ‘God’, why did Jesus insist on calling God ‘Father’ which signifies a ‘male’?
Acknowledging God the Mother’s existence easily answers this question. The title ‘father’ refers to a ‘man’ with children. A man makes known woman, Father makes known, the existence of children and ‘mother’ who gave birth to the children. The existence of men and women, fathers and mothers is extremely natural and a given. Nevertheless, ‘God the Mother’ is unfamiliar to most Christians. For a long time the paradigm “God exists as One, the Father” has prevailed for no reason.
The only Father we have is God himself.John 8:41
This is the Biblical evidence about Christians’ fixed monotheistic belief. Of course, God the Father is one. However, these verses emphasize the fact that God the Father is one, not that God the Father alone exists.
God the Mother’s existence is found not only in the Bible but also through all living things. Much of the matter in the universe is structured in twos. All systems, including electricity, geomagnetism, galaxies, mathematics, and ecosystems mutually coexist in two: positive and negative, plus and minus, and male and female. When taken into consideration that God created all things, and the reality that they all contain His will and divinity, there is no doubt about God the Mother’s existence.5
God the Mother Testified in the Bible
The Bible teaches that having knowledge of God is the greatest wisdom and understanding. (Proverbs 9:10)) God rebuked His people who did not know God and entreated them to press on to acknowledge God.6 The apostle Paul felt pity when he saw an altar with the inscription “To an Unknown God” while preaching in Athens, Greece.7 To believe in God without knowing God correctly is blind faith.
The apostle Paul emphasized that God, who comes to the world for the salvation of humankind, is a ‘mystery’.8 If we do not press on to study hard about God, then like circumstantial evidence, it will be hard to know. The Bible is a book that testifies to God.9 We must study the Bible in order to know God.
Genesis 1, which deals with the history of God’s creation of heaven and earth, contains a mystery among biblical scholars. Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, in our likeness…”, “So God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” This is the part where God created the first humans, Adam and Eve.10
The word “God” in this verse is written ‘Elohim [[Elohim and God the Mother]]’ in the original Hebrew text. Elohim means ‘gods’. It means God is not just one. In addition, God is referred to in the plural form ‘Us’, and not ‘Me’ and it is recorded God created humans, modeling them after Themselves. In doing so God created not only ‘man’ but also ‘woman’. This is evidence that shows God the Mother of female image as well as God the Father of male image, exists. (See also [[Elohim and God the Mother]] for more details).
The book of Revelation prophesies in the last days there is not just one God who saves God’s people, but there are two Gods.
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me,
Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb… and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
The apostle Paul clearly interprets the ‘Heavenly Jerusalem’ as ‘Mother’.
But the Jerusalem that is above (heaven) is free, and she is our mother.
Jerusalem is a closely related keyword to God the Mother. The connection between Jerusalem and God the Mother is discussed in detail in the article ‘Jerusalem and New Jerusalem [[Jerusalem and New Jerusalem]]’.
God the Mother and Humanity’s First Woman, Eve
Adam represents God the Father
The Bible introduces several prophetic figures, such as Melchizedek, Abraham, David, etc. to reveal God’s divinity. Adam, the first person who appears in Genesis 1, is one of the figures representing God the Father.
According to Romans and 1 Corinthians, written by the apostle Paul, the last Adam represents ‘the one to come’ and a ‘life-giving spirit’ respectively.11 Here, the “one to come” and a “life-giving spirit” refer to Christ. That is, the Last Adam represents the Second Coming Christ who comes in the last days, the Age of the Holy Spirit, for the salvation of humankind.
The Second Coming Christ described in detail.12
Eve represents God the Mother
If Adam, created in the image of God the Father, represents the Second Coming Christ, the interpretation of his wife Eve is simple. Eve is the first woman created in the female image of God. She represents God the Mother, the bride of the Holy Spirit, the wife of the Lamb, who will appear in the last days.
The name ‘Eve’ means ‘life’ in Hebrew. Only women can give birth to life. The Bible expresses that Eve is not just the mother of Cain, Abel, and Seth but the mother of all living.13 In other words, the prophecy about Eve, suggests eternal life will ultimately be given through God the Mother.
The Bible prophesies in the last days the Holy Spirit and the Bride give the water of life, that is, eternal life. 2000 years ago, on the Passover evening, Jesus, before suffering on the cross, promised His disciples eternal life. However, He actually delayed that promise to the “last day”.14 What was the reason? Because the Holy Spirit and the Bride, that is, God the Father and God the Mother will give eternal life at the last day. God’s promise, eternal life, is fulfilled by God the Mother, as prophesied in the Bible.15
- Isaiah 49:15, 50:1, Revelation 21:9, 22:17
- Galatians 4:26
- incarnation refers to the appearance of God in the flesh
- Matthew 6: 9, 23: 9, John 4:21, Galatians 4: 6, Romans 8:15
- Revelation 4:11. Romans 1: 19-20
- Hosea 4: 1–6, 6: 6
- Acts 17: 22-25
- Colossians 1: 26–27, 2: 2
- John 5:39
- Genesis 1: 26–27
- Romans 5:14, 1 Corinthians 15: 44-45
- Genesis 3:20
- John 6:39-54
- 1 John 2:25