The Telegraph UK: The Church of England should avoid only calling God “he”, a bishop has said, as a survey found that young Christians think God is male.
Research by YouGov found that almost half of 18-24 year-old Christians believed God to be male, with just one in three over-65s believing the same.
The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek (left), bishop of Gloucester, the Church of England’s first female diocesan bishop, said: “I don’t want young girls or young boys to hear us constantly refer to God as he,” adding that it was important to be “mindful of our language”.
She raised concerns that non-Christians could feel alienated from the Church if its public pronouncements used solely male language to describe God. more …
Opinion: The Church of England is sometimes called Catholic “lite” what with women clergy, blessings of same sex unions, LGBT clergy and fancy vestments and all. And similar to Catholics, Bible prophecy has been all but abandoned, or relegated to allegory.
The church of Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) is accommodating the new Christian liberalism. It is little wonder that Jesus told this church: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth”. Revelation 3:5
Bishop Treweek should be happy to know: “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead HE is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
When the true Church of Jesus Christ departs (Revelation 4:1), and the final dictator arrives (Revelation 6:1-2) he will be welcomed with open arms.