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God the Mother

Female Image of God

The Female Image of God in the Bible

The term “image” traces its origins to the Latin word “imitari,” meaning to “copy or imitate.” Essentially, it represents a visual portrayal or a replica of an original form. Humanity has long sought to unravel the mystery of God’s image and identity, considering God’s invisibility and preeminence. However, when God created mankind, He clearly revealed His image through the creation (Ro 1:20).

“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness”

Genesis 1:26

Despite the historical perception of God as a singular entity, the plural language used in Genesis implies a multiplicity within God. So, how many images does God have?

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

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God fashioned a copy of His original form, and the first two beings encompassed both male and female. Thus, it becomes apparent that God’s image is not only male but also female. Men on Earth represent the copy of God’s male image, while women embody the copy of God’s female image. The significant distinction lies in women being life-givers, which takes after the female image of God who is Mother, the eternal life-giver.

“But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.”

Just as we have our mothers on Earth, we also have our Mother in Heaven. Life on Earth cannot exist without a mother, as shown in the creation. Similarly, God’s children cannot have eternal life without God the Mother.

Learn more about the female image of God.