Why does the Church use male pronouns to refer to God?


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Why does the Church use male pronouns to refer to God?

Answer

Throughout Scripture, God revealed himself in masculine terms. Jesus often spoke of his "Father" and even taught his disciples to pray, "Our Father" (Matt. 6:9-13). Jesus himself was a man, not a woman, and he said of the Holy Spirit, "He will teach you all things" (John 14:26).


Jim Blackburn