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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

Can God Be Referred to with She/Her Pronouns?

host Adriel Sanchez aired February 10, 2022

Episode 900 Show Notes 

From the Show

We cannot summarize who God is in his essence. We are finite creatures and God is infinite. Instead, we use the language that God has given to us because God is the one who gets to reveal himself to us.

Adriel Sanchez

Can God Be Referred to with She/Her Pronouns?

Questions in this Episode

  1. When Paul says that the law is dead and we are no longer bound to it, does he mean “man’s law” or “God’s law”? I know the 10 commandments were written by God’s hand and that other ceremonial laws were written by human hands. Which one are we bound to?
  2. Should God be addressed with “she” and “her” pronouns to accommodate for God’s “feminine attributes”? The church I currently attend believes God is not solely patriarchal because of some verses in the Old Testament that describe Him as a “mother hen.” This doesn’t make sense to me because Jesus, who is fully God, is a man and also refers to God in heaven as “Father.”
  3. I struggle with severe anxiety and my friend was trying to comfort me by saying that, “God will never give you something you can’t handle.” Is this biblical?
  4. Should Christians practice foot washing like Jesus did?
  5. Can you have a hard heart and still be saved?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their five children.

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