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Monday, 27 November 2017

Clergy Set to Stop Calling God 'He' Or 'The Lord' In Bid To Crack Down On Gendered Language

The Church of Sweden is encouraging its clergy to use the gender-neutral term "God" instead of referring to the deity as "he" or "the Lord". The decision was made on Thursday, wrapping up an eight-day meeting of the church's 251-member decision-making body. 

The decision will take effect on May 20, 2018 during Pentecost. It is the latest move by the national Evangelical Lutheran church to modernise its 31-year-old handbook setting out how services should be conducted.

The decision to update the book of worship gives priests new options on how to refer to God during their services. Priests can now open their services by referring to the traditional "Father, son and Holy Ghost" or the gender-neutral phrase "in the name of God and the Holy Trinity".

The Church of Sweden is headed by Archbishop Antje Jackelen, who was elected Sweden's first female archbishop in 2013. Archbishop Jackelen defended the decision, telling Sweden's TT news agency: "Theologically, for instance, we know that God is beyond our gender determinations, God is not human."

The decision was met with some criticism. Christer Pahlmblad, an associate theology professor at Lund University in Sweden, told Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad that the decision was "undermining the doctrine of the Trinity and the community with the other Christian churches."

 from the Telegraph UK


Rappakatakata said...

😂😂😂😂😂.The church is headed by an obsessed feminist Bishop and now she wants God to reference a character not entirely male. I won't be surprised if she wakes up someday and says to refer to God as 'she'.

Anonymous said...

And the feminists have come again.

Mhiz A... said...

They must be out of their minds.
Didn't Jesus Christ teach us how to pray by starting with...Our Father?
Did he say our God?

Elastic said...

Feminist Pastor.. Soon Jesus will become shemale to them. Ana emenu!


Blackberry said...

I never God is a 'he' I usually say 'oh father' cos I dunno God's gender, but some say God is not human, God is spirit n spirits don't have gender. Even if man is in d image of God, it could just be God's imagination or man evolved.

Rappakatakata said...

"'oh father'". Last I checked the term 'father' referred to the male parent gender. Dem Don change am?

Sharondbaron said...

The devi just put distraction. You don't use I too know to follow God. You can't bring your I know it all attitude to Christiandom. Even the Bible is there for directions but no we won't! Now this confused woman wants to show she is smart abi sensible abi well grounded Mtchew. Tomorrow we will hear that someone will rewrite the Bible according to their own taste or from a demonic revelation. Humans we won't deal with what is worrying us and creat problems for ourselves. The fundermemtals we never do finish is this one that's her problem.

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