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Who is God?


We believe in God, The Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven, and Earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them; and in one Christ Jesus, The Son of God, Who became incarnate for our salvation; and in The Holy Spirit”

The name of God most often used in the Hebrew Bible is the Tetragrammaton (YHWH יהוה). Owing to the Jewish tradition viewing the divine name as too sacred to be uttered it was replaced vocally in the synagogue ritual by the Hebrew word Adonai (“My Lord”), which was translated as Kyrios (“Lord”) in the Septuagint, the Greek version of the Hebrew scriptures. It is frequently anglicized as Yahweh or Jehovah and written in most English editions of the Bible as “the LORD”.

Rabbinic Judaism describes seven names which are so holy that, once written, should not be erased: YHWH and six others which can be categorized as titles are El (“God”), Eloah (“God”), Elohim (“Gods”), Shaddai (“Almighty”), Ehyeh (“I Will Be”), and Tzevaot(“[of] Hosts”) Other names are considered mere epithets or titles reflecting different aspects of God,but Khumra sometimes dictates special care such as the writing of “G-d” instead of “God” in English or saying ṬētVav (טו, lit. “9-6”) instead of Yōd (יה, lit. “10-5” but also “Jah“) for the number fifteen in Hebrew.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God_in_Judaism

The documentary hypothesis proposes that the Torahwas compiled from various original sources, two of which (the Jahwist and the Elohist) are named for their usual names for God (Yahweh and Elohim respectively).

https://youtu.be/T5-6gwssX0Y

Can you define God?

Is it truly correct to describe God as Male or Female?

First, let us touch on the descriptions of supernatural beings.

In fine art angels are usually depicted as having the shape of human beings of extraordinary beauty but no gender (until the 19th century at least). They are often identified In Christian artwork with bird wings, halos, and light.

Types:

Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones;

Dominations, Virtues, and Powers;

Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.

In the Bible angels are mostly errand beings, the word itself means “messenger.” As God’s intermediaries they give tours of Heaven to righteous visionaries like Daniel, deliver messages to God’s chosen ones, and sing eternal praises to God.

Chapter 20 of the Book of Enoch mentions seven holy angels who watch, that often are considered the sevenarchangelsMichaelRaphaelGabrielUriel, Saraqael,Raguel, and Remiel. The Life of Adam and Eve lists thearchangels as well: MichaelGabrielUrielRaphaeland Joel.

It is perplexing that we as humans give them names that we classify as MALE.

Archangel” (meaning “Chief of the Angels“, “highest messenger”) was the leadership position as held by the Word-of-God as Michael while among the angels. According to Adventist theology, Michael was considered the “eternal Word”, and not a created being or created angel, and the one by whom all things were created.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallen_angel

Note! In The Creation of Lucifer:

We read in the Book of Isaiah. As the prophet is describing God’s judgment on the king of Babylon, he veers into language that seems too grandiose to refer to any mere human:

How you have fallen from heaven,

    morning star, son of the dawn!

You have been cast down to the earth,
    you who once laid low the nations!
You said in your heart,
    “I will ascend to the heavens;

I will raise my throne
 
    above the stars of God;

I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,

    on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.
I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;

    I will make myself like the Most High.”
But you are brought down to the realm of the dead,

    to the depths of the pit. (Isa. 14:12–15; cf. Ezek. 28:1–19) 

In sum, while it isn’t certain that this passage alludes to Satan’s pride and subsequent fall from heaven, it definitely could. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/who-made-satan/

The King James Version translates “morning star” as “Lucifer,” a name meaning “bearer of light.” Though common in religious vernacular, this name doesn’t appear in most modern translations of the Bible.

https://www.allaboutgod.com/story-of-lucifer.htm

https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/history-of-the-devil

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To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.