Does God Have a Wife?
Paul was stating in the above verse that even those Gentiles who had no written revelation of God (such as the Holy Scriptures that we have) could still understand facts about the nature of God and the Godhead itself. This was by observing "the things that are made" [the visible creation around them]. Now, the creation is made up of humans who are both male and female. Indeed, the human race could not be re-creating itself without the union of males and females. The animate world, especially in the higher forms, also has male animals and female animals and the vegetable world has male plants and female plants. The inanimate world, so the scientists inform us, has properties of positive and negative elements which are analogous to the male and female counterparts in the animate world (these positive and negative factors have nothing to do with social or meritorious classifications, they are simply force particles or electrical factors). This means that all of the visible creation has male and female counterparts in almost all its life forms (especially its higher ones) and even in the inanimate there are positive or negative forces – or if one is sensitive because of social issues today, one can say negative and positive forces – to be seen in all nature today. So, the Godhead (or the Family of God) who is certainly a higher form of life must be understood as having male and female components.
If this is what the apostle Paul tells us to believe, and if we wish to know more about God and the Godhead, then we are forced to conclude that God is both male and female though in the Bible we are only introduced to the male side of the God Family since teaching and authority are vested in males in the Bible. Indeed, though we may only have an allegory being described in Proverbs 8:22 through 9:18, "wisdom" (in Greek: "Sophia") is personified as a woman and as a helper of God the Father. She is even shown (in the original Hebrew text) to "frolic" in a dancing and teasing manner before the creator God as a woman would flirt with a man in a coquettish way (Proverbs 8:30,31 see original Hebrew for the English "rejoicing").
One thing for certain, women will certainly be female in body form in the resurrection as was Dorcas after her resurrection from the dead (Acts 9:36-41), and God reckons his children as both sons and daughters (II Corinthians 6:18). When the apostle Peter said that humanity was destined to inherit "the divine nature" (the very nature of deity itself) as he wrote in II Peter 1:4, he also stated that husbands and wives in this earthly life are also "heirs together of the grace of life" [the resurrected life] (I Peter 3:7). If men and women are to have a "togetherness’ in the future when they inherit the "divine nature" as they do now in the flesh, then it may well be that God himself has "Sophia" who is subtlety revealed in Proverbs 8:30,31.
Christ however said that in the resurrection there would be no "marriage" as we know it today (Matthew 22:23-31). The reason for this is simple. All marriages today (and even all those recorded in the Bible) are "until death do you part" (Romans 7:2). But in the resurrection there will be no more death! This provides us with a factor that invalidates any marriage that lasts only until the death of a spouse. In the resurrection there will be a new definition for the relationship between a male and a female in a togetherness role. Another name will be used to describe the holy relationship that will then emerge.
Remember, the apostle Peter said that a husband and wife who truly love one another on this earth (and at this time of fleshly "marriage") will be "heirs together of the grace of life" (I Peter 3:7), and that involves sexual as well as emotional union. What must be understood by all human beings is the fact that the divine Family of God (Elohim) has the same basic characteristics as the human family on earth today. There is very little difference between them except that the divine Father possesses infinite power and authority along with bodies of spiritual substance that are not corruptible like our flesh. But the divine Family appears just like human beings (both male and female). We will be told more about the future relationships between the sexes in the divine Family when we reach that divine state ourselves at our resurrections from the dead – when we become totally like the divine Family in every way.
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