Seminarysnoozer Posted November 12, 2014 Report Share Posted November 12, 2014 I am obviously not understanding your terms or the very long explanation which seems to avoid the specific problem I am trying to address. Please explain what you mean by "deficiency of gender". Also there are other concepts that confuse me a little from your explanation. Do you believe gender is physical and not spiritual? Is there is anything spiritual to be attached to gender - could you please explain your view on pre physical spiritual gender? Also it appears to me that you are saying that we will all be resurrected to G-d's physical body - that in the resurrection we inherit his body which has no "deficiency of gender" . Am I understanding you correctly or do I need to better understand what you mean by "one" body? Do you mean "one" body like in a marriage a man and a woman become "one" flesh or do you mean one body that does not differentiate gender? Or do we in essence inherit all G-d has in regards to purpose - not physical presents or gender? I am trying to understand what you are saying to me. Because I am dyslexic sometimes I interpret things backwards so I have to ask questions to be sure I got your point - I think you are saying we symbolically inherit all of G-d's purpose but I am trying to determine if your definition of all goes beyond sysmoblism and that it is possible that we can go to the extreme and realize that we actually get everything G-d has - including his gender and his body?Part of the vague description is because we don't know the details. So, I don't know entirely. What I know is that we will maintain our gender identity in the next life. For those few that have eternal marriage, there will be a special bond between one male and one female. Speaking of that bond specifically, there is no gender lacking within that bond, there is both a male and a female. There is no deficiency of either one. It is required of us to be in the bonds of eternal marriage to be like God. I am assuming then that God exists in the same type of bond, a male and female together type bond, the type of bond that is not just male or not just female, there is no deficiency of gender. Identity and conectiveness can be two different things. I think the limit of our understanding is based in the limit of our charity. To have true love of Christ one would have to know the person intimately. To know someone at that level is the same as knowing them as self, almost as if they were self (Charity and the second most important commandment). That is not to say that one could not draw the line between self and others or that the person physically becomes one with the other but that there is no separation of mine vs theirs. Like I asked in the other thread, is there anything you can think of that you can hide from God, any experience, any thought, any proprietary anything? Even as a woman, could I hide what it is like to bear children from God? Could I hide a female trait from God? If you say no, then you believe it is possible to experience both genders as if self. If you say yes it can be hidden, then you would have to believe that God is not all knowing, that there is a limitation or a deficiency based in gender, for example. I am saying I don't believe there is a deficiency based in gender, both genders are represented in God as God has to be in an eternal marriage. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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