Do we have a mother in heaven PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 April 2010 22:14

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To prove this by the Bible it seems very hard, but using common sense and several hints we could arrive to the conclusion that this idea could be very reasonable. It is hard to find clear references to this topic in the scriptures, in all of them, even in the revelations of the last days, for a simple reason: The Prophet Joseph Smith explained that Our Father in Heaven loves so much His wife that He didn't wanted to reveal this to  mankind, clearly because he wouldn't permit that somebody could swear Her like many are doing with Him. Anyway, notwithstanding this I am confident that at the end of our discussion the idea of a mother in Heaven could be very plausible and reasonable.
Let's start from the very beginning.

Genesis 1:27
So God created Man in His own image, in the IMAGE OF GOD created him; MALE AND FEMALE created He them.
if God made both male and female, then in whose likeness or image is the woman made? I know that many will say that this is figurative, but who could prove that this is figurative? Let me go ahead.
Genesis 3:22
And the Lord God said, behold the man is become AS ONE OF US.

well this clear distinction says us the God is speaking to the plural, I know that there are many ideas to this concept, so if you add mine we will have only one more assumption and that is it. I mean at least I will support my idea with the scriptures, many other people support their assumptions simply saying that the scriptures are figurative.
Lets analyze now the meaning of the words " Adam" and "Helohim".
Adam according to the Bible in Genesis 5:2
Male and female, created He them; and blessed them, and called THEIR NAME 'ADAM' well it is pretty clear that Adam refers to both of them, so I could easily say that Adam not only means 'MANY' but also gives us the idea that represent the "Family" or the union of the Male and female in the most sacred unity proclaimed from God Himself.
In Genesis 1:1 we read "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." The Hebrew word for God is "elohiym {El-o-heem'}" (Strong's Concordance), and is a plural word. That is, correctly translated, it means "Gods". The Jehovah Witnesses claim that the name of God, the Father is "Jehovah", but the first name given for God in the Bible is "Elohiym." The first time the name "Jehovah" is found in the Bible is after Adam and Eve were driven out of the garden of Eden. (For a full explanation about this topic, read my article entitled "The Great Jehovah".)

Let's analyze the Hebrew meaning of the name "Elohim". This word comes from the feminine singular word "eloahh {El-o'-ah}." By adding "iym" to the end of this word, makes it plural. However, "iym" is usually a masculine ending, yet here we see it added to a feminine word. This gives the word "Elohim" the sense of uniting both feminine and masculine qualities. The idea of combining these two attributes suggests uniting of a man and woman, which would suggest the idea of a family.

This helps us to understand in what likeness Eve was made.

Further we have to consider that 1 Corinthians 11:11 declares. It is interesting to note that this verse says IN THE LORD, no FOR THE lord, and there is a very big difference using IN instead of FOR.
Even consider this: The name helohim represents the idea of a family like Adam and sure we have a Father in Even and a Son, how could be reasonable a family with a Father and a son without a Mother?

In Ephesians 3:14-15 Paul wrote, "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named." It is clear, there is a family in heaven. Fortunately this sharp declaration is done in the Bible not only means that there is a family in  the Heaven , but also that the Name Helohim means "Family" IN FACT Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.
I am pretty confident that this simple study, united to a simple common sense can help to better understand that if we have a Father in The Heaven and a Son, why should miss a Mother and if there is a family in the heaven what kind of family could be without a Mother?
About this topic I received this interesting comment:With regards to the statements about us having a mother in heaven, I think Adam sends a good hint:

"Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh." (Genesis 2:24)

With that verse I see that Adam knew he had a mother in heaven. Adam did indeed leave father (Heavenly Father/Elohim) and mother (Heavenly Mother) and did cleave unto his wife (Eve) Heavenly Father was the only father Adam knew, it would seem logical that he was referring to his own marriage at that moment.

Brian Terrill

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