By D.E. Paulk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
God is Spirit. And we must make the conscious decision to worship in the Spirit, not in the physical. In this physical dimension (with the exception of a few invertebrates and amphibians), both a male and a female are required to produce life – offspring. This is not the case in the spiritual dimension. In God’s dimension, life flows from the spoken word, not from the physical joining of flesh. “And God said, ‘Let there be . . . and there was’.” (Genesis 1)
Godly, authentic reproduction and original creation flowed from one Ultimate Being who is neither male nor female, yet may just be both. According to our limited human understanding of reproduction, God would necessarily have to be both male and female in order to possess the power to create life through spirit with no dependence upon flesh.
According to the Bible’s account – when God created the original man, he (it) was both male and female. In medical terminology, we could accurately say that Adam, the original man, was a hermaphrodite. How do we know this? We know male and female both resided in Adam because God made the woman by pulling the female out of Adam. So, original man was both male and female . . . the image of God. Distinctions and separations between male and female are designated to this earthly realm of existence, yet are nonexistent in the heavenly realm (the Kingdom of God.)
The very essence of God is male and female – in One. This realization leads us to some interesting questions: Are those who display strong attributes of both male and female actually more like the original man, Adam, and thus more like God? Are homosexuals more spiritually evolved than heterosexuals, possessing the spirit and essence of both genders in one?
I fear that most of the religious world has founded their hopes and judgments concerning this issue on what is passing away, and has assigned eternal spiritual worth to a temporary sexual expression. Whatever your bent may be on the issue, I ask you to at least engage the issue for what it is – complex, and possibly inexplicable even at the highest level of human aptitude. Religious minds who refuse to depart from the physical dimension will continue to claim the I Know about homosexuality. However, the only way to approach it with any degree of respect for eternal truth is with the attitude of I Don’t Know.
Quote: One by one . . . awakening by awakening . . . we must consciously dispel religious unconsciousness. – D.E. Paulk