Question 14. In calling God “Father” do we mean that God is male?

 

No. God is Spirit and is neither male nor female. Scripture speaks of God as Father but also represents God as saying, “As a mother comforts her child, I will comfort you” (Isaiah 66:13). God’s fatherhood is the source and pattern for human fatherhood and motherhood.

Jn 4:24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

Eph 3:14-15 I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.

Isa 49:15 Can a woman forget her nursing child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.