B. Holy Echad Marriage & the Elohim Principle
24. Holy Echad Marriage and the Ruach haQodesh
24.1 To have a proper appreciation of Holy Echad Marriage also requires a fuller exposition of the Elohim-head (Godhead) which is somewhat obscured by all the accrued traditions of Romanism and Hellenism that have been passed on to Protestantism and much of Messianism.
24.2 One of these false traditions is that the Ruach haQodesh or Holy Spirit is a male Person or (in most non-Trinitarian traditions) a mere 'neutral force'.
24.3 However, as any careful study of the Hebrew Old Testament and Hebraic (not Greek) manuscripts of the Bible will reveal very quickly the Ruach haQodesh is always feminine!
24.4 Using the simple Trinitarian formula of Father + Ruach haQodesh = Son, even common sense alone tells you that a Son needs a Mother in addition to the Father.
24.5 How, then, have we arrived at a male 'Holy Ghost' historically?
24.6 Because in the Greek language pneuma (spirit) is neuter (there is no neuter gender in Hebrew) so anyone translating from Hebrew or Aramaic into Greek would have to transform a feminine word (ruach) into a neutral one (pneuma).
24.7 And then, by a further transmutation, the neutral pneuma is turned into an English 'spirit' which is derived from the masculine Latin (spiritus).
24.8 The result of this error led the Roman Church to transfer the need for the feminine or motherly part of Elohim to the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Yah'shua (Jesus), whom they have blasphemously elevated into a co-redemptrix (co-saviour) along with Yah'shua, thus making her virtual deity (the 'Mother of God').
24.9 (In truth, the Catholic Virgin Mary is just a cover for a concealed pagan deity who has been giving many false manifestations over the centuries).
24.10 The neutralisation and then masculinisation of the Ruach haQodesh has also led Christians into concluding that the Father is not 'all-male' which has led to numerous liberal and feminist heresies.
24.11 You are invited to make a deeper study of this and read the article, The Trinity: The Deity of the Holy Spirit by clicking the image below and then returning to this page afterwards:
24.12 If you are from an orthodox Christian or Jewish background the revelation that the Ruach haQodesh or Holy Spirit is our Heavenly Mother may come as quite a shock, though perhaps less so for Roman Catholics who have a different (though non-biblical) tradition about divine femininity.
24.13 Understandably, there is a legitimate fear of goddess worship which is expressly forbidden in the Scriptures and for which ancient Israel was condemned when, aided and abetted by a fallen Solomon amongst others, she indulged in religious syncretism with paganism - Yahweh does not look kindly upon the pagan "Queen of Heaven" (Jer.7:18) otherwise known as Astarte or Ishtar.
24.14 However, there is a world of difference between this immoral demonic entity and the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) and there is certainly nothing intrinsicly wrong about the Elohim-head or Godhead possessing femininity, because both maleness and femaleness are creations of Elohim.
24.15 Indeed, most Christians accept that there must be divine femininity in Elohim somewhere (because of the way Adam and Eve were made) though are at a loss as to how exactly to know in what form this takes without reducing Elohim to some genderless hermaphrodite being that has more in common with occult ideas than biblical ones.
24.16 So if you are worried, you are right to be for we are to be on guard against pagan infiltration.
24.17 At the same time, we must guard against true mysogeny which sees the female as something lesser or inferior, which is the implication of an all-male Godhead doctrine.
24.18 By insisting on clinging to classical Trinitarian ideas, which were birthed in the Greco-Roman tradition, adherents are forced to resort to mental gymnastics to 'explain' why their Godhead is all-male whilst having feminine attributes vaguely distributed in the mix, thus simultaneously emasculating the Elohim-head.
24.19 Why not just "let Elohim be true but every man a liar" (Rom.3:4) and accept the plain truth that before the Greeks and other Europeans came and messed with the genders, Yahweh and Yah'shua were always, and are, male, and the Ruach haQodesh was always, and is, female.
24.20 There is no shame in this. Indeed, because it is truth, it is glorious.
24.21 Do we worship the Heavenly Mother? Not directly, no.
24.22 We follow the instructions of Yah'shua in the Lord's Prayer by addressing the Father, Yahweh.
24.23 By honouring the Father we automatically honour the Mother because they are echad, in the same way that we honour the Father when we honour the Son.
24.24 They are all echad.
24.25 She is not an intermediary to Christ as the Virgin Mary is in the Catholic system - all glory has been given to Yah'shua and the Ruach always points seekers and believers to Him, and Him alone, for He alone is our salvation, having been appointed by the Father.
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