Elohim God, God the Father & God the Mother

September 27, 2017

The Hebrew Bible’s word used for “God” presents somewhat of a mystery for those who do not know God the Father and God the Mother. Rather than using “El” or “Eloah,” both singular terms for God, the original text of the Bible uses “Elohim.” Elohim directly translates to “Gods”—plural.

Frequency of Elohim

The term “Elohim” is used in the Hebrew Bible more than 2,500 times. This translates to seeing “Elohim” in the place of “God” when you read the Bible. With “Elohim” recorded so many times in the Bible, it is as if God is impressing the fact that the God of the Bible does not exist in the singular form, but in the plural form.

God the Father & God the Mother

We know God the Father exists (Matthew 6:9), but since the term used to describe God is plural—more than one—there has to be another God present. The term “father” is used only among family. So if we look into the family system, we can understand who is missing.

We are the children of God (2 Corinthians 6:18). For there to be a father and children, naturally, there has to be a mother. So in addition to God the Father, God the Mother also exists.

Galatians 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.

Together, God the Father and God the Mother are Elohim. And They are testified from the beginning to the end of the Bible.

God Elohim Testified in the Bible

God Elohim is expressed as the male and female images of God starting in the book of Genesis.

Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Mankind was created in the image of God, male and female. This means there is a female image of God as well as a male image of God. Even when God spoke, God used the plural terms “us” and “our” instead of using the singular terms “me” and “my.” Through this observation, we can see that God is not just one, but two. That is, God our Father and God our Mother, who together created mankind.

Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.

The Bible concludes with the promise of the water of life, which contains the gift of eternal life. And this gift is given by the Spirit and His bride. The Bible testifies that Elohim God, God the Father and God the Mother, must appear together to give eternal life to mankind.

The word “God” in the Hebrew Bible is written as “Elohim,” a plural term. For this reason, the World Mission Society Church of God believes in God the Father and God the Mother. Visit your nearest World Mission Society Church of God to explore more through in-depth Bible studies about God the Mother in the Bible.