Gender Taliban comes to the Church of Sweden

The tyranny and insanity of Gender PC has come to Christianity.

Throughout the Old Testament, God is referred to as “he”. In Luke 11, Jesus taught the disciples “The Lord’s Prayer” that begins with “Our Father, who art in heaven,” not “The Lady’s Prayer” that begins with “Our Mother, who art in heaven”.

Despite all that, the Church of Sweden — the largest religious institution in Sweden — is replacing all masculine pronouns for God with gender-neutral words.

The RT reports that on November 23, 2017, the annual autumn convention of the Church of Sweden’s leadership in Uppsala approved a new handbook on how to conduct services — on the language, liturgy, music and other aspects of worship.

According to the new handbook, which replaces the previous version from 1968, the clergy are to avoid terms like “Lord” and “He” in worship services because they imply that God is male. Instead, the clergy are to adopt gender-neutral wording to make the Church “more inclusive”.

Critics of the change say it undermines the concept of the Holy Trinity, which is referred to as “the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” by Christians. They see the gender neutrality rules as politicizing matters of faith and a potential hurdle in spiritual communion between the Church of Sweden and other Christian denominations.

Christer Pahlmblad, an associate theology professor at Sweden’s Lund University, told Denmark’s Lutheran newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad the move was “not smart” and disrespects the theological heritage of Christianity — “You cannot replace 2,000 years of theology.”

The national Evangelical Lutheran Church was the state religion of Sweden until 2000 and currently has over 6 million baptized members in a country of 10 million. Women have been ordained as priests since 1960 and currently comprise 45% of the ordained clergy and an even greater share among the leadership.

Its head, Antje Jackelén, 62, is one of a handful of female archbishops in Christian churches. In 2013, Jackelén was elected 70th Archbishop of Uppsala and Primate of the Church of Sweden on a progressive platform. She is well known for interpreting Christian dogma from a spiritual rather than literal standpoint. As an example, Jackelén said that those who see the virginity of Mary, mother of Jesus, as a biological issue have completely missed the point.”
Jackelén dismisses the idea that human gender is applicable to God. According to the Swedish national news agency TT, Jackelén said that “Theologically, we know that God is beyond our gender determinations, God is not human.”

No toxic masculinity for Sweden’s Byggnads Construction Workers Union

See “Welcome to Sweden! – where men wear pink pussies“.

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~Eowyn

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DCG
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Liberalism is a mental disorder.

daveyone1
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TrailDust
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TrailDust

How did the Swedes become a suicidal culture???!!!

Lophatt
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Lophatt

How dare God object! Talk about arrogant. I won’t get into a long-winded lecture on theology but suffice it to say that the “Evangelical Lutherans” (whatever THAT is), don’t speak for me.
Neither to the “Full-Gospel Tabernacle of Signs and Serpents Rising”. That’s the trouble with a divided Church, idiots take themselves entirely too seriously, then they get followers.

evh
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evh

In the Bible and the catechism of the Catholic church the Blessed Trinity- Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all masculine. But Wisdom, an attribute of God, is a she. In some languages the word wisdom is neuter, but not so in Hebrew. In Hebrew, wisdom is definitely female. The Bible doesn’t play the neuter gender game.

Ken
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Ken

A good friend of mine who is a Catholic priest gave a great homily on this very subject. Here is a paraphrase from it. The “new” theology we are seeing these days is unfortunately based on the theology of self instead of Christ, making it useless for the salvation of souls. Do not be led astray by these Swedish idiots pretending to be clerics.

CalGirl
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Excuse me, but I am befuddled in my older age abt these “new age theologians” & that of which I’ve been reading for all my years….I could think of 20 Bible verses, & looked them up easily to check myself, that stress that fact that MAN was made in the image of GOD (“Man and Woman, He made them”—-showing that man came first….and was based upon God’s image). In fact, the first, Genesis 1:26-27 says it twice. Most of the verses say it twice–or more, making sure it is said in with a choice of words repeated that leave no… Read more »

True George
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Looks like Sweden does not have any conservative Christian fundamentalist. If it were so there won’t be women priests and this silly notion of gender proof church is just nonsense, and a virgin that gave birth is a biological issue….

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

I don’t care if the Church of Sweden is sweden’s largest church…real Christians would not exalt political correctness over God. the congregation needs to call on the Lord and ‘gird up their loins’ for the fight against satan’s followers and kick political correctness (atheism disguised as feminism) out of the church before it is too late. clearly, this PC “church” (which is an oxymoron) and country have been hijacked by satan’s minions. sweden is getting what it has been told to want….diversity. now, they even have blasphemy in the church disguised as “diversity”. and also from sweden 2 years ago:… Read more »

the postman
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No surprise (bear with me). The Church of Sweden was instrumental in creating both the ecumenical movement in Europe as well as the World Council of Churches which in 1948 resulted from the merging of that movement with the one here in the U.S. The reason why I begin by saying, “no surprise” is because the U.S. delegation that was sent to England in 1937 to found the World Council of Churches was headed by Henry Sloane Coffin and John Foster Dulles… Ok, you’re probably thinking, “Yeah, so what?” Dulles was not only the brother of the head of the… Read more »

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Arche N.
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Arche N.

Aside from sociocultural issues in Sweden or other countries, I would like to recommend an article, “The Gender of God,” found at the following URL: https://thetorah.com/the-gender-of-god, which I discovered via the ASOR blog.

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