In John 10:30, Jesus said, I and my Father are one. If anyone knew the nature of God and who He is, It was (and is) Jesus.
But look at the following item to see how the truth about who God is has been twisted and misdirected. I’ve taken the liberty to break it into paragraphs for easier reading.
CCM MUSICIANS CALL GOD “OUR MOTHER” (Friday Church News Notes, August 8, 2014, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
– CCM musicians Michael Gungor and Nichole Nordeman are members of The Liturgies, “a collective of creators working together to make thoughtful liturgical work.” Both names were listed on The Liturgies web site under “Who” when I did this research on June 7, 2014.
One of The Liturgies is “God Our Mother,” which includes the following words: “To know only the Father God would be like seeing the bright, dazzling sun, but never the stars spreading across the sky like so much fairy dust. God our Mother, reaching out to us with those hands–mother hands, strong and coursing with love, binding up wounds and soothing scrapes, holding us together, holding us safe. God our Mother, feeding us, nourishing us, giving us what we need to grow and thrive, taking care of us in big and small ways, seeing us, knitting us back together with love and grace when we’ve been broken. God our Mother, believing in us” (See Website).
The goal of The Liturgies is to create an “apophatic meditation” that enables the practitioner to “experience a connection with God.” The lyrics are accompanied by New Age-style music that is potentially trance inducing. The Liturgies are associated with contemplative prayer practices that come from Roman Catholic monasticism. The objective is to find God “beyond human language.”
This is blind mysticism and is a recipe for spiritual disaster. The “god” that is encountered beyond the language of Scripture is an idol.
I don’t know why Brother Cloud, the newsletter’s author didn’t go deeper into this by denouncing the music lyrics as goddess worship. That’s what it is. But maybe it’s obvious enough without calling it out as such. The one, true God has been replaced by some nonsensical feminine image.
One of the many sins for which God punished Israel in Old Testament times was the worship of the Queen of Heaven and her consort, Tammuz. How close have we come to that already? And how far does the body of Christ have to fall into apostasy before the Lord says it’s enough?
Jeremiah 7:17-18–Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
Jeremiah 44:25–Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.
Ezekiel 8:14–Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.