Since the “Mother” in Galatians 4 Means a Country, Heavenly Mother Does Not Exist?
The word “mother” in Galatians Chapter 4 does not refer to God the Mother, but a country.
Firstly, Hagar is the present city of Jerusalem and stands for the Old Testament, and her children are in slavery.
Secondly, Sarah is the heavenly Jerusalem and stands for the New Testament, and her children are set free.
Apostle Paul wrote that “The new Jerusalem is our mother” when he explained the issue that we, who had been in slavery under the law, would inherit the kingdom of heaven since the coming of Christ. Here, he just mentioned the heavenly Jerusalem as a country where we would enter in the future.
There are other instances where “mother” is referred to as a “country” in the Bible.
- 2 Sa 20:19 “We are the peaceful and faithful in Israel. You are trying to destroy a city that is a mother in Israel. Why do you want to swallow up the LORD’s inheritance?”
- Ho 4:5 “You stumble day and night, and the prophets stumble with you. So I will destroy your mother . . .”
1. It’s just a false claim by those who deny God the Mother
If they don’t, they do not know God correctly. For it’s clearly prophesied that only those who keep the law of the new covenant are the people of God and know God.
Therefore, their claim is a mere conjecture which is devised by people who do not know God correctly.
- Jer 31:31-34 “The time is coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD . . .
Moreover, the Bible says that only the Root of David, the Second Coming Jesus, is to interpret the Bible fully and tell us the secret within it (Rev 5:1-5.) Christ Ahnsahnghong, the Second Coming Jesus, Himself testified to Jerusalem Mother. Is there more evidence that is needed?
2. Jerusalem is our mother
It’s true that heavenly Jerusalem are the words which refer to the kingdom of heaven. However, does this mean that God the Mother does not exist? No!
For example, if someone says, “My hometown is my mother,” does this mean that he only has a hometown and not his mother? On the contrary, isn’t it possible to express his hometown in that way because he has his mother?
Likewise, the Bible testifies to the existence of our spiritual Mother who is represented as the kingdom of heaven, our spiritual home.
However, God clearly let us know the existence of God the Mother through the words that God, referred to Themselves as “We” or “Us”, created man in the image of God; male and female were created (Ge 1:26-27).
In addition, the Apostle Paul wrote the existence of Jerusalem Mother by the revelation of Jesus (Gal 1:12; 4:26.)
And Jesus showed the revelation to the Apostle John and revealed that God the Mother, who was represented as heavenly Jerusalem, would appear along with the Lamb to give us the water of life in due time.
Therefore, it’s clear that “our mother,” represented as the heavenly Jerusalem, indicates God the Mother who has authority to give us the water of life, eternal life, as the bride of Heavenly Father.
- Rev 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.
- Rev 21:9-10 . . . “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.