A man does not consist of body only. Humans are a combination of body and soul.
… the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground [body] and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life [soul], and the man became a living being (Genesis 2:7)
Therefore, if a man dies, the body and soul are separated and the soul returns to its former place.
… and the dust [body] returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit [soul] returns to God who gave it. (Ecclesiastes 12:7)
While the body which came from the ground returns to it, the soul which came from God returns to Him. Like this, body and soul are different and distinct in essence. So, the Bible says that our physical father and our Spiritual Father are not same:
Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! (Hebrews 12:9)
If our physical father and our Spiritual Father were identical, our physical father becomes our Spiritual Father. Or, if a man were made of body only and had no soul, there would be only our physical father and there cannot be our Spiritual Father. However, the fact that there are our physical father and our Spiritual Father respectively proves that there exist body and soul individually. Then, who is the Father of our souls?
“This, then, is how you should pray: ” ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name… (Matthew 6:9)
The Father of all souls is God in heaven. But we have not only our physical father but also physical mother. Then, does there exist the Mother of our souls as well? Or, is there only Father? The answer can be found in the Bible.
But the Jerusalem that is above [the heavenly Jerusalem: GNT] is free, and she is our mother. (Galatians 4:26)
The Bible teaches us that there is our Mother as well as our Father in heaven. It’s very strange. Why do we have to have our Father and Mother in heaven just as we have our father and mother on the earth? What’s the reason?
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (Romans 1:18-20)
All visible things were created by God to reflect God’s invisible qualities–His eternal power and divine nature. Body and soul are clearly distinct elements. Our body cannot exist without our physical father and mother, which shows the principle that our soul also cannot exist without our Spiritual Father and Mother. The existence of our body causes us not to deny the existence of father and mother who gave it to us. Therefore, the existence of our soul proves the existence of Father and Mother who gave it to us.
The Bible is really the amazing Words of God which make us realize spiritual principles and God’s divine nature through this world we are living in. We should know and believe in God the Father and God the Mother testified by the Bible and all things in this world.
Every creature on the earth is given the life from its father and mother. Likewise, the life of our sprits is also given through God the Father and God the Mother. Therefore, the Church of God believes and follows the God the Mother who allows us the life of our souls according to what is written in the Bible. Which one would you choose? Would it be the heaven where father does not exist? Or would it be the heaven where both father and mother coexist?