In The Image Of Man
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But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” He said further, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘I am has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, (Sarah, and Hagar); the God of Isaac (and Rebekah); and the God of Jacob, (Rachel, and Leah); has sent me to you’:

This is my name forever, and this my title for all generations.

SCRIPTURE READING
Exodus 3:13-15
(NRSV) + Names of Matriarchs

At the core of the invader’s system was the placing of higher value on the power that takes, rather than gives, life. This was the power symbolized by the ‘masculine’ Blade, which early Kurgan cave engravings show these Indo-European invaders literally worshipped. For in their dominator society, ruled by gods — and men — of war, this was the supreme power.

CONTEMPORARY READING 1
“The Chalice & The Blade” by Riane Eisler

And men created God in his own image, and after his own likeness. He created Him male and masculine, after his own likes and dislikes, after his own strength and will, men created the great and powerful Him. And men of power said onto themselves: “this and only this is God. He is your Father and King, and you shall have no other before the great Him.”

And hence, they created their idol in their own image and after their own likeness, with a crown, a sword, and a spear, they adorned the great Him. And they bowed and prayed to this idol and forced everyone else to do the same. Should anyone refuse or speak against, were exiled, or worse, sacrificed in His altar.

CONTEMPORARY READING 2
by Pastor Joseph

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