No, Ariana Grande, God is NOT a Woman

No, Ariana Grande, God is NOT a Woman July 15, 2018

I couldn’t help finding out about it. After all, #GodIsAWoman was a trending hashtag on twitter. I decided to find out what this was all about and discovered it is a new song by pop singer Ariana Grande. Supposedly she has a lot of fans, but I’ll admit I’m not familiar with any of her music. And, like I did when I dared say “wow” in response to the vulgar lyrics heard in one of Beyonce’s new songs a couple of years ago, I fully expect to be blasted for questioning someone who has been placed on an idolatrous pedestal. But Grande has taken heresy to a new level with her song about supposed female empowerment and sexuality.

When you google this song title, the articles that pop up about it are astounding.

Ariana Grande’s ‘God is a Woman’ is the anthem the world needs right now

No. It’s really not. While women do need to be empowered, it does not have to come through a heretical song about sex.

Ariana Grande proves ‘God is a Woman’ on Powerful New Single

Wrong again. I mean, maybe in the alternative universe of fake science and fake news, but back on planet earth Grande has simply further demonstrated how sex obsessed people are.

Ariana Grande is Divine in New ‘God is a Woman’ Video

I see what you did there, but still no. Grande is not divine, and God is not a woman.

And yet. People have made all kinds of things into gods. (Notice the little “g” here.) Grande may be a god to some. Sex is a god to lots of people. But the one true God is not a woman. He is our Heavenly Father and creator of the universe. He created women not to be worshipped, but to worship. He created sex not to be distorted and idolized, but to be enjoyed in a covenant marriage between a man and a woman. The sad truth is that many people so poorly understand Him that they make God into something or someone of their own choosing. And while we can’t expect non-Christians to understand (and should be sharing the gospel with them so that they can undestand), we can certainly choose not to participate in the worldly misrepresentation of God. And, yes, Ariana Grande fans, this means not listening to this song (orwatching the music video). I pray it is not appealing to any of our eyes or ears anyway.

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  • riley

    buy god is a woman on itunes and stream it on spotify

  • rtgmath

    God is not a man, either.

  • LiteSign

    I would hope that the author understands that descriptions of God written in the Bible are anthropomorphic. The fact that anyone would definitively state that they KNOW EXACTLY something about God seems to me that they are placing themselves “on an idolatrous pedestal”.

  • Partysover

    Jesus Christ who is God and was manifested in the flesh is a Man. 1 Timothy 2:5…”For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”

    We go to God the Father, through God the Son, by God Holy Spirit.

    This is the way God has chosen to reveal Himself to us. God is never described with sexual characteristics in the Scriptures, but He does consistently describe Himself in the masculine gender.

    He has chosen to present Himself with an emphasis on masculine qualities of fatherhood, protection, direction, strength, etc. Metaphors used to describe Him in the Bible include: King, Father, Judge, Husband, Master, and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Jesus Christ

    Sure she is

  • Elephile

    God encompasses the characteristics of both male and female. People are more familiar with the male aspects, but did you know that:

    El Shaddai, the name by which Abraham knew God, literally means “Mighty My Udders” or even “Mighty My Breasts”.

    This is about nourishment, nurture, life-affirmation, protection and comfort. And its “might” is about it being all-embracing. SO… a very plausible way to express this would be:


    Does this fit in with Jesus pouring out all his lifeblood to give life to the world? Yes, very much so.

  • Elephile

    Hello – in Hebrew, the word for “spirit” is “Ruach”.

    Ruach is female, not male.

    “… in the image of God created he them: male AND female created he them.”

  • Pat LafordGreen

    God is gender fluid and would hang with the trans community as opposed to the Christian community.

  • Anthony Bozzanca

    Kudos to you Dr. Shaler for your words of wisdom. For those of you who desire to learn about God and the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, I recommend an excellent, easy to read book entitled, “Catholicism for Dummies, by Rev. Jon Trigilio Jr., PhD, ThD and Rev. Kenneth Brighenti, PhD. After mastering this topic, try the Bible. Here you will find a wealth of information that will enrich your life and save your soul!

  • Robert Alan Russell

    I’ve just listened to this song and you’re giving it too much credence. It isn’t worth the trouble of writing the article. The song simply expresses a promise to give ‘the one’ – him (or her?) the ultimate sexual experience. Any theology there is is merely the thought that “God” is whatever gives you the extreme ecstasy.

  • kyuss

    do you have any evidence that “god” actually exists?