I'm amazed by the willingness for churches to throw over 2000 years of church testimony because now we know better than the Holy Spirit what He meant to say.The divine Trinity - "Father, Son and Holy Spirit" - could also be known as "Mother, Child and Womb" or "Rock, Redeemer, Friend" at some Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) services under an action Monday by the church's national assembly.
Delegates to the meeting voted to "receive" a policy paper on gender-inclusive language for the Trinity, a step short of approving it. That means church officials can propose experimental liturgies with alternative phrasings for the Trinity, but congregations won't be required to use them.
Besides "Mother, Child and Womb" and "Rock, Redeemer, Friend," proposed Trinity options drawn from biblical material include:
# "Lover, Beloved, Love"
# "Creator, Savior, Sanctifier"
# "King of Glory, Prince of Peace, Spirit of Love."