I wanted to reinterate coblue's point of in Genesis 1:26
"Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness...'
...So God created man in is own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."
(then my personal favorite....be fruitful and increase in number...)
So the US was already established b/c Jesus was with God from the beginning. And God is not only male but female, right? It says so right there female being created in his image with 'man' being the name of the species.
I take the Bible literally for the record so I don't think it's a made up book to explain a religion.
I think Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit (the essence of God) entering in Mary and producing God through JESUS on earth. That is why Jesus refers to God as MY FATHER in heaven.
I do not believe that anyone of us can BE God. I actually think that is highly blasphemous. IMO.
I also believe that we are born having a body but we ARE souls. I do not believe you receive a "Spirit" until you are "spirit-filled' meaning the Holy Spirit. Until then you are dead--spiritually.
Lilyka--you with me on this, girl?
So much is mystery and so much is right under our noses if we only believe....as a child.
peace, moondancer who thinks this is a great topic for discussion