No, Ariana God Is Not A Woman
Ariana Grande sings like a dove and I’m all for her high Mariah Carey-like octaves that she graces us with in almost every song, but I’m not so thrilled with her most recent music video titled “God is a Woman.” Yes, the title alone ruffles some feathers, but the video itself speaks too much to my soul in a negative way. Now don’t get me wrong Ariana is an incredibly talented, smart and fearless woman and she has never been afraid to speak about the rights of all women, and I am completely on board with that.
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I consider myself to be a feminist as well and before some of my brothers and sisters of the Lord look at me sideways, I just want to say that I agree with the plain and simple definition of feminism. Feminism is the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes, so I believe that both men and women should be treated as equals. Simple as that no one person is better than the other and they should be treated as such.
Now that we’ve learned a little bit about my views, we can now get into to this controversial music video.
In the beginning of the video I remember Ariana seductively singing these lyrics in a tube of marble looking paint, “You, you love it how I move you, love it how I touch you, My one when it’s all said and done You’ll believe God is a Woman. And I, feel it after midnight, A feeling that you can’t fight, My one, it lingers when we’re done You’ll believe God is a woman.”
So what I take from these lyrics is that she’s seducing her lover into thinking she is a God and that she is holding some sort of supernatural power over them that makes them submit to her. Ariana is also implying that women have the power to hypnotize men through sexual acts to the point where they will worship us and put us on the same pedestal as God.
As Christians we are taught to not be prideful especially if that pride causes us to think we are better than God or that we possess the same power of authority as him. Satan decided to do that and look where it got him. To second that, as women in christ we’re supposed to be virtuous and carry ourselves in a modest way.
Yes, the Lord has blessed us with beauty and men tend to be sexually attracted to us. However, we are not supposed to take those blessings and use them vindictively. We are not to use our bodies to get the things that we want or to feel as though we are God. I understand that Ariana is trying to convey a message and she’s using this as an artistic stance, but this isn’t coming off as art for the christian community. It’s coming off as prideful and almost antiChrist like in a way. When you project yourself as God you are blaspheming his name and completely disregarding his existence and discrediting him of his work.
Throughout the rest of the video Ariana continued to spread her message of “God Is Woman” through various images of historical paintings and more and more biblical references that didn’t sit well with me at all. However, there was one particular part in the video that highly offended my spirit and that was when she quoted Ezekiel 25:17 as if she was really God himself. The actual bible verse says, “And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.”
In the video Ariana is dressed as a female Thor holding gavel as a hammer, and as she begins to speak we hear the recorded voice of pop singer, Madonna reciting Ezekiel 25:17, but also reciting it in the style of Samuel Jackson in Pulp Fiction. “I will strike down upon thee, with great vengeance and furious anger, those who attempt to poison and destroy my sisters, and you will know my name is the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon you," she says.
As you can see she changed it up a little bit there to fit the “sisters” part in, but it is literally the bible verse verbatim and this took the cake for me. This was full on blasphemy and mockery of Christ and here’s why
In that verse God is speaking to his enemy’s and basically saying now that you have crossed me you will feel my power and I will strike you with vengeance. We as mere humans cannot possibly possess the same power of God. We can’t “strike vengeance” upon people because God didn’t create us to do so. If you take up this kind of idealism you are making a mockery of Christ and you are now challenging him and that my friend is one battle that you will never win.
You will be considered as an enemy of Christ and that same verse in Ezekiel 25:17 will be applied to your life. Brothers and sisters of Christ we need to get rid of this ideology that we are gods and goddesses and that there is no need of Christ because we take that place. When you believe this and flaunt it around arrogantly you are cursing yourself and if you do not repent, you will reap what you sow and God will strike you with great vengeance and you will know that Jesus Christ is the one and only Lord.
I understand that Ariana was trying to tell women that we are capable of anything. That we are more than just homemakers and domestic caregivers and we have the ability to do whatever we set our minds to. We have the power to invoke change in the world and we shouldn’t let society put us in a box. We are blessed with a number of great gifts through Christ and because of that we can do things just as good or better than our male counterparts. But that doesn’t make us superior to them and It absolutely does not put us on the same pedestal as God.
I know that Ariana included a lot of other ancient Godly figures who happened to be women in the video as well. Everyone is entitled to believe what they want about God. I am aware that it is believed in some religions that God is a woman, so I see the artistic vision she had for the video. However, the fact that she quoted a famous scripture out of the Bible where God himself was displaying his power. It seemed as if she was trying to say that she was the true living God, Jesus Christ that is spoken of in the Bible. That’s what makes the video offensive because you’re now trying to rewrite history and discredit God for who he is.
The God you worship may be a woman or she may even be Ariana Grande herself. But as for me, the God I worship is the King of Kings and Lord of the Lords, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end and his name is Jesus Christ. Ariana, you did not die on the cross for my sins so that I may be saved. That was the debt my savior paid for me and I will give him and only him all the glory, honor and praise. Not Ariana, not any man or woman, just Jesus Christ alone.
God is not a woman, as a matter of fact he is not even human. He presents himself
as a man for us on earth to relate to him. God is the almighty and no celebrity, man or woman can ever measure up to his greatness. So I appreciate the artistic stance you were trying to take with this Ari, but I think you overstepped your boundaries with this one. Women are one of God’s most beautiful creations and we can contribute to the world and God’s plan, by following his word and staying in our lanes as the beautiful HUMANS that he created us to be.
Watch the video at your own risk and stay prayed up!