D L Henderson
2 min readFeb 14, 2024


Dear Mr. Hogan

You say, "God does not have a body."

However, in 2 Corinthians 5, the apostle Paul wrote, "For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies..."

God is described in many ways and has many attributes.

Both Greek and Hebrew words for "spirit" translated into English are "breath." Does that mean that God is a vaporous gas blowing around in Heaven?

In John 14:9, "Jesus replied, 'Philip, I have been with you all this time, and still you do not know Me? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father.'"

Here is another way a Believer puts it that might help us in resolving our difference of opinion:

"Many Christian are familiar with the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman in John 4. But not everyone can explain what Jesus meant when he said the Father is seeking men and women who will worship him 'in spirit and truth' (v. 23).

"To say that we must worship God 'in spirit' means, among other things, that it must originate from within, from the heart; it must be sincere, motivated by our love for God and gratitude for all he is and has done. Worship cannot be mechanical or formalistic. That does not necessarily rule out certain rituals or liturgy. But it does demand that all physical postures or symbolic actions must be infused with heartfelt commitment and faith and love and zeal. " - https://www.thegospelcoalition.org

Everything about God, Jesus, and the Bible have a myriad of various multiple, integrated aspects, and segregating one away from another is not compatible to our understanding nor to insightful conclusions.

"The natural man does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned." - 1 Corinthians 2:14.

So, I'll end with my thought that there are mysteries we cannot solve with our own understanding, our limited intellectual capabilities.

As for your critique of my Picasso illustration, I don't understand... maybe substitute self portraits by any artist to get my point... Nevertheless, thank you for your response.



D L Henderson

Born 1950; HS 1968; Born again 1972; Cornell ILR; Steward, Local President/Business Agent; Husband, father, grandfather; winner/loser/everything in between