Although God is a
spirit and has no bodily form (excepting Jesus after the
Incarnation), He is sometimes represented as a dove as it corresponds to the
following Scripture passages...
"After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens
were opened (for him), and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove (and)
coming upon him."
Mk. 1:10: "On
coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit,
like a dove, descending upon him."
Lk. 3:22: "[T]he
holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from
heaven, 'You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.'"
Jn. 1:32: "John
testified further, saying, 'I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from the sky
and remain upon him.'"
Of course God does not
typically have the form of a dove, but He took on this form for mankind's
Note that God may also
be represented as a lamb or a lion.
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