What about the words of King Solomon? Proverbs 8:12-30 (a canonized book I might add) makes a very serious statement:
"I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence;Proverbs 8:12 identifies the speaker as “I, wisdom”. Sophia is a translation of the word wisdom. Could “wisdom” have been the “us” referred to in Gen.1:26, “Let us make man in our own image.”? Is this to say that there was a “pre-creation” to the Genesis account? Could “wisdom” (she) be the Holy Spirit? Could this potentially be God the Mother aspect of the Trinity? The following two passages clearly state that both Mary and the Holy Spirit conceived Jesus Christ.
"The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world. I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth. Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence." Proverbs 8:12-30 NIV
"This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit." Matthew 1:18 NIV
Are these Gnostic images which have found their way into orthodox Christianity depicting Jesus' human mother Mary, or possibly the one who conceived Him, the Holy Spirit? Let's explore some seemingly potential problems with Proverbs 8:12-30.
“…kind to man, stedfast, sure, free from care, having all power, [omnipotence] overseeing all things, [a form of omnipresence] and going through all understanding, [omniscience] pure, and most subtil, spirits.” Wisdom of Solomon 7:23 KJV (Apocrypha)But if Solomon’s “Wisdom” is God the Holy Spirit she must also demonstrate, like all aspects of the Trinity, the attributes of an individual also.
“…and being but one [she is an individual being], she can do all things: [omnipotence] and remaining in herself, she maketh all things new: and in all ages entering into holy souls, she maketh them friends of God, and prophets.” Wisdom of Solomon 7:27 KJV (Apocrypha)This verse also states that she can and does the same job as the Holy Spirit does (“she maketh all things new: and in all ages entering into holy souls, she maketh them friends of God, and prophets”). She changes people’s hearts – she gives them a new heart – something that God the Son accomplishes.