A few days ago a couple of young women called at our home. Their demeanor was JW-like, brief case, Bible in hand, their manners, etc. and I immediately concluded they were JW.
But...then the one talking suddenly asked me: "Did you know that there are two gods--one a Father and the other a Mother?"
I was taken aback and didn't answer. But she continued--opened her Bible and turned to Genesis 1:26. That is the one that says, "Let us make man in our image according to our likeness..."
She then proceeded to say that god the father was talking to his "wife" the mother and they then created man and woman according to their likeness. Before I could say anything she quickly said that the mother is "not Mary." She continued to defend her case even though I had not said anything at that point--even read another scripture from the New Testament that said something about the heavenly Israel being "our mother." All the time I was trying to figure out what religion they represented because I had never heard of such a belief before.
I noticed that they were both Oriental. Also their Bible was like the JW interlinear version--but Chinese on one side and English on the other. So I asked, "Is your religion an Oriental one?" She quickly replied, "No--we are Christian." She mumbled some kind of talk that must have been "insider talk" that I really could not follow. But never really answered to my satisfaction as to what religion it really was.
I had company at the time and just did not want to get into a long discussion even though it was strange and interesting. I think I only said that some Christians believe that God was talking to Jesus before he came to earth. (At least that was the JW understanding--don't know what others believe.)
So, my reason for posting this is to ask if anyone here knows who these people might have been? Could it be the "new light" of some kind of the JWs--her Bible was all underlined in various colors and reminded me of what my Bible and most other JW Bibles looked like. Or can they be a new kind of "apostate" with their own interpretation?