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Students at Collin College introduce God the Mother
By John Power
You have heard of God the Father, but have you heard of God the Mother? If so, you probably heard it from a group of students from Collin College and the World Mission Society Church of God who hosted a seminar this week at the Spring Creek Campus.
The title of the seminar was "Feminism and God the Mother." Students from Collin College and members of the Church of God presented the idea that God has a female image, not only a male image.
"For a long time people viewed God as a male because this was a male centered society, however, recently the ideas toward the inequality of men and women have changed, preparing the way for people to recognize the female image in the Creator Spirit," said Victoria Lyons, a first year student at Collin College. "God the Mother exists and is testified in many Scriptures in the Bible," she added.
The Church of God believes that God the Mother should come in the flesh as a woman and uses various Scriptures to make their point. One of them is in Revelation 22:17, which reads, "The Spirit and the bride say, 'Come!' Whoever wishes come!'"
The seminar will take place once more this semester on December 2 from 3:15-5 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus. Victoria Lyons concluded the seminar by saying, "All life is given by mothers. If we are God's children shouldn't we also have God the Mother?" To many people who know God as "Father" it would be interesting to know the answer, who is God the Mother?