While helping a customer out to her car at work yesterday (grocery store) she asked me if I go to church. To which I replied that I do, and told her where. I thought maybe she saw me there. I was wrong.
Basically she started talking to me about God and how there is a female image of God. I know that God is spirit, and thus has no body, which then means he has no gender. Except for God in the person of Jesus who became MAN. She tries to use Genesis as her basis that God said “Let us make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness;” She said that the plural form was used be"cause God made mand and woman in "their image meaning that there is a male and female image of God.
I told her that the plural is because of the Trinity, and how the image is our souls not our physical appearance. I couldn’t understand much because of her accent, but she said something about Corinthians or Gelations, as well as Revelation (Revelation 22 I think?)
I didn’t want to flat out tell her she’s wrong, because I didn’t want to get in trouble for debating religion with customers. So I told her that I have never seen in the bible where God is referred to as a woman. She wanted to show me the bible, but at this point I was outside for too long and I had to get back to work. We exchanged phone numbers so we can talk about this more later. (Earlier she asked if I like studying the bible, and if I would be interested in studying it)
It’s kind of weird in that she said that she is moving, but will have her friend call me so we can study the bible, and we can meet whenever I want at whatever location. I thought she wanted to talk to me, but it seems her and her “church” friends must be going around trying to spread heresy.
The text conversation went like this
Her "Hey this is (name)
Me: Hi (name) It was nice meeting you!
Her: Me too. my church brother will call you. I really hope you study the bible and realize a lot of love of God
You can see the grammer is a little off because English isn’t her first language, but it seems like she thinks that I don’t know God, or as most protestants like to put it “I haven’t accepted Jesus as my personal lord and savior” I told her I go to church, but I don’t know if she knows that I try to be knowledgeable about the faith (I’m not the best. I can’t quote chapter and verse for things, but I know what I’m talking about)
I haven’t responded back, yet I do want to meet with her friend (or friends) and talk about this whole female image of God thing. If they are inviting me to talk then I should take that as an invitation to share with them the truth.
I would like to go into this prepared though. Have any of you ever heard this female image of God claim, and the passages they use to support it? then of course what passages can I use to disprove their claim?