The World Mission Society Church of God teaches that the “bride” in Revelation 22 is the “bride of the Lamb” in Revelation 19―the last Eve. However, Christ Ahnsahnghong just wrote, “Jesus is the last Adam, and the redeemed can be called the last Eve,” in chapter 13 of His book, “Visitors from the Angelic World,” and did not teach the “bride” in a different meaning than the “church [saints].”
Therefore, it is wrong to believe the “bride” in Revelation as God the Mother.
1. The teachings of Christ Ahnsahnghong
If they have read the book, “Visitors from the Angelic World,” haven’t they read the book, “The Mystery of God and the Spring of the Water of Life”? According to chapter 24 of the latter book, Christ Ahnsahnghong testified that the bride is the Savior, not the saints, who would lead all the animals [Gentiles], the saints who are to be saved, together with the Holy Spirit [the Second Coming Christ.
Like this, Christ Ahnsahnghong plainly testified about God the Mother who would lead the last work of salvation together with Him. Despite that, why do they lie that He did not leave the teaching about Mother?
Those who hinder us by abusing our Truth Books, must have already read “The Mystery of God and the Spring of the Water of Life,” and must have already known what we are testifying about. However, why do they make up malicious lies, hiding those facts? The answer comes out if we realize who the liar is, and who the father of lies is (Jn 8:44).
2. The characters of the Old Testament can represent two or more persons
Someone may consider it as strange that one character represents two realities. However, there is no need to consider it strange at all. Among many examples in the Bible, we can think of “Isaac.” The Bible explains “Isaac,” the heir of Abraham, as the saints who are in the new covenant, and “Ishmael,” who was expelled, as the Jews who insisted on the commandments of the Old Testament and persecuted the saints.
- Gal 4:28-30 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. At that time the son born inthe ordinary way persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. But what does the Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will?never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.”
- Gal 3:29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Then can’t Isaac represent Christ? Yes! Isaac indeed represents Christ Jesus.
- Gal 3:16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ.
Likewise, “Eve” can represent both the “saints” and “God the Mother.” Eve who was expelled by committing sin in Eden represents us who were expelled by committing sin in heaven, but Eve who gives life to her children, bearing all the pain of labor, represents our Heavenly Mother who has the authority to give eternal life to Her heavenly children, walking the path of sufferings until She gives eternal life to Her children.