Mormon author Warren Aston writes about that religion’s other deity:
It is Gospel Doctrine 101 that we are the children of God. Our spirits are the children of a Heavenly Father and a Heavenly Mother in the most literal sense possible. We have within us the genes of Godhood, the potential to develop and grow into the glorious, exalted beings they are. We lived with them before coming to earth to gain physical bodies in their likeness, male and female.
God’s whole work is to bring to pass our immortality and eternal life, bringing us back into God’s presence, redeemed and sanctified through our obedience and discipline. The laws and covenants that mark our progress on that journey home comprise the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The framework for that journey, and much-needed support, is provided by the Church.
When Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the Twelve spoke some years ago in General Conference about the heavenly home-coming that the obedient can look forward to, he noted that our Mother in Heaven would surely have a role.
Mr. Aston goes on to criticize some of his fellow-Mormons for not emphasizing the Heavenly Mother as much as she deserves. Notice the other Mormon doctrines we see here: We have the genes of Godhood and will grow into deities ourselves, just like our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother. We are redeemed and sanctified by our “obedience and discipline.” The Gospel of Jesus Christ consists of laws.
Does any of that sound like Christianity? But notice the potential for popularity today. Postmodernists would love the notion of a Heavenly Mother and the promise that we get to be gods ourselves.