Biblical Answers to the World Mission Society Church of God

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.--1 John 4:1

Are you or a loved one struggling with this group? Do you need Biblical answers about the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCoG or CoGWMS), their founder Ahnsahnghong (Ahn Sahng/Sang-Hong) or their current leader "Mother Jerusalem" (a.k.a. "Heavenly Mother God," Zang/Zahng Gil-Jah, or Chung Gil Cha)? Thank you for coming here. I hope my blog helps you. Questions and comments are always welcome.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Examining Prophecies--From the East

A continuing look at the prophecies the World Mission Society Church of God uses to prove Ahnsahngong as God, the second coming Christ. Remember, the goal is to see if the prophecies point to Ahnsahnghong as the unique one to fulfill them....

When Christ returns for the second time
He will come from the east.
This means Korea since it is the farthest country east (without crossing water).
Isa. 24:15-16; Isa. 46:11; Isa. 41:2

Isa. 41:2 mentions simply “one from the east,” not specifying how far east. Isa. 46:11 mentions someone “from the east…from a far country.” That scripture has already been fulfilled by Cyrus of Persia. It may be a dual prophecy with another fulfillment to come, but if Persia was described as a “far country” then it is not necessary for “far” to mean as far as Korea.

Now for Isa. 24:15-16: “ Therefore glorify the LORD in the dawning light,
      The name of the LORD God of Israel in the coastlands of the sea.
      From the ends of the earth we have heard songs:
      “Glory to the righteous!”...”

The WMSCOG puts “in the east” together with “the ends of the earth” to reach the conclusion of Korea, which is the farthest country east on the continent of Asia. But there is also some land in China which is still a little east of Korea, and there is LOTS of land in Russia that extends well east of Korea. The WMSCOG also ignores the phrase “in the coastlands of the sea” which refers to the Mediterranean Sea west of Israel. If these verses are meant to pinpoint the second coming Christ in the way that the WMSCOG interprets, then you must consider that he might come from the west ends of the earth, which would be Portugal? Morocco? Senegal? No? Perhaps they want to consider the east only and that reference to be a sea in the east—then that could be Japan? Or one of the South Pacific islands?

Actually, this verse describes people from all over the world, east to west, giving glory to God—not a specific country that will produce the second coming Christ.

But we’ll say we are looking for a second coming Christ from somewhere in the east. (I have heard of that prophecy before, and there is significance about the east throughout the Bible.) Ahnsahnghong does fulfill that prophecy, but so does everyone else living in the continent of Asia (and that’s a lot of people—well over a billion in China alone). With the mobility of people in this era, though, we could also look for someone living in the west who has family roots in the east. So that narrows the search…well…slightly…


  1. I want to recommend you give a more wieghty and wholistic argument. As someone in the church looking for answers it would be great.

    1. There are already a lot of weighty arguments here on my blog, but I would be happy to clarify or expand on anything. I there something in particular you are looking for to help you with your answers? Have you tried the "WMSCOG Members, Please Start Here" page at the top? Feel free to send me an email. :)

  2. Who are the kings from the east mentioned in revelation?

    1. Rev. 16:12 "The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East."

      You might find a little variety among Bible scholars, but it seems to be kings (leaders) of the world assembling for battle (see a couple verses later in Rev. 16:14). I think we'll really just have to wait and see though.