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.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Christ Died Again???

Romans 6:9
knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.

...And yet, if Ahn SahngHong was Christ come in the flesh again, why did he die again? The World Mission Society Church of God says that his death in 1985 was to fulfill prophecy (the one about David's throne, which I have previously posted about), but we know from Paul in his letter to the Romans, that Christ CANNOT die again. IF the David's throne prophecy truly needed to be fulfilled as the WMSCOG claim, there are other ways God could have arranged things so that Christ did not die again.

Just another contradiction between WMSCOG doctrine and the Bible.

Find a followup to this post here: Romans 6:9 -- Christ Cannot Die Again.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Would God pull such a trick as this?

Is God good, just, and honest? Or sneaky and underhanded, changing the rules mid-game?

The World Mission Society Church of God teaches that there are TWO Gods—a male God and a female God. Not two aspects (male and female) of the same one God, but two distinct Gods. They say that God the Father waited until these last days, his own timing, to reveal the heavenly mother to the world. Ahnsahnghong supposedly restored this lost truth, and now people cannot receive salvation unless they worship “Father Ahnsahnghong” as well as "Mother Jerusalem" (Zahng Gil-Jah, sometimes spelled Chung Gil-Cha).

But there is a problem with this. Read Deuteronomy 13. Here are some of the verses:
1  “If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, 2 and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’ 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

6 “If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, secretly entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers, 7 of the gods of the people which
are all around you, near to you or far off from you, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth, 8 you shall not consent to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him or conceal him;

12 “If you hear someone in one of your cities, which the LORD your God gives you to dwell in, saying, 13 ‘Corrupt men have gone out from among you and enticed the inhabitants of their city, saying, “Let us go and serve other gods”’—which you have not known— 14 then you shall inquire, search out, and ask diligently. And
if it is indeed true and certain that such an abomination was committed among you, 15 you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it, all that is in it and its livestock—with the edge of the sword.

So far, in the history of the world through Deuteronomy, only God the Father (the “male” image of God, as the WMSCOG sometimes calls him), had been revealed to the Israelites. And He gave His people a stern warning NOT to worship any other gods, gods that "neither you nor your fathers" have known.  And yet, now in these end times, God is supposedly telling His followers to worship another God—the “female” God?

I imagine a conversation something like this…

Father God: My dear people, I would like to introduce you to your heavenly mother. Worship her as you do me, for we are both Gods.

Israelite (which is any believer since we are “spiritual Israelites”): But God, what do you mean? Worship a second God? Didn’t you tell us in Deuteronomy 13, not to worship any other gods, gods we have not known before?

Father God: Yes, I remember telling you that, but times have changed. It is now time for me to reveal to you your Mother God. You must worship her as well as me if you want to come to heaven.

Israelite: Didn’t you know you were going to tell us about her? Why did you tell us not to worship any other gods if you knew you were going to tell us about this second god later?

Father God: OK, well maybe I should have said things differently back in Deuteronomy, but I’m telling you now.

Israelite: You should have said things differently? You mean you made a mistake…?

No, God doesn’t make mistakes. A “God” who contradicts himself like this is not God at all but God’s enemy.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Is God Unjust?

When I read Ahnsahnghong's book The Mystery of God and the Spring of the Water of Life, I was quite surprise to see that he made a statement referring to God as unjust. It was when he was talking about his idea that we are all former angels, which is one of the major doctrines of the World Mission Society Church of God.

On page 337, Chapter 25 (of the copy I read), he said:
"Ordinary people are the angels, or the holy people of heaven, who sinned and were born as men; they were driven out from heaven because they rebelled against God, being tempted by Satan. Among them, some sinned unintentionally, being tempted, and were unjustly accused and hurled to the earth. To seek and to save them, Jesus Himself came into this sinful world."

So, apparently Ahnsahnghong thought that in heaven (where God would reign supreme, right?) some of the angels were unjustly accused and cast down to Earth.

Doesn't that sound to you like he's calling God unjust? That God made an unfair judgment? The alternative would be that God was not in control of the goings on in heaven, and that certainly can't be right, can it?

The Bible says that God is most definitely just. It's part of His character. We, as humans, may not understand His judgments or reasons for allowing things to happen, but that doesn't change the fact that He is a just and righteous God. Here are a few of the many verses about it...

Deuteronomy 32:4
"He is the Rock, His work is perfect;
      For all His ways are justice,
      A God of truth and without injustice;
      Righteous and upright is He."

2 Thessalonians 1:5-6 (NIV)
"All this is evidence that God's judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.  God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you"

Revelation 16:7
"And I heard another from the altar saying, 'Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.' "

So why would Ahnsahnghong call God's judgment "unjust"? I haven't gotten a good answer about that yet.
The obvious answer I see is that God CANNOT call Himself "unjust", therefore Ahnsahnghong is NOT God.