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, October 23, 2010

Studying the Bible

I've been sharing here the many personal Bible studies I've done in examining the teachings of the WMSCOG and how they compare to the Bible and the views of mainstream Christianity.  I'd like to share with you the resources and methods I use in understanding the Bible.  If you aren't already, you might want to utilize these in your own studies.

  • Prayer - Pray for wisdom and understanding as you read and study.
  • Read the Bible, A LOT! - Don't just read verses here and there or short devotions.  Read whole chapters and books!  Take some time to read it through beginning to end.  Get a good grasp of the Bible as a whole, so when you do just study a few verses, you understand how they fit into the whole counsel of the Bible.
  • Follow principles of the Inductive Study Method - Read more about Inductive Bible Study here.  Use observation, interpretation, and application to study the Bible and live by its truths.  Here's an overview of this method.
  • Use a variety of Bible translations - It helps you get a fuller picture of the passage. is fantastic for this.
  • Pastors and teachers at your church - They have a lot of experience with the Bible.  It's ok to ask them questions.  If it's an unusual question that they don't have an answer for, you might be able to work on it together.
  • A Concordance (or Keyword search online) - Find verses that use a particular word (English) to study what the Bible has to say about it.  For example, you can look up "love" to see what the Bible has to say about love.  Be sure you read around the word too to get its context.
  • A Topical Bible (I use Nave's) - Find passages about a particular topic, even if the verse doesn't include the word.  For example, look up passages about marriage, even if the word "marriage" isn't in the verses.
  • A Hebrew and Greek Lexicon (like Strong's) - Use with a Bible or concordance that shows the reference numbers of each word.  (I especially like Interlinear Bibles.)  Look up the definitions of the original language to help you understand words, verses, and passages better.  You can also look up other verses that use the same Hebrew or Greek word to get a clearer picture of it.
  • Commentaries - These take you deeper into the Word through Bible scholars who have studied the context, language, history, etc.  Be sure to check out the author's background to make sure you agree with their philosophies.  For example, some have different views on such things as the work of the Holy Spirit today.
  • Books by Christian authors - Browse your local Christian bookstore, such as Berean, Lifeway, or Family Christian Store.  Again, check out the author.
  • Online - Search for a topic online, BUT BE VERY CAREFUL!  There are thousands of websites that look Christian at first glance but are not what they appear.  ALWAYS look for a statement of faith, or "what we believe," or "about me", or some other way to see how their faith matches up with yours.  Don't blindly accept anyone's Bible "knowledge."  Know where they are coming from spiritually.
The WMSCOG and other cults with tell you not to use your own interpretation, your own mind, in reading the Bible, or you risk misunderstanding it.  That's not true.
God gave you the Bible, and He gave you your brain.  If you don't use them both together, you risk following false doctrine.  It is possible to read the Bible for yourself and understand it.

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. -- 2 Timothy 2:15


  1. Hi Genny,
    Aroon here again. I did ask one of 'brothers' who showed me these verses as to why they skip from one verse to the other. He showed me some verses which said that the 'Bible is sealed. Only the Root of David can connect one verse with its mate' (something of this sort, sic). In other words, he meant that only Ahnsahnhong, who he claimed is the Root of David has the art of connecting verses 'with its mate'. All other scholars were not unable to do so..he said. What do you think of this?

  2. Hi again, Aroon.
    I think this is a useless, circular argument of theirs. It goes something like this:
    -Only Ahnsahnghong can interpret the Bible correctly. Why?
    -Because he is the christ (God). Why?
    -Because the Bible says so, but only if you interpret it the way Ahnsahnghong (and the WMSCOG) does. Why should we believe his interpretations and no one else's?
    -Because only Ahnsahnghong can interpret the Bible correctly. Why?
    -Because he is the christ....

    One of the major problems is that Ahnsahnghong and the WMSCOG fail to handle the Bible correctly on even some very basic points. He makes too many mistakes and errors to be God. That's why we should not accept his interpretations above other Bible scholars.