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.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Who was Isaac really?

The more I learn of the WMSCOG's interpretations of the Bible, the more I see how deep the differences are compared to mainstream Christianity.  I just finished reading (again) Ahnsahnghong's book, The Mystery of God and the Spring of the Water of Life.

Noticed what he said on page 171 (Chapter 12), regarding Genesis 18:14, in which the Lord appeared to Abraham:

Then Abraham made some bread and took a tender calf, and he brought some curds and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and set them before God, who ate and said: "I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son" (Gen. 18:10).  By these words God meant that He would be born as Isaac.  [emphasis mine]

And then on page 185 (Chapter 12), regarding Genesis 18:1-10, Galatians 3:16, and John 8:56, he says:

The above passages show that Abraham, who firmly believed in God's promise that He would return to him at the appointed time and be born as his [Abraham's] son through the body of Sarah, rejoiced at the thought of seeing the birth of Isaac, and he saw it and was glad.  [emphasis mine]

So we see that Ahnsahnghong believed that Isaac was God born in the flesh through Sarah.

Now think about this... How could it be possible for Isaac to be God incarnate?

Isaac was afraid and lied, saying Rebekah was his sister instead of his wife (Genesis 26).
Isaac was deceived by his son Jacob (Genesis 27--see how distressed he is at being tricked in verse 33). 

Is God ever afraid?  Does God ever lie?  Can anyone deceive God?  No.

When God said that He would return in a year and Sarah would have a son, He did not mean that He (God) would be that son.

Jesus said, in John 8:56, "Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."  He did not mean "my day" was "the day of Isaac's birth."  

Jesus meant that Abraham rejoiced at the thought of God's promise being fulfilled, that all people on earth would be blessed through him (Gen. 12:2-3).  "My day" refers to the time of Jesus, for all people on earth are blessed because of Him.

Ahnsahnghong was mistaken.  Isaac was not God.
God does not make mistakes.  Ahnsahnghong was not God either.


  1. Hal, September 18, 2012 11:06 AM said,

    "As a Jew, the WMSCOG takes out of context what is written.

    Isaac, during his binding on Mt Moriah (or Mt. Gerizim if you go by the Cuthian/Samaritan Torah) was to be sacrificed for man's sins. However G-d stopped the sacrfice as supposedly G-d was not ready to be sacrificed. That is the WMSCOG interruptation of the context as posted in Breshit (Genesis)22. My explination is that it shows the Israelite-Canaanite beginings as it was custom for the various Canaanite tribes to kill the first born to the various idols. They would be stabbed and then be given as a burnt offering to the various BA'ALS. Rather it shows how the Israelites stopped sacrificing the first born and rather went with animal sacrificing. Does this mean that G-d has turned into an ox or other animal to be sacrificed? No. Rather it shows that G-d does not want human sacrifices."