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.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The "New Name" -- Information Control

The World Mission Society Church of God places great emphasis on the "new name" of God in this age.  They say that using this "new name" is essential to salvation, that you cannot be saved and enter heaven without believing in this "new name."  This is part of their Truth of Life teaching.

They place this emphasis on both the "name of the Holy Spirit" and the "name of His Bride."  Here are some quotes from their sermon, "The Value of the New Name":
Now, let's consider how great the new name, the Savior's name in the age of the Holy Spirit, is, how valuable the name of His Bride, the new Jerusalem our Mother, is and how important the names are for us, Their children. ...
Some say that more people will receive the truth if we do not speak or teach in the new name. Absolutely not! The most precious thing is the new name written on our foreheads. What makes us valuable is the new name. ...
In these last days, God has come to this earth as the Spirit and the Bride with the new name. We are God's people; we ought to know the name of God our Father and the name of our heavenly Mother, the new Jerusalem. For we may go to heaven or hell according to whether we believe in Their names or not, and by Them our value is determined. ...
God has promised to give the eternal kingdom to His children who know the names of the Spirit and the Bride, the heavenly Father and Mother. ...
We must take pride in the new name and boast that we are God's children. ...
If we do not proclaim the new name for fear of persecution, God's name will be erased from our minds. But if we proclaim the name more boldly and confidently despite persecution, it will be inscribed more deeply within us. ...
 The devil our wicked enemy knows that, and he tries to take away the name of our Father from us and erase the name of our Mother from our minds, so that we may not attain the eternal glory of heaven. ...
The Bible teaches that we, who love God's name, are to continually proclaim His glorious name so that it may be praised in the world. ...
Considering this fact, we should confidently boast in the new name before all people and boldly proclaim it to them.
Now, let's openly pronounce God's name on our foreheads, so that His name will be quickly proclaimed even to the ends of the earth.
They claim that the name of the Holy Spirit is "Ahn Sahng-hong," and the name of the Bride is "Zahng Gil-ja."  These are not alternate spellings or pronunciations of Jesus.  They are the actual names of the founder of the World Mission Society Church of God (who died in 1985) and his "spiritual wife" who currently leads the church as "Heavenly Mother Jerusalem."

If these two names are so very important for salvation and should be proclaimed boldly to the world without fear of persecution, then...
  • Why do so many people report being baptized by the WMSCOG before being told the name of Ahnsahnghong, whom they are being baptized into?
  • Why do so many people report being told to wait when they ask about the woman in the pictures at the church?
  • Why do so many people report that they are approached by WMSCOG evangelists who are not open and candid about the name of their church, much less the names of their gods?
  • Why is there no mention at all of these two names in the government applications for tax exemption filed by the church in Los Angeles or the church in Bloomingdale, Illinois?
  • Why does the sermon I quoted above repeated talk about the "new name" but only once says the name of Ahnsahnghong?
  • Why, out of 156 online sermons at the official church website (verified as of Dec. 5, 2011), only 6 sermons mention the name of Ahnsahnghong, and 0 (that's right, zero) mention the name of Zahng Gil-ja?
Seems to me that although the WMSCOG likes to talk about the importance of proclaiming the names of their gods, they are reluctant to share the actual names with people.

This control of information is one of the key factors in destructive mind control.  Watch out--it's a red flag!


  1. Sorry you've been burned by these folks, and thanks for your comment on my blog. The reason they don't share the name is the reason you cite: it's "secret" knowledge. Meaning, it's so beyond the bounds of reason that unless you've been indoctrinated over a period of several emotionally intense weeks, you're not going to accept it. They can't be open if they intend to make converts.

  2. That is it exactly and it shows another contradiction in their teaching and behavior. They say they should openly proclaim this "new name," and yet they do so much to hide it (both names, really).

    Thanks for getting the word out on your blog about this group, Beloved Spear. I like your summary so much that I've posted a link to it on my "links" page.

  3. Hi Jenny,
    This is Aroon, your old fan :) How are you? Merry Chrismtas. May God bless you with joy, happiness and good health. How is your sister doing ? I wil comment more regularly...Also throw more light on the last destruction that they talk about, the first thing that they say to keep people take interest in this..

  4. Hello, Aroon, my friend. Thank you for the kind wishes. My family has experienced many sadnesses this year, but God has still been faithful to us with His love and grace and we trust in Him for a joyful new year. I pray you also are blessed in this season and the year to come.

    My sister appears about the same, but I'm also trusting God for her, that God is working in her life in ways I cannot see.

    I'm glad to hear from you. And as I find out more about the 'last destruction' I'll let you know.

  5. According to a recent sermon from 'God the Mother' read out in a service - by this time next year, the 'chosen ones' will be in heaven. This will follow after the 'end of the world', the return of AhnSahnHong ie. God in their terms of reference, to preside over Judgement Day.

    1. Soooooo about

    2. Yes... They are all still here.

  6. Thanks for the information. Is there any way we can confirm that, maybe with a transcript or online announcement or something?

  7. Sorry, don't know how any confirmation could be obtained. No 'proof' available of such things being said, except that I know what I heard. It does seem to be in line with 'rumours' of 2012 being the end of the world and constant WMSCOG talk of members 'all going to heaven together'.

  8. I don't doubt it. As you say, it does line up. It's hard to get them to admit to the 2012 date in way that can be solidly confirmed. Maybe they are covering their bases so that when it doesn't happen they have less to cover up? We might have to wait until 2013 to see how that plays out...

  9. The new name sung loudly from times square, aka the center of the world.. Bold?

  10. Thanks for the reference, it had nothing to do with Times Square. However, I was able to find videos of the WMSCOG choir singing in Times Square.

    It was impressive to see so many singing at once, and nice voices and smiling faces, but smiling faces and nice voices and large numbers doesn't make what they sing about true.

    And how many people listening in Times Square actually understood what they were all singing about? It's a good thing I found a video with the words written on the bottom of the screen. I wonder how many of the people there thought they were hearing songs about Christmas (in the traditional sense)?

    So you enjoy singing songs about Ahnsahnghong where people don't understand your message, but in speaking to people one on one you wait until they are 'ready'?
    It was months before my sister finally told me about Ahnsahnghong, and that was only after I asked her for the details, she didn't offer the information. And what about those people who report being baptized in Ahnsahnghong's name before they had heard about him?

  11. Hi Genny I am currently attending this church since day one I never believed in this church I been going now for three years I jus don't know how to leave or prove them wrong my boyfriend and his gospel worker brother also go to this church my bf really not to much at church luk his brother ..I jus want to gain more knowledge in the bible before I tell them I don't wanna attend this church any longer .... They say Christmas Halloween Thanksgiving are all pagan and that's y they don't celebrate it but no we're I don't think it says in the bible is wrong .... I was jus gna ask you if you can post anything about y it is wrong or not wrong to me if it doesn't say is wrong I don't see why I shouldn't celebrate Christmas holoween thanksgiving ...

    1. I'm sorry it took me so long to respond. How are you doing now? If you don't believe in the wmscog, why keep going?
      I'm working on a post about holidays, but things are going so slowly for me. I hope I can get it done soon. There are many debates about Christmas and Halloween, but Thanksgiving in the United States is based on our country's history. There is nothing pagan about it, and I don't see how that can be debated.

  12. Acts 4:10-12King James Version (KJV)

    10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

    11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

    12 Neither is there salvation IN ANY OTHER: for there is NO OTHER NAME under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.