Today, I'm turning the idea around to disproof. What objective information do we have that proves the WMSCOG to be false?
I want to emphasize the word objective. We're looking for provable facts here, not feelings, opinions and matters of interpretation. (Click here for an example of why we can't just go by feelings.)
I love analogies. It really helps me to understand something if I can see how it relates to or corresponds with something else. Here's an analogy for you...
A popular movie these days at my house is Disney's "Tangled," the story of Rapunzel. What I really find interesting as I watch it is the relationship between Rapunzel and Mother Gothel. It follows so closely with the BITE model of destructive mind control. As viewers, we can see how Mother Gothel manipulates Rapunzel in the relationship, but Rapunzel just sees it as love and care from her 'mother.'
In reality, Mother Gothel is not her mother at all and is using her for selfish means. There's one moment, closer to the end of the movie, when Rapunzel finally realizes the truth. One clue leads to everything unraveling. What is that one clue? Rapunzel and the lost princess share the same birthday. Rapunzel combines that clue with everything else she saw when she escaped isolation (the symbol of the kingdom, the picture of the little princess), and the truth is revealed!
Now back to the WMSCOG. If none of the other common reasons convince you, then please follow these clues, provable facts, to show you where the so-called 'truth' of the WMSCOG starts unraveling. Thankfully there are many clues to find, not just one, and I'll list some for you here.
These are all matters of fact and logic and cannot be debated. (1+1 = 2; can you debate that it doesn't?) Well, if you'd like to try to debate these facts, go ahead, and I look forward to hearing from you about it.
The WMSCOG teaches that God lies
What do you call a 'God' who acts contrary to the nature of God? A false god. (Click here for more information.)
Isaac -- The WMSCOG teaches that Abraham's son Isaac was God in the flesh. However, Isaac lied (Genesis 26). God does NOT lie (Titus 1:2).
Ahnsahnghong's own book -- In the book "Problems with New Jerusalem, the Bride, and Women's Veils," Ahnsahnghong said that there was NO 'Mother God' and and specifically argued against the same verses the WMSCOG used today to try to prove there is. The WMSCOG's position is that Ahnsahnghong wrote the book to prevent his followers from believing in the wrong woman as 'Mother God,' and then withdrew the book so he could reveal the right woman. There are only two conclusions I can draw from this, neither of which is good for the WMSCOG. Either:
Ahnsahnghong lied in his book, which proves he cannot be God (which also disproves the WMSCOG).
The WMSCOG uses false historical facts
I have been told that these are not actually false facts, but simplifications to avoid lengthy discussions of complicated history. I understand the need to simplify, but even simplifications can (and should) be accurate. Build doctrine on false simplifications, and you end up with false doctrine.
The 10 Kingdoms -- As part of the Pope-is-Antichrist doctrine, the WMSCOG teaches that the Roman Empire broke up into 10 countries, 3 of which were destroyed by the Catholic Church by 538. The supposed 10 kingdoms are not accurate, 5 (not 3) were destroyed, and the kingdoms' religious faith was not a consistent factor. (Click here and here for more information.)
The year 538 -- Again as part of the Pope-is-Antichrist doctrine, the WMSCOG teaches that the last of the three kingdoms to fall was the Ostrogoths, destroyed in AD 538, which began the prophesied 1260 years of the 'Dark Ages.' However, the Ostrogoths were destroyed must later than 538, and there is no significance of the year 538 in Papal history either. (Click here and here for more information.)
The WMSCOG has kept the Feasts incorrectly
(even according to their own regulations!)
This is an obvious clue for me! If you are uncertain or confused about it, please click on the link provided for more details.
The Feasts of the seventh month -- According to the WMSCOG, keeping the Feasts of God properly is absolutely essential to your salvation. The Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles must take place on the specified days in the seventh month of the 'sacred calendar.'
But if you examine what has actually been done at the WMSCOG, you'll find that in 2005, 2008, and 2010, the seventh month Feasts were kept in the eighth month. (Click here for the detailed chart.) The only word I can think of to describe that is incompetence, and that is definitely not a word to describe God (or a church that claims to be lead by a God-in-the-flesh).
If you are a WMSCOG member, I pray that you will follow these clues to find true freedom in the real Jesus Christ.