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.

Links

Specifically about the WMSCOG:

**Combining the information on these first two sites with my own, you will have a wealth of information regarding all aspects of the World Mission Society Church of God.

**www.examiningthewmscog.com -- A site with several authors and where you should go for an ex-member's perspective.  There is a forum also --www.examiningthewmscog.com/forum.

**www.trektorome.com/misunderstandings-of-the-world-mission-society-church-of-god/ -- Very strong on addressing claims the WMSCOG has made against church history.

www.examiningthewmscog.com/archives/the-complaint-wmscog-vs-colon-newton-va-2011-17163 --  Documents regarding the lawsuit filed by the WMSCOG against examiningthewmscog.com.  It's also mentioned here: www.berliklaw.com/lawyer-attorney-1430397

www.laverdaderaiddsmm.com -- SPANISH site about the Iglesia de Dios Sociedad Misionera (IDDSMM = WMSCOG)

fuerasectaspr.blogspot.com -- another SPANISH site about the Iglesia de Dios Sociedad Misionera Mundial

www.facebook.com/home.php#!/home.php?sk=group_181243978583498&ap=1 -- A facebook group for former members and family of current members of the WMSCOG.  It is meant as a support group "to promote healing through fellowship."  If you are interested in joining the facebook group, please e-mail me.

docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1MsoweMAuX9TFiNpzg6Oi2d1CERWFyrqwHp183-H_G9U --  Documentation of how the WMSCOG does not keep the feasts of God correctly according to their own standards.

vimeo.com/14811127 -- A video of a professor speaking about the WMSCOG at the International Cultic Studies Association conference (notice the document that shows Ahnsahnghong predicting the end of the world in 2012).

freedomofmind.com/Media/blog.php?id=17 --  Steve Hassan writes about a recent lawsuit filed by the WMSCOG in connection with the examiningthewmscog site above.

www.letusreason.org/WorldR2.htm -- An overview and critique of WMSCOG at Let Us Reason Ministries.

confessionalsbytes.com/2011/01/answering-world-mission-society-church.html -- A long post about an encounter with the WMSCOG, includes a discussion of some of their doctrines.

eyeonapologetics.com/blog/2012/03/06/didnt-your-mother-goddess-teach-you-to-read-or-bad-grammar-in-the-world-mission-society-church-of-god/ -- Another blog post which shows some of the WMSCOG's errors resulting from faulty grammar.

www.belovedspear.org/2011/08/world-mission-society-church-of-god.html -- A blog post with a fantastic summary of what makes the WMSCOG a cult.

jamietalkstogod.wordpress.com/2007/04/06/church-of-god-world-mission-society -- An old post on Jamie's blog that has collected lots of responses. It's a bit hard to read through them all, but even by glancing, you can gather lots of information.

brendoman.com/wardwords/2005/11/21/cult -- Another old blog post (Brendoman) that has also collected many informative responses.

english.watv.org/truth/truth_life/list.asp --The official church website where you can read their own words--sermons, essays from members (called "Fragrances"), and summaries of some (but not all) of their doctrines.

docs.google.com/View?docid=dd7xd55n_0g4hp65m7 --Copies of some of the WMSCOG Bible studies. (This page is no longer accessible, but I hope it will come back.)

www.cultwatchahnsahnghong.com/main -- A website set up by ex-members and pastors of the WMSCOG  (The Cult Watch Ahnsahnghong site and forum have been taken down.  I'm going to leave the link here, just in case it comes back online again.)


About mind control and cults in general:

freedomofmind.com/index.php --  Steven Hassan's Freedom of Mind website with lots of resources, including his BITE mind control model.
www.odan.org/hassan_excerpt.htm --  An excerpt from chapter 2 of Steve Hassan's book, Releasing the Bonds.  (Look for similarities with the WMSCOG.)

freeminds.org/psych/cultptrn.htm-- Shows the common patterns of cults.  This website also includes articles about:
Myths and Facts about Cult Involvement
Coming Out of the Watchtower: Why Is It So Difficult? (many parallels with the WMSCOG)
Opening the Closed Mind (great questions to get them thinking!)

Coping with Cult Involvement: A Handbook for Families and Friends -- An online book by Livia Bardin.

Coping with Cult Members--A resource from intervention specialist Rick Ross at the Ross Institute

Spiritual Abuse Resources--Provides information and resources about spiritual abuse, a program of the International Cultic Studies Association

ponderingchrist.blogspot.com/2009/10/little-about-me.html -- Documents how a long-time Jehovah's Witness made his way out of that organization.  It's a blessing to read and easily parallels to the WMSCOG.

vimeo.com/16497794 -- A video of Steve Hassan talking about the "Strategic Interaction Approach" to Destructive Mind Control Cults. He is a former cult member (the Moonies) and founder of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center. The video is almost an hour and a half, but well worth watching for beneficial ways to interact with your loved one.

vimeo.com/15963095 -- Another video from Steven Hassan talking about mind control.  Pay special attention around minute 19-20 when he tells about the turning point in his experience.  There are more videos of his available here also.

Informational videos about mind control and how it works, very revealing (and not too long):
How a Creeping Commitment Traps YOU in a Cult
Mind Control Made Easy
Cult Tactics & Mind Control B.I.T.E.
Steve Hassan on Beyond the News Cult Roundtable 
Mind Control Techniques (refers to the Jehovah's Witnesses, but covers mind control in general)