And for those more recent mistakes (after the death of Ahn-Sahng Hong), "Mother Jerusalem" should not allow such errors, so she cannot be God either.
I've heard WMSCOG members try to compensate for these mistakes. For example, with the one about Jesus preaching during the Feast of Tabernacles, they said that He actually preached every day, just not publicly. But notice that Jesus went in secret for the first half of the feast. If He had been preaching at all, His presence would have become known.
It is also interesting to note how much the WMSCOG changes what is written in the Bible considering their insistence that, "We can never enter the kingdom of God if we add anything to the words of the Bible or take words away from it. We need to accept everything God has taught us through the Bible just as it is...." (quoted from Jericho and Babylon sermon)
I'll keep track of these mistakes here, adding more as I find them...
|The Bible||Ahnsahnghong / WMSCOG|
|He is the Rock, His work is perfect;
For all His ways are justice,
A God of truth and without injustice;
Righteous and upright is He.
And I heard another from the altar saying, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous [just] are Your judgments.”
|Ordinary people are the angels, or the holy people of heaven, who sinned
and were born as men; they were driven out from heaven because they
rebelled against God, being tempted by Satan. Among them, some sinned
unintentionally, being tempted, and were unjustly accused and hurled to the earth.
--The Mystery of God and the Spring of the Water of Life, p. 337 (Chapter 25)
[note: This would mean that either God "unjustly accused" them, or allowed them to be "unjustly accused.")
|Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment.|
|Although the people of Judah seemed like they were observing God’s laws, they neither realized the Passover, the greatest commandment in the Law, nor kept it.
--The Mystery of God..., p. 105 (Ch. 8)
|But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
--John 7:10, 14
Jesus Christ went up to the temple and preached every day during the Feast of Tabernacles,…
--The Mystery of God..., p. 465 (Ch. 34)
|So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
|Even Egyptians who put the lamb’s blood on their houses, were saved.
--The Mystery of God..., p. 449 (Ch. 33)
|Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He
entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal
[note: The word for "once for all" means "once for all time" not "once for all people."]
|Jesus entered the Most Holy Place in heaven for the second time on October 22, the tenth day of the seventh month in the sacred calendar, 1844....
--The Mystery of God..., p. 61 (Ch. 4)
|I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one
sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no
|Therefore "ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent in heaven" in Luke 15:7 are thousands upon thousands of angels in heaven...
--Visitors from the Angelic World, p. 22 (Ch. 5)
[note: "In heaven" has been moved, changing the meaning of the sentence.]
|A new commandment [entole = ordinance, injunction, command, law] I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant [diatheke = testament, will, covenant] in My blood, which is shed for you."
|The words in John 13:34, "A new command I give you," are the same as the words in Luke 22:20, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood...." ... The new covenant [in Luke 22:20] is described as a new command in John 13:34.... It's because the two are the same words, the new command is the new covenant.
--The Mystery of God..., p. 401 & 413 (Ch.31)
|But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand
[note: Jesus says nothing about imitating others.]
|There is a great difference between a person who knows the value of the
truth and a person who does not know its value but just tries to imitate
others. Jesus compared the former to a man who built his house of faith
on the rock, and the latter to a man who built his house on sand.
--Be The Ones Who Know the Value (online sermon and in Boast About God, by Joo-Cheol Kim, p. 54)
|He prayed to the LORD, “Isn’t this what I said, LORD, when I was still
at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I
knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and
abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.
[note: Jonah was not afraid for his life. He did not want the Ninevites to hear the message and repent because he knew God would relent.]
|Jonah was afraid to preach God's word in Nineveh. In fear of his life, Jonah sought to flee by ship to a remote country.... Jonah thought that the Ninevites were a wicked people and none of them
would listen to God's message. His problem was the fear of failure.
--Fear and One Talent (online sermon and in Boast About God, by Joo-Cheol Kim, p. 90-91)
[note: The online sermon has corrected the wording in the book.]
|And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’” ...
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
[note: Nothing is said of the fruit being "flavorless and distasteful" before.]
|When Adam and Eve were filled with God's word, the fruit of the tree of
the knowledge of good and evil seemed flavorless and distasteful to
--One Man's Obedience and One Man's Disobedience (online sermon)
|The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!”
Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the
free gift of the water of life.
--Revelation 22:17 [NIV 84]
|The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come! Whoever wishes, let him come and take the free gift of the water of life."
--Jericho and Babylon (online sermon and in Boast About God, by Joo-Cheol Kim, p. 236)
[note: The location of the quotation marks has changed, which changes the speaker of "whoever wishes..."]
|... Indeed their ear is uncircumcised,
And they cannot give heed.
Behold, the word of the LORD is a reproach to them;
They have no delight in it.
You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.
[note: Nothing is said about "not understanding." Rather, they resist and refuse what God says.]
|People commonly say of the person who is slow in understanding what
others say, "He has a bad ear." Likewise, the Bible says of him who does
not understand what God says, "He has an uncircumcised ear."
--He Who Has an Ear Hears God's Voice (online sermon)
|...Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore....
And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write,
‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life: “...Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. ... Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
--Revelation 1:17-18; 2:8-10
[note: The "First and the Last" is Jesus, not the archangel Michael.]
Rev 2:10 "Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. ... Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life."The above words are spoken by the archangel Michael, who drove the devil our enemy out of heaven; He encourages us to fight the battle against the devil and win the victory over him in this earth, so that we may reach our heavenly home. This is a command given by the archangel Michael, commander of the heavenly host, to the armies of heaven.
--Remain Faithful to God Until the End (online sermon)
|But Abram said, “Lord GOD, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” ...
And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”
[note: God says nothing about Eliezer being "not suitable," just that he will not be the heir.]
|However, God said that Eliezer was not suitable to be Abraham's heir and that a son coming from his own body would be his heir.
--Proclaim the Glory of Jerusalem to the World (online sermon)
|...But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.” ... So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils...
But he said, “Your brother came with deceit and has taken away your blessing.” ... And Esau said, “Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright, and now look, he has taken away my blessing!...
--Genesis 27 (verses 35-36 shown)
|Even though the blessing did not originally belong to us, we made
efforts to acquire it, so God opened a way for us to advance towards it.
Since we have obtained the birthright through our hard efforts, as did
Jacob, we should not neglect it.
--The Birthright and Privilege (online sermon and in Boast About God, by Joo-Cheol Kim, p. 155)
[note: Jacob got the birthright by cooking a bowl of stew and being opportunistic and deceitful... unless that's what Mr. Kim means by "hard efforts."]
|Besides the Bethlehem manger at birth...
Luke 2:22-39 tells us that Jesus was presented as a baby at the temple.
Matthew 2:13-23 tells us that He went to Egypt to escape Herod, and then lived in Nazareth.
Luke 2:41-50 tells of Jesus going to the temple when He was 12 years old.
And Mark 1:12-14 says that immediately after His baptism, He went into the wilderness, before going back to Galilee.
|The place Christ first visited in this earth was not the magnificent
temple built for 46 years. He visited the Sea of Galilee where Peter was
fishing to earn his livelihood.
--The Reason Why God Came in the Flesh (online sermon)
|Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with
carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will
close on you suddenly like a trap. For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all
that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the
Son of Man.
[note: Jesus says nothing about "economic difficulties." There are many other worries and anxieties of life beside the economy.]
|Lk 21:34-36 『"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life...
"The anxieties of life" mean "worries about economic difficulties." Every family may face financial difficulties occasionally. However, the anxieties of life which the Bible prophesies about do not only refer to the financial difficulties in individual families but to the economic crisis occurring throughout the world.
--This Is the Age When God the Mother Is Needed (online sermon)
|“Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. For I feared you, because you are an austere man...’
[note: Nothing is said about the man "postponing his duty," only that he feared the master. He was afraid of losing the master's money.]
|However, he rebuked the one who just brought back the one mina. He did
not use the mina he was given to benefit others. ... he put
it off till tomorrow. When tomorrow came, he deferred it until the next
day. He just postponed his duty like this, and did not do anything until
his master came back.
--The Most Important Thing in This Age (online sermon and in Boast About God, by Joo-Cheol Kim, p. 136)
|Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you
to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where
you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
“But his lord answered and said to him, ‘... you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.
[note: Nothing is said about the man being afraid of "sprouting," only that he feared the master. He was afraid of losing the master's money.]
|In the parable of the talents, Jesus rebuked the man who had received
one talent and didn't allow him to enter the kingdom of heaven. It was
because he just kept the talent, without breaking his own self. How
about those who had received two or five talents? They broke themselves
to be born again, so that they could bear much fruit. The man who had
received the one talent, however, kept it to himself for fear of the
pain of sprouting. That was why Jesus rejected him.
--Rebirth (online sermon)
|When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and
pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took
some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her,
and he ate it.|
|It was during Adam’s absence that Eve was tempted by the serpent.
--Let Us Take Away Hate and Change Into Love (online sermon)
|"Aaron will be gathered to his people. He will not enter the land I give
the Israelites, because both of you [Moses and Aaron] rebelled against my command at the
waters of Meribah."|
--Numbers 20:24 (see also Num. 20:7-13; Num. 27:14; and Deut. 32:51)
|During the forty years in the desert, he [Moses] always obeyed God's will even
under all sorts of hardships, so he could become the great leader of the
--Being Called by Grace (online sermon)
|... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
[Ok now, someone please show me where in the Bible it says that we will be visiting all the galaxies in the universe when we are in heaven, because I can't find that anywhere. Anyone want to help with this one?]
|Now, let's confirm through the Bible that only those who celebrate the
feasts of God are given the heavenly glory with which they can freely
visit the galaxies in the infinite universe, the everlasting kingdom.... God has promised us that we will travel around the spacious universe forever and ever.... Before long, those who celebrate the feasts of God will share in the
glorious salvation, freely traveling into the universe.... They
desire to travel to the moon one time even by spending a great deal of
money-over one million dollars. Let them know that there is a free
ticket not only to the moon but also to other planets such as Mars,
Venus and the Bear.
--Salvation Is Given to Those Who Celebrate the Feasts (online sermon)
And in the center of the macrocosm in which two hundred billion galactic systems move, there is 'the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem' (Heb. 12:22-23), where the throne of God is.
--Visitors from the Angelic World, p. 15 (Ch. 3)
"Our souls were noble princes in heaven; we used to freely visit every star in the universe and to see the creatures of God and to praise Him the Creator."
--Visitors from the Angelic World, p. 75 (Ch. 19)