Have you ever heard of the saying, "Don't judge a book by it's cover?" What does this mean? It means don't say the book is corny or uninteresting just by looking at its cover without actually reading it.
However, many people nowadays judge the Church of God World Mission Society and its establisher, Christ Ahnsahnghong, without even studying the prophecies of the Bible. What is YOUR opinion about this?
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How would you feel if someone spoke harshly about your mom and/or dad? What would you do? What thoughts would you have? No matter what race, religion or up-bringing a person may be or have, when their parents are insulted, within them a spark is set ablaze and they want to fight. Even when the parents are not very good examples, if they are insulted their children defend their honor. How much more when your parents are the BEST examples?
I'm hearing so much nowadays - from family, friends, and strangers alike - that the Church of God World Mission Society is a cult. However, how can we judge what is a cult? If people are saying that it is based on the Bible that this church is a cult, then let's see using the Bible if this Church of God World Mission Society is a cult or not:
As Christians, we must keep what Jesus taught us to keep-John 13:15 - I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
Sabbath: Luke 4:16 "He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read."
Jesus Christ set the example of always keeping the Sabbath Day (as His custom was).
Should Christians be keeping Sabbath (Sat) or Sunday (day created for the sun)?
Passover: Luke 22:15, 19-20 "When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, 'I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer'...And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.'"
Jesus Christ even said, "This Passover". The name nor the timing ever changed to communion to be kept every sunday or even quarterly - that is until AD325 when Constantine changed it to communion to be kept every sunday or quarterly. Which one should Christians keep then: Passover or communion?
The Other Feasts of God: Acts 20:5-7 "These men went on ahead and waited for us at Troas. But we sailed from Philippi after the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and five days later joined the others at Troas, where we stayed seven days. On the first day of the week (Resurrection Day) we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight."
Acts 2:1 "When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place..."
John 14:2,14 "But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near...Not until halfway through the Feast did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.
Jesus Christ Himself kept the Feasts of God (His own feasts) and the Apostles (who followed His example - 1Cor. 11:1) kept them as well. Then isn't it Christ-like to keep these feasts?
There is no record of Christ or the disciples EVER keeping easter, or christmas, or Thanksgiving...these "feasts" were not appointed by God and came to be kept AFTER this prophecy was fulfilled:
Dan. 7:25 "He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time."
Only satan would dare speak against the Most High God. Of course he would try to change God's set times and laws. However, God's laws are the very feasts mentioned above, which all have appointed times of when to be kept. Yet when Constantine fulfilled this prophecy in AD 321 by changing God's Sabbath to sunday (the day of his sun god) and abolishing all of God's feasts in AD 325, the "church" that HE set up is not called a cult.
However, Christ must come again to set up these feasts again, as the prophecies go:
Heb. 9:28 "...So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him."
Of course we receive salvation thru these feasts as EVERYTHING Jesus did was for our salvation. Then when Christ comes again He'll bring back the feasts. But Christ Ahnsahnghong brought back the feasts. Then by His actions who is He?
Churches nowadays don't keep God's appointed times and laws; instead they keep what God's law was changed into. Yet Church of God World Mission Society, the ONE CHURCH keeping the Feasts of God, is the cult? And the One whom the prophecy shows to be the 2nd Coming Christ is slandered? How backwards! In God's point of view, which church is the cult? The one keeping the Feasts of God or the one NOT keeping the Feasts of God. You judge for yourself...
It made me wonder why Christians have never heard of Our Heavenly Mother? I actually asked this, being that so many people have faith. Of course, everything is in the Bible:
Isa. 33:20 - "Look upon Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem..."
I used to just read this verse, "Yes, of course, Zion is the place keeping God's feasts." However, the second part of that verse, "Your eyes will see Jerusalem" makes you stop and think, "Hey wait a minute, if a church is not keeping the Feasts of God, can we see Mother there?" Then what are the feasts?
Lev. 23:1-44 - Passover Feast, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of First Fruits, Feast of Weeks, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, & Feast of Tabernacles. Let's not forget the weekly Sabbath!
So the church keeping these Feasts will be able to see Mother Jerusalem b/c that church is viewed BY GOD as Zion. WOW!
Looking around, only the Church of God World Mission Society, of course established by the 2nd Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong, keeps the Feasts of God - all other churches claim that the feasts are Jewish and no longer need to be kept. How incorrect! Its thru the law we can recognize Christ:
Gal. 3:24 "So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ[a] that we might be justified by faith."
So really, if we don't keep the law of God, then how can you be lead to Christ? That's why I thank Christ Ahnsahnghong for reinstalling the Feasts of God. Only God Almighty would establish the church keeping His law correctly. Also, through the law we can recognize Zion and come to see Our beautiful Mother Jerusalem!
Since I've pretty much finished all the "basics," I went out for the first time going preaching with the others. Let me tell ya - it's a war out there! I went to a small mall and there was a beautiful girl there whom I wanted to become a beautiful "fruit." (I dunno that's what they call it at the church - still don't know why.) But anywho, I asked her if she had ever heard of a Mother God in the Bible. She responded,
"I believe in Jesus Christ."
"Yeah, but if you find out there's a Mother God existing in the Bible, would you want to know who she is? It's because w/o Mother, we can't get spiritual life."
"If this "Mother God" was so important, don't you think Jesus would have mentioned it 2000 years ago?""Actually he did. Can I show you in the Bible?"
"I mean, someone else told me about this and I told her the same thing."
"Wait, look here in the Bible..."
Just as I went to take out my Bible, her controlling boyfreind grabbed her arm and walked away with her.
I was gonna show her that Jesus had to have mentioned Mother 2000 years ago because even the believers 2000 years ago believed in Mother and called themsleves "children"
Gal. 4:26, 28 - "But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is Our Mother...Now you brothers like Isaac are children of promise."
But if the Disciples believed in the Mother above, where did they get that teaching from?
1 Cor. 11:1 - "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."
1 Cor. 11:23 - "For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you..."
Then if the Disciple and Apostles followed Christ, but they beleived in the existence of a Mother God, then Jesus must have taught them that they have a Mother in Heaven, just as they have a Father in Heaven - who are both God.
Now I see that is Our Father Christ Ahnsahnghong & Mother Jerusalem!
Okay, so like you know how I've been sharing all of the topics I've been studying at this church, Church of God World Mission Society? So many people, now that they see I'm apart of this church, are trying to get me to go on the internet because supposedly, there the "truth about this church is revealed." It's just so fitting that I reviewed the lesson whom Does the Bible Testify About? and I saw clearly that the Bible is the only way to distinguish the truth from falsehood.
If we believe in God to give us salvation, then that makes God our Savior. But as Christians, we believe, or are supposed to believe, the savior testified in the Bible. What I loved about this subject was that it explains how we should believe Christ.
John 5:39-40 - the Bible teaches how to receive eternal life, but the Bible points to Christ.
Luke 24:13-22 - Even Jesus used the Bible to testify Himself as the Christ, not a miracle
Acts 17:2-3; 28:23-25; 8:26-36 - Even the Disciples used the Bible to prove that Jesus was the Christ.
What gets me is since Bible proves that Jesus was the 1st Coming Christ, why did the Jews, (the ones who were waiting for him,)reject him as the savior? They knew how Jesus would come:
Matt. 2:1-4 - The Jews memorized the prophecies, (they didn't pull out a scroll to answer Herod's question.)
Mic. 5:2-4 - the Christ will be born in Bethlehem (a city on this earth, which means he must come in the flesh.)
Deuteronomy 18:15 - "The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him."
It's not like they didn't know, I mean these people breathed the Bible. They were TEACHERS of the Bible, MASTERS of the Bible - I'd say the Jews knew very well the prophecies of 1st Coming Christ. Then why did they refuse Him to the point of crucifixion?
John 5:45-47 - Even though the Jews studied the Bible diligently, they didn'y believe a word of it. It was just knowledge to them.
John 15:18-21 - The Jews didn't know who Jehovah was, they only worshipped a name handed down by their forefathers. So even though Jehovah sent Jesus, they wouldn't believe Him, b/c they don't know who Jehovah was. And they never believed what Moses wrote, so they cannot believe what Jesus said.
When I studied this, I quickly said, "Oh how stupid! They killed their own God, the one they were waiting for. And they asked for him to come in that way:
Deut. 5:24 - "...and we will die if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any longer. 26 For what mortal man has ever heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and survived? 27 Go near and listen to all that the LORD our God says. Then tell us whatever the LORD our God tells you. We will listen and obey."
Deuteronomy 18:15 - "The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him."
However, it's the same now. All Christians are waiting for the 2nd Coming Christ to come and bring salvation. Yet when Christ Ahnsahnghong came and established the Church of God again, everyone calls it a cult. And these people don't even know the prophecies of the Bible. Christ Ahnsahnghong is supposed to come in the flesh. (Refer to my earlier post regarding Christ Ahnsahnghong coming on the clouds of Heaven.)
Even thoghy Christ Ahnsahnghong fulfilled EVERY prophecy, why don't people believe Him?
Same as before: Christians nowadays don't believe the Bible truly and they don't even know who Jesus Christ is. They just follow the traditions and a name that has been handed down family to family. Because of this, even though Christ Ahnsahnghong gave us salvation, they will never accept it from Him because they don't know Jesus, the one who sent Christ Ahnsahnghong. (John 14:26.) Therefore, even though Christ Ahnsahnghong said that She is Our Mother, they can never accept Her as God. In addition, even though the truth is so clear in the Bible, they don't believe it, so when we show them Passover, Sabbath and just TRUTH it is so foreign to them.
Y'know, I wondered why I can understand and not others. Low & behold, the answer to that is in the Bible as well:
Matt. 13:10 - The SECRETS of the Kingdom of Heaven has been given to you and not to them.
The internet is not the way to go! Seriously, my "ex-friends" call themselves Christians, but they don't believe in Christ. And the way to believe is thru the Bible. Jesus NEVER said "This is the internet that testifies about me." The internet didn't even exist yet! How can we rely on that for our salvation? There are so many dirty things on there and we are able to trust what it says about the 2nd Coming Christ?
I'm just glad that God has allowed me to understand His plan and let me realize that Christ Ahnsahnghong is true God Almighty & 2nd Coming Christ testified in the Bible. In addition, Jerusalem will always be Our Mother God! :)
God is so amazing! Truly we can see everything about God through what has been made, just as it says in Rom. 1:19-21! As I continue to study the Bible at the Church of God World Mission Society, it all comes together about how Mother Jerusalem is truly God.
I was thinking about a family system, a system so lovingly created by God, we always see the father, the mother and the child(ren). However, when the baby is born and has survived this life to reach the age of speaking, what is the baby's first words? Is it not always "Dada," meaning the Dad? Even learning a few words after that, only later is that baby able to utter the words, "Mama." This is no coincidence! God created this way, no matter the age of the child's first words or the nationality, the child's first words are always, "Dada."
However, what didn't make sense to me all these years was how can we have something, anything, on this earth that God does not already have in heaven?
I've always come across some verses in the Bible and no matter what priest or minister I asked, I would never get a straight answer from the Bible. I would ask, "What about Gen 1:26-27, why does God refer to Himself in the plural form? Who's 'Us?'"
You know what they'd tell me? "Oh, it's the Holy Trinity-the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit."
I was still confused, probably even more so, because the Father has a male image, the Son has a male image, and even the Holy Spirit actually has a male image (John 14:26), so who is that female image that came out?!
At last, Father God came and explained everything. It makes so much sense now. Just as the Dad is teaching the child how to say, "Mama," so Father God Ahnsahnghong has taught me about my true Mother, the Mother of my spirit. Even though our Mother was always in the Bible, why couldn't I see it? It's funny, really. It's because our Father had to come and say, "C'mon, say Mama. Can you say Mama?" It's just as God created it! Actually now I see: the idea that we do not have a Mother God does not make sense. The fact that we do makes perfect sense. Too bad all of those Christians out there are growing up in a broken home. All I can say is thank you to Christ Ahnsahnghong for teaching us about Mother and thank you to Church of God World Mission Society for being used by God!