Thursday, February 14, 2008

Personal Abuse from Cult-Watch

According to Mr. Cultwatch it is believed that the World Mission Society Church of God causes a personal abuse on individuals. If these claims are correct, then Christianity itself causes personal abuse on society. According to the Bible, all these claims fit perfectly the Church of God that Christ established.

Let's see... Using the same reference that all churches use to defend their doctrine, The Holy Bible and Jesus Christ's own words.

1. "Personality Changes Relatives will say they no longer recognize the person. The cult member sees himself as righteous in comparison and this comes across in their attitude toward all outsiders."

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also." John 15:18-20

2. Loss Of Identity They cannot see themselves as individuals apart from the group. Some even change their name as a rejection of their former life.

Simon to Peter ( Matthew 16:17-18 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it)

Saul to Paul ( Acts 22:2-6 When they heard him speak to them in Aramaic, they became very quiet. Then Paul said: “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. Under Gamaliel I was thoroughly trained in the law of our fathers and was just as zealous for God as any of you are today. I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison, as also the high priest and all the Council can testify. I even obtained letters from them to their brothers in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished. “About noon as I came near Damascus, suddenly a bright light from heaven flashed around me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice say to me, ‘Saul! Saul! Why do you persecute me?)

3. Paranoid - We Are Being Persecuted Any time you say anything negative about the group, whether justified or not, it is regarded as persecution. Any criticism of the individual is also seen as persecution only because they are the true believers or enlightened - not because they, as an individual, have done the wrong thing.

(Jn 15:25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.) (2 Tim 3:12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted) (1 Jn 3:13 Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you)

4. Social Disorientation They gradually lose their ability to socialize outside the group. This can go so far as to not being able to structure their time or make simple decisions for themselves when they leave.Their world-view alters and they perceive the world through their leaders eyes. They become very naive about life in general.

(2 Timothy 2:3-4 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs-he wants to please his commanding officer.) (1 John 2:15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.)

5. Severe Guilt Complexes They are made to feel guilty of everything they did before entering the group and are to strive to be good and worthy for eternal life. Misdemeanors are made into mountains so that members are in a constant state of guilt for infringing even the most minor rules. Guilt comes because they aren’t doing enough; entertaining doubts or questions; even thinking rationally for oneself.This guilt is piled upon pile with new rules constantly being laid down about what is sinful and what is not. Illness may be seen as lack of faith - more guilt. Emotional illness may be seen as proof of sin in your life - more guilt.

(Galatians 1:13-14 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. I was advancing in Judaism beyond many Jews of my own age and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers.)

(Philippians 3:4-7 though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless. But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.)

(Romans 7:23-24 but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?)

Clearly it is seen that these claims were made about the Church of God in the Bible, yet these people went to heaven!

These people were called TRUE CHRISTIANS, and are now praised by the whole Christian world. We cannot judge matters of God and the Bible in a worldly standard.

Let's follow Christ Ahnsahnghong, the Holy Spirit who has come in the flesh in this last age

Monday, February 11, 2008

CULTWATCH Claims Examined

Excerpts of this post came from the site. I thought it was rather interesting and controversial- why don't you see for yourself!

Recently I came across a post of Mr. Cultwatch (Or Ted, Cheese, Matthew. Whatever he calls himself), that he posted on one of his forums. In this post he tries to discredit some claims made by a member of the Church of God. But his answers make no sense, once again, he is just trying to use some philosophical circles to confuse readers and lead them astray from the truth. In this post we will analyze his claims, let's see:

Anybody who studies the Bible and how the early church operated can then understand that they fit the description of a so called "cult".

To be classified as a destructive cult you have to use coercive tactics. Cult experts usually ignore Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, etc. Instead they scrutinize groups that do not follow mainstream organized religion, however, most religions base their belief systems upon the teachings of the early church.

Then let's see if they qualify to be labeled as a cult?

1.) First he says that because the early church was cultic, then the World Mission Society Church of God is true!

NO. The World Mission Society Church of God is true because its teachings are true and taken from the words and commands of God.

Even though there are so many religions today which appear to be cultic, it does not mean that they are true. If their teachings are not the same as the early Church established by Christ, then they are not true.

For example, the early Church kept the Sabbath Day.(Lk 4:16)(Ac 17:2, Ac 18:4). How about churches today? Sunday worship has no mention in the Bible, nor does Christmas. The Early Christians kept the Passover(Mt 26:17-28)(1 Co 5:7, 1 Co 11:23)

Most churches today don’t keep the Passover, instead, they keep communion and Eucharist, things which are not mentioned in the Bible even once.

Now you tell me, what is correct? To follow the Bible or to follow man's teachings and interpretations, which are not found in the Bible.
The World Mission Society Church of God is the true church, because it keeps Gods commands by neither adding to them nor taking away from them.

Another claim is that experts ignore major religions today because they do not use coercive tactics.
but what are coercive tactics?
by going to his other website i came across what coercive tactics are.
let us analyze these claims:

(a) The group will have an ELITIST view of itself in relation to others, and a UNIQUE CAUSE. i.e THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES RIGHT - everyone else is wrong. THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES DOING GOD’S WILL - everyone else is in apostasy.

Which Religions doesn’t do this???? Do you see people going around saying, “My Religion is Wrong, what i believe is not true, your way is the right way” Disputes among Muslims, Christians have occurred for centuries because of this…. then isn’t that one of the Characteristics of a Cult????

(b) Concerned only with recruiting and growing, they will promote their cause actively, and in doing so, abuse God-given personal rights, individual spiritual gifts, individual talents and individual freedoms. This abuse can be THEOLOGICAL, SPIRITUAL, SOCIAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL.

Then what do you call the Roman Catholic Church Holy Inquisition????
Isnt that what the inquisition was all about; recruiting and growing, abusing people by telling them convert or die. Are people blind and not see the 70 million people that were murdered during this period.
What about when Islam was expanding?? Didn’t they do the same thing???? Didn’t Muslims go around killing people just for the fact that they were not Muslim?
It seems that most major faith meet this description, then they should all be lables as cults!

1. "Their leader/s may claim a special, exclusive ministry, revelation or position of authority given by God. "
  • Then the Pope is guilty as sin! I mean isn’t that what the Pope's title is for; he has special exclusive ministry and supposedly has a position of authority given by God. Who says he does?
  • What about Mohammad? Nobody ever saw the angel Gabriel talk to him, but people believe that he was given a special revelation by God.
  • What about Buddha? Doesn't he claim to have a special revelation from God? All religions do that, otherwise people wouldn’t follow them.

2. "They believe they are the only true church and take a critical stance regarding the Christian church while at the same time praising and exalting their own group, leader/s and work."

Well Didn’t the Catholics do that with Judaism, and the Muslims do that with Christianity????????????

3. "They use intimidation or psychological manipulation to keep members loyal to their ranks. This could be in the form of subtle threats of dire calamity sent by God if they leave; certain death at Armageddon/last days, being shunned by their family and friends, etc."

OK! if you don’t keep what we order, you are excommunicated; this is Catholic Church teaching.

All the Cardinals and the Priests and the High ranks in the Church cannot do whatever they want since they run the risk of being excommunicated by the Catholic Church.

People have always thought of the end of the world and brought up this topic. What about all the predictions that the world will end in 2012 and news reports about the Mayan calendar?

By this logic, I guess NBC is a cult too!

4. "Members will be expected to give substantial financial support to the group. This could be compulsory tithing (which is checked); signing over all their property on entering the group; coercive methods of instilling guilt on those who have not contributed; selling magazines, flowers or other goods for the group as part of their ministry."

Again, what Church does not do this???????

It's also amazing how some churches say that the law is abolished, but tithing is OK... If you don’t keep the law, then don’t keep tithing either... The inquisition and Crusades were exactly about this…MONEY.

5. "There will be great emphasis on loyalty to the group and its teachings. The lives of members will be totally absorbed into the group’s activities. They will have little or no time to think for themselves because of physical and emotional exhaustion. Free time is spent doing “chosen activities”- ie playing chess, knitting etc. This is also a vital part of the mind control process."

In the time of the Spanish Inquisition, attendance was kept in Sunday Mass and all the Catholic feasts. If they did not attend they were put in front of the Inquisition tribunal. They were judged as if they had committed the worst crime ever.

Also, every day at 12:00pm when the bell sounded, all activity was stopped in order for the people to pray when sun was at its highest point(Sun-Day, Sun God worshiping)

6. "There will be total control over almost all aspects of the private lives of members. This control can be direct through communal living, or constant and repetitious teaching on how to be a true Christian or being obedient to leadership. Members will look to their leaders for guidance in everything they do."

  • Isn’t that what confession in the Catholic faith is? Repetitious teachin! What about praying with a rosary, giving 100 hail Marys, and 200 our fathers to be forgiven of your sin. isn’t that repetitive????
  • What about in Buddhism the 300 days prayer???
  • or in Islam the prayer times with the rug??? i mean to me that is very repetitive.

We could go on and on, and examine all the claims which perfectly fit to other faiths. All religions have cult-like behaviors. Does that make them all true??? no.

Once again, for this reason God left us the Bible. If the teachings of a faith are not in accordance with the teachings of the Bible, then it is a false cult.

Thanks and Praise to Christ Ahnsahnghong for revealing all the true teachings of the Bible, the same ones that were kept by the early Church.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Have you heard of Mother God?

This a very common question now a days, not only in the USA but in many other countries throughout the world.

Why should we hear about Mother God?

Because as it is prophesied in the last Days Mother God and Father God will come to give us salvation. If you don’t hear of Mother how can you receive salvation?

2000 years ago people never heard of Jesus Christ, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t God almighty. The ones who heard and believed in Him received eternal life. If the disciples didn’t preach about Him, the whole world would not know about Him now days.

It is the same way now. Mother God is true God. She is being there sine the beginning to the end, but if no one knows Her or believe in Her they cannot receive salvation in the last days. In the same way people did not call on Jesus as their savior 2000 years ago, now days people do not call on Mother:

Romans 10:14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

That’s why Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem left the glorious Kingdom of Heaven and came down to earth to let us know this precious truth. God’s love is infinite, and we, as his children, must also follow their example by sharing the good news with the whole world.

John 8:47 He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."

Only the ones who belong to God will hear God’s calling:

Revelation 22:17 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

Let’s come to receive salvation freely from our heavenly parents: Ahnsahnghong Christ and Mother Jerusalem

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

How is the bible understood?

Why is the Church of God World Mission Society the only Church that knows the deep mysteries and secrets of the Bible? How is everything so easily put together? So many people read the bible from cover to cover but never find the answers to the questions their souls long to know. But that way of searching for salvation is mistaken.

Believe it or not, that’s also written in the Bible. All the verses in the bible must match with one another, as it is written:
Isaiah 34:16 Look in the scroll of the LORD and read: None of these will be missing, not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth that has given the order, and his Spirit will gather them together.

And as it says only the Spirit (capital S), the Holy Spirit, will gather them together. This is not man’s interpretation, but God himself (Christ Ahnsahnghong) came back to show us the way, as He did 2000 years ago. Check this out:
John 14:25-26
25"All this I have spoken while still with you. 26But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

Jesus Christ said those words. The Holy Spirit (God) will be one able to open up the scroll. He’d be the only one able to explain all the mysteries hidden in the scriptures. Christ Ahnsahnghong is the One that showed us everything, and left all the teachings for His children. He is God Almighty and His love is Infinite

That’s why it is as it is:

Isaiah 28:10-11

10 For it is:

Do and do, do and do,
rule on rule, rule on rule;
a little here, a little there."

11 Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues
God will speak to this people,

As God prophesied: A little here a little there. Like a code, or a puzzle.

I hope you all get a correct understanding from the scriptures being sure this doesn’t come from man’s interpretation but from God’s Wisdom.

Who is Christ Ahnsahnghong?

As mentioned in my last post, according to God’s words the Passover is the only way to eat from the tree of life. The way to the tree of life was closed in the Garden of Eden by God because of our sin. Since God blocked the way to the tree of life, He is the only one able to open it. That way was opened by Jesus Christ (God in the Flesh) 2000 years ago. Without the Passover the tree of life cannot be reached. But the Passover was abolished in Ad 325 in the counsel of Nicaea, by the Roman Emperor Constantine, and after that, the Roman Catholic Church was established. Since we didn’t have access to the Passover, the way to the tree of life was blocked once again like in the Garden of Eden. Without the Passover it is impossible for human being to eat from the tree of life. Who would be the only one able to open the way o the tree of life through the Passover? The same one who opened it the first time would be the only one able to open it by second time, God almighty. God is so merciful with us. Even though we are sinners He still gives us the way how to receive salvation; that’s why the bible says: 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. (Hebrews 9:28).” Then if He comes to bring salvation, does it mean people were already saved? Surely not. The only way to receive salvation is through the Passover, so when Jesus comes back He must certainly bring the Passover with Him. Christ Ahnsahnghong was the only one that brought back the Passover according to the bible, in its appointed time. Who must He be? Second coming Christ. God is the only one that can open the way to the tree of life, then that means that if Christ Ahnsahnghong gave us Eternal life through the Passover, He is God almighty.......

Why did He come back? And for how long…. It’ll soon be answered… keep post...

Monday, February 4, 2008

Ahnsahnghong God and the secret of the Tree of Life

It is death that man fears most. The Bible says: "Those who all their lives were held in slavery to their fear to death" (Heb. 2:15)". What is the way to get free from the slavery of death? People say: "Where there is a problem there is a solution" If sin and death originated in the Garden of Eden, then way to live can be found in Eden too. Genesis 2:9..."In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil" Genesis 2:16-17. “And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve could eat from any tree except the tree of knowledge of good and evil. After they sinned against God, however, they were prevented from eating from the tree of life. The reason Adam and Eve came to die was because they could not eat from the tree of life like they used to do before sinning. And because of the same reason, all men have come to die. Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned— Genesis 3:22-24 And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." 23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. Though Adam and Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and became mortal, if they ate from the tree of life, they would live forever. Isn't this problem also ours? aren't we also mortal like Adam and Eve?.. So how can we eat from that tree!!!??? That’s all we need….what kind of story is this?... check this out!...Matthew 13:34-35 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. 35So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world." As it is written Jesus only spoke in Parables since Genesis, the creation of the world, so the tree of life must also be a parable… then what is the reality? John 6:53-56 Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood; you have no life in you. 54Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. Jesus Himself told us the meaning of that Parable… His flesh and Blood… but how can we eat Jesus Flesh and blood? Matthew 26:17-19 on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?" 18He replied, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, 'The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.' “19So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. And Matthew 26:26-28 Matthew 26:26-28 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." 27Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. 28This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Only through the Passover we can eat from the tree of life (Jesus flesh and blood)… but the Precious Passover was abolished about 1700 years ago… then who would be the one who would reveal this truth to us??? We have to look in deep through the Prophecy of the Rood of David…… in the next chapter…… Keep post…