Archive for September, 2011

Family and Love: “Temptations of Satan” According to Joo Cheol Kim?

Family and Love: “Temptations of Satan” According to Joo Cheol Kim?

0 on September 28, 2011, 10:19 PM / in Controversial Points, Non Thought, Thought Reform

There has been a lot of discussion on this site and in the forum about families that have experienced tremendous loss because of a family member’s involvement in the World Mission Society Church of God.  WMSCOG members have of course denied accusations that the organization in any way encourages division among family members, while at the same time justifying the occurrence of such […]

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World Mission Society Church of God IRS Tax Exempt Application Bloomingdale, IL

World Mission Society Church of God IRS Tax Exempt Application Bloomingdale, IL

0 on September 26, 2011, 12:17 AM / in Controversial Points

In 2000, the World Mission Society Church of God in Bloomingdale, IL submitted an application for tax exempt status to the IRS.  Click here for more information on the application process and how to request your own copy of the application filed by the WMSCOG directly from the IRS.  In a recent post, we examined the application the WMSCOG filed […]

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The WMSCOG “Awarded by President Obama”?

The WMSCOG “Awarded by President Obama”?

18 on September 19, 2011, 2:28 PM / in Controversial Points

On July 7, 2011 a World Mission Society Church of God member named “STAR” made the following comment below the “Top 10 Reasons People Cease To Believe in the WMSCOG” article: “President Obama just awarded the Church of God with a Call into Service Plaque. What is your church doing to recieve such a high reward.”   What Award Did The […]

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“You Cannot Use Your Own Mind To Interpret The Bible”

“You Cannot Use Your Own Mind To Interpret The Bible”

1 on September 17, 2011, 3:45 AM / in Non Thought, Thought Reform

In previous articles, we examined experts Robert J. Lifton and Steven Hassan’s destructive mind control group models, and found characteristics of both models present in our experience at the World Mission Society Church of God. In a book titled, “Twisted Scriptures” author Mary Alice Chrnalogar (former member of an abusive discipleship group) describes abusive churches often using “Anti-Intellect” teachings to disorient […]

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“Your Son Is A Man, You Have No Right To Take Him To The Doctor” – A Family Member’s Story

15 on September 8, 2011, 2:28 AM / in Former Member Testimony

This story comes to us from one of our friends whose son has been involved with the World Mission Society Church of God for over three years.  His drastic and sudden personality shift is not unlike the many other stories we hear about.  Our heart goes out to this mother who is persevering in her effort to win her son back. […]

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Did Constantine Abolish the Sabbath?

Did Constantine Abolish the Sabbath?

7 on September 1, 2011, 11:13 PM / in Bible Studies

According to the World Mission Society Church of God, the Roman Emperor Constantine abolished the Sabbath in 321 A.D at the First Council of Nicea.  On the official USA site, the WMSCOG quotes Constantine as stating, “All judges, city-people and craftsmen shall rest on the venerable day of the Sun.”   However, given the WMSCOG’s history of poorly interpreting Scripture, and their […]

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Does ZhangGilJah Represent The Heifer In Numbers 19?

Does ZhangGilJah Represent The Heifer In Numbers 19?

1 on September 1, 2011, 6:30 PM / in Bible Studies, Zhang Gil-Jah

In a Bible study that I attended at the World Mission Society Church of God called “Clean and Unclean Animals”, I was taught that ZhangGilJah represents the heifer being sacrificed in Numbers 19.  After discovering that the WMSCOG uses contextomy to make many of their arguments, I am compelled to delve further into claims made by the group.  Can a solid […]

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