The World Mission Society Church of God claims that their founder “Ahnsahnghong, who restored the Passover of the new covenant, is the second coming Christ-God” (©USA.WATV.org). Whether he was Christ, is another question, given that both his writings and his tombstone claim he was the Prophet Elijah (another spurious assertion dispensed with here), but what about the other churches that were celebrating the Passover before Ahnsahnghong established his church in 1964? The Worldwide Church of God, established in the late 1930’s by Herbert W. Armstrong, was another SDA splinter group that not only celebrated the Passover, but all of the old covenant feasts.
How did Ahnsahnghong “restore” the Passover when it was already being celebrated in another “Church of God”? By the WMSCOG’s logic, Herbert W. Armstrong should be the second coming of Christ because he “restored” the Passover about 30 years before Ahnshanghong established his church.
The World Mission Society Church of God calls all of their churches “Zion”. In an online sermon titled, “Let’s Aquire the Citizenship of Heaven“, the WMSCOG refers to Isaiah 33:20-22 and concludes that “We the people of Zion celebrate the feasts. So it is clear that we have a heavenly citizenship”. But what about Herbert W. Armstrong’s Worldwide Church of God? They also celebrate all of the old covenant feasts. Are all of Armstrong’s churches considered “Zion” as well?
Click below to watch parts 1 & 2 of a video by a former member of the Worldwide Church of God and ask yourself if her experience varies greatly from your experience with the the World Mission Society Church of God.