Ahnsahnghong Disproves The World Mission Society Church Of God’s Interpretation Of The Bride

The World Mission Society Church of God attempts to prove the existence of a “mother god” with their interpretations of Galatians 4, Revelations 21, and Revelations 22.  In our last article, “An Interview With The NCPCOG: Ahnsahnghong Believed The Idea Of A ‘Mother God’ To Be Delusional“, we examined how Ahnsahnghong disproved the argument that Galatians 4:26 refers to a “mother god” in his book entitled “새  예루살렘과  신부  여자들의  수건  문제  해  석” or “Problems with the New Jerusalem, the Bride and Women’s Veils”.  Ahnshanghong wrote this book in response to a woman named UmSooIn, who some allege was Ahnsahnghong’s first “spiritual wife”, that claimed she was the “mother god”.

Who Did Ahnsahnghong Believe The Bride In Revelation 22 Represented?

In Chapter 16 (p. 41-42) of his book Problems with the New Jerusalem, the Bride and Women’s Veils, Ahnsahnghong proposes that if one of UmSooIn’s claims that she is the bride is “wrong then we must think that all of her claims are false”.   Ahnsahnghong points out that UmSooIn claimed that she was the bride in Revelation 22:17 and that the voice from the throne in Revelation 21:3 was her voice.  Ahnsahnghong’s response to these claims was the following:

God’s throne is where only God resides and the Lamb is at the right hand of God.  The loud voice from the throne has to come from God or the Lamb and no one else.  However, UhmSooIn’s corrupted claim of the voice being hers shows that she is a psychopath.”
– Ahnsahnghong, Problems with the New Jerusalem, the Bride and Women’s Veils, Ch 16.

Ahnsahnghong explains who he believed the bride represents in Revelation:

“It is written, ‘The Spirit and the bride said,’ (Revelation 22:17) where the bride is the same bride in Revelation 21:9-10.  It is written ‘I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb,’ and the wife of the Lamb are the saints.  (Revelation 19:7-8) writes ‘wedding of the Lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready.  Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.  Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.’  In another translation, ‘His bride has made herself ready and by God’s permission she wears bright and clean clothes. Fine clothes stands for the righteous acts of God’s people.'”
– Ahnsahnghong, Problems with the New Jerusalem, the Bride and Women’s Veils, Ch 16.

Ahnsahnghong concludes, “Therefore, according to the prophecy in Revelation 21:9-10, the bride is the heavenly Jerusalem and the New Jerusalem is 144,000 saints”.  (This is actually consistent with how Ahnsahnghong interprets the meaning of the bride in another one of his books titled “Visitors From The Angelic World”)

Ahnsahnghong goes on to argue that UmSooIn’s voice cannot be the voice from the throne of God in Revelation 21:3 because before that Revelation 21:1 states, “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea”.  Ahnsahnghong also sites 2Peter 3:6-13 to further clarify that the events in Revelation 21 are to take place after the earth is destroyed by fire.

“If we take a closer look at Revelation 20:1-15, it is a prophecy about 1000 years after the end of the world.  However, UhmSooIn records in her book (pg. 22-23) that the prophecy in Revelation 21:1-10 is about her loud voice. Where would you find another presumptuous act like this?”  
– Ahnsahnghong, Problems with the New Jerusalem, the Bride and Women’s Veils, Ch 16.

Ahnsahnghong warns those that believed UhmSooIn’s claims that she represented the bride in Revelation 22:17:

“If her claims are wrong then since it is a serious crime, not only herself but also those that follow her will not be able to escape a severe punishment.  (See also Isaiah 9:16)” 
– Ahnsahnghong, Problems with the New Jerusalem, the Bride and Women’s Veils, Ch 16. 

Who Does The WMSCOG Believe Represents The Bride In Revelation?

Despite Ahnsahnghong’s interpretations of the bride and Jerusalem in Revelations 21 & 22 and Galatians 4, in a section of their official USA website titled “Heavenly Mother”, the WMSCOG who believe that Ahnsahnghong was the second coming of Jesus Christ, and that a Korean woman named Zhang Gil Jah represents the “mother god” claims that:

“In the book of Revelation, chapter 21, the Bride?the wife of the Lamb-is described as ‘Jerusalem’…Let us believe in…Jerusalem Mother, the Bride, so that we can receive eternal life.” – [sic] © 2011 WATV.org, accessed on 08/20/11  

Conclusion

The contradictions between Ahnsahnghong’s writings and the WMSCOG doctrine are overwhelming.  Despite Ahnsahnghong’s claim that the idea of a “mother god” is delusional, the WMSCOG claims that ZhangGilJah is the “mother god”.  If you are a member of the WMSCOG, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Ahnsahnghong believed that the “bride is the heavenly Jerusalem”.  Why does the WMSCOG claim that the bride represents ZhangGilJah?
  2. Ahnsahnghong believed that UmSooIn was a “psychopath” for claiming to be the bride and Jerusalem.  UmSooIn’s claims were made with the same verses and interpretations that the WMSCOG uses to claim that ZhangGilJah is Jerusalem, “mother god”, and the bride (these terms are synonymous to members of the WMSCOG). Ahnsahnghong’s book Problems with the New Jerusalem, the Bride and Women’s Veils” was first published in 1980, only 5 years before his death and ZhangGilJah’s subsequent similar claims to divinity.  Would Ahnsahnghong think that ZhangGilJah is also a psychopath if he were alive today?
  3. Ahnsahnghong warns that there will be inescapable punishment for those that choose to follow and believe UmSooIn’s claims to be the bride, Jerusalem, and “mother god”.  Yet the WMSCOG teaches its members that they “need our Jerusalem Mother, the Bride so that we can receive eternal life.  Who’s words do you believe? Ahnhanghong’s writings or the World Mission Society Church of God’s claims?
It is difficult to fathom how a WMSCOG member could ignore these contradictions and remain within the group.  WMSCOG members are here encouraged to examine the evidence with the minds that God has given them ( 2 Timothy 1:7 ).  The truth has nothing to fear from questioning, because it can always stand up to scrutiny.  If it can’t, it simply isn’t the truth.

 

 

2 Comments

  • This church has to be stopped. They go against their own writings. I feel very sorry my friends that still belong to that church. I don’t see them much since they completely shunned me out of their lives. I wish I could show them this proof that Ahn claims there’s no mother god. It’s really sad that I can’t tell them. They would probably report and get me to sign those documents like the young women that was asked to in “How WSMCOG turned my life upside down.” If only Ahn could be alive today and see how his people turned against him and made him a bad name.

  • I am a very recent member who left. The church addressed this message about, “Ahnsahnhong not approving of mother” with their own video. In the video, they claim that Father Ahn, only said “There is no Heavenly Mother”, to prevent members from following UmSoolun, the woman who snuck and read about heavenly mother. They say that in Ahnsahnhongs personal notes, he wrote; “There is one to come, now she is only a child”, and “Elijah followed Elidha, Peter followed Jesus, and I follow Mother”. They say that after he and Zhang took the wedding picture to, “let his children know ” she was mother, he would tell church officers to “listen to mother [Zhang]”. They are ever evolving to the accusations and truth seekers. I urge this and other sites to monitor them….because they always change their mistakes, and erase their dogma to fit