An Interview With The NCPCOG: Ahnsahnghong Believed The Idea Of A “Mother God” To Be Delusional

Among World Mission Society Church of God members, there has been some discussion concerning the “marriage” between Ahnsahnghong and ZhangGilJah (JangGilJah). Were they ever legally married?  Had they divorced their spouses prior to being involved with one another?  Did Ahnsahnghong or ZhangGilJah ever have children together, or in their previous marriages?  When I was a member of the World Mission Society Church of God, I remember asking a high ranking member if Ahnsahnghong and ZhangGilJah had ever had children.  I was told that they had not.   I later asked another high ranking member if Ahnsahnghong and ZhangGilJah had ever been married to other people.  The WMSCOG member explained that “people spread lies about father and mother on the Internet to persecute the church of god”.  I took that answer to be a “no”.

Interview with the NCPCOG

We recently contacted the New Covenant Passover Church of God (NCPCOG) in S. Korea and conducted an interview with a missionary of the organization in an attempt to gain more answers concerning Ahnsahnghong and ZhangGilJah’s supposed marriage.  According to the NCPCOG missionary:

  1. Ahnsahnghong was legally married to a woman named HwangWonSun and together they had three children.  (By the way his children’s names are written on the back of his tombstone)
  2. One of Ahnsahnghong’s three children remains a member of the NCPCOG
  3. Ahnsahnghong never legally divorced his wife HwangWonSun.  HwangWonSun died about three years ago (~2008).
  4. Ahnsahnghong never legally married ZhangGilJah.
Ahnsahnghong Refutes the Idea of a “Mother God”

The NCPCOG missionary explained that Ahnsahnghong wrote a book entitled “새  예루살렘과  신부  여자들의  수건  문제  해  석” or “Problems with the New Jerusalem, the Bride and Women’s Veils”.  The NCPCOG informed us that they are in the process of having Ahsahnghong’s book translated into English in order to publish an English version of the book on their website.  According to our source at the NCPCOG, Ahnsahnghong wrote this book in response to a woman named UhmSooIn (엄수인) who claimed that she was the “mother god” prior to ZhangGilJah making the same claim after Ahnsahnghong’s death.  Below is the translation of the preface of the book:

“This book is published to stop the troublemaker at church, namely those that misinterpret the Bible and act like a religious fanatic also to explain the errors of the books published by UhmSooIn and to testify the unchanging truth of Church of God.  Church of God is established upon prophesies of all prophets, therefore, one cannot find any flaws in Church of God.  Nevertheless, women like UhmSooIn committed great things with impudent thoughts so how will she be forgiven?  They’re being presumptous with their words and books and interpreted Revelation in their own way and spoke impudently so what are they to do with their sins?  This is a big problem.  They will continue to be arrogant and form incorrect thoughts led by Satan which will eventually lead to destruction.  It is almost impossible to come out of the den of destruction now.  But if they let go of their pride, repent, and confess?  Maybe they can come back.  It’s a hard thing to say.  Saints all over the country, what has happened is a big lesson for you.  We need to be extra careful that you don’t get lured into their delusions.  The cause of fire is church criticism and church leaders’ gossip which are Satan’s invitation in your mind.  When Satan enters your mind, it’s difficult to escape from Satan’s net.  If there are brothers that criticize the church or gossip, you must adamantly refuse them for you to live.  Now let’s find and study all the errors of recorded books of UhmSooIn.”  

In the preface to “Problems with the New Jerusalem, the Bride and Women’s Veils”, Ahnsahnghong warns readers that this woman named UhmSooIn, who a Korean blogger says was Ahnsahnghong’s first spiritual wife, is leading people to destruction.  What did UmSooIn do or say that Ahnsahnghong felt compelled to write an entire book refuting her claims?  Below are some revealing quotes from Ahnsahnghong’s book.

“The reason why Stephen testified before the scribes and Pharisees using Isaiah 66:1 is to clearly show that God does not dwell in earthly Jerusalem but is in heavenly new Jerusalem that was built by Himself…It is clear that the above prophecy is associated with the verses in Revelation 21:1-4.  God does not dwell in a place built by man’s hands, but is in the new Jerusalem God Himself made and we will go there at the end of the world.  (p.15-16)

After quoting Revelation 21:1-2, Ahnsahnghong writes:

UhmSooIn is babbling about how she is the new Jerusalem that came down out of heaven.  UhmSooIn is using the following verse to claim that she is the mother from heaven. (p.17)

Ahnsahnghong quotes Galations 4:22-26 and then writes:

UhmSooIn thinks that Hagar is the actual earthly Jerusalem and Sarah as the actual heavenly Jerusalem…It is written (Galatians 4:24)  ‘These things are being taken figuratively: The women represent two covenants’ as the prophecy of the Old Covenant and New Covenant where Hagar represents physical Israelites because of Mosaic law received on Mount Sinai and earthly Jerusalem and Sarah represents the New Covenant established by Jesus Christ in the upper room of Mark’s house and spiritual Israelites, namely, Jerusalem from above.  However, UhmSooIn claims she is the Jerusalem from above that came down to earth.  If the verses from Galatians 4:22-24 speak of a prophesy where Sarah is the Jerusalem from above and that Jerusalem is UhmSooIn then UhmSooIn must be married to her son.  Because Isaac is Sarah’s son and Isaac is also said to be Christ. (Galatians 3:16)” (p. 17-18)

Wait a minute.  Not only is Ahnsahnghong’s interpretation of Galatians 4:22-24 different from the WMSCOG’s interpretation here, but evidently UmSooIn used the same verses to claim that she was the “mother god” that the WMSCOG uses to claim that ZhangGilJah is the “mother god”.

“UhmSooIn referred me [Ahnsahnghong] as the blind Isaac and herself as the Jerusalem from above or Sarah and is saying to live with Isaac or her son after all so where will you find this kind of extremely disgraceful thing?  UhmSooIn is to gather power as a false prophet with weird delusions so what is she to do with that sin and we need to think about the sins of her followers.  (Isaiah 9:16)” (p. 18)

From the above passage, it seems that UmSooIn publicly criticized Ahnsahnghong calling him “the blind Isaac” though it is not clear why.  Ahnsahnghong calls UmSooIn a delusional, false prophet for claiming that she is the “Jerusalem from above”.  Would Ahnsahnghong say the same about ZhangGilJah if he were alive today?

In Chapter 8, Ahnsahnghong writes that Jerusalem is an actual place and not a person:

“Heavenly New Jerusalem  means 144,000 saints, but there must be New Jerusalem that is an actual building.  If New Jerusalem as an actual place does not exist then where will the 144,000 saints will live in heaven?” (p. 19)

“The previous verse [Hebrews 12:22-24] is a clear fact that is written in a letter.   And it records that Jesus Christ also has entered by his own blood.” (p. 20)

“Revelation 21:1-4 records that the New Jerusalem or tabernacle of God is with the people, and this tabernacle is not a person but a divine building.  So why are we claiming that saints are the church and 144,000 saints are the New Jerusalem?  Because every church thinks that a building is church or New Jerusalem but I want to make it clear that church is where saints are gathered and the New Jerusalem is where 144,000 saints will enter.” (p.20)

After reading these quotes from Ahnsahnghong’s book, it becomes clear that he:

  1. did not believe that there was such a thing as a “mother god”
  2. believed that UmSooIn was delusional for claiming to be Sarah or the New Jerusalem
  3. believed that the New Jerusalem is a place and not a person
The Rights to Publish Ahnsahnghong’s Writings
Despite the evidence presented here, some of our readers may dismiss the literature on the NCPCOG website as fraudulent.  Ask yourself these questions:
  1. If the NCPCOG did not have the right to Ahnsahnghong’s books, why would the WMSCOG allow them to freely publish his writings on the Internet for everyone to see?  Would they not have claimed copyright infringement?  (You can click here to see all of Ahnsahnghong’s books on the NCPCOG site)
  2. Why does the WMSCOG only allow their members to read Ahnsahnghong’s books?  (For those of you who have never been in the WMSCOG, you can not readily purchase their books outside of the church)
  3. If the book titled, “Problems with the New Jerusalem, the Bride and Women’s Veils” was not Ahnsahnghong’s true writing, wouldn’t the WMSCOG have claimed defamation or fraud?  Would they not have demanded that the book be taken down from the NCPCOG website?
Conclusion
The fact remains that Ahnsahnghong’s books ARE available for the public on the NCPCOG site.  During our interview with the NCPCOG missionary, regarding ZhangGilJah he stated, “In Korea, the evidence is so obvious”.  The lack of information written in English remains a barrier for Americans and people in other non-Korean speaking countries.  We applaud the NCPCOG’s efforts in making the information available to the general public and we look forward to seeing the complete English translations of Ahnsahnghong’s books on their website soon.  The members of the WMSCOG deserve to know the history of the organization to which they so readily give their time, effort, money, and countless hours of recruiting.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.  John 8:32

31 Comments

  • This is Lizzie’s post a WMSCOG member from Jamie’s blog and her story about mother Jerusalem. It sounds like a clip taken from a romantic movie.

    By: Lizzie on June 7, 2008 at 2:27 pm on http://jamietalkstogod.wordpress.com/2007/04/06/church-of-god-world-mission-society/
    I wanted to get this straight out to those that are enquiring to know:

    First off, I don’t understand why you want to know about her when you think she is a CULT LEADER and she is heretic because she claims to be God. When we ask our church about our Mother Jerusalem, because we all want to know more about her when we find out she is Christ dwelling on earth. They tell us her birthday, but I personally forgot. I asked my pastor if she was married or not. The truth is she was married and not with Father Ahnsahnghong. They both have families of their own. The reason she came about was because he ESTABLISHED her to fulfill prophesy. He took a picture of her in a traditional wedding dress and in a traditional wedding stance with him to fulfill prophesy. Then he told General Pastor to save that picture that one day he will need. General Pastor has never questioned Father and did as he was told. When it came to that day the people knew he was the 2nd coming Christ his wife claimed she was THE BRIDE. That’s when General Pastor pulled out the picture.

    That’s how our Mother came to be! I just wanted to get that out of the way.
    We know his birthday year to be 1918 and that too was to fulfill prophecy about baptized at 30 years old, it had to be when Israel achieved independence after many years of not even existing. He fulfilled the fig tree prophesy.

    Looks like the script was written after his death. I truly wonder if he was alive today he would not only consider her but even the gereral pastor as a psychopath for playing around with his teachings

    • Thank you for posting Sasha. It is interesting how some WMSCOG members are told that ZhangGilJah was never married, and yet other members are told that she was. Why the contradiction? Why does the WMSCOG give different answers to different members? Both answers cannot be true.

  • Whenever I ask about some things, I was told to [comment moved by admin to the forum for further discussion]

  • I dont really understand this thing, please explain it to me.

    • The bottom line is that Ahnsahnghong did not believe in a “mother god”. Click here to read the book that he wrote and you may be able to understand this a little bit better.

    • Im with you on this one. However, it seems to me like the writer or should I say administration of the page do not fully understand what they alone are reading. I read about this suit previously and just checked back to see if there were any updates on it. All I’m seeing is a second former member also suing WMSCOG. To each their own. All I can say is that there is a Creator God, that being Elohim. And whether one believes or shall I say follow their “Church” of choice…judgement will be delivered in by the hand of the same God. There is only one. Faith and deeds are judged on a solo bases. And at the end of the day, God has the final say so…like if either of the ladies win their cases, that’s God’s work. But so is vengeance.

  • I gave 12 years of my life as a member, my kids were raised in the Church.
    I’m angry, sad, hurt, mad, i feel like I deceived my kids by misleading all of them. I wanted to do what was right as a citizen and a child of god. now who is the creator? An be a good example. Instead Ive lost 12 good years and now I have nothing to show. I gave my time, money, sacrifice, jobs.
    So what do I do now where do I turn now? I need to know more; is there a law suite going on? I heard about a movement this is my life! my kids life. when I don’t wanna say father n mother I still say it. I told my oldest son yesterday this truth and he was heart broken. I find myself crying feeling embarrass, this is messing with me mentally and emotionally. Do you have a therapist for me? 12 years I cant talk to no one cause I feel like a straight fool. I believed in Elohim. A false god idolatry

    Thank Diane and Ron I love you….

    • Thank you very much that you knew the truth. hope all members of wmscog will know very soon. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32

    • I am looking into this church as we speak and I see many issues in what they say, many words moved around, added words which gives a complete different direction of thought,, they use words like we/us/our/mother/father and this makes your brain fix on them…For example people say “love of money is root of all evil” but if you add the correct translation and add the words in front,,”love of money is the root of all evil” this gives a complete different meaning. This is what they do when I listen to their videos and the use of scriptures. I grew up as a Jehovah Witness but I left 15 years ago with plenty knowledge and when I ask questions from the bible they cannot answer, they keep moving round in their answers. They twist things to suit Ahn Sahng hong and there so called Woman in Korea. For me its fact and more knowledgeable that God’s name is Jehovah and the COG focus more on the mother than God himself. Jesus said hundreds of times that praise goes to Jehovah than himself. The songs I heard in the COG focus on the Mother as if she has more importance than Jehovah..This after time brain washing you to forget about Gog himself and his son… The woman above is God woman like Jerusalem where he gathers his children is plainly seen in the scripture. Jesus said he would never return in the flesh again…There are so many errors I can see and I am not a Church goer any more, but I do believe in Jehovah Jesus and the Bible. What I say to people is to research words from the bible in Hebrew and Greek against there or any teachings and you will be able to see a more accurate translation and meaning..For me is what I have done, and the more I study the more I convinced my old teaching of being JW is was more correct…However before you question my words, I am referring to the bible translation, not the doctrines of JW as like all religions Doctrines are from men..The bible is he only key and when you find a church using the truth words you have research, then your heart will feel good.

      • Glad to hear that you came out of JW and see some similarities with wmscog. Just wanted to make a quick comment on what you said,
        “For me is what I have done, and the more I study the more I convinced my old teaching of being JW is was more correct…However before you question my words, I am referring to the bible translation, not the doctrines of JW”
        I would like to help you out just a little by telling you that the JW have actually made their own bible translation(NWT), in order to better fit their religions beliefs. Hope this helps!

      • Do you know the scripture where Jesus said he would not come in the flesh again?

      • People say that “money is the root of all evil” the Bible does not. The Bible uses “us” when God speaks. (Creation of Adam and Eve, Tower of Babel). You say you believe upon the name of Jehovah and Jesus. Then you must also believe upon the name of he Holy Spirit. That being Second Coming Christ.

    • Wow what a moving comment. I am so sorry for you and your family. Unfortunately, these things happen. I think now you know what Matthew 24:23-26 means. Let me reassure you that God is real, he is just not Ahn Sahng-Hong. Let Jesus mend that broken heart! You have probably been taught so many false things while being a part of that group. Here is a very helpful link to a 12 minute video to get you on the road to true recovery.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXOWyjB7d24

      May God bless you and your family.

  • thank you but i believe that ahnsahnghong was married to zhang gil-ja…[this comment was moved to the forum for further discussion].

  • gentaporco, please follow the link in your comment above and join us in the forum to discuss this.

  • [this comment was moved to the forum for further discussion]…Find the answer to this erroneous idea here!

  • Why do they say that all living things have a father and mother? You must be too ignorant to believe that. Aren’t we all know that there are living beings of asexual reproduction? Such as worms, sponges, fungi and bacteria. Perhaps they are not living things? And also are hermaphrodites they are both male and female at once. There are many hermaphrodite animals and humans as well. I’m surprised nobody has noticed this thing so obvious before. I have not read anything about it here or anywhere else. I think this is another proof of the falsity of that religion. Well, everything indicates that it’s fake anyway.

  • Why do they say that all living things have a father and mother? You must be too ignorant to believe that. Are not we all know that there are living beings of asexual reproduction? Such as worms, sponges, fungi and bacteria. Perhaps they are not living things? And also are hermaphrodites are both male and female at once. There are many hermaphrodite animals and humans as well. I’m surprised nobody has noticed this thing so obvious before. I have not read anything about it here or anywhere else. I think this is another proof of the falsity of that religion. Everything indicates that it is fake anyway.

  • That whole article is being misinterputed…[this comment has been moved to the forum]

  • How do you explain the book he wrote when he said something “she is still a child or that she was 12 years old?!

  • I know that my God spoke planets into existance. There’s nothing in the Bible that talks about a father and mother shacking up and making planets.

  • first of all we must know why did christ Ahnsanghong wrote this book? let’s see in the book of john chapter 7 verse 8 and john7:10 campare this two verse . it prooves that Jesus is false? we must have to know why did Jesus said this words does it mean i do not go? as the same ways he said he said jerusalem is a city of heaven. bcoz that was not time to appear of real mother. mother the life giver appered after adam sleep. so cant adam say there is no mother eve? does it mean he lied? if you want to know what the fact please visit our church.

    • You need to be more clear about this so called contradiction in the book of John. As I read it there doesn’t seem to be a contradiction. I’m not sure where you are going with this. As for visiting your so called church, I have NEVER been welcomed there. Not even when my family member was a part of this group. The few times I’ve tried to visit I was turned away at the door basically being told that I needed to be invited before I could come in and study with them. I’m sure that these are not the facts that you want shared however, this is what HAS happened at three different locations and at a fourth location they didn’t even come to the door. I hope that your mind can become opened and that the truth will speak to you. If this is the place that you are in I encourage you to research everything that you have been taught. Do this on your own outside of the control of the WMSCOG. If you honestly do this you are going to find a lot of problems with the studies and the doctrine of the WMSCOG. Nobody can do this for you! You need to discover these things for yourself. There are plenty of folks here that are willing to discuss what they have discovered over the years if you care to open up a honest conversation with us.

  • Unreal you expect people to believe your SATANIC LIES….THIS IS ALSO A WAY FOR SATAN TO KEEP HIS FOLLOWERS FROM HIS ZION,He uses INTERNET,LIES,PEOPLE YES EVEN CHILDREN…..And here is a prime example,a man who has nothing better to do then to spread HATE and LIES ABOUT a CHURCH that is ONLY TRYING TO RESTABLISH THE TRUE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST,AND TO KEEP THE PASSOVER/FEASTS AND SABBATH….Not to FOLLOW IN PAGAN AND MAN WAYS OR TEACHINGS……..LIKE CONSTATINES LAW!!!AND JUST FYI ……JESUS GETS A NEW NAME AND ITS IN THE BIBLE……OPEN AND READ ITS NOT HARD AND ASIA IS ALSO IN THERE AS WELL AS HEAVENLY MOTHER…YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SAVE YOURSELF!! COME TO ZION!!!

    • Kelly I was in the WMS since 1998 and there are no lies hear. If the church was honest and true then there would be no one to point the finger. but the WMS leaders are leaving a trail of destruction behind them as a result of there there activities. just because it has not happened to you does not mean its not true.

  • Kelly, could you tell us how Satan uses children to keep his followers from his Zion?

  • @Kelly Desvoyault: Often after I ask a simple question the Wms member disappears as you have. It is really too bad because I think while printing out your answer you might see how really ridiculous it is. This church teaches that anything or anyone who keeps you from “Zion” is an agent of Satan. Therefore, if a little child cries or asks their member parent to stay home on a Saturday and play with him/her, then the member looks at that child as “Satan.” That is really horrible, really an awful thing to put into the head of a parent as they look at their child. I have heard of a young wife begging her husband not to leave, and the Wms member called her “Satan.” I am going to have to assume that this is the same way the church wants members to look at their children as well. Is this true? If not, then how is it different in your eyes, Kelly?

  • Hi Thanks all
    even my family cousins got into this cult.we are indians and protestants from 6 generations luthrens. they are spreading their false teaching here too.Three question i ask. if zhanggiljha is their almighty why she uses hearing aids and cant speak any other language than korean. second what new knowledge or testament these both got to teach this world. third religion never has recession or market fall. it thrives in it, every nook n corner we have sadhus,swamis.mullas. n end time pastors.But the voice of the lord jesus Christ we follow. wish sometime jesus christ had given us sword like the cult of mohammmed. But he said REVENGE is HIS