“Boast About God”–Is God’s Grace Free?
I recently started reading a book entitled “Boast About God” by Joo Cheol Kim, World Mission Society Church Of God general pastor. In Chapter 3, The Mission of Watchmen and Signs of the Present Time, Kim explains that frequently occurring natural disasters are signs that the world will be laid waste soon. Kim asserts that the only place people can flee to avoid disasters is the WMSCOG. Kim states that those who fail to realize that we live in the end times “have fallen into a deep sleep spiritually” (p. 29). Kim urges WMSCOG members:
“as watchmen of the truth, let us follow God’s command to save the world by leading all people to Zion where Elohim our Father and Mother dwell, who protect us from disasters through the Passover of the new covenant and give us the blessings of eternal life, so that we can repay Elohim for Their grace.“Boast About God, page 29.
Is There A Price To Be Paid For God’s Grace?
WMSCOG members are indoctrinated to believe that by recruiting more members they are repaying God’s grace. Is this supported by Scripture? Firstly, the Bible tells us that “grace and truth came through Jesus Christ“ John 1:17 not through a “father and mother”. See also Acts 15:11 “No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are”.
Joo Cheol Kim stated on p. 29 that grace must be repaid by recruitment of additional members to the organization. But the Bible says the exact opposite.
“and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus“. Romans 3:24
“What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us”. 1Corinthians 2:12
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord“. Romans 6:23
“…let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life”. Revelation 22:17
The Bible clearly tells us that God’s grace is the free gift of eternal life. By definition, a gift does not ever have to be repaid, otherwise it would not be a gift but debt.Boast-About-God-Chapter-3-Partial