The Other Church Founded By Ahn Sahng Hong?

Whether you agree with him or not, Ahn Sahng Hong had a group of followers while he was alive.  (I guess that isn’t saying much though since even the likes of Jim Jones and David Koresh had followers).  What is of interest to us though, is what happened to those followers after Ahn Sahng Hong died in 1985?

Ahn Sahng Hong (center), The Witnesses of Jesus Church of God

His Followers Split

It seems that after the death of Ahn Sahng Hong in 1985, his followers split into two groups, that both claim him as their founder.  The first group is called the New Covenant Passover Church of God (NCPCOG).  This group strictly follows the teachings of Ahn Sahng Hong according to his writings (many of those teachings are easily debunked by first-year seminary students, or articles in our doctrine section).  This group does not believe in the “mother god”, a.k.a. a Korean lady named Zahng Gil Jah.  Their web site clearly lays out how they follow the teachings of Ahn Sahng Hong, and that there is no support anywhere in either his writings or in the Bible for a “mother god”.

Somehow or another, (for reasons probably known only to Zahng Gil Jah (Jang Gil Ja) and others who were around at the time), some of Ahn Sahng Hong’s followers began to teach that Zahng Gil Jah (Ahn Sahng Hong’s former lover) was god.  This group of followers is today called the “World Mission Society Church of God“.

So Who Is Right?

From what we’ve read in Ahn Sahng Hong’s writings, he never claims to be divine, and he also denounced the idea of a mother god.  When my  friends in the WMSCOG try to argue for the existence of a “mother god”, they use the same three tired, old, Scripture-twisting arguments that have already been completely debunked in our doctrine section and elsewhere, namely:  Genesis 1, the word “elohim“, and Revelation 21.  Ahn Sahng Hong debunked the misinterpretations of the same verses that the WMSCOG uses to argue that there is a “mother god” in one of his books.  The WMSCOG never uses Ahn Sahng Hong’s writings to argue for the Korean lady Zahng Gil Jah to be god.  Rather telling, isn’t it?

If Ahn Sahng Hong Had Said It, There’d Be No Split

The WMSCOG proves our point for us in that the members never argue from Ahn Sahng Hong’s own writings for the existence of a mother god, but instead try to twist Scripture to invent their proof.  If Ahn Sahng Hong had ever actually said anything to support the existence of a “mother god”, then the New Covenant Passover Church of God, wouldn’t have a leg to stand on, would it?  Instead though, what we find the reality on the ground is that the New Covenant Passover Church of God is very much alive and preaching against the WMSCOG and a “mother god” on their site.  Unlike the WMSCOG, they even pray in the name of Jesus.  In my opinion, even though I disagree with and have already disproved what Ahn Sahng Hong taught, I’d say that at least the New Covenant Passover Church of God is following the teachings of their founder Ahn Sahng Hong, whereas the WMSCOG contradicts him.

You be the judge though.  What are your thoughts?

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