Saved From Disasters? WMSCOG Building Damaged In New Zealand Earthquake
No Official Mention
I can find no official mention of the church being damaged on their official web site as of July 14, 2011. Even the WMSCOG blogosphere seems to be unaware. (This post has since been deleted. Here is a screenshot from an Internet archive).
These pictures come to us from our correspondent in New Zealand. In her own words she writes:
As you know we are from Christchurch New Zealand here we have suffered some big earthquakes that have taken lives and homes and churches alike. After the 7.1 earthquake in September that devastated a lot of Christchurch’s churches, WMSCOG members were gloating that their church was not damaged, that “Mother” [Zhang Gil Jah] and “Father” [Ahnsahnghong] saved them, and that is why the other churches fell and not theirs, telling anyone who would listen they were saved by the heavenly mother…. However, we had another big earthquake on the 22nd of Feb this year and this was the result at the church they had recently purchased and done up. The very place they were preaching that mother had saved…”
Just to let you know, no one was injured in the building that we know of. Even after the damage was sustained that very day, they all rushed to the place straight after the quakes. Meanwhile, we were still having violent aftershocks. We all thankfully escaped with our lives. Many were not so lucky. Christchurch lost 180 people that day and most of its business district.
This building is located at 4 New Brighton Rd, Christchurch New Zealand. You can see it on Google maps below. The street view image is old, but you can still explore the neighborhood.
And just in case you weren’t sure if this was a WMSCOG location, you can verify by looking at the same location in 2019, post earthquake repairs.
Safe or Not?
The WMSCOG preaches they are safe from disasters, but yet their church was damaged? Shouldn’t the disaster have “passed over” them? If they claim that: “well no one was hurt”, then the other non-WMSCOG churches which suffered no casualties and no damage should also claim that they are the true church. Why weren’t the “Babylon churches” damaged by the earthquake?
If they claim that “well the members in this location were not celebrating the Passover correctly”, then again I’d have to point out all the Christians and non-Christians alike who don’t even try to celebrate the Passover and suffered no damage, but yet, the WMSCOG, try as they might, was still damaged.
I think it’s pretty clear that the WMSCOG’s claim to be safe from natural disasters just doesn’t add up.
Click here for the testimony of someone who had an encounter with the WMSCOG in New Zealand.
Our prayers go out to all of those affected by this terrible disaster.