The Feast Dates
The World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) claims that keeping the Jewish feasts is necessary for salvation. Do they keep them correctly though? Read on to learn how to calculate for yourself, and see how they have kept the feasts of God incorrectly.
Feasts Required For Salvation?
The WMSCOG teaches that keeping the Jewish feasts (the feasts of God) is required for salvation:
Salvation is given only to the people who keep the feasts…The Bible tells us that celebrating the feasts of God is a necessary condition for entering the kingdom of heaven, and that those who celebrate the feasts are given a great blessing…
The Days of the Feasts From Scripture
So if the feasts are that important, you’d expect the WMSCOG to get them right, especially since they claim that their leader Zahng Gil Jah (whom they call “Jerusalem Mother”) is divine. If she was divine, then would she let her her church celebrate the feasts on the wrong day? Let us look at two of the feasts recorded in Scripture so that we might calculate their dates ourselves. Don’t worry, it’s very easy:
Passover is on the 14th day of the first month.
In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the LORD’s Passover.
The Feast of Trumpets is on the 1st day of the seventh month. (The Day of Atonement and Feast of Tabernacles are also in the seventh month, so it’s important to begin correctly with the Feast of Trumpets.)
Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.
How Months are Counted in the Biblical Calendar
The Hebrew calendar is luni-solar, which means that the months follow the lunar cycle, with a leap month added every so often between the 11 and 12 months to keep the holy days in their proper seasons (see the Wikipedia article on Hebrew Calendar for more information). Each month starts with the new moon (according to Isaiah 66:23).
How to Calculate the Feasts
In order to correctly calculate the feasts, we first need to know when there is a New Moon. For this, we’ll go to NASA’s lunar phase data. We’ll record each New Moon as a new month. It is also important to realize that the Biblical calendar begins around the Gregorian calendar months of March or April. (The Gregorian calendar is the one the world uses today). For the purpose of our analysis though, the differences between the Gregorian and Hebrew calendars will not have an impact because we can simply observe the number of months (or new moons) from Passover to the Feast of Trumpets.
It is important to note that the calendar of the WMSCOG does not exactly match any Hebrew calendar used by the Jewish people today. Since it is slightly different, we’ll refer to it here as the “WMSCOG calendar.” In any case, for the WMSCOG calendar to truly be “sacred” (or Biblical) as they say it is, it must begin its months with the new moons and have its feasts in the correct months. So grab your pencils and let’s start calculating!
They Get it Wrong in 2005
In 2005, the WMSCOG celebrated their Feast of Trumpets in the wrong month. Not the wrong day, but an entire month off. You can see on their website that in 2005 the WMSCOG held the Passover on March 14, 2005. We know from Lev 23:24 that the Feast of Trumpets for the Jewish people was to be on the “first day of the seventh month”, but the WMSCOG held their Feast of Trumpets on October 3, 2005, which is the eighth month in the WMSCOG calendar. The following table shows the error:
|WMSCOG Month||New Moon||Required|
|1||March 10||Passover – March 24 (14th day of the first month according to Lev 23:5).|
|7||September 3||Trumpets (First day of the seventh lunar month according to Lev 23:24)|
|8||October 3||Trumpets (When the WMSCOG held it 30 days late)|
They claim that their leader is god. They also claim that there is no salvation unless the Feasts of God are held correctly, and then they lead all of their members to hold them incorrectly. By their own teaching, this doesn’t look good, but by common sense, if you claim to have God as your leader, but then do something so clearly contrary to the Bible, then what does that tell you?
They Get it Wrong Again in 2008
In 2008 the WMSCOG held the Passover on March 21st, and then, instead of holding the Feast of Trumpets on the “first day of the seventh month” as God commanded the Israelites in Lev 23:24, the WMSCOG incorrectly held it on September 30th in the eighth lunar month. It is not difficult to calculate at all:
|WMSCOG Month||New Moon||Feast|
|1||March 7||Passover – March 21 (14th day of the first month according to Lev 23:5).|
|7||August 30||Trumpets according to Lev 23:24. (First day of the seventh lunar month)|
|8||September 29||September 30 – When the WMSCOG mistakingly held their feast of trumpets in the eighth lunar month in clear violation Lev 23:24.|
And Again in 2010
In 2010 the WMSCOG held the Passover on March 29th, and then, instead of holding the Feast of Trumpets on the “first day of the seventh month” as God commanded the Israelites in Leviticus 23:24, the WMSCOG incorrectly held it on October 8th in the eighth lunar month:
|WMSCOG Month||New Moon||Feast|
|1||March 15||Passover – March 29 (14th day of the first month according to Lev 23:5).|
|7||September 8||Trumpets according to Lev 23:24. (First day of the seventh lunar month)|
|8||October 7||October 8 – When the WMSCOG mistakingly held their feast of trumpets in the eighth lunar month in clear violation Lev 23:24.|
If you claim to have God as your leader, and claim that the Feasts of God must be kept, and then keep them incorrectly not just days, but entire months out of cycle, and these errors are so egregious and so easy to calculate that anyone with a pencil and an Internet connection can find them, what does that tell you? It tells you that your leader, Zahng Gil Jah is not God. And if she is not God, then you are worshipping a false god and you owe it to God and to yourself, to leave the WMSCOG.
May Almighty God richly bless you. You have been a great wealth of knowledge to me.
Hmm I thought they celebrated 30 day months and thus have 360 day years. Even when applying that rule to the 2005 example, they’re still 32 days sort of the 7th month. Sorry to sound like a broken record. I like numbers.
They get it wrong in 2013 also.
Hey I just want to let you know that this post was the breaking point for me, it was what finally got me to leave after being a member for nearly a year. Thank you for all the efforts in doing this.
Great to hear that we could help you to make an informed decision 🙂
March (3) + 7 months = October (10) new moon fell on October 7th. Which is the tub month 191st day. They held it in October 8th which is still wrong but not by a full lunar month. Seems they got the Passover wrong in 2015 as well. Should have been April 2nd not 3rd. 393rd should have been unleavened bread and then that Sunday would have been resurrection for Christ will rise again in 3 days not 2 days.
Which is the 7th month 1st day. Thanks autocorrect
You do not believe in keeping feast. What is your point? Your “knowledge” is in error greatly. People who are led astray by this post lack biblical knowledge. But this is your job, to sit behind a computer and try to hinder the gospel work which will NEVER happen vastly. Little by little weak souls tremble at your insults but the WMSCOG continues to grow.
Nate, you believe the WMSCOG is growing? Obviously you don’t understand Gods Word very well if you are still in this group. Let me clue you in on something that is obvious to real followers of God, in the end times there will be a great falling away from the things of God. If your group is growing it’s not because of a great following of God! You are partaking in the great falling away and being mislead into worship of strange doctrines and false gods. You still have the opportunity to come out of the trappings of the WMSCOG and their man made doctrines and misleading’s. I hope you will but at the very least you can no longer claim before God Almighty that you didn’t know the truth.
Your argument is called an “ad hominem”.. Nowhere did you attack the argument. This is very telling. Also, he was not using Wiki as his main source. He used other sources as well. When explaining how the Jewish calendar is different from the Gregorian calendar, the admin advised to look at the Wikipedia explanation of it.
Also, wiki is never a good / valid source.
The WMSCOG is the only true church. It is all based on facts and concrete evidence. If you actually read the Holy Bible you can see it. Our eyes and ears are open to the truth, those that belong to the church. We rely on God not manmade teachings such as the internet.
Ok Chris, show me in the Bible where Jesus taught that there’s a god the mother! You are following a strange doctrine that was NEVER taught by GOD! This is the FACT! It’s the real truth that the WMSCOG has to gloss over and push to the side as well as convince their victims to ignore. These are facts and concrete evidence. Get real Chris and come out of this control group!
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
As per wmscog member this verse explain there are male and female god
if the created male and female in his image then how is it possible to create man and woman?
i recently joined wmscog
I was in the group for 9 months and studied this “evidence” and frankly it falls flat on its face when you check the facts.
Hello and god bless everybody! I was just wondering How does zhang gil jah give the water of life at midnight? How does the holy jerusalem fulfill prophecy in the last days in the age of the holy spirit? I understand the fact of sarah representing god the mother. Everytime i ask a Deacon this i get told i need to study the bible more or i will text them and they never respond. i have access to the holy bible and mine is read in hebrew and english. I would like to know ALL of the biblical evidence to show this women is really God! How can i have faith if i do not know?
You obviously know that this lady IS NOT a god! Do yourself a favor and just stop asking for something that this group cannot give you. You’re much better off without being manipulated by all of this!
THEY GO. BY GENISIS LETUS US MAKE MAN IN OUR OWN IMAGE AND LIKENESSTHE US IS GOD THE MOTHER.
And Jerusalem she is our mother the only scripture I’ve seen. The Bible says no man can see God and live Ahnsonghang was god why did no one die? All a big cult most of there books are almost word for word from jehovahs witnesses I’ve read both there books JWz make more sense!
Your claiming the church follows the Jewish feasts. It was God’s laws, Rules, and regulations he appointed to the Jews. Which was the old covenant. Jesus established the new covenant… so therefore.. the church doesn’t follow the Jewish feasts.. who appointed the time? God. Jesus also said his appointed time is near to celebrate the Passover. Christ came back and restored the 7 feasts.. sabbath day.. all the early church regulations.. he came back.. a lot of churches are not on the same page as the feasts days.. there is many other claims on when they are.. the fact Christ came back a second time and taught and restored everything.. you only find yourself fighting against God.