Who Is The Queen Of Heaven According To Ahn Sahng Hong?
As discussed in previous articles, the World Mission Society Church of God claims that Ahn Sahng Hong wrote Problems with the New Jerusalem, the Bride and Women’s Veils as a “temporary measure” in order to discredit a false prophet named Um Soo In. If you only read the Preface, as most WMSCOG members do, this explanation for why Ahn Sahng Hong wrote his book may be plausible. Yet, beyond the Preface is a mountain of evidence that Ahn Sahng Hong’s book applies to Zahng Gil Jah as well.
Who Is the King of Heaven in the Bible?
In the Bible, God is referred to as the King of Heaven:
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.
The World Mission Society Church of God essentially claims that the God required a female counterpart in order to create, because human reproduction requires a male and female. It is well known that the WMSCOG claims that Genesis 1:26 proves that there is a God the father and “god the mother” because God is referred to in the plural tense. Therefore, by the WMSCOG’s exegesis of Scripture, if the male image of God is the King of Heaven, there should be a female counterpart, the Queen of Heaven.
Who is the Queen of Heaven in the Bible?
The Queen of Heaven is referenced twice in the book of Jeremiah:
The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes to offer to the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to arouse my anger.
The women added, “When we burned incense to the Queen of Heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, did not our husbands know that we were making cakes impressed with her image and pouring out drink offerings to her?” Then Jeremiah said to all the people, both men and women, who were answering him, “Did not the LORD remember and call to mind the incense burned in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem by you and your ancestors, your kings and your officials and the people of the land? When the LORD could no longer endure your wicked actions and the detestable things you did, your land became a curse and a desolate waste without inhabitants, as it is today.
After reading the above referenced verses, it becomes clear that worship of a female deity or Queen of Heaven is seen by God as worshipping another god. Recently a former member informed me that when he asked his overseer about the above verses, he was told “not to look at that stuff, it’s a trap and doesn’t represent mother.” According to this former member, the World Mission Society Church of God claims that there are three parts to the bible:
- man’s false writing due to a misunderstanding of what God said to them;
- Satan’s hand; and
- God’s absolute truth.
So the only way anyone can follow the bible accurately is if God (referring to Zahng Gil Jah) is here to teach them. Information control is one of the hallmark characteristics of a cult. A cult’s main objective is to exert total control over its members. A member’s belief in the WMSCOG’s claim that they are the gatekeepers of Biblical interpretation, allows this cult to use their interpretation to exert control over all aspects of the member’s life.
Did Ahn Sahng Hong Agree?
In Chapter 17 of Problems with the New Jerusalem, the Bride and Women’s Veils, titled A Curse is Received by Making an Offering to the Queen of Heaven Ahn Sahng Hong wrote:
Um Soo In fulfills the prophecy of the Jeremiah by claiming that she alone came down to this earth from the New Jerusalem and that people must serve her in order to receive great blessings. (quotes Jeremiah 7:18)
Um Soo In claims that she is the only bride, the new heavens and the New Jerusalem. Through this, she becomes a queen and she receive tithes that should be given to Melchizedek. She raises herself up as if she is greater than God.
How arrogant and insolent an act is this? How long will God be patient with her? (quotes Jeremiah 7:18-20)
This prophecy is said to refer to the Roman Catholic Church worshipping Mary but it becomes more clearer evidence against Um Soo In.
It is clear from the above passages that Ahn Sahng Hong did not believe in a female deity of any kind. Ahn Sahng Hong actually believed that the Devil would utilize women to cause confusion inside the Church. The World Mission Society Church of God’s belief that Zahng Gil Jah is the mother god is in complete contradiction with what Ahn Sahng Hong wrote and taught his followers. In fact, the WMSCOG makes the same exact claims about Zahng Gil Jah that Ahn Sahng Hong says are false. The WMSCOG claims that Zahng Gil Jah (Jang Gil Ja):
- came down to this earth from the New Jerusalem;
- is the bride;
- is the New Jerusalem;
- receives tithes that should be given to Melchizedek; and
- people must serve her in order to receive great blessings
It is no wonder that the World Mission Society Church of God does not want members to read these verses and even goes as far as to say that these verses are a “trap.” After reading about the Queen of Heaven in Jeremiah and Ahn Sahng Hong’s interpretation of the same verses, it is evident that the idea of a mother god is an outright deception.