WMSCOG Recruitment Brochure – Fear Mongering Under the Cloak of Religion (Part 1)
It has been well established by a court in South Korea that the World Mission Society Church of God falsely predicted that the world would end in 1988, 1999 and 2012. Despite the evidence, the WMSCOG continues to deny that they ever taught the world was going to end in 2012. I recently came across a pamphlet that the World Mission Society Church of God circulated during public recruitment activities. At first glance, the brochure titled “Passover The Sign of Salvation” (scroll to the bottom for the full brochure) appears to be full of religious dogma about the Passover. But when you take a closer look, another message emerges.
“FIRE FROM THE SKY”, “AIDS”, extremely malnourished children, people who appear to be screaming and what is presumably a depiction of a nuclear explosion in the bottom right corner. The World Mission Society Church of God denies that they use fear to control its members. What other purpose could this graphic serve other than to instill feelings of fear in whoever reads it? Underneath the graphic, in large bold letters, is written:
In any age, God’s people who kept the Passover were saved, being able to escape disasters under the protection of God.
The obvious take away message here is that unless you take part in the Passover as a World Mission Society Church of God member, you will suffer through the disasters depicted on the pamphlet.
Doesn’t it say to fear God in the Bible?
It is true that there are various verses such as Luke 12:5, 1 Peter 2:17 and many others that say to fear God. But the Bible also says “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7) and “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18). Therefore, while the Bible says that you should fear God, your faith in God should not be motivated by, or based upon, that fear. If you are a member of the World Mission Society Church of God, seriously consider if what the WMSCOG teaches is faith based on fear instead of love for God.
Who is missing from this pamphlet?
It is interesting to note that there is a picture of Jesus and his disciples at the Last Supper, but there is no mention of Ahn Sahng Hong or Zahng Gil Jah on the pamphlet. Why was the man who the World Mission Society Church of God claims to have “restored the Passover” not mentioned on a pamphlet about the Passover? If faith in Zhang Gil Jah is required for salvation, why is she not mentioned on the pamphlet? Is it because the mention of the people that the WMSCOG believes to be the “father” and “mother” gods would raise red flags among any prospective recruits they may encounter and perhaps cause them to research the group before agreeing to join? Recruitment materials that contain these kinds of subliminal messages and selectively omit the true deities that the World Mission Society Church of God believes in, are egregiously manipulative and deceptive.Passover-The-Sign-of-Salvation