Some people claim that the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) insists a time-limited eschatology and destroys families. However, the same rumors were spread by some slanderers and they were found guilty 7 years ago. Unfortunately, such false claims are being also spread by opposers today. You might have seen a rumor that the Church of God predicted the end of world in 2012 but it failed. And some claim that the Church breaks up families. Their claims are really absurd and not reasonable. (For example, some argue that families are destroyed because the Church of God prohibits alcohol beverages or smoking.) But many people are affected by such unreasonable claims.

Please see the following article reported by the Christian Newspapers on December 11, 2006. (If you click on the image, you can see an enlarged version.)

The Supreme Court ruled that ‘the insistence that the Church of God spreads a time-limited eschatology and causes families to break up is false.’

(Click here for the Korean (original) version of the newspaper article.)

The defendants in the lawsuit mentioned in the above article are still spreading false rumors about the World Mission Society Church of God. They say that they were not convicted, but the above article clearly showed that they were found guilty by spreading false rumors. Many people are being deceived by the lies of them. Please see this page for full story.

Why do they argue that the Church insisted that the world would end in 2012? They do by citing a particular part of the book titled “The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep” written by Christ Ahnsahnghong.

“According to the prophecy, one day is to be interpreted as one year (Eze. 4:6, Nu. 14:34.) Therefore, if we add 168 years to 1844 AD when Jesus entered the Most Holy Place in heaven, 2012 becomes the last day” –  Page 15 of “The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep”

They insist that Christ Ahnsahnghong wrote “2012 becomes the end of the world” by quoting only part of the book. Does the passage “2012 becomes the last day” really mean “the world will end in 2012”? When looking at the previous part of the above, the passage in question means “2012 becomes the last day of the construction of the Heavenly Sanctuary.” In others words, it has nothing to do with the end of the world. At this, some ask, “Why does the Church of God continue to preach if the Heavenly Sanctuary was complete?” They do neither know the Bible nor the will of God and. Who can command us to stop preaching? (Only God can.) The Bible also teaches that there are a great multitude that will be saved (Revelation 7:9.) Please refer to this page for a detailed explanation for this topic.

Christ Ahnsahnghong clearly wrote in His last book, “Salvation is not given according to whether to know the date or not, but given to people who know the truth of the new covenant and obey it.” 2,000 years ago, the Jews denied Jesus and even crucified Him on a cross. They slandered and persecuted Jesus and the disciples with false information. The history repeats itself. Those who refuse to obey the New Covenant Passover try to slander the World Mission Society Church of God with fabricated information and false witnesses. However, we must follow the teachings of the Bible to get salvation. Please “know the truth of the new covenant and obey it” as Christ Ahnsahnghong wrote.