“There are truly only two-religions in the entire world, and though it is helpful to know a few details about each religion—at least the big ones—it isn’t necessary for faithful evangelism. You just need to know what the Gospel is and why it is unique.”
(Jordan Standridge – The Cripplegate) I’m sure you’ve heard of it by now, it’s called the Mother-God cult. The official name is the World Mission Society Church of God. I’ve had my share of run-ins with them over the years.
The Mother-God cult is a religion that started in South Korea, and now has more than 2.7 million members.
I had a memorable conversation with one of these members that I wanted to share with you.
I was about to evangelize on a college campus, when I passed a young man with Bible open, talking to a student. As I walked by, he was saying something about God being a mother, so I barged in and started a conversation with the guy, partly out of curiosity and partly to get him to stop talking to that poor student.
After a few minutes of conversation, I simply asked what has become my go to question when talking to anyone involved in a cult.
“Ok, let’s say you’re right; please tell me what I need to do to be saved right now?!”
With a look of fearful shock, he just stood there speechless.
I said, “Come on, man! I could die today! The Bible says today is the day of salvation!” (2 Cor.6:2)
He responded. “It’s not that easy!”
After what had to be at least 20 seconds of him standing there in shock, I said, “Please, you’re here, I assume, to help people, right? How do I get saved? I could die today! Give me something!”
At this point, I was determined not to say a word and to wait until he finally spoke up, and after a long time he finally said, “You have to take the Passover.”
“Ok!” I said, “I’ll take it right now.”
He said “It’s not that easy! You have to take it at my church!”
At this point, I was committed. “Ok let’s drive there now. Hopefully I don’t die on the way.”
At which point he shook his head and said, “It’s not that easy, you can only take it once a year.”
“On April 8th.”