An Encounter With a Mother-God Cult Evangelist

“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.”

I was intrigued. “April 8th?  How’d you come up with that date?” View article →

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