I want to ask if you’ve come across a group who started in Korea called the Church of God and preaches the doctrine of Mother God? If so what’s your take on this doctrine?   Your reply will be very much appreciated


I had not heard of this group before. It seems that it is one of a large number of similar groups which have popped up in the last 10-20 years, especially in Asia. This group can be described as a cult. The word “cult” has very strong overtones, and I use it with caution, but it seems to be appropriate to this group.

Clearly, this group is not Christian. The teaching about Mother God is heretical. Their teaching that their founder and cult leader Anh Sahng-hong is the second coming of Jesus is definitely heretical.   In this sense, the Korean Church of God is similar to the Moonies/Unification Church, but on many areas of doctrine it is quite distinct from Sun Myung Moon’s church.  Their teaching about the Sabbath and the Day of Atonement is false doctrine. Their belief in the pre-existence of the soul is also heretical. We can treat Baptists, Lutherans, Catholics, Pentecostals, Anglicans and so forth as “Christian” in the broadest sense. Even if most of the members in these groups are not saved, their view of Jesus is more or less accurate, but the Church of God (Korea) is not Christian.

John Oakes

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