Is WMSCOG a Money Hungry Cult? - The True WMSCOG
Is The World Mission Society Church of God a “Money Hungry Cult”?
Recently, I was reading an article where those who speak against the World Mission Society Church of God called it a “Money Hungry Cult.” I find this accusation quite wrong, and very offensive. Throughout this post I will explain the reason I feel this way, and by this I hope the reader can understand the nature behind their claims.
The Disciples were Part of a Money Hungry Cult
Some people accuse the World Mission Society Church of God as being a money hungry cult based on the simple fact that the Church collects tithes and offerings (by the way, this is done in other Churches as well).
If they are going to say that the WMSCOG is a money hungry cult, then they must also say that the Apostle Paul and the early church saints were part of a money hungry cult.
1 Corinthians 16:1-2 – Now about the collection for God’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 – Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver…
If you have time, I urge you to read chapter 8 of 2nd Corinthians in its entirety, and you will see how, according to the standards of those who speak against the WMSCOG, Apostle Paul was part of a money hungry cult too. However, we understand today that is not the case, Apostle Paul was just collecting offerings to help the gospel work advance. And that is the same reason the World Mission Society Church of God collects tithes and offerings from its members.
So what’s the WMSCOG teaching on money?
The World Mission Society Church of God teaches the Law of Tithes and Offerings just as it is recorded in the Bible; a commandment of God.
Malachi 3:8-10 – “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings…Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, “ says the LORD Almighty,” and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
Matthew 23:23 – “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices – mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law – justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.
As we can see through the verses, the Law of Tithes and Offerings is a teaching of God in the Bible. This is why the World Mission Society Church of God teaches and practices tithes and offerings; it is not about the money itself, but about keeping the law of God. Even Jesus taught to practice the Law of Tithes and Offerings. However, Jesus was concerned about people understanding the reason why they were doing it, and not just doing it without understanding.
The same accusations were made 2,000 years ago.
The Apostles 2,000 years ago experienced the same accusations that the World Mission Society Church of God experiences today. People at that time also accused them of doing the gospel work as a business and solely for money. For this reason, in their letters, they had to clarify this matter to the church members.
1 Timothy 6:4-5 –… he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
1 Thessalonians 2:5 (NLT) – Never once did we try to win you with flattery, as you well know. And God is our witness that we were not pretending to be your friends just to get your money!
The gospel we preach, just like 2,000 years ago, is the pure gospel of Christ, and in no way do we deviate from it. That is why the same accusations that were made 2,000 years ago are being made about the World Mission Society Church of God today.
Where is the Evidence?
Now if the WMSCOG is really a Church that is all about making money, where is the evidence? Please go look at the house where your Pastor lives, is it a mansion? Please go take a look at the car he drives, is it luxurious?
How many vacations or how many houses does Heavenly Mother and General Pastor own?
Please, if you are going to accuse the Church of something, please give the evidence to support your claim… Before accusing the Church of God of something, please provide the evidence to support the claim. Without evidence, no one can say anything. Accusing without real facts, proves the only intention is to confuse others, which in the end, harms the members of the church and their families.
You are not the IRS.
If the WMSCOG is really doing something wrong, please report it to the proper authorities. We don’t need to take it upon ourselves to judge matters that we know nothing about or understand. There are authorities that handle these issues; why don’t those who accuse the Church of God of being a “money hungry cult” go to them, and give them all the “evidence” that they claim to have. It would solve the issue much faster. But why don’t they do that? Because there is nothing wrong or illicit with the operations of the World Mission Society Church of God.
If you wear a pair of glasses that have a red tint on them, everything you look at will seem red, and if you wear a pair of glasses that have a blue tint to them, everything will seem blue. However, we know that things are neither all red nor all blue, yet to the one who wears these glasses, it will definitely look like that. I give this example is because it doesn’t matter what the World Mission Society Church of God does, in the eyes of those who speak against the Church, everything will seem negative. For this reason, we should take everything they say with a grain of salt.
Titus 1:15 — To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.
There is one more thing I would like to ask: If the World Mission Society Church of God is a “Money hungry cult,” How come they do not collect offerings during their Tuesday service? I have yet to attend a Church that does not collect an offering at every service they hold. Or better yet, how come the WMSCOG does not charge for their Bible studies, baptisms, marriages, visits etc…? When I was in the Catholic Church, I remember having to pay for everything: baptism, 1st communion, Catechism classes, and even Bible studies… Please think about this seriously!