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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!


  1. Wilmer

    In the US we have freedom of speech, but does that mean that whatever comes out of an individual’s mouth is true? NO! Likewise, those who claim that WMSCOG is laundering money are just coming up with groundless accusations. If what they say is true, why isn’t the IRS and the US Gov’t doing investigations on the WMSCOG if we are really laundering money? The reason is because THEIR ALLEGATIONS ARE ALL LIES!

    • I never understood about the tithes and offerings. However it makes sense that the law of tithes and offerings is a law for Gods people that should be kept according to the teachings of the Bible. The church of God really practices the truth according the Bible amazing!!

      • Giselle D.

        It’s true! Ever since I came to the Church of God, I have had all my questioned answered through the bible! It still amazes me and comforts me that we can practice the teachings of Christ, which includes tithes and offerings. I don’t understand why others get upset that we do this, when it is clearly in the bible. Why don’t people get upset that churches break the Sabbath or Passover? Why don’t they say anything about that? I find it strange… Anywho, this is a great post! Very clear! :)

    • God's child

      How’s thi for money hungry, how much money does Zhang’s wardrobe cost? How about the Pastors and wife’s wardrobes? How about the “Jerusalem temple”? How much do the churches in Korea cost and the training facilities, compared to the ghetto churches across the world? Zhang and the Korean leaders cars, how much do they cost? While they live lavishly, they ask for more money from the members for everything from cleaning supplies, food, events, utilities, construction etc…

      • The True WMSCOG

        Mothers wardrobe is irrelevant to her being God, the Bible prophecy is what’s important. Mother can wear whatever she likes, and most of the beautiful Hanboks she wears are donated by members who love Her. Pastors of the church and their wives are taught to be very frugal in their lifestyle, compared to Pastors in other Churches, their lifestyle is very humble. The Jerusalem Temple is gorgeous, however, it was not as expensive as some other Churches around the world. I have had the privilege to visit some of the Churches throughout the United States and other parts of the world, and I can say they are not “ghetto” Churches. They are very well kept, and their appearance is beautiful. The architecture is different than the Churches in Korea, however, their beauty remains. Especially considering the fact that the Church members maintain them very well.

        The vehicles Mother uses and some of the Pastors are average vehicles that many people can afford. They are definitely not like Creflo Dollars Rolls Royce, nor his private Jet. Many members of the Church are very thankful about having received the truth, and they ask how they can contribute and participate in the Church. We are given the opportunity to contribute in many ways, through cleaning supplies, food, events, utilities, construction etc… Everything in the Church is done willingly, and members can participate as they feel.

        God’s child, if you really are God’s child, then do not instigate malicious rumors about the operations of the Church, and do not speak about matters that you do not know about, nor understand. There is nothing wrong, incorrect, or illegal in the activities of the World Mission Society Church of God, I am a witness of these things.

      • Serene

        I am a member of the Church of God and I was never asked to give money, but every contribution I did wad from my heart, and I want to give to receive much blessing from God. Christ taught us where our treasure is there our heart will be also and to be a cheerful to give whatever our heart decides to give, following Christ and the apostles’ example, that’s what Church of God has taught me to do. As a member of the Church of God, I want to help in building the temple and be a member of God’s household, helping as a family member.

        I hope you understand the members’ mind who contribute before speaking in such way about the church.

    • Jessica G

      Unfortunately, we live in a society were words are spoken without careful observation or a lack of experience to prove such accusations. No church I attended before the Church of God explained in detail concerning The Law of Tithes and Offerings. In this way I know this is the church that has The True God. My above statement is based on my experiences in the true WMSCOG.

  2. It’s so true. If there is really something illegal, they must report it to the relevant authorities.
    They are good at speaking against the Church with false and fabricated information.
    The tithe is the law of God and the teaching of Jesus.
    Their claim clearly shows that they do not follow the teachings of the Bible.

    • Sarah

      You are so crazy, if we have evidence against the church now you say it is to confuse and blame!!!


      • The True WMSCOG

        Hi Sarah,

        please there is no need to call others names here… and in all honesty, I was explained in the Church that the Church of God in the USA has a bank account where the tithes and offerings are deposited. To say that they Tithes go to Mother, doesn’t mean that the money is literally and physically going to Korea. Its like in the Old Testament, the Tithes were offered to God… does that mean that the money physically went to Heaven? and if it didn’t, does it mean the Bible is lying?

      • David

        You have no proof only speculations and words of other people. If you cannot understand the simple economics of running 2500 churches worldwide AND opening new Zions around the world you should stop complaining. Churches are not given to us for free the cost money. We no longer live in the age of the barter system, everything costs money and as members of Gods Church who should be the ones to keep it going? ALL the members in ALL the Zions around the world. Just as Jesus said according to your faith let it be done for you. Those of us who have enough faith to believe in the bible give w/o complaint it’s not us sticking our heads in the sand. It’s obvious where your faith lies and it’s blown about like a cloud on the wind. Pray to Father & Mother to help you with your lack of faith. God bless you

    • Kayla R

      This video was so amazing. Nowadays everyone’s all about the money. In most churches it’s just about money. Yet at the WMSCOG it’s not like that. Barely anyone even knows why they give tithes an offerings in other churches. Yet in Zion we learn everything through the words of God, the bible. Yet no one is questioning all the get rich preachers and pastors. It’s funny how churches who say “by faith” and that we don’t have to follow anything in the Old Testament still keep the law of tithe. The sabbath is ignored, the Passover is rejected. But they make to EXTRA effort to get people’s money. Yet WMSCOG doesn’t and still people have something to say. That’s how I know that this church is the truth because we see it through the bible.

      Maybe we should be asking all the 850 denominations what their offerings are going towards? :)

  3. Ingrid

    From My personal experience these accusations are totally unacceptable. We have proof of everything through the scriptures and even 2,000 yrs ago when the apostles and saints of the early church faced these accusations, they wrote about it as proof and an example for us. I don’t recall the verse but it goes something like ” leave these men alone, because if you fight with them and it is God’s will, you will find yourself fighting against God”. We can see in the other churches how pastors take advantage of the offerings for the wrong reason and it is prophesied that they are shepherds who feed only themselves. Here at the WMSCOG we tithe and offered according to the order of Melchizedek the high priest who is our father Christ Ahnsahnghong in the age of the Holy Spirit, and we can say it is used for noble purpose and for the gospel to grow fast and spread throughout the world as it is prophesied thanks to our God Elohim, Father and Mother!

  4. carrie

    when i saw this post, and read the article, truly the word of God demolishes all foolishness, we know we are in the truth when the early church was accused of the same thing 2000 years ago! Truly there is nothing new under the sun…the nature of people never changes…they just want to look.through the glasses of negativity…no matter what we do, because they don’t like our truth and don’t want to follow they will find whatever they can to feel justified, but it doesn’t change the truth…

  5. Serene

    Talk about money-hungry churches, I know there are many other churches that spent the members’ offering incorrectly, why don’t they speak about those churches, when they can actually find evidence such as the priests and pastors have new cars and houses? WMSCOG is a world wide church, if it really was illegally using the members’ offerings, the church would not be able to stand and even expand every year. That is just common sense. Moreover they are accusing without evidence, that just prove that they liars, nothing they said was ever true anyway.

  6. Luis F

    It is said that Smart people talk by experience not just by other people´s experiences. People who do not like bananas will search for every single negative fact to diminish the true value of the fruit. Do not follow other people´s opinions or negative criticisms because they will ALWAYS be wrong and misleading from the truth. Give yourself a chance and find out about salvation, the only way to eternal life and the kingdom of Heaven for which God left his throne of glory to live like a human being. If you are the one who is looking for God and have dreams about the kingdom of Heaven, God is very close to you and let NO ONE take away your chance to receive salvation!!! Give yourself a chance and study the Bible with the World Mission Society Church of God.

  7. Lissy

    This makes me think of Gods teaching in the bible in Ecclesiastes 1:9 God said what has been will be again, what has been done will be done again. The same thing that happened 2,000yrs ago is happening to the WMSCOG. So we should take a lesson of what happened in the past and realize they have made false accusations.

  8. Mindy

    I think the people who are making these claims against this church have watched too many movies. It’s true, where is the evidence? If the people speaking negatively about the Church of God World Mission Society are so concerned about churches taking money, then why aren’t they talking about other churches who were ACTUALLY convicted of those kind of crimes? It’s because they can’t win any argument about this church in regards to biblical truth, so they try to make gossip to tarnish it’s reputation. Nice try, but not good enough.

  9. Hector

    If we do not take the time to think and look at the evidence and facts we will not be able to understand and might fall under Satan’s false schemes. It is for this particular reason that our Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem and Heavenly Father Christ Ahnsahnghong gave us the bible, where we can see the truth always. As mentioned and illustrated in the above part of the site, 1-) Tithes and Offering is in the bible 2-) It is practiced by the free will of the member, it is not forced by any leader of the church 3-) By logic if The World Mission Society Church of God was doing something wrong the U.S. authorities would have already confronted this matter, but since there is nothing wrong and the Church members are just following a regulation that God had established for us to follow.those who make such accusations about the Church being a “money hungry cult” are simply giving false testimony. Please let us study the Bible carefully and look at the facts in order to not be deceived by the schemes of Satan.

  10. Dario H.

    This by far has to be one of the most inaccurate accusations yet. .

    Church of God is the complete opposite of a money hungry cult. Actually there is real evidence for this. In 2010 the World Mission Society Church of God donated 100,000 to the U.N towards Haiti victims

    It is true as well that Heavenly Mother does not live a luxurious life on this Earth. She lives a very humble life just like Christ Ahnsahnghong when He was on this earth.

    I can name more then a few Pastors from other religions that do live in Mansions, drive Mercedes and go on vacation often. Why don’t they go accuse them, it’s much easier for them to bring forth evidence.

    It’s because these people do not want to “enlighten” others but they just like to speak negatively against the Church of God for no reason.

  11. Emmalynn

    This Is The Same Way Jesus Was Accused 2000 Years Ago……When Jesus Was Asked If It Was Right To Pay Taxes To Caesar? The Pharisees And Teachers Of The Law Intentions Were Evil. Likewise The Intentions Of These Individuals Are The Same.. I Have Been A Member Of The Church Of God For 11 Years And The Church Of God Has Never In My 11 Years As An Active Member Asked Me For Money Or My Possessions. These Allegations Are False And Preposterous. In Fact The Church Of God Has Helped Me Become A Better Human Being With Love And Care. Also One Of The Teachings Of The Church Of God Is That It Is Better To Give Love Than To Receive Love. The Church Of God Gives Their Love Unconditionally Without Expecting Anything In Return.

  12. Dario

    Hello my name is Dario and thank you for this post once again. It is incredible the degree that people will stoop to, to oppose someone else. I remember when I first came to the Church of God I was very moved by the Church because I saw all the volunteer efforts and aid they have given across the world , might I mention being praised even by the U.N. I don’t see how a such a lie could be even closely associated with the Church of God. I give thanks to God for bringing me to this Church that teaches to always think of others before yourself .

  13. Cristian

    If the World Missions Society Church of God was in fact a money hungry cult, tithes and offerings would be forced upon us. However, I have never been coerced into giving money to the church, tithes and offerings are given according to the freewill of each member. In fact, I do not know anyone who has been coerced into giving tithes and offerings. A church that run solely on the greed for money would not expand so quickly, in fact members would probably not stay. Greed and thirst for money are things that people, no matter from what background, stay away from. If every members would have been giving money from coercion that church would have been reported by now, because it would begin to look suspicious. Seriously, think about it, the claim is senseless.

  14. Oscar

    There are so many churches in this world, yet the most controversial one seems to be the Church of God. Why is that? Because the truth hurts! Those who continue to fabricate lies and schemes to deceive the children of God are those who know the truth but are incapable of following it. Why don’t they say the Sabbath is false? The Passover is false? or that the 7 feast are false? The reason is because they believe them to be true! Instead of humbling themselves they reject God who has come to save and establish the law of Tithes in order to keep our hearts and minds in heaven.
    Those who continue to exercise freedom of speech make sure you have some facts or proof of what you are speaking of. If the claims that are being made were true the Church of God would had been investigated by the government by now and been found of some form of wrong doing. Yet this has not happened and will not because we only follow the teachings of God which are perfect.

    As oppose to continue to fabricate lies, speak about the acknowledgment to the church by the U.N, speak about the countless awards given to the church throughout the world for the countless hours of volunteer activities by the church.

    If you truly want to know about the church visit us and see for yourself the teaching regarding Tithes and Offerings is correct or not. I pray that those who are seeking God will do so only through the bible and not be deceived by the foolish fabricated lies by those who have chosen to fight against God for no avail.

  15. Brian

    I’ve heard this accusation before and it is utterly ridiculous. If indeed the World Mission Society Church of God is a “money hungry cult” then why would we use a “Korean Jesus”? How much money does the general public and christian churches make, using the name of “Jesus”? Literally Millions… so why would we use a doctrine that the general public won’t agree with and that goes completely against “general Christianity”? It makes absolutely no sense at all. I hope all who claim that the World Mission Society Church of God is a money hungry cult, realize who THEY are giving their money to. Regardless if one believes Christ Ahnsahnghong or not, if they call themselves a Christian, they should follow the examples of Abraham, because those who belong to Christ are called “Children of Abraham or Abraham’s Seed”(Romans 9:7-13,Gal 3:26-29) And Abraham gave the tithe to Melchizedek, the one who gave bread and wine. And it is written that Jesus is the high priest in the order of Melchizedek(Hebrews 5:7-10)So if a church isn’t giving the Bread and Wine of the Passover, then the “tithe” they are giving isn’t going to God at all.
    All praise, honor, and glory to Father and Mother.

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