[False Claim of NCPCOG]
In the book of Christ Ahnsahnghong, “Interpretation about the matter of the New Jerusalem and the Bride, and the Women’s Veil”?it is written that there is no Heavenly Mother and that the bride is the saints.
1. The book was withdrawn
“Interpretation about the matter of the New Jerusalem and the Bride, and the Women’s Veil”?is not a Truth Book that Father left for our salvation.
First, Father wrote the book in 1983 only to prove that Eom Su-in is not the bride. The book was only for this reason, so Father collected all the copies of this book later, which had been distributed to the members temporarily. If this book is a Truth Book that we must know for our salvation, why did Father collect the copies and discard them all?
Second, Father Himself testified in 1984 that our Mother is the true bride. If Father truly thought there is no bride or spiritual Mother, why did He testify about the bride later? This book was only to judge the false bride Eom Su-in who claimed that she was the bride at that time. Therefore, it is against Father’s will to argue that Heavenly Mother does not exist because of the book, without considering the fact that Father had collected all the copies of the book and testified to the true bride, our Heavenly Mother, later. However, slanderers get this book from the NCPCOG who left the truth, and use it as a tool to oppose our truth and church.
2. They distort the true meaning by just using a portion of the truth, ignoring the whole history of our church
Opposers deliberately avoid explaining the whole situation, and only take a portion of what Father said in order to deceive those who do not know the history of the Church of God. Let’s see how ridiculous it is, through some examples.
Jesus once warned His disciples not to tell anyone that He is Christ (Mt 16:20). Does that mean that the disciples were forbidden to preach about Jesus forever? Suppose that someone wrote only the words of Jesus, “Do not tell anyone that I am the Christ,” and even recorded His voice on tape. Then, he opposed Jesus’ disciples who preached about Jesus, saying that Jesus did not want anybody to know that He is Christ, and then showed them the writing and recording as its evidence. Is that right? Never! Later, Jesus told His disciples to be His witnesses in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth (Ac 1:8). Another time, Jesus said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan!” (Mt 16:23). Does that mean we must not trust what Peter said since Jesus once called him Satan? Is that the true will of Jesus? Of course, not!
Later, Jesus asked Peter to take care of His sheep (Jn 21:15-17).
Now the opposers only take a part of Father’s words which were given in a special situation, and argue against all the teachings that Father gave to us after that.
3. The background of how the book in question came out
It is true that the book, “Interpretation about the matter of the New Jerusalem and the Bride, and the Women’s Veil”?was written by Father. However, we must understand the situation at that time and the reason why this book was written, in order to know the true meaning of the book. If we only insist on part of what is written in the book without understanding the situation, we will go against the true will of Father like the examples above.
In the year 1983, it was before Father made known to us the truth of Heavenly Mother. However, a woman named Eom Su-in stole a peek into Father’s book and impersonated the bride, Heavenly Mother. She even tried to change the truth, insisting that women did not need to cover their heads with veils; she stirred up trouble in the church.
So, Father wrote the book and distributed its copies to the church members in order to judge Eom Su-in and her followers, so that the members would not be deceived by falsehood. And Father also gave sermons in the same context with the book. (Now the opposers make bad use of the sermon tapes of that time).
If we only read the preface of “Interpretation about the matter of the New Jerusalem and the Bride, and the Women’s Veil” written in 1983, we can fully understand the situation when this book was published, and the purpose of publishing it.
Preface of?“Interpretation about the matter of the New Jerusalem and the Bride, and the Women’s Veil”
This book is published in order to stop the troublemakers’ distortion of the Bible and fanatical acts in the church. Moreover, this book explains the errors in Eom Su-in’s books and roughly testifies to the unchanging truth of the Church of God . . . Since Eom Su-in caused such a big trouble due to her arrogance, how can she be forgiven? . . . From now on, let us examine the errors in Eom Su-in’s books one by one.
From the preface of this book, Father mentioned the name, Eom Su-in. Only by looking at this, we can clearly understand that this book was written only to solve the problem caused by Eom Su-in.
After everything settled down, do you know what Father did? He collected all the copies of the book from the church members.
That means Father did not want us to read it any longer. However, without considering Father’s will for us not to read this book anymore, they still use this book to oppose the truth. It is just like calling Peter Satan to the end because Jesus said at one time. How absurd it is! When an enemy is coming, the castle gate is closed, and then is it opened again after defeating the enemy? Father closed the truth of Heavenly Mother in 1983 to defeat Satan’s slander, and opened the truth for us later in 1984. Therefore, it is wrong to insist that Father Ahnsahnghong testified against Heavenly Mother by using the book,?“Interpretation about the matter of the New Jerusalem and the Bride, and the Women’s Veil”.
4. Christ Ahnsahnghong testified about Heavenly Mother through His Truth Books
As explained below, Father testified about God the Mother through His Truth Books. However, the opposers infatuate the members and distort Christ Ahnsahnghong’s true will by intentionally not mentioning these contents but only emphasizing the content from the collected book.
1) From the preface of “Unsealing the Seven Thunders” (1955)
|Preface of “Unsealing the Seven Thunders”I neither speak these words of my own accord, nor did I learn them from others, but it was only our Lord Jesus Christ who shone the light on me. When He gave the light to me, the world was in the dark of night. He shone His light throughout the four corners of the world, but there was no one to receive the light, so finally it was shone on me. And there is one more person. She is still a child. She is to appear after me. When the time comes, she will appear . . .|
Father wrote that Jesus lastly shone the light to Him and another person since there was no one to receive the light. In other words, out of the whole world there were only two of Them received the light―Christ Ahnsahnghong and “one more person” who was a child at that time. This shows the Saviors in this age―Christ Ahnsahnghong and?Heavenly Mother. In 1955 when this book was published, Heavenly Mother was physically 12 years old, so Father said that She was still a child and would appear in due time. Just as Father had said, He revealed Heavenly Mother to us just before He ascended back to heaven. Just as Eve appeared after Adam fell into a deep sleep, Heavenly Mother’s glory was to be revealed after Father, the last Adam, left.
2) “A Letter to the Laodicea Church” (1960)
Even at the time when Father did not fully reveal the truth about Heavenly Mother, He testified that the 144,000 saints do not indicate the heavenly new Jerusalem. He rather said that just as a temple is named after the builder’s name like “Solomon Temple,” the temple becomes the “New Jerusalem’s Temple.” Doesn’t this mean that the construction of the heavenly New Jerusalem Temple will be fulfilled by Heavenly Mother, the new Jerusalem?
|“A Letter to the Laodicea Church” (1960), Ch. 15When the 144,000 living saints are all found, the heavenly Jerusalem Temple is completed. I am not saying that the 144,000 saints themselves are the temple. In the past, a temple was named after the name of its builder: Solomon Temple, Zerubbabel Temple, Nehemiah Temple, Herod Temple. Like this, by gathering the 144,000 living saints, the New Jerusalem Temple is completed.|
3) “The Mystery of God and the Spring of the Water of Life” (1980), Ch. 24
|“The Mystery of God and the Spring of the Water of Life,” Ch. 24 On the sixth day, God made livestock and wild animals, and He created Adam and Eve last of all beings (Ge 1:24-31). The Bible says that Adam was a pattern of the one to come [Jesus] (Ro 5:14). It also says that the first man [Adam] was of the dust of the earth and the second man [Jesus] from heaven (1 Co 15:44-49). In Rev 22:17, the last Adam and Eve are called the Spirit and the Bride.?Rev 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.The above prophecy shows that Jesus―the second Adam―who came 1,900 years ago will come in the flesh again in the last days and lead all the animals [Gentiles]. The Bible calls the Gentiles, who are to be saved, “all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air” (Ac 10:1-16; cf. Ac 10:24-29).The last Adam and Eve represent the Spirit and the Bride. On the last day, the Spirit and the Bride will appear and lead all the animals [the Gentiles].|
Father testified that the Holy Spirit and the bride, the reality of Adam and Eve, will appear in the last days and lead all the animals [Gentiles] to salvation. Here, the saints are represented as the animals; therefore, the bride cannot be the saints. The Bible says that Eve rules over all creatures together with Adam (Ge 1:26-28). Like this, in His Truth Book, Father testified about Heavenly Mother, the Savior who would lead all the saints after Him.
4) “The Mystery of God and the Spring of the Water of Life” (1980), Ch. 35
|“The Mystery of God and the Spring of the Water of Life,” Ch. 35Rev 22:17?The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.In what form will?the Spirit and the Bride?come and proclaim??Jesus said:Jn 12:48?“There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day.”And it is written:Rev 19:11-13?I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.And it is written that the Word became flesh:Jn 1:14?The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.The Word that became flesh indicates Jesus who came in the flesh 1,900 years ago. The Bible says that the Word will judge at the last day. Unless the Word becomes flesh, how can the Spirit say??The interpretation of Rev 22:17?is that Jesus, who cried out on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles 1,900 years ago, will?come again in the flesh and cry out.|
This indicates that the Spirit and the bride will come in the flesh to give us the water of life. That is, Father revealed the fact that the bride, who would give the water of life, is the savior coming in the flesh like the Spirit [Father].
5. Father revealed Heavenly Mother when the time came
Father waited until 1984 when Heavenly Mother was to be revealed. In the Bible, it is said, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven” (Ecc 3:1), and “I am the LORD; in its time I will do this swiftly” (Isa 60:22). So, Father said, “She will appear when the time comes,” in the preface of “Unsealing the Seven Thunders.” And when the time came, Father clearly revealed Heavenly Mother.
The Passover, which Christ Ahnsahnghong lastly kept in 1984 one year before ascending back to heaven, was very special. Father had kept the Passover in Busan. However, in 1984 Father said He would keep the Passover in Seoul where Heavenly Mother was. Then, Father asked His disciples to rent a wedding hall for the Passover and prepare two candles, a red one and blue one, which symbolizes a wedding banquet in Korea. Moreover, Father let Mother pray on the pulpit, not in the presider’s seat.
Why did Father prepare the Passover like this? All of these preparations were to reveal Heavenly Mother who is the bride in the heavenly wedding banquet.
In addition, on May 18, 1984, Christ Ahnsahnghong had His picture taken with Heavenly Mother in wedding garments and left the picture as evidence to prove that our Heavenly Mother is the very bride of the Spirit [the Second Coming Jesus].
Then, Father held the provisionary general meeting in January 1985, and said that where Heavenly Mother is the church headquarters. Moreover, Father said that everything will go well when we listen to Heavenly Mother.
6. Father’s sermon, “Walking with God”
Father also left the sermons testifying about Heavenly Mother in addition to the pictures. In the sermon, “Walking with God,” Father started the sermon with the verse, “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” (Jn 13:13-15), and wrote as follows:
“Elisha followed Elijah.
Joshua followed Moses.
Peter followed Jesus.
I follow Mother.”
By this, Father clearly taught us that we are to follow Mother. Therefore, we must believe in Heavenly Mother and follow Her whom Christ Ahnsahnghong Himself testified about.
Father Himself testified about Heavenly Mother in various ways. Despite that, the opposers intentionally ignore Father’s testimonies about Heavenly Mother, and still stick to the book that Father withdrew. Therefore, their claim that Father denied the existence of Heavenly Mother is wrong.
The opposers who made bad use of the book Father withdrew are so foolish. They are like those who say that Peter is Satan because Jesus called Peter Satan once, and that the disciples should not preach that Jesus is Christ because Jesus once told them not to say that He is the Christ.
The Bible testifies that the Spirit and the bride are the saviors in the last days (Rev 22:17). And Jesus already prophesied that false Christs would appear in the last days (Mt 24:24). Therefore, not only false Second Coming Christs but also false brides can appear.
Indeed, when Father was on the earth, there was the appearance of a false bride, Eom Su-in. Eom Su-in is a wicked woman who tried to change the law of God, denying God’s teaching that females should cover their heads with veils during service. Since the one who changed God’s regulation claimed to be the bride who would give the water of life, and even infatuated many souls, Father must have been greatly enraged. That is why Christ Ahnsahnghong refuted Eom Su-in’s claim in the book, and expressed Eom Su-in’s thought as a “delusion.” As a sinner deserving of death, she was far from repenting, but changed God’s regulation stated in the Bible, went against God, and called herself the bride who would give out the water of life. Wouldn’t that be a delusion?