[False Claim of NCPCOG]
In the Truth Books and the sermon tapes that Christ Ahnsahnghong left, there is no teaching that the Hebrew word “elohim” indicates plural God. “elohim” is an expression made by the General Pastor of the Church of God afterwards. Therefore, God the Mother does not exist.
1. “Elohim” is the word of God
About 3,500 years ago, Moses designated God as “Elohim,” the plural term of God, in the Hebrew Bible. “elohim” is a Biblical word which God let the prophets record, being carried along by the Holy Spirit. How can they insist that the word, which God made recorded, was made up by the General Pastor? Moreover, the LORD God, who let Moses record His words in the Bible, is Christ Ahnsahnghong. So the Hebrew word “elohim” is one of the teachings of Christ Ahnsahnghong, regardless of the age when it was recorded.
2. Christ Ahnsahnghong testified to Heavenly Mother, irrelevant to the term
For example, we cannot find the word “Holy Trinity” in the Bible. For this reason, can we say the Bible does not testify about the triune God? I’m afraid not. That is because the Bible clearly testifies about the triune God. In other words, the usage of the term is not the crux of the problem. In the same way, it is not important whether or not Christ Ahnsahnghong used the word elohim. What matters is whether or not He testified about God the Mother. There are a lot of definite testimonies of Christ Ahnsahnghong about Heavenly Mother, which no one can deny. So the NCPCOG’s insistence is nothing but a play on words. (As for Christ Ahnsahnghong’s testimony about Heavenly Mother, refer to clauses 4, 5, 6 of 1-2.)
3. A question that NCPCOG can never answer
God our Creator said, “Let us make man.” Therefore, God who created man is definitely more than one. Since the NCPCOG claims that they, too, believe in the teachings of Christ Ahnsahnghong, they can never say that the “us” in Genesis 1 indicates the triune God. Then to whom does God who said, “Let us make man,” refer to except God the Father? Why is it plural? Answer this question!
If they insist that Elohim who is referred to as “us” in Genesis 1 indicates God and the angels, we can easily prove that their claim is wrong. Elohim God who is referred to as “us” in Genesis 1, is God who created the heavens, the earth and man for six days. So, if they insist that “Elohim” refer to God and the angels, this means that they have to worship the angels, too, as the creators. Is it true? Not at all! It is a blasphemous thought unimaginable for a person who believes in God. According to the Bible, the angels testify that God is the only Creator and we must worship God only.
- Rev 14:6-7 Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth?to every nation, tribe, language and people. He (angel) said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
Whom does the angel refer to as the Creator who made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and the springs of water? The angel refers to God as the Creator. Did the angel say that he also made the heavens and the earth? No! The angel only referred to God as the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and told us to worship God, the Creator. All angels testified that we must worship God only, not them.
Therefore, “Elohim” in Genesis 1 cannot include the angels.
- Rev 19:9-10 Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
- Rev 22:8-9 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and se en them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!”