I had many doubts while going to church up until high school. When I asked them some questions, only a few vague answers would return to me like, “We are saved by faith, so just believe.” Sometimes, inquiring itself was treated like I was committing a big sin.
Meanwhile, the church members quarreled, being divided into groups. I couldn’t understand why they insisted that only they themselves were right, claiming that they believed in God, why they blamed others whom they used to call brothers and sisters. So I didn’t go to church any longer.
After I got married, I set up our new home in an unfamiliar city. Because there was nobody I knew around where I lived, I went to a church near my house, wanting to have some neighbors. However, it was not any different from the churches I used to go to. I still felt frustrated. About that time, I met one of my friends, who had told me about the truth of God the Mother by sending me the monthly magazine in which the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) was introduced, before I got married. The friend’s look was so bright as if there was something interesting. She said that her life became pleasant since she attended the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG), and she was full of joy and happiness indeed. Although I felt enviable, I didn’t listen to the friend because the church that I had been to warned me not to listen to the words of any other churches.
Some time later, I moved again. I got along well with the neighbor in front of my new place, calling each other sister. Then I found that the sister also went to the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG). I thought there was some invisible connection, so I went to the church with her. While studying the Word, all the doubts, which had not been solved, got solved. Whatsoever I asked, there was surely an answer in the Bible. I felt very relieved, being released from distress. This must have been the joy and pleasure of a religious life, which the friend had felt.
Among many subjects, “The Tree of Life” remained strong in my heart. I somewhat knew that human beings came to die because of the tree of the knowledge of the good and evil which Adam and Eve ate from in the garden of Eden, but I didn’t know that there was the tree of life from which we could eat and were able to live forever. The mystery of the Savior in this age, which was contained in the truth of the tree of life, was much more surprising. At the moment when I heard about the mystery of Christ who came a second time in order to give us the tree of life, I became all choked up. How near God had been who I thought just existed in a far off place!
I couldn’t keep this good thing just to myself. I diligently delivered to my husband what I heard from Zion (WMSCOG). He had not been seeking God even though he had been raised in a Christian family and had a friend working as a pastor. He had not even made a blink of his eye to his father’s last will, “You must believe in God.” However, he lowered his head in front of the truth. At the gathering of my husband’s family on the holiday season, he suddenly said with confidence that the cross was just a tool for capital punishment on which Jesus had died, merely an idol. My husband was so stouthearted that I felt ashamed that I had hesitated to preach the Word in front of my family. He had listened carefully to the few words my children and I had said and had become to be sure of the truth from the heart. Before long, he came to Zion.
I clearly feel that all the joy and happiness of meeting the true God and being loved by Them is the blessing which Elohim God is showering down. I give eternal thanks to Elohim God who granted me this precious truth.
GJ from Korea