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You might have encountered the name “Steven Hassan” while searching information about the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) on Internet. He uses a model named “BITE” to brand the Church of God as a cult. However, the BITE Model has nothing to do with the Bible and is not based on the Bible. Moreover, the BITE Model of Steven Hassan is so broad that many Christian churches also can probably be classified as heretics when this model is applied.  (Even Jesus and the Apostle Paul are not free from this model.) You can see invalidity of the BITE Model for this purpose from the above video.

Mr. Hassan is a licensed mental health counselor. He has another title: a self-proclaimed “Cult Expert.” It’s not an accredited expert title, but a mere self-proclaimed one. In other words, he is not a religious expert. Moreover, Steven Hassan has limited knowledge in religion. Then, why is he slandering the Church of God although he has nothing to do with the Church? He uses religion to market his books. Please refer to this page for more about Steven Hassan.

Mr. Hassan is attacking the World Mission Society Church of God with false testimonials of former members. The answers of the ex-members who appear in his videos are wheeled by the questions of Mr. Hassan. Steven Hassan’s religious background is based on his experience in the Unification Church. He is cleverly mixing the doctrines of the Unification Church with those of the Church of God in order to distort the teachings of the WMSCOG. So, those who do not know the World Mission Society Church of God might misunderstand the teachings of the Church. (Please refer to this page for this topic.)

Please watch out for so-called “Cult Experts.” They try to judge religious groups using man-made tools such as the BITE Model of Mr. Hassan. The standard of judgment should be the Bible: The churches which follow the teachings of the Bible are true churches.

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies…  Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. (2 Peter 2:1-3)

False teachers or false prophets teach people with man-made rules. For example, it’s well known that Jesus was not born on December 25th. However, all Christian churches and the Roman Catholic Church celebrate Christmas as the birthday of Jesus. We must remember that Christmas originated from a pagan festival for celebrating the birth of sun-god. Those celebrate Christmas on December 25 are not celebrating the birth of Jesus, but the birth of sun-god. Sunday service also is not based on the Bible. It also originated from a pagan custom. God commanded God’s people to remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Jesus kept the Sabbath, as was his custom (Luke 4:16) and the Apostle Paul also observed the Sabbath by following the example of Jesus (Acts 17:2.) Those who keep the Sunday service worship God in vain (Matthew 15:7-9.) Instead, we must observe the feasts of the New Covenant such as the Passover and the Sabbath. (The World Mission Society Church of God keeps the Sabbath day of the New Covenant, not the Sabbath day of the Old Covenant. Please refer to this page.)

You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me [Christ] (John 5:39)

The Bible testifies about Christ. We can recognize the Savior only through the Bible. It’s prophesied that Christ would appear a second time to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him (Hebrews 9:28.) And the Bible says that the Spirit and the bride are to give us the water of life in the last days (Revelation 22:17.) The World Mission Society Church of God believes in Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother as the Savior of this age based on the Bible. Christ Ahnsahnghong fulfilled all prophecies regarding the Second Coming Jesus (Please refer to this page.) The Bible also testifies to the existence of God the Mother. In the eyes of humans, it’s hard to understand the truth hidden in the Bible. Please look into the Bible to receive the Savior whom the Bible testifies about.

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” … let him take the free gift of the water of life. (Revelation 22:17)

But the Jerusalem that is above [in heaven] is free, and she is our mother. (Galatians 4:26)

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