Anyone else heard of these guys, the World Mission Society Church of God? I have a member of this group in my Humanities class. He’s fresh meat, all of one year inside this church, so not well educated. He’s about my age, roughly 20ish. He used to be a Catholic before he joined them.
I did some research on the World Mission Society. Seems they have some strange beliefs such as that there is a “God the Mother”. I don’t understand completely what that means theologically - except that God the Father and this “God the Mother” are a Korean couple, the “Father” having died a while ago, leaving this church to his “God Mother” bride.
Anyway, while I am fairly sure they have no basis for their authority other than some Scriptural hocus-pocus (not unlike many Protestants and most nontrinitarians) and their own word of mouth, I want to be completely sure: where do they think they get their authority to teach that this Korean guy and his wife are the Second Coming? Or to reinstate Levitical law? Clearly their authority rests on this dead Korean fellow being the Second Coming, but how can we know he is not? Somehow I feel pointing out this guy is dead isn’t going to be enough.
Should I just focus on, when speaking to this guy in my class, informing him on what the Catholic faith actually is? My guess is he probably left because he was not well educated and never read the Bible much (as usual).
Basically I am trying to get some objective intellectual firepower to attack his position and reinforce my own.