“And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end,” Luke 1:31-33.

The interpretation of these verses draws one of the defining differences between the World Mission Society Church of God and other Christian or Catholic religions.

While most religions do not believe Jesus has returned to earth the Church of God believes he was born in 1918 – Christ Ahnsahnghong.

“We must not just have faith.  We need to be like the salt and the light of the world,” said Gaurav Gautam of the World Mission Society Church of God. “It just takes 3 percent of salt to purify the world.  To purify it takes 3 percent of salt, so we believe that even if 3 percent of us throughout the world participate that 3 percent can purify the whole world.”

To help spread their beliefs and interpretation of the Bible the Church of God does community service all over the globe.  The organization donated over 4,000 hours of their time, which won them the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

“Throughout the whole world our church is actively participating in volunteer activities, so we can spread the word that if we are all like this how much of a greater society we can live in,” said Gautam.

Last year the church, which is a national organization, held a concert in Korea where they raised about $100,000 for areas that have been struck with disaster.

“We’ve been doing street clean-up and volunteering at nursing homes and disaster relief,” said Gautam.  “When we raised $100,000 our general pastor went directly to the [United Nations] to give that gift to them.”

To further spread their reach throughout the world they are working to establish an organization at UNC Charlotte.  Students interested in finding out more about the Church of God and the university organization can visit www.english.watv.org.

19 COMMENTS

  1. You too can get a President’s Volunteer Service Award.  The program is available to all U.S. citizens.  How did this church’s general pastor in Korea, Kim Joo-Cheol get one?  Is he really a U.S. citizen?  Get more information here:
    http://encountering-ahnsahnghong.blogspot.com/2011/11/letting-your-light-shineor-seeking.html
     
    And there is even more info here:
    http://www.examiningthewmscog.com/
     
    Be careful about this church.  Check them out fully before committing.
     

    • What a pity, genny!
      You can’t see good things with good feeling…
      Don’t lie about WMSCOG no more  !!!

    •  @genny
       Yeah, sure. I can also get a President’s Volunteer Service Award if I donate 4,000 hours of my life time to help others or serve communites, Do you think that’s easy???
      I don’t think the US goverment is giving the award without a fair standard.

    •  @genny 
      Do you want to get a president’s volunteer service award like the church of god??
      You can do it !!  if you win that award you’ll  be more famous than now.

    •  @genny  Do you want to get the president’s volunteer service award ?
      You can do it !  If you do that like the church of god, you’ll be more famous than now.

    •  @genny
       
      hey, u don’t even believe U.S goverment.if u have any doubt,any complaint or whatever, u can write to “White House” not to here. Genny,i’ve seen u in some of slandering sites against wmscog, just look at inside of u, who do u think u r ! do u think u r children of God? God always teaches one thing”LOVE” then what about u ? Inside of u is filled with not love but prejudice and doubt instead. How can u practice teachings of God “LOVE” with such a mind and heart ? Plz look at the bright side.   Giving LOVE with “your lips only” is “meaningless”, dont think 2 much, God’s love is unconditional love, doesn’t calculate at all. just go outside and do anything meaningful for others in need.
      One thing is so sure and true here on this issue, that is, While we are doing ..bla bla, World Mission Society Church of God is still practicing the “LOVE”of God by helping others “even this moment” in every place in the world. genny, it’s matter of time, u will see soon if u r right or not.  u know what?
      Act 5:38-39 Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity  is of human origin, it will fail.But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” 

  2. why do you speak badly of good activity? Nowadays the love of most grow colder and colder, we should praise and spread more the good activities. 4000 hours volunteer activities of Church of God deserve praise,and christiants should do as Church of God have done. I have doubt you, genny,honesty!!

  3. There are many churches which is doing good things, community service..etc.
    WMSCOG get a president’s volunteer service award.. what a surprise!!
    If many of churches do the good things, community service more and more, we’ll be happy, joyful together.
    I appreciate your effort.

  4. There are many churches which is doing good things, community service..etc.
    What a surprise!!  WMSCOG wins  president’s volunteer service award.. 
    If many of churches do the good things, community service more and more, we’ll be happy, joyful together.
    I appreciate your effort.
     

  5. There are many churches doing good things, community service,etc.
    what a surprise!! WMSCOG wins president’s volunteer sevice award.
    If many of churches do the good things more and more. we’ll be happy, joyful together.
    I appreciate your effort.

  6. Genny I think u are not christian, are u? otherwise how can u say like that? As a person who has the love of God should respect and consider each other. Shame on u. The world mission society church of God is worthy to be praised 🙂

  7. Genny I think u are not christian, are u? otherwise how can u say like that? As a person who has the love of God should respect and consider each other. Shame on u. The world mission society church of God is worthy to be praised 🙂

  8. World Mission Society Church of God is preachig about love of God the Mother.
    Jesus taught  we should love and help each other, too.
    That’s why we participate in the volunteer service.
    If you wanna know about WMSCOG, please visit this site.
     
    http://wmscog.org

  9. Yes, it is indeed nice that so many people are being helped. It is admirable to help people through community service (I’m sorry I didn’t say that in the first place). Many Christians around the world serve people in many ways. My children will be doing it too when they are old enough.
    There is nothing wrong with that, but there is something wrong with this Presidential Award.
    Read here for details about the award: http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/tg/pvsainfo/dspFAQs.cfm. 
    Then look carefully at the award on the website: http://welcome.watv.org/award/all.html. 
    How did they earn a “Lifetime” award when it is not available to groups, only individuals?
    And for Mr. Kim to earn a “Lifetime” award he needed to perform 4000 hours himself, personally. Did he? And he must be a U.S. citizen. Is he?
    These are valid questions. Don’t avoid them–answer them. Can you clear up these issues?

  10. I’m a member of WMSCOG. You, genny, know that you are trying to tell a lie!!!
    Why do you slander WMSCOG?
    Do you envy President’s Service Award??

  11. This is what Christians should be like, helping people and serving communities. I believe World Mission Society Church of God set good examples of practicing God’s word, “be the salt and the light of the world.” Keep up 🙂

  12. This is what Christians should be like, helping people and serving communities. I believe World Mission Society Church of God set good examples of practicing God’s word, “be the salt and the light of the world.” Keep up 🙂

  13. Even though you want to do something,  it is very difficult to put it into practice!
    Furthermore, it is more difficult to do it continually!!
    So, World Mission Society Church of God deserves President’s Volunteer Service Award.
    However, there are some people who dislike this thing!!
    I think that such people never have a mind to help another, loving only himself.

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