An old college friend called me up one day and said he’d been studying the Bible at a church. I was surprised because he never talked about church before, and definitely never about the Bible.
But I had been looking for a place to study, so I wanted to try it out too. We studied about the Sabbath day, the Passover, and a few other topics. Then he told me about second coming Christ and I honestly wasn’t surprised.
Then eventually, I attended a service with him on a Sabbath day. That was a total shock! I grew up uber Catholic and so my concept of God and church and everything holy was completely off.
The difference between what I was told growing up and what I saw at the Church of God were worlds apart and this totally rocked my world. Check out some of my posts to know what differences I’m referring to.
My mind kept going back and forth between what seemed to be right and what I had been told was right.
Is the Church of God really the true Church?
Is Ahnsahnghong really second coming Christ?
But he’s Korean.
Why didn’t I know this before?
I can’t handle this.
And with all these doubts in my mind, I figured, let me ask my best friend, Google.
The following Monday, I did the obvious thing. I Googled An-San-Hon?? Of course I had no idea how to spell Ahnsahnghong or what to even look up. But, there it was. Site after site started popping up. Some good and some bad.
I watched a couple of videos and that was enough to inform my decision. I was never going back.
There was no way I was getting baptized in the Church of God.
I was convinced that the Church of God was a cult.
This went on for months, until finally some common sense kicked in. I could not stop thinking about what I had seen at the WMSCOG – the Sabbath day being the actual day of worship and the blood of Christ being given through the Passover and not communion.
So six months after my first visit, I went back to the Church of God. This time with an open mind. And I studied everything through the Bible. I asked all the questions I had. (You would think that someone with a college degree and a meaningful career would have enough common sense to judge things for myself and not base my opinion on a stranger’s random YouTube video or some personal blog.)
Acts 17:11 And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth.
After seeing my questions answered through the Bible, without anyone’s opinion, I realized that I was wrong for believing the negative things that people had to say about the Church of God, without studying.
So this is my story in a nutshell. Judge for yourself. Visit the Church of God. Study the Bible. Ask all the questions you have. Then, make YOUR OWN DECISION based on what YOU EXPERIENCE.
Now that I’ve studied and been a member of the Church of God for some time, I decided to make this blog and share my experiences with others and hope that my journey will help you make the right decision.
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