Turning point of my life, the Church of God (WMSCOG)
This time, I want to tell you about my story how I received the truth in the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG). I was raised by my parents who went to a Presbyterian church. However after entering high school, because of my studies, I strayed away from church. However, when Christmas came, I spent the whole night at the church together with my friends and at day break, I sang songs to celebrate Christ’s birth by visiting the houses in the village. Looking back on it now, I never knew that the Christmas is the birthday of the Sun god. After graduating from high school, I entered university and enjoyed the freedom I had in my life.
One day, on my way back home, I met a brother and a sister who were asking people to fill out a questionnaire on the street. I remember their bright smiles on their faces and how kind they were at that time. I had attended church during my childhood, so I had no hostility toward religion and I was able to help them fill out their questionnaire. The contents of the questionnaire were a couple of simple questions, but the question that piqued my curiosity was the way to be protected from disasters. After filling out questionnaire, the brother and sister asked me,
‘Do you have any question about the questionnaire?’
I said, ‘I wanted to know about the Passover.’
It was because I had never heard about the Passover though I had attended another church, and I was interested about how we can be protected from disasters. Luckily, the church was 2-3 minutes away by walk so I decided to visit there. At that time, the church was small and the people there were warmhearted. When I entered the Church, people inside kindly welcomed me, and served me with a cup of tea. My fear of strange places went away because of the warm and loving atmosphere, and I could focus on studying the word of God.
I was taught by an elderly man and he showed me the scripture one by one and sometimes he kindly answered my questions. It was my first moment to realize that studying the Bible was not a boring thing but something joyful. Not much time had passed, but I couldn’t help be amazed. Though I had read the Bible, I didn’t know that World War II, which was a recent historical event had already been prophesied in the Bible. That shocked me a lot. Moreover, I was thankful to God who gives me the message of salvation. The more I studied the Bible, I was convinced of the fact that the Bible and the existence of God is true. Up until this time, I thought I had believed in God, however I repented of my faith because I didn’t fully believe in the existence of God. That day became the turning point in my life.