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Alleged Ridgewood Cult Back in The News

The World Mission Society Church of God in Ridgewood, New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, its seems we write this story over and over . Raymond Gonzalez claims a Ridgewood church, aka World Mission Society Church of God on Godwin Avenue which has been called “cult-like” by some former followers, and allegedly advocates doomsday prophesies, forced abortions and tax fraud, also issues non disclosure agreements to silence dissenters.

Gonzalez signed a non disclosure agreement in early 2012, under the belief he would be “transported into heaven during the apocalypse” later that year, and “would no longer be living in a human body on earth,” according to a Superior Court lawsuit.

But now, the ex-member of the World Mission Society Church of God is suing to have the agreement dissolved in court, alleging that followers who did not sign were told they “would be punished by God and sent to a fiery hell,” the lawsuit states.

“The purported agreement constitutes nothing more than a spiritual promise, not a legally enforceable contract,” according to the suit. 

We looked back and over the years and the Ridgewood blog has written and carried numerous stories about alleged crazy goings on at the World Mission Society Church of God and we are begging to wonder if Ridgewood is becoming a breeding ground for aberrant behavior ?

19 thoughts on “Alleged Ridgewood Cult Back in The News

  1. I have been approached by them in the Hoboken train terminal. They prowl around looking for people to get into the church. I saw them also “recruiting” homeless in the terminal. They are a freaky cult. IMHO.

  2. I absolutely hate having them down the street. It gives me the creeps.

  3. Every church is a cult. This one is just the most outrageous.

  4. Every church other than the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church is false. This one is just the most outrageous example we have locally of a false church.

  5. “Every church is a cult. This one is just the most outrageous.
    There is always some angry ass who drags out this tired rhetoric.

  6. Atheism is a cult.
    Global warming is a cult.

  7. “There is always some angry ass who drags out this tired rhetoric.”

    “Atheism is a cult.
    Global warming is a cult.”

    No, religion is a cult.

    There is no evidence for any “god”, thus, the believe otherwise is delusional. And there is plenty of scientific proof of global warming.

  8. there is more scientific evidence of big foot than “global warming”

  9. You just keep on thinking that, James….*eyeroll*

  10. Churches and religion are simply the result of human ego. We are the only living being that knows from an early age that we are going to die one day. Human ego cannot accept that, so it has to conjure up this belief in eternal life and that if we act all respectful to some magical man in the sky, then not only are we going to get eternal life, but it’s going to be extremely nice. Really, are we are more advanced than those knuckleheads from the Middle East who think killing infidels will guarantee paradis and 40 virgins?

  11. There is no definitive evidence about God.
    We just do not have all of the answers yet.
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    Regardless, I wonder why atheists are so hateful and angry?
    How come they attack and derride those who beleive in God.

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    How come those who do beleive in God, do not attack those who do not?
    They either leave the athiests alone or try to convert them out of kindness.
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  12. Yes

  13. “Regardless, I wonder why atheists are so hateful and angry?
    How come they attack and derride those who beleive in God.”

    Because you Bible thumpers are constantly trying to impose your superstitious – and the resulting ideology such as on abortion, blue laws, LGBTQ+, etc. – on the rest of us who actually life in the modern world.

    Stay to yourself and we wouldn’t care what god you believe in such as the flying spaghetti monster. Google it. Since I’m sure you plebs don’t know what I am referring to.

  14. Sorry James but there is little if any SCIENTIFIC evidence of bigfoot. A bunch of grainy photos does not constitute evidence.

  15. “Because you Bible thumpers are constantly trying to impose your superstitious – and the resulting ideology such as on abortion, blue laws, LGBTQ+, etc. – on the rest of us who actually life in the modern world.
    Stay to yourself and we wouldn’t care what god you believe in such as the flying spaghetti monster. Google it. Since I’m sure you plebs don’t know what I am referring to.”

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    See.
    This is the type of angry hateful rhetoric typical of atheists.
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    A majority of those who beleive in God do not impose their beleifs on on others and they most definately do not insult, deride, belittle or attack those who do not.
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    However, a majority of those who do not beleive are ironically pious and go out of their way to attack, insult and deride those who beleive in God and actively work to destroy all things related to God.
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    Atheists present as very angry, hateful and unkind who go out of their way to justify their position by attacking anyone who does not hold their beleif.
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    Regardless of a belief in God or not, most people, if given the choice to exclusively associate with atheists or those who beleive in God, would chose those who beleive in God, simply because they are more pleasant to be around.
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  16. “Sorry James but there is little if any SCIENTIFIC evidence of bigfoot. A bunch of grainy photos does not constitute evidence.”
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    wow.
    I see we have a real scholar here.
    No wonder you beleive in global warming.
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    Just curious… are you a Ridgewood schools graduate?
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  17. What is the name cult start with the word world

  18. “A majority of those who beleive in God do not impose their beleifs on on others and they most definately do not insult, deride, belittle or attack those who do not.
    .
    However, a majority of those who do not beleive are ironically pious and go out of their way to attack, insult and deride those who beleive in God and actively work to destroy all things related to God.”

    First, learn to spell. Perhaps some prayer would help.

    Second, one only need to look at how the present joke of a presidential administration got into power to see that “christians” are fundamentally anti-atheist. They are willing to over look perhaps the most un-christian person characteristics solely to advance their agenda. An agenda which goes against the tide of history.

    I look forward to the day that religion is but a story we tell our children of a far more ignorant age.

  19. “First, learn to spell. Perhaps some prayer would help.
    Second, one only need to look at how the present joke of a presidential administration got into power to see that “christians” are fundamentally anti-atheist. They are willing to over look perhaps the most un-christian person characteristics solely to advance their agenda. An agenda which goes against the tide of history.
    I look forward to the day that religion is but a story we tell our children of a far more ignorant age.”

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    There you go again. More angry, hateful rhetoric. You are just making my point.
    This type of mean spirited, pious, snarky attack reinforces my point that most people, regardless of their belief in God would rather spend time with those who believe in God, since they are generally more pleasant.
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    As for ““(C)hristians” are fundamentally anti-atheist.”, you clearly have no understanding of Christianity. Christians are fundamentally defined by their belief in God, not by being against those who do not share their belief . They harbor no ill will towards those who do not believe. Conversely, atheists, while fundamentally defined by not believing in God, for some reason are compelled to attack and belittle those who do believe in God.
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    You are also confusing organized religion with belief in God.
    (Although I do notice that many (most? all?) atheists are most angry and hateful towards Christians and specifically Catholics, while taking a more lenient approach towards other organized religions, but this is off topic.)
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    You also seem to be confusing politics with religion. Like him or not, your attribution of President Trump’s election success to “Christians being fundamentally anti-atheist” shows your lack of understanding of presidential politics as well as Christianity. additionally, your characterization of the president also exhibits more angry, hateful rhetoric rather than an ability (willingness?) to be civil.
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