Monday, April 7, 2008
The Way to Believe in Christ
When we look at our belief in Jesus Christ, what is it based on? We were raised to believe Jesus Christ because we have the New Testament and we easily see the verses in the Bible.
However, 2000 years ago, how did the Apostles and Disciples believe in Jesus Christ? There was no Book of Matthew or Book of Acts. What was the way they recognized the savior at that time?
John 5:39 "You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me..."
Because the scriptures testify Christ, we can believe the Christ. But when the Old Testament testified Jesus Christ, the name "Jesus" never appeared in the Old Testament. What about Jesus was there, then?
Isa. 7:14 - Prophecy of virgin to be with child
Matt. 1:23 - The birth of Jesus Christ
Mic. 5:2 - Prophecy of the birth place of the Messiah.
Matt. 2:1-6 - Jesus born in Bethlehem
Isa. 9:1-2 - Where the Messiah, the light of the world, must travel to preach the Gospel
Matt. 21:5 - Jesus preached where He was prophecied to preach
Zech. 9:8-10 - the God, the deliverer, will come riding a donkey
Matt. 21:1-11 - The Triumphal entry
All of this proves the way to believe Jesus Christ. Before the New Testament, only the Old Testament testified the Messiah, the Christ, God coming in the flesh. However, when God was prophesied to come into this world, He never let us know what name He would be using. By the one who fulfilled the prophesy on this earth, we can recognize who the Christ is. When Jesus did all that the Old Testament prophesied, then we can call Him as the savior. Yet, if Jesus didn't do what the Bible prophesied, but someone named Abdeel (for example) did, then Abdeel would be the name of the savior. It would be that if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that he is the Christ then you would be saved. This is all for example, showing that we cannot look at the name used nor the appearance of the one who bears it. Only we must look at the prophecy and who fulfilled it.
It's actually the same now. Why do we at the Church of God World Mission Society believe Christ Ahnsahnghong and Jerusalem Mother to be God? Why do we call them Christ?
Matt. 22:17 - The Spirit and the Bride say to come to Them to receive eternal life
Now Christ Ahnsahnghong and Mother are the only ones of any church existing who offer eternal life (no physical or spiritual death)
Isa. 25:6-9 - God Himself will bring back Passover in the last days, after it has not been kept for a long time; Passover will take away our death, giving us eternal life
Even though the Passover was abolished in AD325, Christ Ahnsahnghong was the first and only one to bring Passover in 1948. He established the Chruch of God World Mission Society and there has been no funeral in this church since.
Heb. 9:28 - Christ was prophesied to come a 2ND TIME to bring salvation
Passover = forgiveness of sins = eternal life = salvation
Before 1948, Passover was never celebrated at the apppointed time as Jesus's body and blood; all other churches kept the bread and wine of communion at various times. Only Christ Ahnsahnghong kept the Passover according to the Bible.
Rev. 21:1-7 - The Holy City Jerusalem was already prophesied to come from heaven to this earth to dwell with men; She will be as a Bride, giving us the Water of Life. (mind you, only God is the Alpha & Omega)
God coming as a Bride was prophesied from long ago to come to the earth. She is the Holy City Jerusalem.
But who exactly is the New Jerusalem in the Bible?
Gal. 4:26 - The New Jerusalem that is coming down from heaven is actually Our Mother!
When Jesus fulfilled scriptures, there was no book of Matthew to show what was happening. The disciples lived the prophesy. Now we have the result of that time written as the New Testament.
Likewise, we are living the prophesy fulfillment. The entire Bible prophesies the 2nd Coming Christ and the Heavenly Mother. Although there is no New-new Testament showing the current situation, but who knows. Maybe in Heaven we can get a copy.
This is how to believe the Christ and why we believe Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem.