Christ Ahnsahnghong cannot be Christ because He died
According to Romans 6:9 Christ Ahnsahnghong is not Christ
One of the favorite verses in the Bible of those who speak against the World Mission Society Church of God and Christ Ahnsahnghong is Romans chapter 6 verse 9.
Romans 6:9 – For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
They quote this verse and say: “The Bible says that Jesus cannot die again after His death on the cross. But Christ Ahnsahnghong died so He cannot be Christ.”
I see It looks like they have a point … hmmmmm…. Not really!
According to Isaiah 43:11 Jesus is a false prophet
2,000 years ago when God came in the flesh for the first time, the only Scriptures that existed were the scriptures of the Old Testament – from Genesis to Malachi — and in those scriptures, you could find the following verse in the Book of Isaiah:
Isaiah 43:11 – I, even I, am Jehovah; and besides me there is no savior. – ASV—
Using this verse alone, many people could have easily rejected Jesus as the Savior, solely on the basis of that one verse. They could have easily said: “Since it is written in Isaiah 43:11 that there is no other Savior except God Jehovah, then Jesus of Nazareth is a false Messiah.”
But thankfully the Bible is not just one verse. If we analyze many other prophecies in other passages of the Old Testament, and their fulfillment in Jesus Christ, we can realize that Jesus is the Messiah and He doesn’t contradict Isaiah 43:11. The reason why proclaiming Jesus as the savior does not contradict Isaiah 43:11 is that the book of Isaiah was written before Jesus was born, and of course, at that time, the only Savior was Jehovah God, so it is quite natural that Isaiah 43:11 is written in that way.
It is the same way with Romans 6:9 and Christ Ahnsahnghong.
Romans 6:9 does not deny Christ Ahnsahnghong as the Savior
Then what is the correct meaning of Romans 6:9? This verse does not mean that Jesus cannot die again regardless of the situation. If we examine the contents from the beginning of the chapter, we can understand what the verse is talking about.
Romans 6:3-4 – Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
As we can see, the verse is making a comparison of the life that Jesus lived – His death and resurrection—and how we who participate in His life will receive the same benefits. Let’s continue:
Romans 6:5-9 – If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection… Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
What Apostle Paul is trying to explain in chapter 6 of the book of Romans is that since Jesus was resurrected, He will not die again. In other words, Jesus who was resurrected from the dead will live eternally. This was written to let us understand that Jesus showed His resurrection beforehand to demonstrate to us how we will be resurrected.
Everything Christ did was an example of what will happen to those who follow in His footsteps
Everything Jesus Christ did was an example for us who follow in His footsteps. (1 Peter 2:21)
• We receive baptism as Christians because Jesus was baptized. (Luke 3:21)
• We keep the Sabbath Day because Jesus kept it. (Luke 4:16)
• We keep the Passover of the New Covenant because Jesus kept it. (Luke 22:13-15)
• We preach the gospel because Jesus preached it. (Luke 4:43)
Therefore, if we follow faithfully in the example of Christ, we have the hope to be resurrected and will not die again.
When we examine all the verses in the Bible, which testify to our resurrection, consistently, we can see that all the verses place emphasis on the fact that we will not die again.
Luke 20:35-36 – “But those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.”
1 Corinthians 15:54 – When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
The Bible also testifies that the kingdom of heaven where we will go after we are resurrected is a place without death!
Revelation 21:4 – “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
This is something Apostle Paul understood and was trying to explain to the Romans in his letter. Christ did not just die, but He was resurrected and lives eternally in Heaven. For this reason, we can have faith that if we follow His example, we too will be resurrected and live eternally in heaven.
Romans 6:5 – If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.
Therefore, isn’t it quite natural to say that Jesus, who resurrected, cannot die again and that death can no longer rule over Him?
So Romans 6:9 testifies to the state of resurrection and has nothing to do with either Jesus’ second coming in the flesh or His death.
What happens if Jesus, who stayed in an immortal spiritual body, came again in the flesh?
Since He came in the flesh, not in the resurrected spiritual body, He can die as much as He wants to and it would not violate Romans 6:9 at all.
Therefore, it is wrong to deny the Second Coming Jesus by distorting the meaning of the words in Romans 6:9.
Christ does everything according to prophecy
Some skeptics might say: “Well, Jesus resurrected after His crucifixion and that is why we believe that He is the Savior. However Christ Ahnsahnghong did not resurrect after His death. Therefore, He is not the Savior.”
For those who think like this, let me clarify one thing: The only reason the resurrection of Jesus took place was to fulfill Bible prophecy:
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 – For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…
Jesus resurrected according to the Scriptures. With this in mind:
Can you show one verse in the Bible where it says that Second Coming Christ has to resurrect? There isn’t.
However, there are many prophecies that do show that Second Coming Christ has to pass away, which you can learn at your nearest World Mission Society Church of God.