Christ Ahnsahnghong was NOT Buddhist!
I don’t know how many times I’ve had to explain to people that Christ Ahnsahnghong was not Buddhist. Seriously! There are so many websites and individuals out there saying that Christ Ahnsahnghong was either Buddhist or that He was born to Buddhist parents.
Let me ask a simple question: Can you give any evidence that Christ Ahnsahnghong and/or His parents were Buddhist?
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I guess the answer is no. There is no evidence whatsoever. The only source they point to is Christ Ahnsahnghong’s Wikipedia entry. (By the way, Wikipedia is not the most reliable source of information, especially about Christ Ahnsahnghong. You will see why through the following example.)
Next to the words, “Ahn was born to Buddhist parents,” you see a footnote with the letter “e.” When you scroll down to the footnote, you can see the source actually being cited:
The only evidence to support the false argument that Christ Ahnsahnghong was Buddhist and/or born to Buddhist parents is that Buddhism was the predominant religion in Korea by 1918. Are you serious? Can this really be the evidence to support their claim? Not only is their history about Christ Ahnsahnghong incorrect, but also their history about Korea is incomplete.
Confucianism, Buddhism and Korea.
In fact, the Cho sun Dynasty, which ruled Korea from 1392 AD to 1910 AD, held a policy to oppress Buddhism. During this period, temples could not be built near towns; they had to be constructed in the mountains. Many temples were torn down. Monks were looked down on and, for some years, they were not permitted to enter the capital city.
This policy of suppression of Buddhism was called: “崇儒抑佛策” which translates to “Confucian policy to suppress Buddhism.” This lets us see that their depiction of Korean history is inaccurate, and it is only skewed this way to support their false claims about Christ Ahnsahnghong.
Christ Ahnsahnghong had to be Buddhist because Korea was Buddhist.
If they argue that Christ Ahnsahnghong and/or His parents were Buddhist because of the fact that Christ Ahnsahnghong was born in 1918 and by that time the whole Korean peninsula was Buddhist, then they must also say that Jesus and His parents were sun god worshipers.
In the Bible, it is written that Jesus and His parents fled to Egypt because of the persecution coming from King Herod.
Matthew 2:13-15 – When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “Take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” So he got up, took the child during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
During the time that Jesus fled to Egypt, what was the predominant religion in Egypt? It was the worship of the sun god, Rah. Then because of this, can we say that Jesus and His parents believed and worshiped the sun god since they were living in Egypt? Of course not! Through this we can see how groundless and absurd their argument about Christ Ahnsahnghong is.
Christ Ahnsahnghong and the prophecy about Melchizedek
It is prophesied that Second Coming Christ is to be born to parents who do not believe in God. In order fulfill the prophecy about Melchizedek, Christ Ahnsahnghong was born to a family of non-believers. Then, does the fact that Christ Ahnsahnghong was born to a family of non-believers imply that Christ Ahnsahnghong and His parents believed in Buddhism? We should not be deceived by such man-made stories.
People who speak against Christ Ahnsahnghong and the World Mission Society Church of God have no interest in the truth; they merely try to bring the way of truth into dispute. The Bible already warned us about such people:
2 Peter 2:1-3 – But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
We should only rely on the Bible and the testimony of those who actually walked with Christ Ahnsahnghong, rather than such unidentified man-made stories. Since the Bible testifies about Christ, we ought to seek and receive the Savior through the Bible.
Christ Ahnsahnghong is the Second Coming Christ who fulfilled all the prophecies of the Bible. The World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) believes in Christ Ahnsahnghong as the Savior in this age on the basis of the testimony coming from the Bible.
Please visit your nearest World Mission Society Church of God and learn more about Christ Ahnsahnghong through the prophecies of the Bible.