How can Ahnsahnghong be the Christ?
Are you telling me this Ahnsahnghong is Second Coming Christ?
It is quite normal and expected for people to have a hard time believing that second Coming Christ already appeared, that He came from South Korea, and that His name is Christ Ahnsahnghong. Whenever I tell people about this I don’t expect them to believe it right away, and the reason is because the Bible says that Christ is a mystery, which is not easy to understand.
Colossians 2:2-3 – My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Look at what happened 2,000 years ago!
Today, 2 billion people in the world easily believe that a 33 year old Jewish carpenter, who was single His whole life, who hung around prostitutes and tax collectors, who rode around on donkeys, who told people to eat his flesh and drink his blood for salvation…is the Christ. However was that the case 2,000 years ago? Not really!
John 10:31-33 – Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?” “We are not stoning you for any of these,” replied the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”
When Jesus appeared 2,000 years ago, the people at that time did not see the glory of God, but instead, they saw a “mere man”. At that time, there were around 1.1 million people living in Israel; many of which saw the miracles, and heard the sermons that Jesus delivered. Yet, there was only 12 people who believed in Him, to begin with, and about 120 by the time He ascended back to heaven.
John 1:10-11 – He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
Jesus did many things, hoping that His people would recognize Him, and He could grant them salvation However, not that many believed. Instead, they mocked Him, ridiculed Him, and finally had Him crucified.
Who saw the glory of God?
John 1:14 – The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only…
John is one of the few who actually saw the glory of God in Christ, contrary to the majority of people in Israel at that time. What made the difference? Why, even though both groups saw the same miracles, and heard the same sermons, could one side see the glory of God, and the other side a mere man?
Number 1: The Scriptures Guide us to Christ
John 5:39-40 – You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
According to Jesus, it is through the Scriptures (The Bible, at that time only the Old Testament) that we can find any evidence to Jesus being the Christ, and through this evidence we have no choice but to come to Him in order to receive salvation. This is easily confirmed through the events that occurred between those who believed in Jesus and those who didn’t.
John 1:44-45 – Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote – Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
As we can see through the passage above, Philip was aware of and believed in the prophecies about the Christ that were written in the Old Testament. Because he believed the prophecies and witnessed the fulfillment of some of those prophecies in Jesus, he was able to recognize Him as the Christ. Those who rejected Jesus, on the other hand, did so because they did not believe in the prophecies about the Christ.
John 5:45-47 – “But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set. If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?
The people at that time who did not believe in the prophecies that Moses wrote had no chance to recognize and believe in Jesus as the Christ. Jesus clearly said: “If you believed Moses, you would believe me… but since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”
In conclusion, the first thing we need to do in order to recognize the Christ is to develop our knowledge on the Messianic prophecies and believe them wholeheartedly.
Number 2: His teachings let us recognize Him as the Christ.
Not only did the prophecies allow people to recognize Jesus as the Christ, but also the things that He taught.
John 4:39-42 – Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony. “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers. They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
As we can see through the passage above, people came to recognize Jesus as the Savior, simply because of the things He taught. But it wasn’t only the people in that town; the disciples of Jesus, too, came to recognize Him through the words that He spoke.
When you read the book of John chapter 6, you can see that this is when Jesus fed 5,000 people. We can understand that to these 5,000 people Jesus spoke the words of eternal life, However, as soon as Jesus spoke the words of eternal life, many of the people who were following him left, and only 12 stayed. Jesus asked the 12 if they were going to leave too; to this, Simon Peter answered as follows:
John 6:68-69 – Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Peter didn’t answer: “Lord, to whom shall we go? I have never seen anyone else walk on water…”
Nor did he say: “Lord, to whom shall we go? I have never seen anyone feed 5,000 people with 5 loaves of bread and two fish”
Peter said: “… You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Clearly we can see that Jesus disciples followed Him because he taught the words on how to receive eternal life.
In conclusion, the first thing we need to do in order to recognize the Christ is to develop our knowledge on the Messianic prophecies and believe them wholeheartedly. And secondly, we can recognize the Savior based on His teachings; if He teaches the words that lead to eternal life.
The same standard applies to Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong.
According to the Bible, Second Coming Christ needs to appear (Hebrews 9:28). And I believe He is Christ Ahnsahnghong. Now, the reason I believe that Christ Ahnsahnghong is second coming Christ, is based on the standards by which the disciples were able to recognize Jesus at His first coming.
1. Christ Ahnsahnghong fulfilled the prophecies of the second coming
2. Christ Ahnsahnghong taught the words of eternal life.
Today, although 2 billion people believe in Jesus, not many know what prophecies the second coming of Christ has to fulfill; not to mention that today’s society is the most Biblically-illiterate in history… In these conditions, it is very difficult for people to recognize second coming Christ.
In the upcoming posts I will explain one by one what prophecies second coming Christ has to fulfill, and how Christ Ahnsahnghong came to fulfill them. Also, I will explain what Christ Ahnsahnghong taught us in the World Mission Society Church of God that leads us to say: “Now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
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