Nowadays it is very easy for people to believe in Jesus Christ. In fact, most people will profess to believe in Him while neglecting to follow His teachings. Yet in the Bible, there are numerous verses that testify that it would not be easy to believe in the true Christ and to follow Him.
16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says:"See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone,a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;the one who trusts will never be dismayed.
1Pe 2:4-84As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him— 5you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6For in Scripture it says:
"See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone,and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."[a] 7Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,"The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone,[b]"[c] 8and,"A stone that causes men to stumble
In the Bible, Christ is compared to a Stone.To those who believe in Him, it will be a precious stone, but to those who dont believe in Him, He will be a Stone that causes them to stumble.
Then what is it about Jesus that would make men stumble? When we think of a stone, it does not seem very precious in the viewpoint of an average person. Then how was Christ viewed 2,000 years ago?
"We are not stoning you for any of these," replied the Jews, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God."
2,000 years ago the Jews tried to stone Jesus because they thought He was just a mere man. Up until that time, they had only believed God as being in Majestic and existing only in Heaven. The idea of God coming into the Flesh seemed outrageous to them even though the Bible had already prophecied about His coming. Then God coming in the Flesh will cause men to either stumble or receive salvation. To the disciples who saw Jesus spiritually, He bacame a precious Stone and they received eternal life from Him.
Nowadays most Christians believe that Jesus Christ is God who came in the Flesh..Then why did God leave this example of the Pharisees who didnt accept Jesus?
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Jesus prophecied that He would come again in the Flesh:
Heb 9:28so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.
If second Coming Christ is only coming back on Judgement day just as everyone thinks He is, then why would He need a New name?
Jesus did appear a second time in the age of the Holy Spirit, with the new name of Christ AhnsahngHong.He came with a new name because He appeared in the Flesh again to bring salvation to those who truly believe. Because He came in the flesh with a new name,to many people he is a stumbling stone. Yet to those who believe in the Bible, He is a precious Stone that gives salvation. Some people are repeating the same thing the Pharisees did 2000 years ago by calling Christ AhnsahngHOng a mere man even though the Bible prophecied about Him. We shouldnt be like the Pharisees but instead like Peter, John, Paul and all the disciples who saw Christ with a spiritual eye. Therefore, whoever wants to receive the true Christ, Christ AhnsahngHong should study the Bible at Church of God and receive the precious Stone.
With so many Christian churches nowadays, How can we decipher which one is the correct one to go to? Many people say as long as any of them preach about Jesus than it is alright to attend any of them. But what did Jesus say 2,000 years ago?
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
According to the word Jesus spoke Himself, not every Christian will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Then that must mean that not every Church will follow Christ correctly or even follow him at all. Jesus also said:
John 8:31To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
What is this truth that will set us free? And what will be free from?
Galatians 3:22 But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin,
Psalms 102:19 "The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death."
Then since we are prisoners of sin and death, then what is this truth that will set us free and where can we find this truth?
Jesus said if we hold on to His teachings then we will know the truth and the truth will set us free...Then what did He teach?
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Since the wages of sin is death(Ro6:23) then we are all slaves to sin and death because we cannot escape them. However, if we eat Jesus' Flesh and Blood then we can be forgiven of our sins which in turn would remove the penalty of death.
On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?"
26While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body."
27Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. 28This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Then one of Jesus' teaching is to celebrate the Passover for the forgiveness of sins. Through this teaching we can be set free from sin and death. Then where can we celebrate the true Passover that Jesus Christ taught?
Look upon Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem,
There the LORD will be our Mighty One.
No one living in Zion will say, "I am ill"; and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven.
Only in Zion can we be forgiven of our sins. According to the Bible only through the Passover can we be forgiven of our sins. Then Zion must be the church that celebrates the Passover and God's Festivals.
1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.
The Passover and Unleavened Bread
Feast of Weeks
Feast of Trumpets
Day of Atonement
Feast of Tabernacles
Indeed, of Zion it will be said, "This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High himself will establish her."
Only God Himself can establish the Church with God's Festivals. Christ AhnsahngHong came in 1948 and reestablished all the Feasts of God that were abolished in order to establish the true church that is in the Bible. Christ AhnSahngHong set up the Church of God which is also Zion. Then who must He be? The Most High Himself! Then what does the Bible say we should do after we know where Zion is?
Raise the signal to go to Zion! Flee for safety without delay!
God said we have to flee to Zion! Then we should flee to Church of God and know more about our savior Christ AhnsahnGhong, God Almighty, who freed us from sin and death and reestablished Zion.