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.

Is 28:16
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?

John 10:33
"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?

Romans 15:4
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.
Revelation 2:17
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.


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