2 Corinthians 5:17
"If anyone is In Chris he is a new creation. God reconciled us to himself through Christ."

This particular verse has always stuck out to me and here's why..
it continues on..

"God was reconciling the world to himself IN christ not counting men's sins against them.. God made him who had no sin, to be sin for us, so that IN him we might become the righteousness of God"

Throughout my entire life I had always been taught "That if you confess with your mouth "Jesus is Lord" and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved"(Rom 10:9) ...and rightly so, if I don't even believe in Christ how can I follow Christ's teachings? However, many verses in reference to Christ saving us from our sins, reiterite the word IN. Let's define. (courtesy of dictionary.com)

In - (adverb) On the inside; within.

Going back to the above verse, the Bible indicates that in order to be reconciled to God we must be IN christ. How would one go about doing this? Does the belief in something automatically make you a part of it? or is there an action that has to be taken as well? to be Within something, an action must be taken.

Going back to Romans, 10:17 says "Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ". Then is it just hearing the message? Yes that's what the scripture says. But what if the message is to take action? James 1:22 "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says".

Then if the message is heard through Christ, what message has Christ given us in order to understand HOW to be IN him. We know that only by being IN christ can we be reconciled.

John 6:53
"Jesus said to them" ( A message from Christ, let's HEAR it)
"I tell you the truth...Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life...For my flesh is REAL food and my blood is REAL drink... whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood reains IN me and I IN him." ....EUREKA!

I cannot merely just listen to this word, an action has to be taken.
So far I know, I have to receieve the flesh and blood of Christ. But how? There are many different teachings regarding this throughout the Christian faith, BUT if there's more than one out there im skeptical to just follow, let's see what the scriptures actually say about how to do so.

We know that Christ's flesh is REAL food and blood is REAL drink. How will I possibly know that this food and drink is in fact, Christ's body and blood?

Luke 22:14
"When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles recline at the table. And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer."

PAUSE! Passover? something's not adding up. What happened to communion, or eucharist?

22:19 "And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it,.."This is my body given for you"..In the same way..he took the cup saying , "This cup is the New covenant in my blood which is poured out for you".

Now something needs to be set straight here. So far we know that...Through the body and blood of Christ we are reconciled. It must be in us. On the night of the Passover, Jesus gave his body and blood.

It's interesting how so very many churches provide communion and eucharist as Christ's body and blood, but how is one to know if it truly is? I can go to the store right now and buy some bread and wine, but that certaintly doesn't make it the body and blood of Christ, in fact one might even call that blasphemy. Who is the one to authorize...OBVIOUSLY only God.

What's interesting is that Jesus said this is the "New" covenant. Well in order to be a "New" there must be an "Old", I think it's time to do a little traveling back to the old Testament for some answers.

Exodus 12:1-14
Passover was celebrated for the very first time by the Jews in order for them to escape slavery in Egypt, when God sent the plagues. The blood of the Passover was a sign to God, anyone who had it was saved. This became a festival to the Lord, a lasting ordinance.

Hmm... festival of God that must be kept as lasting ordinances. This is news to me.
Are there more feasts that I'm unaware of?

Leviticus 23:1-5
"...These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the Lord which you are to proclaim as Sacred Assemblies"

23:5 "The Lord's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month." HERE IS THE ANSWER RIGHT HERE! Remember I asked before, how will I know it's truly Christ's blood. God makes everything clear to us through the Bible. The way to know we truly have Christ's blood in us is to celebrate the Passover which is done at an appointed time. THAT's why when the hour came Jesus said "I eagerly desire to eat this Passover with you".

THAT's why the scriptures warn us "Now brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, "Do not go beyond what is written".

It is written that We are reconciled to God through the Body and Blood of Christ being IN us. The only way to receive this REAL food and drink is through the Passover. That's why Jesus said this is the "New Covenant". The Passover had a specific time it was kept in the Old Testament, but it was celebrated with the blood of a lamb. When Christ came and became the sacrficial lamb, the Passover became the New Covenant through Christ's blood.

then WHYYYY do so many churches claim otherwise? Are Comunion and Eucharist under God's authority or man's?

We're breaking out the history books for this one. It had to be someone going "beyond" the scriptures at some point and changing something. (Apparently they missed the warning of "Do not add or take away" at the very end of the Bible Rev. 22:18)

In AD 325 Roman Emperor Constantine and the Council of Nicaea met in order to bring to an agreement many matters of dispute.

"We also send you the good news of the settlement concerning the holy pasch..all the brethren in the East who have hitherto followed the Jewish practice will henceforth observe the customs of the Romans" (http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Councils/ecum01.htm)

Pasch is the Hebrew word for Passover. (http://www.secondexodus.com/html/catholicdefinitions/pasch.htm)

In turn, the Passover was abolished and Communion and Eucharist came about, all under the authority of Constantine and the Council of Nicaea. If you read many of the canons of the First Council, a lot begin with holding on to several ancient customs and traditions. - Who's customs are they?

"You have let go of the commands of God and are holding onto the traditions of men" (Mark7:8) This verse applies to now as well. Many are blindly following traditions instituted by men rather than the teachings of the Bible.

Then why does the Church of God World Mission society now have these truths? Under whose authority was Passover given to us 2000 years ago? Jesus Christ.

"I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of Salvation" 2 Cor 6:2
In Hebrews 9:28 Christ must appear a second time to bring Salvation

Up until this point the true way to have salvation has been distorted by opinions and those who go beyond God's words. Christ Ahnsahnghong returned as prophesied to bring back the only true way to be reconciled to God.


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