Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Bible Is Basic

God gave people the Bible as basic instructions of how to live a correct spiritual life, but today many people do not take the Bible seriously. Rather they see the Bible as only a tool or guide of morality and ethics and not the living words of God. But what exactly is the Bible?

It is a book that...

-Testifies to the Savior both past and present (John 5:39)"...these are the Scriptures that testify about me."

-Gives spiritual words leading to eternal life (John 6:63)"The words I speak to you are spirit and they are life."

-Tells us God's will (2 Peter 1:21). "Prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but prophets spoke from God...)

-Gives us prophecy (Rev 1:3) "Blessed are those who read the prophecy of this book...)

-Should not be changed (Rev 22:18) "If anyone adds to the words of the prophecy of this book, God will add to him plagues described in this book."

Then how important is the Bible for us? Very important. But there are so many teachings in the Bible, then who can teach us? Isaiah 30: 20 "...your teachers will be hidden no more, with your own eyes you will see them." The bible says, our "teachers" will be hidden no more. Who are they?

Rev 22: 17 "The Spirit and the Bride say "Come," and let him you hears say "Come," and whoever is thirsty let him come and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life." God the Father and God the Mother call the people of this world to receive eternal life through life giving words. This prophecy was fulfilled by Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother Jerusalem who can be found only in the Church of God. The more I study, the more I realize that Christ Ahnsahnghong is the true living God.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Victory of God Ahnsahnghong

For as long as the pages of history can record, humankind have been suffering from the fear of death. There is always an uncertainty about our lives, whether or not we will be successful in our goals, or whether we will achieve happiness at all. Most of us try our best to make lemonade out of the lemons life throws as us, but eventually the juice which we enjoy will turn sour. We wish we could hold our happiness, but time always takes it away. Because of this, God wants to give us eternal happiness in the Kingdom of Heaven which we lost. God wants us to be happy again, forever without pain, sorrow, tears, or even death. But can this be real??

The Bible records all the words of God who lets us know the way to salvation.
God who has been hidden for ages and generations is being made known to the world one person at a time. This is truth--not a joke. Christ Ahnsahnghong is the second appearing of Christ which the prophets and Scriptures testified about thousands of years ago. It is now fulfilled. He has brought salvation, eternal life which humans have not known in previous generations. Col 1:26 'The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints." This mystery is now revealed to us. Please believe in Christ Ahnsahnghong. He established the Passover of the New Covenant that gives eternal life. If we understand ourselves and our situation, we will seek God and receive eternal happiness.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

You Shall Have No Other gods Before Me

Many people live on this earth, each with his/her own belief, nationality, culture, and custom. Every nation, culture, and custom follows and believes in God in various ways. How do we know which God is correct to follow?

Exodus 20:1 "And God spoke all these words: I am the LORD who brought you out of Egypt. You shall have no other gods before Me."

The correct God to follow is the one who led the Israelites out of Egypt. God spoke the above words while giving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. He said we shall serve no other gods except the One who brought the Israelites out of Egypt. Can a false god bring the Israelites out of Egypt? I don't think so. On the true Living God can fulfill this. It was through the Passover that God freed the Israelites. Then we should only worship the God that commands us to keep Passover.

Many Christians don't know, but Jesus Christ kept Passover, which is proof that He is the true God. 1 John 5:20 "...And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life." Jesus Christ is true God because he kept the Passover showing us that we should have no other gods before Him.

However, although there are many Christian churches, nobody worships God by keeping the Passover except the Church established by Christ Ahnsahnghong. Christ Ahnsahnghong reminded the people on earth how important the Passover feast is. He is the Second Coming of Christ who gives the life of eternal life by commanding His people to keep the Passover. Just as Jesus did 2000 yrs ago, and just as Jehovah God did 3500 yrs ago, so too, in this age, God's people keep the Passover given by Christ Ahnsahnghong to fulfill the commandment, "You shall have no other gods before me."

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Jesus Vs. The Jesus

Satan is slandering us more fiercely. We, God's people, may suffer more trials, hardships, persecution and temptation than we have ever suffered before.
Through the Bible, let's see how Satan slanders the truth of God and how God overcomes him after all (Rev 18), so that we may also overcome, standing firm in faith with joy.
The Bible prophesies that God will overcome the hindrance of Satan and defeat him in the end. However, in the process of overcoming there are continually lots of critical moments. You and I, who live in this end time, should do our best to run the race of faith, having strong confidence, until the moment when the door of the kingdom of heaven is opened.
God said, "Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life." Holding on to this hopeful promise, let's overcome the devil's hindrances in reliance on God.

Christ's apostles and deceitful workmen

Today, there are innumerable churches in the world. Apparently they seem to be established to serve God; they put up crosses and cry to the people, ‘Come to our church to hear the gospel of Christ.' Through God's teachings in the Bible, however, we require to see whether or not they follow God's will―whether they base their teachings and deeds on the Bible or not.
Since the creation of the world, the devil our enemy has been trying to deceive all people, even God's people, if possible, by any means.
Now, let's see how the devil hinders God's children to make them give up their faith.

2 Co 11:13-15 『For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerades as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.』

The Bible says that it is no great thing if Satan's servants disguise themselves to look like servants of righteousness. When Satan and his servants approach us, disguising themselves as angels of light and servants of righteousness, we should discern whether their teachings and deeds are true or false. It is very important.
Then, why do Satan's servants masquerade as servants of righteousness? They do that for the only one purpose of leading people, even God's chosen ones, to hell by deceiving them. If they disclosed their identity as Satan's, no one would believe them. To make themselves look like servants of righteousness, they frequently use these words―"We love God," "We should love our neighbors," "We follow the teachings of Christ."
Let's see what Jesus said concerning their leading the souls to death by disguising themselves as servants of righteousness.

Mt 23:13 『"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to."』

Satan's servants, masquerading as servants of righteousness, shut the kingdom of heaven in people's faces; they themselves do not enter, nor do they let those enter who are trying to. It is God's servants who lead people to heaven, not Satan's servants. They themselves do not enter; moreover they do not allow those who are trying to enter. They disguise themselves as servants of righteousness.
When we are aware of this fact, we can rescue our brothers and sisters from the Satan's snare, and lead them to the truth. Now, we require discretion and strong faith. When our faith becomes firm and steadfast, God will open our spiritual eyes to see, ears to hear and minds to understand, so that we may not be deceived by Satan though his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.
Let's see how Satan's servants hide the kingdom of heaven from people.

Mk 7:6-7 『He replied, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: ‘people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'"』

Satan's servants use human rules as a method to make people far from God―to shut off the kingdom of heaven from them. Through men's rules, they make people, so-called Christians, ignore God's laws and worship the sun god detestable to God; the door to the kingdom of heaven is shut from them, and their hearts get farther from God. If they were taught by God's servants, they would keep God's commandments and come near to God―they would run toward the kingdom of heaven.
There are still many souls who are deceived by Satan's servants and follow the way of death. We must not leave those souls alone but let them know who Satan's servants are and what their schemes are. Those who have already been deceived think that Satan's servants also believe in God because they speak about God and the Bible, disguising themselves as servants of righteousness. However, if we pay a little more attention to what they say, we can easily see that they speak falsehood completely against what the Bible says.
Satan's servants seem to honor God with their lips. Actually, they deceive people with men's rules and make them worship God in vain. Let's open our eyes and look around us. How many people are de-ceived! We should not merely watch them but boldly tell them what is false and what is true.