The Tree of Life and Christ Ahnsahnghong

26 January 2024
The Tree of Life and Christ Ahnsahnghong

The World Mission Society Church of God (Church of God) believes in Christ Ahnsahnghong as the second coming Christ Who has appeared in the flesh in these last days, the age of the Holy Spirit, to bring salvation to all mankind. In other words, to the Church of God, Christ Ahnsahnghong is God the Father Himself. It is because the prophecies of the Bible show that He spiritually opened the way to the Tree of Life.

Where There Is a Problem, There Is a Solution

Regardless of social status, gender, age, the fate of mankind is death. The Bible teaches that death originated in the Garden of Eden as a result of Adam and Eve’s disobedience to the word of God.

Genesis 2:16-17 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

Genesis 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

In this way death came upon all human beings. However, there must be a solution to this problem of death that all humankind inevitably will face at some point in their lives.

The Truth behind the Tree of Life

Matthew 13:34-35 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”

Jesus said that He would utter things that have been hidden since the creation of the world. In the Bible the book that records the history of God’s creation work is Genesis. Therefore, through the words of Jesus it can be understood that there are secrets in the book of Genesis. Among many secrets recorded in the first book of the Bible, let us focus on the secret regarding the Tree of Life. What is the truth behind the Tree of Life – the reality of the Tree of Life – and only who can bring us the Tree of Life? Going back to where death (the problem) originated, let us find the answers to these questions.

The Garden of Eden: Problem & Solution

Until now, we have found that the result of death came by eating from the Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil in disobedience to God’s words. Then, what about the solution? Of course, the solution too can be found in the Garden of Eden. The way for mortal men to live forever is to eat from the Tree of Life.

Genesis 3:22-24 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat and live forever. “So, the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

Even sinners will live forever if they eat the fruit of the Tree of Life. However, in the above verses we can see that God blocked the way to the Tree of Life so that sinners could not eat from it. It is important to realise that God is the One who blocked the way. Meaning, the only one who can open the way is God. Then, what is the truth behind the Tree of Life?

The Reality of the Tree of Life

In the New Testament, Jesus taught us the way in which we can have eternal life.

John 6:53-54 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.

When we eat the flesh of Jesus and drink His blood, we can have eternal life. We must know how we can eat His flesh and drink His blood.

Matthew 26:17-19 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.

This is the scene where Jesus directed His disciples to make Passover preparations which He was going to keep with them. Let us see how Jesus kept the Passover with His disciples.

Matthew 26:26-28 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Jesus kept the Passover with His disciples using bread and wine which He said were His body and blood for the forgiveness of sins. In John chapter 6:53-54 Jesus said that the way for mankind to receive eternal life is through eating His flesh and drinking His blood. In the above mentioned Matthew 26 we can see that the way to eat the flesh and drink the blood of Jesus is by eating the Passover bread and drinking the Passover wine. Therefore, the way to eternal life is by keeping the Passover of the New Covenant.

Luke 22:20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

In the book of Genesis, the way to eternal life is by eating from the Tree of Life. According to the words of Jesus, the way to eternal life is by keeping the Passover (through which we eat His flesh and drink His blood). This means that the reality of the Tree of Life is the Passover of the New Covenant. In other words, whoever keeps the Passover can eat from the fruit of the Tree of Life and can therefore be freed from death and receive eternal life.

Who Can Allow Us Access to the Tree of Life?

In the Garden of Eden God blocked the way to the Tree of Life by placing cherubim and a flaming sword. What God has blocked no one, but Him, can unblock it. Meaning that for sinners to gain access to the Tree of Life, it can only be God who allows them to eat from it by opening the way, and opening the way would mean that God Himself must bring us the fruit of the Tree of Life by establishing the Passover, the truth through which we can eat from the Tree of Life and receive eternal life.

John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.

These words of Jesus help us to understand that Jesus is in very nature, God.

Philippians 2:5-6 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage…

Jesus is God Himself because He said that He came to give us eternal life, which mankind can receive through the Passover – the reality of the Tree of Life which only God can allow us access to.

The Reason Christ Ahnsahnghong is God

The Passover that had been celebrated by Jesus and His disciples, as well as the saints of the Early Church, was abolished in 325 A.D. at the Council of Nicaea. This means no one was able to eat from the Tree of Life again. Without the Tree of Life, the Passover, no one can be saved. Therefore, to grant eternal life to mortal men the Passover must be restored. Then, only who can bring us the fruit of the Tree of Life by restoring the Passover of the New Covenant? Only God. To accomplish this, God needs to come a second time in the flesh.

Hebrews 9:28 …so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

Christ Ahnsahnghong is the second coming Christ who has appeared to us in the flesh in these last days, the age of the Holy Spirit, and established the one and only Church that keeps the Passover of the New Covenant today, the World Mission Society Church of God. The Biblical Passover that hadn’t been celebrated for about 1 600 years, since its abolition, has been restored by Christ Ahnsahnghong. According to Bible prophecies, there are many reasons why Christ Ahnsahnghong is God and in light of today’s topic, the reason why the World Mission Society Church of God believes Christ Ahnsahnghong is because He has brought us the Tree of Life (something only God can do). The one who keeps the Passover believing in God Ahnsahnghong will receive eternal life and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

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