Friday, March 7, 2008

Only the Bible Testifies about Christ Ahnsahnghong

It never ceases to amaze me how many people start conversations with me about Church…sometimes it is because I always pray over my food before I eat it, or because I tend to have a cheerful disposition (not because of anything that I have done, but because Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother have given me eternal life—that’s cause for constant celebration!)

Many of my friends at the Church of God have had similar experiences with coworkers and random bystanders coming up to them and saying things like “You are different” or “You must not be from around here.” (Hebrews 11:13-16, 1 Peter 2:11). “Where do you go to Church? You must be a Christian.” I always laugh and feel encouraged when I hear comments like that, because it gives me more hope towards fulfilling these verses:

1 Peter 2:12

“Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”

Matthew 5:14-15

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bow. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

Without saying anything, the members of the Church of God are heard and seen through our actions, resembling our Father Christ Ahnsahnghong and our Mother New Jerusalem!

Like an “Unexpected Song” (that one was for you, Safie) the unexpected conversations sometimes turn into more lengthy dialogues, but without fail, God always provides us with every answer, through the Bible, even to those questions that sometimes keep us from trusting the validity of the Bible. God has revealed EVERYTHING to us through the His Spirit—through the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 2:9-10). The Scriptures, in fact, testify about Christ…

Luke 24: 25-27 – Jesus used the Scriptures to testify about Himself.

John 5:39 – The Scriptures testify about Jesus Christ.

Matthew 26:50-56 – Jesus dies according to the Scriptures.

Acts 17:2-3 – Apostle Paul used the Scriptures to PROVE that Jesus was Christ.

Acts 28:23 – Again, the apostles used the Scriptures to testify about Jesus Christ.

Matthew 22:29 – Jesus says that if we do not know the scriptures, we are in error.

Then, let us be cautious…

So, should believers in Christ use books like the “Davinci Code”, “The Secret”, “The “Law of Attraction” or the “4 Agreements” to learn about God and their spirit? Though they may temporarily entertain or tell us what we want to hear (2 Timothy 4:3-4), it is only the Bible that can equip us with what we need to recognize Christ. Through the Scriptures we know God. Then, we must be careful about listening to sources that do not back up their claims 100% with Bible Scriptures.

Some people have deserted the Truth, preferring to follow stories that they or someone else has made up about our Father Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem. Apostle Peter warned us, in 2 Peter 2:1-3, of such destructive heresies.

Why, again, are people destroyed? It is because of their lack of knowledge of the Scriptures (Hosea 4:6).

I urge everyone that longs to know the Truth (John 8:31-32) to come to the Church of God and study about Christ Ahnsahnghong and Mother—through the Bible.